Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Yesterday I received a CD in the mail from Integrity music. It was one that I didn't order so, of course, I immediately became suspicious. I know they don't have one of those CD clubs but I wasn't sure what was going on. After a brief chat with one of the sweetest Customer Care reps I've ever encountered she advised me "Well, it looks like it's a gift to you, sweetie!" Don't you love it when you meet someone who LOVES their job!

The CD was titled H214 and had a hand coming up out of water on the front. It was filled with brand new or newly arranged praise and worship music. As I popped it in and began listening to it (the first song happens to be one we're singing in church THIS Sunday - love that) and reading some of the lyrics I just had me a little church right in my living room! Lyrics like "You paint the morning sky with miracles in mind. My hope will always stand for you hold me in Your hand. Lord I'm amazed by You, how You love me." and "Glory and honor means you are God forever. Blessing and worship for He alone deserves all praise." and "So clothe me in humility. remind me that I come before the King. There is nothing, there is nothing more precious, more worthy. May I gaze deeper , may I stay longer, may I press onward to know you Lord." Now if that doesn't bless ya, then I think your blesser might be broke! (My daddy used to say that one)

As I was reading the cover I discovered H214 stands for Habakkuk 2:14 which reads "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." That's good stuff!! Think about that. Habakkuk, the prophet, received a Word from the Lord that told him the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord. Imagine then that he wanted to share that with everyone. That the Lord wants us to know His glory!!! Not just know who He is or that He's up there watching over us or sitting up there waiting to judge our every mistake! NO! He wants the earth knowing His glory! Webster's defines glory as praise, honor or distinction extended by common consent. The original Hebrew word used here is kawbod (pron kaw-bode') meaning honor, riches, abundance, splendour. God wants us to know His honor, His riches, His abundance, His splendor! That blows my mind!!

I think as "earthlings" we sometimes associate His riches and His abundance to dollar signs. Easy to do! There's times - like earlier this week - when I was hoping some of His riches would fall down from the sky! haha But then I would start running outside every day looking for more. The point is that I go to Him - let Him supply me with what I need - know that He will share His abundance, His riches with me. Trust Him in that! He did it for me this week and He'll do it again when I need! See, here's the thing. God is too perfect and too holy to EVER go back on His word! He promised me in Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." that He would meet my needs! Not my wants! I'm not gonna get that red Ferrari I like so well because I don't NEED that car! I drive too fast as it is. But He will meet my NEED and that's a hard lesson to learn. What we need and NOT what we want. WHEW! I know that lesson all too well! I didn't grow up with parents who gave me everything I wanted (thank God) but I did have and older sister who if she was able she would get it for me. I love her!! hahaha That was a tough pattern for me to break. Quit expecting anyone but God to meet my needs! I still struggle with it but God is faithful!

I pray that someone is relating to this and that when you're having a bad day you'll stop, put on some praise music and have yourself some church right where you are!!! I do it daily and it makes all the difference! He alone is worthy and He alone makes all the difference!