Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Song of the Beautiful

Many of us are going through Beth Moore's new book "So Long Insecurity" right now. I don't know about you, but it has been a life-changing, perspective altering book in my life. If you aren't reading it, you should. Even if you don't think you struggle with insecurities. Read it.

One thing I've never been more confident of is who I am in Christ. I am His daughter, His beautiful creation whom He formed with His own hands. He knew the things that would make me tick. He knew the things that would motivate me. And since I've started reading this book, I have had to pray a few times and ask the Lord to change what motivates me. To give me peace in situations that would usually trigger me and slowly guide me in a better direction.

I am so deeply flawed, yet I serve such a perfect God. There are things I don't know, things I don't understand, things I choose to ignore and things I outright rebel against. But I am made complete and whole in HIM. Praise the Lord!

I absolutely love Christy Nockels' new CD, "Life Light Up". I was immediately drawn to the songs "By Our Love", "A Mighty Fortress" and "You are Able".... but in this season of my life and in the midst of the walls I am currently trying to break down, I am really finding such comfort and encouragement in her song "Song of the Beautiful".

Song of the Beautiful by Christy Nockels

The broken, weary and poor
Finding... you are the cure
The weak and dying... glorifying You in it all

It's the song of the beautiful,
Jesus loves me
It's the song of the beautiful,
Jesus saved me
The song of the redeemed
The echoes of those made free
It's the song of the beautiful
Jesus loves me

The fallen back on their feet
The fatherless now complete
The innocent suffering, rising from wounding to find
You were there all along!

It's the song of the beautiful
Jesus loves me
The song of the beautiful
Jesus saved me
The song of the redeemed
The echoes of those made free
It's the song of the beautiful
Jesus loves me

Oh how He loves me
Oh how He loves me
Oh how He loves me

The broken, the beautiful

The prodigal running home
The widow never alone
The one who is waiting, rising and singing,
"You, Jesus You are my all!"

It's the song of the beautiful
Jesus loves me
The song of the beautiful
Jesus saved me
The song of the redeemed
The echoes of those made free
It's the song of the beautiful
Jesus loves me

I find such deep comfort in that reminder. Oh how He loves you! The broken, weary, imperfect, wounded, you.

The Mighty God we serve is capable of the impossible. If you think "I'll never change", think again. He cannot be overestimated. He is powerful. He can accomplish the impossible.

He can take the parts you hate most about yourself and He can make them clean. He can hold your hand when you walk through the most daunting of circumstances. He is ALWAYS there with you. Whether or not you choose to acknowledge Him is where we have issues.

When you're struggling, tired, exhausted, exasperated, why would you choose to go anywhere else but to the Heavenly Father, who brings you comfort and rest?

He is peace!! He is comfort!! He is the affirmation, the encourager, the teacher, the helper, the guide, the shepherd, the One who makes the rough places smooth, the communicator, the listener, the healer, the forgiver, the knows-all-your-secrets and knows-what-makes-you-tick best friend that always knows what to say, the perfect solution, the answer, the thing that makes it better. HE is what you need.

4 comments:

Nat said...

Amen! Oh how I needed that reminder today! think I'm gonna have to source a copy of that book, sounds amazing! Thanks Jen! :)

Taylor said...

I needed this this very moment. Thank you.

::Taylor

Lindsee Lou said...

You know what's funny? I've been loving that song lately too although it wasn't originally one of my favs. I love you, BFF. You are a wise woman.

Anonymous said...

Perfectly written.
I too have been reading the book, but after chaper 9 I have had a very difficult time to continue.
Your post has given me encouragement to go on reading.
Thank you for your post.