Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Psalm 139 by Rebecca St. James

I already admired Rebecca St. James when I was still young. Around the age of 10. I love all of her songs! "Go and sin no more" captured my heart. Her desire for GOD is inspiring. She remained pure for her future husband and even made a song for him already entitled "Wait for me."

I am going to introduce to you a different song though but still from her. Why this? Earlier when my mom was talking to me, when she just arrived from a Grade-6 retreat, I was suddenly singing this song. The lyrics are very familiar to me but the title escaped my mind. Good thing that the internet can search for lyrics. hehehe! So I searched it in Google and when I saw the title, I knew that is the song!

Hope you'll enjoy.

You search me
You know me
You see my every move
There's nothing I could ever do
To hide myself from You
You know my thoughts
My fears and hurts
My weaknesses and pride
You know what I am going through
And how I feel inside
But even though You know
You will always love me
Even though You know
You'll never let me go
I don't deserve Your love
But you give it freely
You will always love me
Even though You know


I don't know about you but I love the lyrics and the rhythm and her heart, as well. I've read so many stories about her and she has a very humble spirit. She is an anointed child of GOD.

Here is one of her stories about an instance in her life. I found it in her blog before.

Have you ever heard the saying, "Everything we need to know in life, we learned in kindergarten"? Many people learned a great deal in Sunday school. All of us as children with bright beaming faces have sung in our best and most earnest voices the words to "Jesus Loves Me": Little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong! We all face times in life when we literally find that we, in our humanness, are not sufficient for the task at hand. We come face-to-face with the truth of the reality that in our weakness God is strong.

I once participated in an event called Thrive that was telecast live via closed circuit across the country to churches. I was not feeling very well the day of my concert—physically, emotionally, and spiritually I was feeling quite vulnerable. I was also a little nervous about sharing the stage with the caliber of the other women at the event—women such as Kay Arthur, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Lynne Hybels. If there were ever a time I wanted to feel it was "game on" musically and every other way—it was now—and I wasn't feeling that way at all. I spoke with a friend right before I went onstage and asked her to pray for me.

She said, "Rebecca, I want you to remember what it means to be a jar of clay. Even if we have only a few drops left in the bottom of the jar—that's a good thing! It allows God to fill us up—rather than us being filled up on our own strength. I want to encourage you to go out there knowing that God can use you probably more effectively in your weakness than He could if you were feeling strong today."

Her encouragement changed my total perspective and outlook so much that day, as if it gave me an instant spiritual transformation. My spirit just felt so much lighter and free. I was able to share honestly with the audience about how there needs to be a place for honesty and vulnerability within our relationships. It promotes community and an atmosphere where we can then turn to God together. What a powerful and beautiful thing it is.

Some people think they can handle everything on their own, as if they are islands unto themselves, but sooner or later they will run into a situation in which they must draw on strength from outside. It might be a serious health issue, a financial burden, a difficult decision that must be made, or the need to overcome a nagging sin. Pity the person who feels as if he has nowhere to turn to in those difficult times. God has provided strength for your life not only through His own supernatural power, but also through the friends He has brought into your path. The Christian life can only properly be lived in community—walking in intimacy with the Father, and doing life together with faithful brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God.

Is there an area in your life right now in which you feel particularly weak and vulnerable? Be straight up with those that are closest to you about what's going on in your life and you'll find your strength in God and in the community that He's given to surround you. Take heart, help is on the way.

Be encouraged my friends!


Be blessed always!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!


Omah's Helping Hands said...

Finally managed to listen to this one. I've never heard it before, but definitely like it. Thanks for sharing it.

~hon~ said...

No problem. I love posting songs if you can tell. hehehe!