Friday, March 10, 2017

i don't know what to write about

I want to be positive. I want to be encouraging. But I don't know what to write about...

What I'm currently learning is that you can have joy in the Lord and still go through a period of grief.
I'm grieving for what I've lost and I'm grieving for my friends who have gone through traumatic experiences.

By the grace and mercy of God, I am still standing. My hair's in a messy bun and you best believe I'm rockin my socks and birks almost on the daily. But I'm standing.

Deuteronomy 8:2 "Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character..."

This scripture currently describes my life. And maybe it describes yours.

My friend, this life will continue come with many trials. I encourage you, and myself, to rely on the Lord's strength, stay humble, and continue serving in love.

I have few words tonight (and you may not see many blog posts for the next couple of weeks), but I do want to leave you with an incredible spoken word that my friend Genesis Feliciano wrote in September. 
I hope it moves you the way it has continuously moved me these last few months.

They say when you reach new levels, 
You confront new devils 
Sometimes the very thought of reaching new heights scare us 
Fear blinds us 
but to elevate 
is to forget about yesterday, 
Lifting up our heads
and running forward
focusing on the destination
being anchored by His revelation 

We are more than what they say we are
Our feet planted on His promises 
and our hearts rooted in His 
Move forward 
You’re covered by His unending grace. 
Trust in His hand,
Even when You can't see His face.
See, its different levels
but its the same God 
the One who streamed water from a rock with a rod
the One who brought the dead to life
and made creations worst sinners His bride
that God. 

So elevate your sight to His glory which seeps through the clouds 
and reminds us that we can’t be lost when we’ve been found
elevation isn’t for a crowd
it’s for the flower who grew from concrete 
who struggles to stay rooted 
but grounds herself in the Truth
no longer defeated
its for the blind who believed 
the deaf who heard
and the righteous who suffered
look upward.
Rise up and take flight 
Let the Son shine bright 
And show you His light
You've been prepared through His might 
Grounded in His life 
Don't lose sight
Because where He’s taking you is new land
Run the race and fulfill His call 
You've been passed the baton 
This was your destiny all along 
So be strong 
For the Lord your God is with you, 
with you through it all. 

So elevate. 
Open your eyes to heavens gates
cause what you’re about to witness 
you won’t wanna miss it. 

1 comment:

Jessie Jesenia said...

Wow that was beautiful. Cried as I read it. Truly moving. Thanks for sharing. God bless you Lily <3

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