Posted by: bellissimanh | September 3, 2008

Give Me Your Eyes

Last week the Lord really gave me a fresh glimpse of His grace. He reminded me of just how far He’s brought me, and how great is His love toward me. When I typically think of Ebenezers (1 Samuel 7:12) , I think of Jasmine’s scars and how they are a constant reminder of the Lord’s faithfulness to our family.  Little did I know that the Lord was using a drunk man and his sad-eyed girlfriend to help me raise up another Ebenezer. I am so thankful that He is faithful to remind me how powerful He has been in my life!

The passage we studied in morning worship this week was Ephesians 2:1-10:

Ephesians 2     Read This Chapter

2:1
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

 

 

2:2
in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,

 

 

2:3
among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

 

 

2:4
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

 

 

2:5
even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

 

 

2:6
and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

 

 

2:7
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

 

 

2:8
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

 

 

 

2:9
not of works, lest anyone should boast.

 

 

 

2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

 

 

Don’t you love it when the Lord says something to you, and then says it again? 🙂 Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

Saturday, about 20 of us headed to Chop Point for the annual Swiftwaters Music Festival. What a beautiful day! The weather was gorgeous (even if it was hot), the setting was amazing, the fellowship was sweet, the artists were fantastic, and the Lord was awesome in that place!

We enjoyed the Seacoast Community Church worship team, and Undue Favor and Andrew Carleton. Matthew West was incredible (as always), but it seems as though each year there’s something that just moves me to worship. This year it was Brandon Heath.

In light of the Truth God spoke to me last week, this song in particular was moving. I sat with my eyes closed and hands lifted up in worship to the God who saved me, and continues to redeem the moments of my life.

Give me your eyes, Lord!

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