“I have surrendered to Your design”…and loving it!
So where did these past 3 weeks go?? …Three weeks since I first mentioned on ‘The Way to Nourish for Life’ my desire to share a personal journey with you—my journey back to being well again, back to being me! So I apologize for this delay in explaining what brought me to this point [plus much more] still… But I’ve remained very much in awe & wonder of the many changes occurring in and around me—and with all I’ve been learning this past month (which indeed I’ll be sharing soon). Meanwhile, though, I needed to come back here once again to offer praise—with the help of two Psalms and a song… A contemporary Christian song being played on the radio here, which struck a chord with me upon hearing it this past month, as I’ve been spending much more time this summer with my Bible (rather than my laptop!)—being filled by Him, and for Him, with love… A love that cannot be contained—so much so that I’ve been wanting to sing & shout. (: So here are three such ways! …
#1 [from today’s Responsorial Psalm, on Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great]:
“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless His name; tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength! Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts! Say among the nations, ‘The LORD reigns! Yea, the world is established, it shall never be moved; He will judge the peoples with equity.'” –Psalm 96: 1-3, 7-8, 10 [Reading option 2]
#2 [from NeedToBreathe song, Multiplied]
“…God of mercy, sweet love of mine; I have surrendered to Your design.
May this offering stretch across the skies, and these Halleluiahs be multiplied!…”
[Song by Bear and Bo Rinehart of NeedToBreathe]:
And now for #3 [from Psalm 145]:The Greatness and Goodness of God…
I will extol You, my God and King;
I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You…
Great is the Lord and worthy of much praise, whose grandeur is beyond understanding…
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in mercy…
The Lord is trustworthy in all His words, and loving in all His works.
The Lord supports all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look hopefully to You; You give them their food in due season.
You open wide Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing…
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love Him…
My mouth will speak the praises of the Lord;
all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever. [from Psalm 145]
Hope to see you again soon. ∼Eileen
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“Your love is like radiant diamonds, bursting inside us, we cannot contain. Your love will surely come find us, like blazing wildfires, singing Your name. God of mercy, sweet love of mine, I have surrendered to Your design! May this offering stretch across the sky, and these hallelujahs be multiplied.” –Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart.
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For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son!!
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