God's Love, Inspirational, Praise/Worship, Thanksgiving

Reminiscing

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 NIV)

The other day I came across an old CD I hadn’t listened to in years.  It was a sunny day and I was driving along to the gym.  I couldn’t wait to roll the windows down, pop in the CD, and do my best karaoke rendition of SWV!

Not only was I looking forward to singing along, but I was looking forward to singing from the heart.  You know the kind of singing you do when the words of the song sound like you wrote them yourself?  The kind of singing where you can insert your name and the name of the one you love (or used to love) into the words of the song and remember when….yep, that’s just what I was expecting.

That’s just what happened at first.  I sang my heart out during the first two tracks.  I was gearing up to belt out track three, the infamous “Weak,” and The Holy Spirit showed up.  All of a sudden the words of the song took on a whole new meaning:

I get so weak in the knees I can hardly speak.
I lose all control and something takes over me.
In a daze and it’s so amazing, it’s not a phase.
I want you to stay with me, by my side.
I swallow my pride; your love is so sweet.
It knocks me right off of my feet.
I can’t explain why your loving makes me weak.

My God!

Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with God’s grace and goodness that I get weak!  Sometimes I feel like I am in a daze when I am surrounded by His presence and yearn to have Him with me always!  Sometimes I have to swallow my pride and do what it is that He has called me to do because He loves me so much!  The chorus to the song sums it up; sometimes I can’t explain why the love of God makes me weak!

When I arrived at the gym, I sat in my car just thanking God for loving me and for allowing me to experience His love on a level that is so amazing.

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for Your unconditional and unfailing love.  Thank You for Your constant reminders of Your love for me and that Your love surrounds me everyday.  I pray that I will be able to live a life that is worthy of the way You love me.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to get weak from the power of God’s love.  Let the Holy Spirit overcome you till you are falling on your knees and thanking Him for the love He showers upon you!

Describe a time when the Holy Spirit overcame you and led you into sweet, divine worship.

Please watch SWV’s “Weak”: 

Read a related EmpowerMoment:  A Divine Encounter

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 Ms. Tiffany Huff is the devoted mother of two boys, a blogger, lover of food and travel, and aspiring entrepreneur with a passion for helping others live out their purposes. She is looking forward to growing in her walk and honoring God through sharing her EmpowerMoments. One of her meditation scriptures is Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

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7 thoughts on “Reminiscing”

  1. I was severly down about a break up and could only cry and be sad. I was just “fussing” at God trying to understand why I would just be hurting so much. The more I fussed, the more my fussing became, “Thank you God for the pain.” I begin to cry out, “Thank you for loving me through this. I am so unworthy. I know you have already healed me. I know you are making a better place for me to do the things you’d have me to do.” Talk about immediate break through. Here I was hosting, attending and providing the gifts for my own pity party and then I realized God did just what he said he would do. He protected and was answering my original prayer request from before, “Lord, I want to be better. Please make me better. I am not supposed to be what I am right now. Help me.” Although I still deal with the pain, I am no longer married to my bed and crying day and night. I still have moments of longing, but God has truly blessed me. He turns my pain into promises and I can truly rejoice and thank Him for what he has done. To think I called myself “fussing” at the Lord and how quickly he convicted my spirit, gives me chills. He taught me right then to be grateful for everything that I have and to worship him for the things I don’t have or no longer need. His divine plan is just that, simply DIVINE.

  2. Amen Vanetta! What a testimony! THank you for sharing it! God will definitely heal our hearts and turn our pain into joy once we are willing to surrender and allow Him to manifest His will for our lives.

  3. I agree Amen Vanetta! I’m glad you called out to God and he is helping you heal. I know a break up is rough. I went through one a few months ago, It was really hard to deal w/ at first but it has gotten better. Going from being in a relationship to being single is an adjustment! I just want to encourage you Vanetta to press into God and focus on him. He will lead you and guide you! Don’t rush into a new relationship and watch out for those guys who will try to be a “friend” to you since you’re going through a break up. They will hunt on your vulnerability. Please use of the discernment with people.

    Onto commenting about the “Reminiscing” lol..Amen! I love how the Holy Spirit changed the words t0 the song! Awesome! It’s amazing how much grace, mercy, and unconditional love that God has for us!

    1. Thank you Venus, I have most definitely been preyed upon, now I choose to pray on and for the people who have hurt me. God is so merciful and this message on “Reminiscing” just further proved he can change anything. Praise HIM!!!!!!!!

    2. Yes Venus the transition to being single is a tough one but I encourage both of you ladies to embrace it every step of the way and allow God to be your comfort!

  4. You know I love this because I love music and I LOVE GOD! Its always so amazing how HE reveals Himself in the most unlikely places. 🙂

    1. Thanks Kristen! Yes its funny we feel like he ‘shows up’ but this situation reminds me that He is always there, just maybe working behind the scenes:-)

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