Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beautiful

I've been surrounded by Your beauty
In the midst of so much pain.
But I've not always kept my eyes on You
Throughout the tormenting rain.

Lord I know you're always there
Even though I do not always see.
Give me the faith I need to persevere
And become what You created me to be.

I've been surrounded by Your beauty
There's no mistaking it now.
Lord, I feel You all around me
Your grace is changing me somehow.

The following video is by a group I LOVE.  The lyrics help remind me to surrender to God's plan for my life and just let those waves crash over me with faith that I will emerge from the ocean a stronger person.  Holy Spirit, consume me like a fire, so I can feel your beautiful presence like never before.  Lyrics are below the video.

 

"Something Beautiful"
By:  Needtobreathe

In your ocean, I'm ankle deep
I feel the waves crashin' on my feet
It's like I know where I need to be
But I can't figure out, yeah I can't figure out

Just how much air I will need to breathe
When your tide rushes over me
There's only one way to figure out
Will ya let me drown, will ya let me drown

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees, I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful

And the water is risin' quick
And for years I was scared of it
We can't be sure when it will subside
So I won't leave your side, no I can't leave your side

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees, I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful

In a daydream, I couldn't live like this
I wouldn't stop until I found something beautiful
When I wake up, I know I will have
No, I still won't have what I need

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees, I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful


It is difficult for me to even put into words how the next song makes me feel, but I will do my best.  I full-on wept like a baby the first time I heard this song, I'm not even gonna lie.  It does help that Francesca has the voice of an angel and could sing my International Communications homework and make it sound angelic too.  But seriously, I feel like this is MY song.  It's as though I heard my heart being spilled out through the radio into my car back at me and it was such a wonderful, overwhelming feeling.  God is so good, and I don't know how ever got through a simgle day ignoring Him...and boy did I ignore Him for quite some time!  I am constantly growing and changing by His grace.  Lyrics below the video.

 


"Beautiful, Beautiful"
By:  Francesca Battistelli
 
Don’t know how it is You looked at me
And saw the person that I could be
Awakening my heart
Breaking through the dark
Suddenly Your grace

Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so
Beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All that I need
You are so
Beautiful, beautiful

Now there’s a joy inside I can’t contain
But even perfect days can end in rain
And though it’s pouring down
I see You through the clouds
Shining on my face

Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so
Beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All that I need
You are so
Beautiful, beautiful

I have come undone
But I have just begun
Changing by Your grace

Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so
Beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All that I need
You are so
Beautiful, beautiful

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mattanda! Congrats on your wedding!!! Your wedding photo is gorgeous!!! Your blog is so sweet and I LOVE Francesca B. too! Thanks for letting me know you have a blog :-) God Bless you and your husband! God has a good plan for your life!

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