Year in review, and prayers for a new one

Those of you who know my situation well know that 2007 was an, interesting, year for my family.  God really had some things to teach both my husband and me, and my prayer now, at the end of 07 and the beginning of 08, is that our hearts and actions would reflect some of the things we’ve learned.  Some time back, my husband gave me a Kendall Payne c.d. that had two songs that were very powerful to me this year.  The first, called Aslan, reflects what I’ve learned about God this past year.  The second, Pray, echoes the cry of my heart both for myself and for those I love.  The lyrics are sometimes tough to swallow and go against what we might want to hear, but the more I’ve thought about them over the year, the more they mirror my heart.

Aslan

Don’t stop your crying on my account/A frightening lion, no doubt/He’s not safe, no he’s not safe/Are you tempted now to run away?/The king above all kings is coming down.

He won’t say the words you wish that he would/He won’t do the deeds you know that he could/He won’t think the thoughts you think that he should/but he is good, he is good.

I know you’re thirsty/The water is free/But I should warn you/It costs everything/He’s not fair, no he’s not fair/When he fixes what’s beyond repair/And graces everything that don’t deserve

He won’t say the words you wish that he would/He won’t do the deeds you know that he could/He won’t think the thoughts you think that he should/but he is good, he is good.

No one knows him whom eyes have never seen/No I don’t know him, but he knows me.

Lay down your layers/Shed off your skin/But without his incision you can’t enter in/He cuts deep, yeah, he cuts deep/When the risk is great and the talk is cheap/But never leaves a wounded one behind.

He won’t say the words you wish that he would/He won’t do the deeds you know that he could/He won’t think the thoughts you think that he should/But he is good, he is good.

Pray

I will pray for you now/For you have been my faithful friends/While the road we walk is difficult indeed/I could not ask for more than what you’ve already been/Only that you would say these prayers for me.

May your heart break enough that compassion enters in/May your strength all be spent upon the weak/All the castles and crowns you build and place upon your head, may they all fall, come crashing down around your feet.

May you find every step to be harder than the last, so your character grows greater each stride/May your company be of humble insignificance/May your weakness be your only source of pride.

What you do unto others, may it all be done to you/May you meet the one who made us and see him smile when life is through/May your blessings be many but not what you’d hoped they’d be/When you look upon the broken, may mercy show you what you could not see.

May you never be sure of any plan you desire, but you’d learn to trust the plans he has for you/May your passions be tried and tested in the holy fire/May you fight with all your life for what is true.

I have prayed for you now, all of my dear and faithful friends/But what I wish is more than I could ever speak/As the way wanders on I’ll long to see you once again/Until then would you say these prayers for me?/Oh, that you would pray for me.

Know, friends, that I am praying for you in this new year.  Some of you, I know your hopes and dreams and I am praying fervently for you.  Others of you, I don’t, but I am still praying that God would work awesomely in your life.  Oh, that you would pray for me, too.

Happy New Year.

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One Response to Year in review, and prayers for a new one

  1. silly me says:

    and i will.

    you bless my heart continually.

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