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Let God be God June 23, 2008

I believe that God heals us…body, soul and spirit. 

Sometimes it is through miraculous healing. Sometimes it is through the medical knowledge that resides in  God’s amazing creation…the brain.

I believe that God is a refuge in times of trouble.

I believe that God will work all the muck and mire in our life out for His glorious good.

Do you believe that God is enough in your life? Do you believe that there is nothing impossible for God? Or, are you like me, praying in faith…but also in parallel… that God will help my unbelief.

In order to allow God to be God in our lives… we need to trust Him. Do you at your core, trust Him for everything? To be honest, I have a hard time with this one. Some things, the ones out of my control I can give to Him, but the ones I clutch tightly too…the ones I need to give up…I often can’t. He wants it all. Our lives are like a jigsaw puzzle. The beautiful, complete picture can’t be realized when you are hiding pieces. 

We are also under attack. The moral fabric of our nation is eroding. The earth is groaning in labor. Hitting closer to home, our lack of knee time… my lack of knee time… is allowing the enemy of our souls inroads in our lives and those that are dearest.

We need to stop this cycle and be the ones to stand in the gap for each other. So many of those closest to me are taking hits in the face. It is time to stand together and pray for each other.

No, I mean now.

WAKE UP! Why do we starve ourselves on popcorn prayer when God’s amazing banquet is set and ready?
WAKE UP! We are under attack, and it’s time to fight back. Together, corporately…as a body of believers, whatever that might look like in your life.

I am praying for Alex, a friend and pastor who is facing some of his families hardest days right now. For Wade, a pastor who’s daughter is in need of an immediate, miraculous healing. For my friends, here in one of the hardest hit (financially) areas in our country, who are losing their houses, their jobs, their families. For my husband, who is in Iraq for the fourth time…for my children who are struggling with it.

Lord, we bless your holy and righteous name. You alone are worthy of our praise, and we thank you for the blessings…seen and unseen.. that you bring to our lives. Right now, where we sit… move us out of our complacency, move us out of our lukewarm faith, help our unbelief. You are a God of miracles. You are our healer, our friend, our deliverer, the lover of our souls, a strong fortress in times of attack in our life. Help us, we implore you…Help us allow you to be those in our lives. Forgive us the sins that so easily beset us, and guard our hearts and minds against falling into their trap again. Breathe afresh on our weary souls, Lord. We desire your spirit to fill us anew every day. We love you Lord, to you be all the honor that we can’t even fully express within ourselves. Amen 

I was blessed to run into the videos below that express, in worship…how I am feeling. Alex, these are for you. 

(Excerpted) On the evening of Sunday, March 9th 2008, thousands of worshippers gathered to fill the Acer Arena in Sydney as Hillsong Church recorded their latest live worship album. It was an unforgettable night. An encounter with God that left the thousands who filled the stadium humbled and in awe of the wonder and grace of God and the reality of Christ. We come together and we say, “This is who we are, God. We need You, we love You, and we’re going to give everything to You.

It was a night of unified faith and expectancy, with moments all will never forget such as when Michael Gugliemucci, who has battled his own health crisis against cancer for two years, walked confidently on stage, oxygen tank in hand, declaring the promise of God and boldly
Singing the words to his song ‘Healer’.

The evening culminated with a loud and victorious declaration of, ‘With Everything’ and a holy moment that all who experienced will remember. As the band left the stage and the name of Jesus on display, the people were not ready to leave and with little accompaniment, they broke into spontaneous song and continued to worship God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Responses to “Let God be God”

  1. alex Says:

    wow Amie – that’s an amazing story. an amazing song. thank you for your prayers. I’m just reminded of how insignificant our troubles are in the grand design of the universe, but how our hearts are touched that God and his people care deeply. We’ll keep praying for Mike and the kids – the whole family. See you at church!

  2. The part that really struck me in this post is “thank you for the blessings…seen and unseen.”

    I’m waiting for some lab results that will tell me if the lump in my breast is benign or malignant and the not knowing (the unseen) has really been driving me crazy. But, when I stop and think about it. There are a lot of things that I cannot see that I trust and believe in. I can turn this over too. I like to imagine that the troubles and fear I release to God turn into beautiful butterflies as I hand them over. It’s a beautiful vision!

    Thank you for the inspiration :~)

  3. writetools Says:

    Cassandra I am lifting you up in prayer right now. I know that our God is mighty to save us, and that no matter what, He will walk along side of you. Please keep us updated, so we can rejoice with you! Amie

  4. Andrew Says:

    Today, in our lives, in our generation, there is a mighty work of God being performed. Worldwide (the Hillsong video just one instance), at no time in history has there been such a connected and united pressing in by His people… those who are dying to self and crying out with one voice to Him who is more than enough. There is a great sense of urgency, expectancy, raw hunger for Christ across the diversity of the world… In California, from where Amie writes this article, to Washington where I live, to Australia where this concert took place, to Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East… A hand of grace yet covers this earth while every last soul is called forth. He stands at my door, your door, your neighbors door and knocks, and asks if we will let Him be God.

  5. brewster Says:

    awesome story. I am so emotionally invested in this song and seeing what it is going to do for people. SO glad to find your blog, and glad you found mine. Keep believing, nothing in impossible for you…with Him.

  6. Shari Says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I meant to comment yesterday but went off on a tangent watching Hillsong videos for quite a while! I love their worship music. Anyway, I just wanted to come back and say thanks for your post. 🙂

  7. Mac McCarty Says:

    Oh, that is sooooo cool! “Why do we starve ourselves on popcorn prayer when God’s amazing banquet is set and ready?”

    Preach on, Sister.

    Mac

  8. David Says:

    Wow, that’s a great story you write, and the song is incredible! Thanks for the comment on my blog, and the prayers!

    Cheers, David

  9. Jeff Says:

    I loved the videos! That was awesome!

  10. inspiredword Says:

    Well so true, we must trust in the Lord with all of our heart.

    Keep the good work up!

  11. […] this song, and the song itself is powerful. Check out these videos (which I originally found on Amie’s blog – a […]


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