Saturday, March 14, 2009

Break Through!

Hi friends! Just a couple of thoughts to share before I have to get my children fed and Timothy down for a nap. First of all, my husband and I are in a really challenging place in life right now. Don't worry... our marriage is fine. : ) But God is challenging us (and the enemy is joining in) and we could really use your prayers as we seek to walk by faith and not by sight or leaning on our own understanding. If you want to know more, you can email or call me. : ) But it sort of leads me to my second thought... How hard do I try to keep blogging? You've probably noticed I haven't been writing as much lately... certainly not for lack of stuff to talk about. There is SO much I'd love to share here, but I'm debating about whether or not I have time or if it's worth it. If it's just so I can keep a small handful of you informed of my life, I'd be just as happy (or happier) to chat with you more often on the phone! But IF there ARE more of you out there who would be sad if I quit blogging because you are somehow encouraged by the things I share, would you consider letting me know? (Comment, email or call me!) It might make a difference in whether or not I continue at this busy juncture in life. And if you do want me to keep blogging, would you also pray that God would help me know when in my week it fits in? My weeks are fuller than ever before and I'm not sure where the time to blog is. I promise I won't feel bad if I don't hear from you. I'll just take it as confirmation that I can stop for now and continue to focus on other things. : ) I hope I don't sound like I'm whining because I'm not... I'm just trying to be honest. : ) I know God is faithful and will never leave us or forsake us and that His grace is unfailingly powerful and abundant and available to us. I'm dealing with uncertainty and fear, but know that God is going to break through and our faith will be strengthened in the process. Last night I wrote a song - inspired by a time of prayer at the retreat and by reading the book of Micah (and some other stuff.) I'll leave you for today with the words from the song and pray God will break through wherever You need Him to in your life as well... BREAK THROUGH I am weak, I am weary You say, “Come! And I’ll give you rest” (Matt. 11:28) So I’m coming, giving all my burdens to You Show me how to let go Teach me Lord how to learn from You (Matt 1:28-30) You’re my Shepherd, and I want to follow You (Micah 5:4) But sometimes it seems like I’m locked up inside The walls are too strong and I can’t find the light In all Your strength and majesty and greatness… (Micah 5:4) Come and break through! (Micah 2:13) Lord Jesus, how I need You to Break through all the walls, shatter the darkness Break through I long to be free! And I have no strength on my own But with Your Spirit, I am filled with power and might (Micah 3:8) “All the nations may walk in the name of their gods We will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.” (Micah 4:5) Come and break through! Lord Jesus, oh I know You Will break through all the walls, shatter the darkness You’re gonna break through “But as for me, I watch in hope I wait for God my Savior; My God will hear me… Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.” (Micah 7:7-8) “Enemy, don’t gloat over me!” (Micah 7:8) Lord Jesus, You are my peace (Micah 5:5) Oh God, speak and let there be Light! (Genesis 1:3) I will not be afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken. (Micah 4:4) 3.13.09


  1. Well, I think I would miss your blogs, but TOTALLY understand where you're at. Overwhelmed, burdened, and hanging on by a thread seems to be a commonality I am finding all around and in me. I do know the ENEMY is in this, but I also sense God leading in the scaling back and finding only what is necessary. We will definately keep you in our prayers!

  2. Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog. I, too, am in that place of seeking to whittle down the blogging that can so easily overtake my life! I knew my priorities were messed up when I would wake up in the morning and blogging was the first thing I thought about! UGH!

    I do think; however, that blogging provides a great opportunity to sing the praises of God through our posts...and to comfort and encourage other people. So, at this point, I don't not feel like God is cutting my bloggy cord!

    I am trying to visit blogs less frequently (a good thought is to either visit all of your blogs on one day per week or to divide them up by days and only visit certain blogs on certain days of the week) and to post on my own as God leads.

    A lovely song you have written! May God direct your heart about all of this bloggy stuff!

  3. I'm thinking about you...and will pray for you when I finish writing and start in on my kitchen...

    I feel isolated and alone in my struggles, and often in my joy! I know I'm not the only one, and reading your blog has been confirmation that there is someone else out there that I relate to in so many ways. I think you would me also, if I took the time to write like you do! I think I must know you much better than you know me because of your blog, and I am so grateful to know you! So I thank you for all you've taken the time to do on your blog. I don't know exactly what it is you're struggling with, but I do understand scaling down. I think if you feel like your blog is one of those places you must cut out, then be okay with that. If God puts something on your heart some day that you just must write, you have a place to do it!! This is a no-guilt blog, right? You write when YOU can!! God will lead you! I "follow" you so whenever you do write something, I will eventually get it. (You generally write on your blog more often than I'm able to check into mine, so...) I always appreciate anything you have to say, however deep or silly! You are a beautiful woman of God! Now go be a beautiful woman in person to those around you-in the flesh!!


    P.S. Perhaps someday we can meet "in the flesh!" We are coming back to the States for six months.

  4. Melissa,

    As u can see, I check your blog every so often and it´s always a blessing. I agree with Karly... just write when you can! You don´t HAVE to do this, but you can do it when you want it! Or have time to! The email you sent the other day gave me a pretty big picture of how full life is for you right now. And God won´t ask you to do something that you don´t have time for or don´t get to enjoy if it becomes a chore. I think this should be for you as much as it is for other people. So I hope God will give you plenty of peace about enjoying life and resting in Him in the midst of everything... and part of trusting Him to watch over you is to trust that He´ll take care of the people who would read your blog... you´ve taught me that! So... as far as I´m concerned, I´ll keep enjoying reading what you say but if I don´t see something, it´ll be all the more reason to pray for you :). Thanks for sharing the song and everything though. I feel so identified with you, how hard it´s been for me to wind down as well... a very similar struggle. I´ll read Micah soon. you are an amazing woman whom God loves very much... and I love you! Mónica


Thanks for sharing your thoughts and heart with me.