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Thursday, 21 May 2015

My Heart Overflows!

Have you ever felt the LOVE of God tangibly in your everyday life?
Do you know what I mean?

Because I know I have felt His awesome love when I was re-born and that I can’t help but shed tears when I see images from movies like ‘The Passion’…when the reality of the brutality of Jesus’ sacrificial atonement is made afresh in my mind. And honestly I need this, as a simple Australian woman, who has had no contact with the Imperial Roman Empire or Judaism apart from text books and movies! 

But then there are some special times in my ordinary life where God makes Himself felt in such a tangible way that I am left almost speechless…breathless and so loved afresh due to no merit of my own – and I know He does it simply to let me know I am His!

I often think of the scripture in John that says if all of Jesus’ works were written down there would not be enough books to contain them;

Now, there are many other things that Jesus did. If they were all written down one by one, I suppose that the whole world could not hold the books that would be written. John 21:25
  (Good News Translation)

And I believe this still continues in the lives of those who love Him today.  This is not to say that Jesus is some god-like genie and gives us all we want! Or that there is no hardship for Christians!

Rather that even amongst our struggles and the hardships for walking the path less trod; He is active in our relationship with Him…our love is never one-sided…rather we only love Him because He loves us, and He loves us so abundantly we could never out-love Him or even come close!

Today a miracle has happened and I have once again experienced His unmerited love and favour in my life…and I know this is simply because I am His daughter and He loves me…it almost brings me to tears as I write this.  I am choosing to not give details here, as I want to savour this precious moment privately. Yet I also feel my heart overwhelmed with gratitude that I must somehow express something…so I have chosen to do a re-write of Psalm 45!

Here is a link to the original Psalm 45.

My Heart Overflows:

My heart overflows with gratitude to my Lord;
I address these verses to my King;
My keyboard is like the pen of my heart.

My Lord is the King of Kings;
Grace He's bestowed to me from His lips;
He is blessed forever.
With His sharp sword, He will return in all His glory.

In Your majesty You will ride in victorious;
          for the cause of truth and to defend the right;
          Your right hand will deal with Your enemies.
Your arrows are sharp
          in the heart of the Your enemies;
          the wicked will fall under You.

Your throne, O Jesus, endures forever and ever.
          Your royal sceptre is one of equity;
            You love righteousness and hate wickedness.
You have anointed me with the oil of gladness beyond my acquaintances;
my robes are all fragrant with blossom and musk and gum tree.                     From my Aussie home my guitar makes You glad;
we Your daughters are your ladies of honour;
Hear, O women, consider what I say and listen;
forget your people and your father’s house,
Leave it all behind for the love of Jesus.
Because He is your Lord, bow to him;
People will know you are favoured,
Even the rich, yet they will not have what you do.

The Christians are dressed in clean white robes;
They will be caught up in the clouds and joined with the King.                     With joy and gladness they are led along
as they enter the banquet hall.

In the restored earth You, O King, shall be with Your sons and daughters;
          You will make them princes and princesses in all the earth.
I will proclaim Your name to be celebrated in all generations;
          and Your people will praise You forever and ever.



Ariƫlla said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful blogpost. I love YOUR psalm 45!!!

Melanie Baker-Nash said...

Wow, thank you so much Ariella!