Thursday, August 23, 2012

His pleasure

Eric Liddel was a passionate man. He lived his passion in his faith in every nook of his life. He ran ... he ran fast. He won a bronze and a gold in the 1924 Olympics. He wouldn't compete in the 100 meter runs because they were held on Sunday. He was a man of God. He lived with conviction. I am sure he heard "Well done, my good and faithful servant".

I love his quote. "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel his pleasure." 

There are times when I write, not everytime, but in the quiet still times of praising God, I feel His pleasure. It is like He is pouring out His glory in my life and I have to write. In the times of snuggling kids, cleaning house, doing laundry or cooking a meal that makes the family feel I love them, I feel HIS pleasure. The times when His glory pours out into me and I do .... do whatever to the glory of God. 

When do you feel His pleasure?

Sweetness .... He loves me

A little worm burrowing in the ground has no hope of communicating with a star. It wouldn't even know how to start. The vast difference is worlds away and languages apart. Yet, the star shines on the worm and covers it with its light. I feel I am much farther away from a Holy God. I desire to know Him and understand Him and try as I might, I don't even know where to start. Yet, God shines on me and calls me Beloved. What awesomeness is that!! He sees me struggle and  plea and hears. He gives me a glimpse of Him that overwhelms me, something that fills me that I don't even understand. He doesn't take pity on me.... He loves me. Words cannot express.

A taste of sweetness I try to savor
the flavor sweeter than anything I've known.
A smell of heaven quickly blowing
away as I try to understand what's shown.

Oh God, my heart is swelling, wildly beating
because it cannot contain
Your love so filling, deeply pulsing
Leaving me forever changed

I weep at such Joy
I sob in such Peace
The Love of You 
that draws me to my knees.

You love me
You love me
You love me
I will never be the same.

Prone to wander, Lord I sing it
It gives me such a fright
But I feel and I know
I am safe because of Your might.