Sunday, May 22, 2011

Embrace The Life I've Given You! (w/ Photos of Wild Lilies)


Couple weeks ago we were in awe of God's amazing, beautiful nature blooming right before our eyes. These wild lilies stretched their graceful heads out, slowly unfurled their beauty and released their sweet scent throughout the night...

It was like seeing, feeling and smelling heaven opening up before us. The warm breeze danced the sweet aroma around us, tickling our noses and causing gasps of delight...





When the first rays of sunlight peaked over the mountain, the lilies exploded with screams of glory to our Awesome God. I could just hear the sounds of praise and worship rising up all around us. Tears came to my eyes while looking through the lenses of my camera... trying to capture this pure beauty.






My throat tight... my heart pounding... my hands trembling as I knelt before this amazing beauty. Worship and praise burst from my heart up to my lips as the heavenly aroma washed over me. Tears spilled over, falling and joining the dew drops dazzling in the sunshine...







I imagined the breeze carrying the sweet, heavenly aroma being the Lord's breath upon me. Comforting me as the ache in my heart grew. The long year of hardship, loneliness and pain crashed over me, drowning me in the memories. I gasped and cried out...






"Lord, I don't think I can do this anymore! I want to run with joy, not limp with pain & sorrow... I want to dance with freedom, not fall down with burdens... I want to sing with peace, not moan with turmoil!" The pain shot through my soul, causing me to reach for my Savior's hand, surrendering...






A soft whisper touched my heart, "I started the good work in your life and will stay with you till the work is finally finished on the day I return. Remember, My grace is all you need. My strength and power is perfected in your weakness... My child, embrace the life I've given you!"





Embraced by my Lord's grace, warmth flowed through me. A song poured out from my mind, heart and soul - spilling through my lips...


Covered by the graceful flow
I come boldly to Your throne
A warm embrace, a gentle smile
With Your opened arms I enter in

So I stand in Your presence Lord
I lift my hands to honor
The God of all creation, the Lover of my soul

Father bring me to that place
Where I can clearly see Your face
I bend my knees and bow my head
The world around me, fades away







So I stand in Your presence Lord
I lift my hands to honor
The God of all creation, the Lover of my soul

I lift my voice as a sacrifice of praise
I'll live my days to bring glory to Your Name
Glory to Your Name, oh Lord
Glory to Your Name, oh Lord

So I stand in Your presence Lord
I lift my hands to honor
The God of all creation, the Lover of my soul

(Listen Here! I Stand In Your Presence - By Lindsay Skaar)






With a deep breathe, I stood on the solid ground of grace. Letting go of the past and moving forward, embracing the new day He has given me. With weak hands, I grabbed onto the rope of promise that He will never leave nor forsake me...


If I die with Him, I will also live with Him...


If I endure hardship, I will reign with Him...


If I deny Him, He will deny me...


If I am unfaithful, He remains faithful...


 For He cannot deny who He is...


I ran into my home, gathered my kids and brought them out to see the glory and beauty. Again, the Lord whispered to me, "Embrace the life I've given you!"
























I will thank You, Lord, among all the people!
I will sing Your praises among the nations!
Psalm 57:9




This post is part of the Barn Hop @ Homestead Revival & 



14 comments:

  1. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing! And your children are precious...praise God!

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  2. Wayne (aka: Daddio)May 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    WOW Mare! Tears of joy were pouring down my cheeks as I read how our awesome Father has ministered to you! This is an answer to prayer! I love you so much!!!!

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  3. THanks Joanna!

    Love you Daddio!! :o)

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  4. So, so beautiful Marillyn and just completely went along with what we learned this weekend. It's awesome to see God working in your life. The last pictures with your babes brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful!!

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  5. thank you for sharing this. i've been needing to hear it.

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  6. Donna - :o)

    Diana - Thank you! I was going back and forth about sharing this, but felt the Lord wanted me to. It was such a breath-taking experience. I pray that many other women will embrace the life God has called them to live!!

    Kimberly - Good! Praise the Lord! So glad it blessed you :o)

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  7. So beautiful! Our Creator Father has surrounded us on all sides with His beauty. Such beautiful photos of your children!Our God has left so many witnesses of His faithfulness and intent to never forsake... the seasons and the unfolding of the life He made in them speak sometimes in whispers, like those closed lillies and then, LOUDLY with their beautiful mouths open wide! 'Stand and see the salvation of the LORD!' Thankyou for the post.

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  8. Terrieh - Yes, our Creator is amazing :o) Thank you for your words. It is a pleasure to share with everyone how awesome our God is!

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  9. cit de frumos...si cit e de invidiat spus la plural...asi dori sa am si eu pacea ta,frumsetea in care esti inconjurata..dar..sunt trista,dezamagita,singura..fara curaju de a merge inainte...daca ai putea macar un strop sa-mi dai din curajul tau,din credinta si nadejdea ta..poate asa asi putea zbura si trimbita cit de minunat e...dar...
    iar florile sunt o minunatie,un miracol dat de sus....ce n-asi da sa am si eu aceasta bucurie pe care o ai tu,sa o simt sa o gust..sper sa ne mai auzim, sa ne cunoastem....poate vei avea acea putere sa-mi dai din puterea ta...DOMNU SA TE BINECUVINTEZE PE TINE SI INTREAGA FAMILIE....CU PRIETENIE NECUNOSCUTA AMY

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  10. Wow! This is beautiful- in every way! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. WOW...my beautiful baby girl..I am so blessed and yet the pain in my heart of missing you is so strong as I read this. I am in awe and really praising the Lord that you are writing poetry again. It means your heart is opening up again!! You have so many gifts...let God have them and use them for His glory. I will be holding you in a great big hug in just a few days can't wait!! love tons!! Mom

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  12. Rereading this again. Still something I need to learn. I love the beautiful pictures of your kids!! Thanks Mare! Praying for you mi amiga!!

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