Friday, January 30, 2009

The Love of God

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell
The guilty pair, bowed down with care
God gave His Son to win
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin

Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade

To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky



O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints' and angels' song

Throughout this week I have felt like I have been under some serious spiritual attack. I have felt an unreasonable amount of anxiety, fear, and worry on a hourly basis. Last night I even woke up at 1:30am and was wide awake in a near panic for about an hour. I read my Bible and prayed, and eventually calmed down enough to go to back to sleep. On top of all this general unrest, I have had the enemy whispering the word "failure" over and over in my mind...

It has been quite unsettling.

Today, at this hour, I feel nothing but peace.

Thank you Jesus.

And thank you also to my sweet friends Julie and Lacy for their prayers today, and my thoughtful friend Heather, for listening to the Holy Spirit's calling and praying for me as well. Even just Heather mentioning to me that the Lord had laid me on her heart this week meant so much to me. It showed me that even when I couldn't "feel" God, He was taking care of me.

He is so good to us.

Let this be a lesson to me to never be too proud to ask for prayer.

And if you don't believe in the power of prayer, ask Him to show you how real it is. I am not talking about "testing" the Lord, just simply ask Him to reveal to you just how powerful the prayers of His faithful ones can be...I have nothing but the utmost faith He will answer, and show you.


Stephanie said...

My all-time favorite song is also called "The Love of God" (it's by Rich Mullins). I know about spiritual attack and also about prayer, and I'm glad to hear how God was taking care of you this week in ways you were not aware of.

Lauren Kelly said...

God hears us in our time of need and this is a PRIME example!!! Have a GREAT weekend!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Kendra, I will be praying for God to bless you with continued peace. Hugs from TN.

Vanessa's Dad said...

Uplifting video.

You probably ARE under spiritual attack, and that means you are, or are about to be, involved in something Satan does not like. Otherwise, ya might not even be on his radar screen. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but definitely challenging. Take heart... The Lord tells us that He has overcome the world.

I pray for you and David every morning.


Faith said...

There is such power in prayer and I am so glad that you have felt His peace come over you. Stand firm against the attacks of the enemy - he has been defeated. Praise the Lord!!

I am praying for you too!!

MiMi said...

So glad that you have felt the peace, that only God can give, sweep over you. I have been experiencing some of these same feelings recently, but take heart --Satan is a defeated foe! Praise The Lord!

Sending prayers and hugs your way!