Sunday, April 18, 2010

"He Enlightens My Darkness"

"Sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously! 
The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! 
Exodus 15:21

The waves were rising
but I saw His face
He took my hand
I stood by grace.
On an unstable surface
I seemed to stand
On the water I was buoyed
"Peace be still", was His command.
Tumultuous waters were all around me
but within there was a calm
The sea before me settled
He held me in His palm.
He looked at me so sweetly
Upon the Lord I fixed my gaze
His eyes were filled with love
the night revealed the day.
Made known, His truth and promise
even through the storm
I saw the sea dividing
and there I was transformed.
With Jesus I crossed over
my feet on solid ground
I heard the voice of singing
each enemy was drowned.
A dance of celebration
erupted all around
For the faithfulness of Father
and His mercy that abounds.
Steadfast is my commitment
and devotion unto Christ
Who meets me in my weakness
and conveys to me His might.
He holds me together
though fallen is each foe
Firm in my position
though mighty winds would blow.
His plans for me are perfect
though I may not always know
Or understand His purpose
but where He leads I'll go.
For by day His cloud's before me
His presence leads the way
His fire lights the darkness
and I am not afraid.

The title inspiration came from one of my favorite Psalms reminding me of my sure victory in Christ. Listed below are a few passages from that Psalm and one from the Book of Isaiah.

Psalm 18:1-3 - I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
Psalm 18:16-19 - He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
Psalm 18:28-30 - For You will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, by my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
Isaiah 43:1-3 - “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior."

Rita Springer: "If You Say So" - This song so wonderfully ties in...beautiful!

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