Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Transformation

Psalm 30:1-12 NIV

I will exalt you, Lord ,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me. Lord  my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me. You, Lord , brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit. Sing the praises of the Lord , you his faithful people;
praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning. When I felt secure, I said,
"I will never be shaken." Lord , when you favored me,
you made my royal mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
I was dismayed. To you, Lord , I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy: "What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, Lord , and be merciful to me;
Lord , be my help." You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord  my God, I will praise you forever.

God changes everything. He saves us from death and destruction.  Because of his unfailing love and grace he transforms everything about our lives.  He lifts us from the gutter and puts us on solid ground.  He turns our tears and our sadness into dancing and rejoicing.  God is worthy of our praise.  He turns test into testimonies. Storms into his his stories and changes messes into messages.

He transformed me from a selfish, mean, hard hearted person into someone who has heart for others.  He transformed me into someone in love with Jesus and a deep desire to live for him.  He transformed me into someone who wants to love God and love others.  To be real about God.  Real about love and connect the unconnected to God and others.

God is worthy of our praise.  He changes everything!  He speaks into darkness and emptiness and creates life.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

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