Wednesday, August 11, 2010

'prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love...'

I am so thankful for hymns that are full of truth and remind my heart of the hope I have in Christ!  I'm just feeling a little down today.  Why?  Well, not for sure...just a mixture of things and just being an emotional girl today.  Life is always full of changes, yet I have a hard time being full of faith when change is just around the corner!  Mark starts his new job this coming Monday (Aug16th) and has training for 2 weeks in FL and then 1 week on location TBA!  Which is just a lot of him not being around!!!  Molly and I are heading to TX for the first 2 weeks of his training!  I'm excited about seeing family and friends, but just going to be weird not  seeing him every day!  Thankfully, he gets to have the weekends with us during those 3 weeks!  I know this is a good thing, but just a little nervous about this.  I see the Lord's hand has led us in this way, so why am I fearful?  Oh for more grace to trust our infinitely wise God! It's just one of those days.  The Lord is good in all of this and know that He will provide!  

Molly has been extra fussy today and I when I was nursing her and then rocking trying to calm her down,  I started to sing this hymn to her and the Lord used the truth in it to remind me of what a good God we serve.  He doesn't leave us on our own, but is faithful to see us through all the changes that are bound to come about!  I was just singing this hymn to calm my baby, but thankfully it calmed my heart too (Molly was so cute, she doesn't care that my voice isn't the best, but whenever I sing she stops fussing and smiles at me)!  And I just repented to the Lord that my heart was feeling prone to glad that the Lord holds my feet by His grace that I will not fall away!!  And one day, I will see my Savior's face!  Please Lord, come quickly! We long for your appearing, that we may be free of unbelief and fear!!

"Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
Here Thy praises I’ll begin;
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood;
How His kindness yet pursues me
Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
I cannot proclaim it well.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day."

Monday, August 2, 2010

Molly is dramatic!!

Oh Molly, you crack us up with your dramatic pouty faces!
We LOVE you and all your little moods! ;)