Breathing in truth. Breathing out praise.

So I've been singing this new-take-on-a-really-old-song today.

It's been captivating my mind and moving my heart.

I just can't shake it.

It contains some truly beautiful and stunning truths.

There's a fountain filled with blood,

Drawn from Emmanuel's veins,

And in that flood my sin is washed away.

And You came to give me life,

Life abundantly,

No longer I, but Christ who lives in me.

Read that a couple of times and let those words wash over you.

Just pause for a moment.

And breathe.

And rest.

Today, in the midst of laughter and worship and time with Jesus and time with church and time with friends… These words have been washing over me.

Like gentle waves meeting the shoreline of my heart.

Breathing in truth.

Breathing out praise.

Inhale.

There's a fountain filled with blood.

Exhale.

Thank you Jesus, for Your sacrifice.

Inhale.

Drawn from Emmanuel's veins.

Exhale.

Thank you Jesus, for Your sacrifice. Your choice.

Inhale.

And in that flood my sin is washed away.

Exhale.

Thank you Jesus, for that truth floors and undoes me every moment of every day.

Inhale.

And You came to give me live.

Exhale.

Thank you Jesus, that because You live I live.

Inhale.

Life abundantly.

Exhale.

Thank you Jesus, that because You live I live. Abundantly.

Inhale.

No longer I, but Christ who lives in me.

Exhale.

Thank you Jesus, for that truth floors and undoes me every moment of every day. May I never lose the wonder.

And in the gentle breathing in truth and breathing out praise I am brought again to a place where I remember that only Jesus satisfies and only He is worthy of all that I am and all that I will be.

He who holds the cosmos together holds my heart.

And He who holds me is completely trustworthy in every way.

I went to two churches today. Firstly my home church here, and then a preciously beautiful church that feels like my second home. My friends' church were celebrating their three year anniversary and it was a stunning reminder of the faithfulness of Jesus in this city.

I feel so blessed.

I feel so thankful.

And I cannot help but remember that it is this place of meditation, of focus upon He who has eyes of fire, those eyes that burn with love for us, in which everything changes.

And locking eyes with Him is the place in which everything absolutely changes.

And with this focus I will sign off for the evening.

May Jesus forever be loved.

And I will lock eyes with the One who ransomed me, the One who gave me joy for mourning. And I will lock eyes with the One who's chosen me, the One who's set my feet to dancing. (Steffany Gretzinger)

 

 

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