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Put on the Garments of Praise, for the spirit of heaviness"


Monday, March 18, 2013

Yesterday I shared the Poem: The Master Weaver’s Plan

What I didn't share is, how my heart has been SHATTERED emoticon

My heart hurts from all the struggles in this sinful world ....

So many people battle cancer and any number of "Challenges" and "Struggles".....
As we call them in Celebrate Recovery, aka "CR" = "Hurts, Habits and Hang-Ups"

I woke up late on Sunday due to having over-done it on Saturday working hard doing farm chores.

My family arrived late at the home fellowship we attend.
Even though we missed the chance to have "fellowship" before the service started, and missed the opening prayers, we got to be part of singing several songs, the children's message, the adult message and the food and fellowship to follow the "service."

I was so BLESSED to see my dear sister who has been battling cancer get up and dance before the LORD with some of the children as we sang the song, "Put on the Garment of PRAISE"
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"Put on the garments of praise, for the spirit of heaviness;
Let the oil of gladness flow down from your throne!
Put on the garments of praise, for the spirit of heaviness;
Your joy is my strength alone, my strength alone!
Make these broken weary bones rise to dance again,
Wet this dry and thirsty land with a river!
Lord our eyes are fixed on you and we are waiting,
For your garland of grace as we praise your name!
(chorus)
Hallelujah, sing hallelujah!
We give all honor and praise to your name!
Hallelujah, sing hallelujah!
We trade our sorrows for garments of praise!"

I sat there CRYING, while I praised God for the chance to witness the freedom she had "in Christ" - uninhibited by fear or shame or sorrow...

The precious brother who shared the message in church yesterday is the husband of the gal who is battling cancer.

They will go this week to Birmingham, where she will spend the next 3 months undergoing treatments which include having a bone marrow transplant....

PART of the message included the poem, "The Master Weaver’s Plan"

Travis shared how he is the type who would be content keeping to himself, spending his time working and doing things with and for his wife and 4 children. He also shared that he recognizes that he is not "a lone ranger" and he doesn't have a trusty side-kick named Tonto.

Travis shared how much it has meant to him and his family, being "grafted into" the family of God.... and how much it grieves them when they are not able to be part of the "fellowship" - when they are home or in the hospital. They have had to avoid the possibility of germs infecting any of them, which might become life threatening to his wife, having undergone Chemo Therapy since November, with her having a weakened immune system....

They are praising God in and through the struggles...

They recognize that God is the Master Weaver, and He is working in and through the struggles and triumphs in our lives "for our good and His glory"

I thought to myself, "What's my problem?" emoticon

I realize that God uses my struggles with my "Long List of What Ails Me" to be a witness to whosoever He sends my way....

I realize that the suffering I face is NOTHING compared to surpassing GLORY of knowing Christ, and the power of His resurrection...

I realize that others have faced, are facing and will face similar struggles and handle them more graciously...

I realize that I can and will overcome these struggles - either in this life, or in the life to come....

Please pray for all who are in the "struggle" - needing the strength to "rise and dance again"

Pray for me....

- That I will overcome the negative thoughts...

- That I will Think on "Whatsoever things are true... honest ... just ... pure.... lovely... of a good report... praiseworthy.

- That I won't allow the CHRONIC PAIN to rob me of my joy and peace, or keep me from accomplishing that which the Lord has me to say and do....

- That every time I open my mouth or, but put down words I will fearlessly make known the mysteries of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or just say something "Uplifting" to whosoever may read what I write....

- That I will be able to forgive and love whosoever has hurt me....

Sing with me: www.youtube.com/w
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"Put on the garments of praise, for the spirit of heaviness;
Let the oil of gladness flow down from your throne!
Put on the garments of praise, for the spirit of heaviness;
Your joy is my strength alone, my strength alone!
Make these broken weary bones rise to dance again,
Wet this dry and thirsty land with a river!
Lord our eyes are fixed on you and we are waiting,
For your garland of grace as we praise your name!
(chorus)
Hallelujah, sing hallelujah!
We give all honor and praise to your name!
Hallelujah, sing hallelujah!
We trade our sorrows for garments of praise!"

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/18/2013 2:52PM

    Praying for you sweetie. Loved reading your: I realize that...section.

"But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:4-7

Rejoicing with you about your sister's liberty in Christ.

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NOTHN4ME 3/18/2013 10:57AM

    What better way to start the day then by praising God!

AMEN!!!

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LOSE4LIFE47 3/18/2013 7:22AM

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