Sunday, May 20, 2012

Don't Give Up! He's Here to Draw You Close.

 As I sit here, leaning back against the headboard in my room, legs out on the lawn of the green paisley-floral bedspread and MASH in the background, and two people on IM, someone reminded me about the Pools of Bethesda... and so I went to her post about it...

I was reading her post, and this song, on Youtube, was added at the end of it. The lyrics of Sixx AM are powerful, life-changing, thought-provoking... and it was very fitting to talk about accidents and slips and the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus had compassion on a man whose life seemed to be one big "slip" in the eyes of many. He was one of hundreds, perhaps thousands of people waiting for an ANGEL to come and stir the water, for the first person to make it into the pool they were sitting near was healed by God at the angel's touch. (See the story in John 5:1-15

Verse five tells us, "There was a certain man there who had suffered with a deep-seated and lingering disorder for thirty-eight years." This man, Jesus walked up to and interacted with, allowing healing to come into his heart, life, psyche, and body. This man, who had sat at the pools so long... this man who, to many, seemed to "fall off the wagon" or have slipped... or whose parents had slipped into sin... Jesus came in and encouraged, and He healed him.

Accidents Can Happen, by Sixx AM, is following... the words to the song reveal the deep-seated need for each of us to have someone be understanding. Like the man at the pools, we all have someone looking at us with compassion in Jesus... if we will but accept the compassion. No matter how we have fallen, or what we need in terms of healing, HE is the way!

To YOU, Lisa Marie, thank you... for introducing me to such talent and the beauty of their songs... and of Nikki's mind and heart. :)

We all need some encouragement, as my friend said in her post. We all need encouragement from INSIDE of us, as well as from others. We all need the encouragement God has for us, which much of the time COMES through others. And we all need a helping hand sometimes, too. As Lisa wrote in the blog post that has inspired me (Feb. 11, 2011...),
 "What if we were all moved by COMPASSION and we took some time to encourage each other, by simply saying... "Don't give up, It's never too late, Don't sit here any longer, You can do it, Get up... Walk.""

At some point, I might interact with this song... but for today, I just want to revel in, concentrate on, meditate on the words and what they mean... for they are powerful without any interaction at all...

Nikki, if you're reading this... THANK YOU... Godspeed, and may He continually bless you. You are a blessing to more of us than you have any idea. Much love in Jesus Christ... The One Who knows even better than we do that accidents happen and we all fall down and slip sometimes.(Nikki, se stai leggendo questo... Grazie... Godspeed, ed egli continuamente vi benedica. Vi sono una benedizione per più di noi che avete qualche idea. Tanto amore in Gesù Cristo... Colui che sa a volte addirittura meglio di noi che accadono incidenti e we all fall down e slip.)

Know He loves you so much more than you can ever know, Nikki! He is and will forever be there for you, and for each one. YOU are a blessing! (So che ti ama così tanto più che si può mai sapere, Nikki! Egli è e sarà sempre lì per te e per ciascuno di essi. VI sono una benedizione!)

May God bring Sixx AM all credit, and may Sixx AM give God all glory! (Può portare Dio Sixx AM tutti i crediti, e può dare Sixx AM Dio tutta la gloria!)

So without further ado,

Accidents Can Happen - Sixx AM


 Don't give up, it takes a while
I have seen this look before
And it's alright
You're not alone
If you don't love this anymore
I hear that you've slipped again
I'm here 'cause I know you'll need a friend

And you know that accidents can happen
And it's okay,
We all fall off the wagon sometimes
It's not your whole life
It's only one day
You haven't thrown everything away.

Take some time and learn to breathe
And remember what it means
To feel alive
And to believe
Something more than what you see
I know there's a price for this
But some things in life you must resist

And you know that accidents can happen
And it's okay,
We all fall off the wagon sometimes
It's not your whole life
It's only one day
You haven't thrown everything away.

I hear that you've slipped again
I'm here 'cause I know you'll need a friend

And you know that accidents can happen
And it's okay,
We all fall off the wagon sometimes
It's not your whole life
It's only one day
You haven't thrown everything away.

You know that accidents can happen
And it's okay,
We all fall off the wagon sometimes
It's not your whole life
It's only one day
You haven't thrown everything away.

So don't give up
It takes a while.


                                         Sixx AM- Accidents Can Happen


We can cry to Jesus... we can ask for the healing we need. We no longer have to wait at a pool for the angel to stir up the water. When Jesus died in our place, and when He rose again, He gave us access to the Father in HEAVEN, from Whom all blessings flow in Jesus' name by His Spirit...
  
Broken Before You


For a clean heart I come
Kneeling before You
Broken and humbled
For a clean heart I come
Kneeling before You
Needing renewal

For a clean heart I come
Kneeling before You
Broken and humbled before You
Your saving, cleansing grace I need
I come before You, Lord
Broken and humbled
Coming before You
Seeking Your face
A clean heart I need
Your saving, cleansing grace I need
Broken and humbled before You
For a clean heart I come

Broken before You, Lord
Broken before You
Broken before You, Lord
Kneeling before You

 (Lyrics by this author; all rights reserved)

Don't give up. Ever. Never let go of what God has given you unless He indicated it is time to let go... and trust Him to draw you closer to Him, have compassion on you, and love us, human as we are, knowing we are imperfect as He works to perfect us... He knows we are broken people needing healing... and He is here to bring the healing touch of His love and grace to our hearts and lives today and always.


                                         William McDowell - Closer/ Wrap Me In Your Arms

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