Lecrae Feat. Cam & Dwayne Tryumf Don’t Waste Your Life
“Your money your singleness marriage talent and time
They were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is Divine
That’s why it’s Christ in my rhymes
That’s why it’s Christ all the time
My whole world is built around him He’s the life in my lines
I refused to waste my life
He’s too true ta chase
Heres my gifts and time cause I’m constantly trying to be used to praise the Christ
If he’s truly raised to life
Then this news should change your life
And by his grace you can put your faith in place that rules your days and nights.”
|This trial grips my heart and it is just so torn… I’ve never grown so much in my faith, but it’s also been a long time since I’ve felt this kind of pain… it’s been a long time since I’ve cried this much…
Finding Joy in these situations is impossible, but with a power that raised Christ from the dead, the power of the Holy Spirit, I’ve found joy, found the good in it that glorifies God. I find deep comfort in his word, and in much time of prayer and fasting, I’ve found a peace that transcends all understanding.
This doesn’t mean I don’t have a heavy heart, or that I don’t mourn, because even Jesus mourned for Lazarus, but there is unnatural, overflowing peace in it. My soul cries out to the Lord, with prayer and supplication in thanksgiving, relying all on His strength, but also with deep, genuine praise.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
|Oh, my God, how do I deal with these emotions?
My heart is in anguish and my eyes are always on the edge of shedding tears.
Can it be me instead? Can I take her pain and suffering away?
Can her lot be cast unto me? Let me have it all instead.
Lord, continue to be glorified in this, let your perfect will be done.
If it is not your will to take her cancer and give it to me,
Let joy spring out of her life and pour out to all those around her.
I love her so much, i care for her so dearly; God be filled in my love for her.
Clayton’s Story (7 min video). I hope this can encourage everybody.
|I got to spend time with a very dear friend of mine going through cancer these last two days. We didn’t have time to talk too much in the last years, so I’m filled with so much joy I got to spend so much time with her in my busy schedule. I’ve just been reminded how much I really love her and care for her dearly.One of the hardest things for me was to see her in pain and knowing there’s nothing I could do about it… and that really breaks my heart. It reminds me of a greek mythology story, or I think it’s greek… but anyways: I really wish I could take this lot from her and suffer it all, and I’d give up so much without thinking twice. I would take it all for her even if the consequences were that we would never have known each other, and she never knew she would get cancer… even if I never knew her, I want her to have her full life.
God is faithful no matter what. This is what glorifies Him the most, and I won’t question that because I am such an insignificant being compared to an infinite Creator, and I will delight in Him and praise His name no matter the situation, yet I will continue to pray on my hands and knees for her and fast for her. I would build a house with my bare hands for her if I could…
My dear friend… keep on fighting, I’ll do the best I can to stay by your side.
“Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:12b-13
|So i tend to spend a lot of time fasting every week and have gotten some awesome insight just from doing it! I love it when I’ve just spent a day fasting and it’s the end of that day, and I’m just chillin’ with really good friends and they have an amazing smelling meal, and my mouth just waters a lot, and I am just so hungry! Especially when they have the most amazing meals! Knowing I’m not going to be eating and my hunger burns, I have so much joy in my prayer and just get on my knees and beg God that my hunger for Him would be THAT STRONG!!! It only comes when we starve ourselves from the things of the world, knowing there is something WAY better; oh, and it is SO WORTH IT! Right now, I smell amazing Mexican food [:
Lord, I desire you just as much, I hunger for your righteousness, I delight in your law and precepts and your testimonies! I seek for YOU! I delight in you and find my pleasure in you!