Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I will choose the voice of TRUTH

On Sunday Amy Rivera gave me a cd to encourage me. It did. Ethan is cooperating and taking a nice long nap. I got to spend time just sitting and listening to this praise cd. It really encouraged me. I needed time to sit and talk to and listen to God. I feel a little refreshed. I need MORE! This song by Casting Crowns was on the cd. It pertains to everything I (we) need right now in the midst of the accident and Josh's ankle. We need prayer and encouragement so much right now. For sooooo many things. Right now the 1000 piece puzzle is dumped out of the box waiting for somebody to come put it all together. That is our life right now.
This song is great. I nevre really listened to the words but This is my "saying of the week"/ This is what I need to repeat over and over all day long! Read it and pray that it would speak to you also!!

"Voice of Truth"

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
on to the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

Chorus:
But the Voice of Truth tells me a different story
The Voice of Truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
And the Voice of Truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I(Donna) will choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes
to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone

Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"(But we will win , we will. This will all be over soon)

Chorus:
But the Voice of Truth tells me a different story
The Voice of Truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
And the Voice of Truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
On top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

Chorus:
But the Voice of Truth tells me a different story
The Voice of Truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
And the Voice of Truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me (calling out to me)
I will choose to listen and believe-

I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth

I will listen and believe
I will listen and believe the Voice of truth
I will listen and believe
Cause Jesus you are the voice of truth
And I will listen to you, you are-


I needed to highlight the whole song, it was so speaking to me today. God you are the great physician, you are the only one able to heal Josh's ankle. Your surgery is all we need. You are the only "Insurance" guy we need. Your assurance is all we should be looking to. You will provide all we need, they (progressive) WON"T. They can't even come close. Lord I am crying out for answers. Answers are ours. You ARE NOT A GOD OF CONFUSSION. YOU ARE NOT! You are a God of Love and a God who takes care of His children. WE areYOURS!

9 comments:

Bek said...

wow donna - that song is awesome. you painted quite a picture with the 1000 piece puzzle scatterred everywhere, but then that song paints such a picture ---stepping onto the waves (even though they are taunting me that i've failed before) and finding just the right size stone to hit the giant square in the forehead...........we are standing with u guys ...........as u look to Him.............to put the puzzle pieces all in place...

amy said...

keep speaking the truth! it will set you free!

Emily said...

I love this song!

God,

Please comfort Donna and Josh in the midst of the swirling waves that surround them; calm their storm. As they walk through the turmoil that life blows up, please strengthen their faith; may they know that they are David and they can defeat the giants that surround them! Bring people into their lives to love on them and encourage them. Give them ears to hear the Voice of Truth. May you provide for them in a undeniable, supernatural way...we stand in awe of You! We choose to believe You in the tough times, Abba. We love you.

Amen.

Donna,

How can I help? This is not just a hypothetical offer. If there's something I can do to help, take me up on it. The family of God needs to stand together. Matt and I went through a really tough time earlier this year and people(God-sent) rallied around us and pulled us through. Too often we choose self-reliance instead of God-reliance; we try to make it on our own. God created us for relationship and one of the ways He ministers to us is through people. So, how can we help?

Donna said...

Wow, I am not sure what to say Emily. Really right now we need prayer. Direction is what we need. A 2nd car. Lots of $$ from the ins people. We need to find out what is wrong with Josh's ankle so he can work. We need Answers right now. Josh is really really discouraged. When a man can't take care of his family he looses hope. I have bee the strong one through so many of these low points and honestly right now I am having faith but am unable to be the strong one this time. I can't hold "US" together like I always do. I am weak. I am not sure what we need, honestly, Just pray. THANKS EMILY!

Emily said...

Can I take you out to breakfast or lunch (whatever is best for you) on Friday or Monday? I can leave Addelyne with a friend and maybe you can find a sitter for Ethan? Sometimes we all need a little down time with yummy food! Let me know.

Emily said...

I just remembered that Addy has to go to the pediatrician and get a bunch of shots Friday so Monday would be better.

Anonymous said...

It is so easy to say this will all be answered in God's way, so a lot of times we avoid saying it.

But, if God is speaking to you through this song, in your heart, through scripture, through the prophecy in church or ihop or even on the blogs... why should you believe for any less than what you have asked for? How many ways does he need to say "ask and it will be given."

Don't doubt. Not for a minute. Easy to say, but better to believe.

Donna said...

Emily, I think Monday will work. I will let you know, I will have to work out a car situation. But Josh is probably not working. Maybe an evening might work better??

Emily said...

Evening would be fine too...I would be happy to come pick you up...it's not that far :) I'll get your phone number from Ang and give you a call Thursday on my loooong drive to or from work.

I'm reading a book that I would HIGHLY recommend right now. I don't know if you've read anything by John Eldredge at all (his books are awesome), but he and his wife co-wrote a book that was recently released called Captivating. I have just started it, but already I can tell it is like fresh wind to my soul. I think you would like it.