So Much More

It has been a heartbreaking time here in our country.

It is no secret that times are difficult.

Everyone reacts to difficult times in different ways.

 

Some use anger or withdrawal to cope.

Two sides of the same coin.  Both lead down the path of death. 

The death I refer to here is not a physical death, but a death of the soul.

Shutting down everything inside that might feel pain.

Some use their addictions to shield them from the pain of it all.

Eating, sleeping, drinking, drugs, sex, and some  things that are more craftily hidden like sports, reading, overwork, perfectionism.

The list goes on and on.  As many people that there are, there are that many combinations.

Sadly, more and more you see that both young and old choose suicide to escape the pain.

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As of late, upon rising in the morning, I have been tuning in to the streaming broadcast of the

Prayer Room at the International House of Prayer, Kansas City.

They have neat DVR feature that goes back seven whole hours.

You can repeat something that you liked or catch something you missed if you come in late for a set.

Beginning this way helps to set the day in a quiet perspective.

From it, comes a peace on the inside that presides during the day, no matter what that day holds.

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Today, Saturday, January 14, 2011, I slept late and turned on the DVR for almost five hours earlier than when I got up. 

(I did not sleep that late, I just saw a set I liked that far back – Just so you know)

Justin’s set was amazing as usual, the it took an amazing turn, to which my heart was instantly drawn.

I worshipped along for a bit, and then began to write down some of the words they were singing.

I want to share some of them with you here.

Justin and his team were not singing ABOUT someone,

They were singing TO someone.

If you need this, then you know who you are.

My heart pounds in my chest as I hear these words again!

(For those who don’t know, this is called prophetic singing.

The singer sings what he believes the Lord is saying at that time.

All can be found in the Word of God, the Bible. 

If it cannot be found there, then we need not listen.)

Do not curse what I have created

You have so much to live for

Face your trials, press on,

Breakthrough is close

You were not created this way

You were created to be full of joy

Silence the voice of the accuser

Prophecy light and life

You have a destiny and hope for the future

Hope and future

You are fearfully and wonderfully made

“Repeat after me

Let me hear your voice

Just say my word back to me”

Says the Lord

“Even if you don’t feel it

I’ll take your words in my hand

I’ll speak the truth over you”

I am a son/daughter of God

(echo) Repeat after me

You adopted me

(echo) Repeat after me

 A resurrection is coming

(echo) Repeat after me

I am being changed

(echo) Repeat after me

In the twinkling of an eye

(echo) Repeat after me

Mortality swallowed up by immortality

(echo) Repeat after me

It is Your good pleasure to give me Yourself

And love me

(echo) Repeat after me

“Just say the word back to Me

Let me hear your voice”

(echo) Repeat after me

“Just say My word back to me”

The Lord is my strength

The Lord is my rock

The Lord is my shield

The Lord is my stronghold

And worthy of my praise

(echo) Repeat after me

He is the restorer of my soul

 

 

I was so moved by this.

I know it helped you.

Whoever you are.

 

(Singers singing again)

You have been marked with the signet ring of the king.

He sees every choice for righteousness.

This changes everything.

    Don’t determine your success by what you feel.

This changes everything.

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There is so much to be lived for.

There is so much more after elementary school

There is so much more after middle school.

There is so much more after high school.

There is so much more after loss of a job.

There is so much more after a catastrophic disease.

There is so much more after the loss of a loved one.

There is so much more.

YOU are so much more.

So much more than you think.

Precious in the sight of the Lord you are.

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Being marked by a signet ring is a significant matter.

Signet rings are generally developed with a personal sign or signature.

They are a signal of wealth and status.

(information from e-how.com)

This changes everything!

You are His!

He has marked you with His eternal personal sign!

Marked you for His joy and love and grace.

Psalm 23  A psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Psalm 139 (NIV)

1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you. 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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5 thoughts on “So Much More

  1. What a wonderful message Deborah, you have no idea how much it hurts me to hear people blame God and accuse Him of doing evil, by seeking to make us suffer and experience hardship. I have at times even got righteously angry, how dare they put Him down but sadly in the past so did I it was what I had been taught but when I asked God’s for His wisdom He showed me It was in error.

    People don’t understand the Old Testerment and it’s referances to God’s forknowelage or how it fits in with the New Testerment… God is Love and can do no evil and He has always been the same and always will be. We cannot trust or Love someone who we think is going to hurt you unless we are a masocist and reggardless how often you tell yourself it is for your good you don’t really believe it and the Scriptuer tell us to say God does evil to bring good out of it is Slander but He does bring good out of evil.

    Christian Love Anne

  2. Deborah, Gods heart was broken when Brian killed himself. When someone dies from suicide your loved one did not do it to hurt you they killed themself to end the pain. Pain from depression is real, “it is a illiness” pain that can not be explained.I belong to a suicide group that is led by some wonderful christian ladies and through this group I have meet some wonderful people. Unless you have had a suicide in your family you do not understand. Depression happens to Christians… I would not wish or want to death of a child to anyone… I know I will see Brian again when I get to heaven…

    • Dearest Diana. I thought of you and your sweet Brian while writng this.
      My prayer is that perhaps others may be spared this pain.
      I am so glad you have a support group for this, because I know that
      those outside of this circle, certainly have nothing to compare it to.
      Love & Prayers to you and for you always.

  3. Nice post. Great message. He really does love us, sings over us, gives us the desires of our heart (puts them in and and manifests it). I am so glad that God keeps His Word. Have a blessed day.

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