Monday, February 6

consumed!

Today I went to church. Two weeks in a row I have gone alone, as my sweet husband was working day shift.  I love going to church. L.O.V.E. it.   It is quite something because after I resigned, Alvin and I did not attend anywhere for about a year.  We needed to walk a journey toward wholeness and healing.  Yes, we missed the friends we had left there.  But we did not want to just go to church and sit lifeless in the pews.  I was not afraid that my heart would grow cold, because we still remained in contact with some good friends who we fellowshiped with.  (Where two or three are gathered, Jesus is in our midst he said)
However, after about a year, and after sitting in the pews in some miscellaneous churches "soaking" in the presence of God, my heart began to yearn for the fellowship of a church family.  (Remember, we had been in our previous church for 32 years for me, and a few more added on that for Alvin).  It was a very hard but very necessary decision.

I understand what God has done in our lives.  How he brought us to Eastview.  That in itself makes me smile, how he did that.  It was a blessing to be invited into a caregroup within a month of attending.  It was love at first sight with this group!  We have felt cared for, nurtured, blessed, encouraged, challenged. We realized a month or two ago, that we feel so much at home here.  Yes, we still have many many many people to get to know.  But we feel at home.  So it is, that I can go alone to church when Alvin is working.  I thank God for being able to do that.  I don't take that for granted.

Last week, and this week again, we sang a song that resonated deeply within my heart.  I grabbed a pen to write down some of the words that touched me.

... Everlasting
the cry of my heart
is to bring You praise
O my soul cries out

In my heart and my soul
I give you control
consume me from the inside out Lord

Consumer me from the inside out Lord!
WOW
CONSUME ME.

In the past few weeks, especially while being challenged with the Transformed preaching series, I have asked the Lord to do several things such as "Stir me"   "Shake me"  
I don't want to just sit still.  I do not want to grow comfortable or stagnant.  I want to be stirred.  I said I want to be shaken (although part of me says, Please Lord, NOT too much shaking!)  In my mind, I get this picture of a person mixing drinks and putting the ingredients, the ice in a SHAKER and then while they HOLD TIGHTLY they shake the stuff.  The shaking, to my knowledge, makes the drink good.
(I am not an expertise on this at all, I am just surmising!)  So Lord, stir and shake me.  
And Consume me from the inside out!  What does that mean?
I think I want that.

What are your thoughts?  Post a comment!  Love to hear from you.

Here is the song that blessed me this morning:


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