Monday, July 25, 2011

Crying Uncle











I can remember being small and in a battle of strength, endurance or wills with another child. The contest would continue or intensify until one of us (usually me) would cry UNCLE! Uncle was the magic word to cause the stress or pain to end. Sometimes living in this world makes me want to cry UNCLE to God. Sometimes I just want Him to turn off the flame or stop chipping away the corners on my stoney heart.

In this life, there is no "uncle". When life gets difficult there are no magic words that make the difficulties go away! While we don't have a big uncle to pound our adversaries if they don't let us go (I think that might have been the origin of crying uncle), we do have a Father in heaven if we have received Christ as our personal savior who can defend, deliver or comfort us. We are told  to cry Abba. I understand that Abba means Daddy or Papa.

I don't know how life is treating you, but I am Crying Abba today.

Romans 8:15 (KJV) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

I hope your day brings you into your heavenly "Abba's" lap.

Lawana



The song in my mind last night?
Lord You're beautiful


Your face is all I seek


For when your eyes are on this child


Your grace abounds to me


(repeat)






I want to take your word/


And shine it all around


First help me just to live it Lord


And when I'm doing well/


Help me to never seek a crown


For my reward is giving glory to you






Lord please light the fire


That once burned bright and clear


Replace the lamp of my first love


That burns with holy fear






I want to take your word/


And shine it all around


First help me just to live it Lord


And when I'm doing well/


Help me to never seek a crown


For my reward is giving glory to you






Lord you're beautiful


Your face is all I seek


For when your eyes are on this child


Your grace abounds to me






I can see your face now


I can feel your grace now


(repeat)






It's all I seek


It's all I seek











































































1 comment:

Pricilla said...

Lawana, I tried to email you the links for the book reviews but the email address I have for you bounced. Is there another or should I leave them here?
Patty
kaiminani@gmail.com

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