Praise? – Matthew 23:11-12

Praise? – Matthew 23:11-12

My eyes have glanced across the room
Looking for the praise of the people here
Yet who am I and what have I done?
Any more than each of those in this room?
But this is human, a trait of us all
Looking to be exalted for all we do
My eyes are falling to my feet below
Who I am is not locked in the praise I receive
Who I am is found the praise that I give
So for now I let it all fall and I carry on
Silent in serving, yet praising in great voice

Matthew 23:11-12

Matthew 23:11-12

Darkest Night – Romans 14:1

Darkest Night – Romans 14:1

To you my friend
I offer my hand
For I was once
Just like you
How could I believe?
Someone show me a sign
Until I asked for help
And His hand was min
For now I am here
Whenever you are ready
If you ever struggle
Know I am here
And the hand that came to me
In my darkest night
Will be here with me
Ready to reach out to you
In your darkest night

Romans 14:1

Romans 14:1

 

Verse of the Day – Job 11:18-19

Job 11:18-19

Job 11:18-19

This is the amazing promise of our God, I have felt fear overcome me before, but God’s promise is stronger than anything, His peace overcomes all.

GIVE YOU PEACE by ECHOING ANGELS
I see you lying their whispering prayers
I hear you breathing out hollowed be thy name
Holding out my hand catching every tear
Oh my child I’ll never leave your side

I will give you peace when the walls come crashing down
I will give you peace through the night
When you’ve had all you can take can’t face another day
I’ll give you peace, I’ll give you peace

For such a time as this I have you here
Chosen for the lost to show I’m near
Through your brokenness my glory shines
And through your frailty my strength will rise

I will give you peace when the walls come crashing down
I will give you peace through the night
When you’ve had all you can take can’t face another day
I’ll give you peace, I’ll give you peace

Your beautiful, your beautiful
Perfect in my sight
Righteousness adorns you my bride
Your beautiful, so beautiful

I will give you peace when the walls come crashing down
I will give you peace through the night
When you’ve had all you can take can’t face another day
I’ll give you peace, I’ll give you peace

I’ll give you peace

I will give you peace when the walls come crashing down
I will give you peace through the night
When you’ve had all you can take can’t face another day
I’ll give you peace, I’ll give you peace

I’ll give you peace

Ripples Upon The Water – Proverbs 27:19

Ripples Upon The Water – Proverbs 27:19

There upon the rippling waters
Is that the truth
That looks back at me?
The face I see
Is that who I am
And is it all I can be?
And what of the heart within
Does that reflect the truth?
Of everything I was made to be
And every part of who I am
Will my heart reflect the life?
The Maker has prepared
Or am I ever destined to be?
Just the ripples upon the water

Proverbs 27:19

Proverbs 27:19

Verse of the Day – Psalm 147:3

Psalm 147:3

Psalm 147:3

Eight months ago I felt so heart broken, everything in that moment felt like it had fallen apart, but God picked me up and put me back together.  Now eight months on I am physically broken after my accident, but my God still picked me up and is here with me as I recover for this too.

So many times has He picked me up, bound up my wounds and walked with me to a new day, for that I am ever thankful.

FIND ME by JONATHAN DAVID & MELISSA HELSER
I fall down upon the ground
Press my face against the earth
Till my heart it rises over my head
As the wheat it bows down low
When the autumn wind blows
I kneel before the One
I love

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace

Like the dust that You first held
In a garden where You knelt
Pull me up against Your face again
Till the breath of Your hope
Fill the depths of my soul
Till all I know is I’ve been
Found by love

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace

Like the dust that You first held
In a garden where You knelt
Pull me up against Your face again
Till the breath of Your hope
Fill the depths of my soul
Till all I know is I’ve been
Found by love

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace
Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace…

 

Better World – Romans 13:10

Better World – Romans 13:10

If we love one another
How can that be wrong?
To show a friend we care
There is no harm in that
It’s the commandment of the Lord
Love above all else
If we just learnt to love each other
We could make a better world

Romans 13:10

Romans 13:10

Accident Update – Two Weeks On

It’s been two weeks now since my accident and I am gradually getting a little bit more movement back each day, but it is hard going.  That having been said, if I had broken the leg I guess being in plaster would be an even bigger problem.

I can walk short distances without crutches, but it’s hard work and very slow going due to the swelling and bruising of the left calf/shin and the right heel.  For longer distances I use the crutches, I can get some speed going on them, not as quick as I used to walk, but at least I can still move and get around by myself.

Day Of The Accident

Day Of The Accident

One Week On

One Week On

Two Weeks On

Two Weeks On

The swelling is going down each day, but I think it will still be a few weeks until it’s gone and I can start to walk normally again.  It is actually more comfortable to get up and walk around, get some movement in the muscles, but it takes it toll.  I went back into work for a few days this week, but by the end of each afternoon I had had enough.  I liked being up and about, but after so long my legs begin to throb and ache quite badly.  I’ve had the last couple of days off, but just sitting around is hard, trying to find a comfortable position isn’t easy.  Some nights I struggle to sleep because of it being so uncomfortable.

To top it off, the skin on my left leg is now so irritable that resting it on anything makes it feel so sore, which makes it even harder to find a comfortable position!!!

Still, all things considered, this is all just a minor inconvenience, when I think that being run over by a fork lift truck this could have been a whole lot worse, it should have been a whole lot worse, my God was definitely looking out for me that day.

It’s not going to be an overnight recovery, I know that, but I keep taking it day by day, doing a little bit more, but being careful not to over do it.

GET BACK UP by TOBYMAC
You turned away when I looked you in the eye,
And hesitated when I asked if you were alright,
Seems like you’re fighting for you life,
But why? oh why?
Wide awake in the middle of your nightmare,
You saw it comin’ but it hit you outta no where,
And theres always scars
When you fall back far

We lose our way,
We get back up again
It’s never too late to get back up again,
One day you will shine again,
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever,
Lose our way,
We get back up again,
So get up, get up,
You gonna shine again,
Never too late to get back up again,
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever
(May be knocked down but not out forever)

You’re rolled out at the dawning of the day
Heart racin’ as you made you little get away,
It feels like you’ve been runnin’ all your life
But, why? Oh why?

So you’ve pulled away from the love that would’ve been there,
You start believin’ that your situation’s unfair

But there’s always scars,
When you fall back far

We lose our way,
We get back up again
Never too late to get back up again,
One day, you gonna shine again,
You may be knocked down but not out forever,
Lose our way, we get back up again,
So get up, get up
You gonna shine again
It’s never too late, to get back up again
You may be knocked down, but not out forever,
May be knocked down, but not out forever!

This is love callin’, love callin’, out to the broken,
This is love callin’.
This is love callin’, love callin’, out to the broken
This is love callin’.
This is love callin’, love callin’,
I am so broken
This is love callin’ love callin

Lose our way, (way way way ay ay ay)
We get back up, (get back up again)
It’s never too late (late late late ate ate ate)
You may be knocked down but not out forever!

Lose our way,
We get back up again,
So get up get up
You gonna shine again
Never too late to get back up again
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever,

This is love (lose our way) callin’ love callin’ (get back up again)
To the broken
This is love (never too late) callin’
(may be knocked down but not out forever)
This is love (lose our way) callin’ love callin’ (we get back up again)
To the broken
This is love (never too late) callin’
(may be knocked down but not out forever)

This is love callin’ love callin’
Out to the broken,
This is love callin’….