This evening I went to the Saturday service at my church. As we began to sing "All Because Of Jesus" by Steve Fee, my mind slipped to back to about a year and a half ago when I was in the sanctuary barely able to stand, singing that song. My husband would look at me with concern in his eyes knowing that I'd just had chemo the Friday before but I would doggedly insist I was not tired, I was fine. Yes, I could certainly praise God sitting down or even lying down for that matter but oh how I wanted to stand and lift my arms up to God!
The words would pour over my aching, exhausted body...
Giver of every breath I breathe Author of all eternity Giver of every perfect thing To You be the glory Maker of heaven and of earth No one can comprehend your worth King over all the universe To You be the gloryI fully understood that every breath I took was because of HIM! Every two weeks He would reach down and enable my battered immune system to rebuild. When I felt like giving up, when I felt like I could not fight a moment longer, when I wanted to throw down my sword and simply quit, He would breath upon me and renew my strength! Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Here I was a year and a half later, still singing this song. The battles had been fierce at times but God was still with me every step of the way. He had not abandoned me, leaving me to wander on my own, rather He had carried me and brought a group of His children to walk with me. Praise God for His loving kindness!
I'm alive Because I'm alive in You
And it's all because of Jesus I'm alive
And it's all because the blood of Jesus Christ
That covers me and raised this dead man's life
It's all because of Jesus I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive
It really does not matter what this physical body faces because regardless of what happens to it, we are alive in Christ Jesus! He is our very source of life!
[quote] It really does not matter what this physical body faces because regardless of what happens to it, we are alive in Christ Jesus! He is our very source of life! [/quote]
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen and heaps more of them as well.