How God Measures

Ever have one of those days where all you see is just where and how you don’t measure up?  How you’ve messed up in the past? See that person you thought you’d changed from show their ugly tendencies again?  Lose control and regret it as you doing it?  We all have.

I woke up singing this song this morning.

I’ve always know God does weird math.  One plus One equals One.  Give 10% and He’ll return it 20,40,60,100,200%.  I’ve even heard my Dad talk about cashing his paycheck twice and somehow God worked out the math at the bank.  So why am I surprised to realize His ways are different with distance, also?

Because I’m me and my mind is just that small.  It’s nice to be reminded though that when we come to Jesus and give him our stuff, just like a heavenly magical trick, as He stretches out His hands to love on us, it’s gone.

 

East To West

Casting Crowns

Here I am, Lord, and I’m drowning in your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight
I know You’ve cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west
’cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
’cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

I know You’ve washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I can’t live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals
I’m not holding on to You, but You’re holding on to me
You’re holding on to me

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
I don’t have to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
’cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
One scarred hand to the other
From one scarred hand to the other

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