Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Do You Know?

Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Jesus, I will never let You go.
You've taken me from the miry clay
You've set my feet upon The Rock, and now I know.

I do know. Firsthand.

The Holy Spirit must have had me in mind as He poured these lyrics into Hillsong's heart.

Truly. I DO know.






I never want to be complacent in remembering from where I came. The muck and mire.













I never want to be complacent in remembering where I am now. Upon The Rock.











Standing steadfast and sure upon The Rock of Grace and Mercy; plucked from the quicksand of humanness. 

Thank You, Jesus, Lover of My Soul. I'd have to be a fool to let go. 

May you remember that you, too, have been set upon The Rock of Grace and Mercy. No matter what storm rages around you, Grace and Mercy will keep you. Just purpose to never let go.



Because of Him and Unto Him,


25 comments:

Floyd said...

A good reminder Diane. "Just purpose to never let go." That is running the good race. Thanks for the water to keep pushing us toward the prize...

A Joyful Noise said...

Regardless of our upbringing we were all sinners and in need of being saved. When I received Jesus into my heart, it was like warm jello flooded my spirit, so sweet and comforting.

A New Song said...

Hallelujah! I was just singing this song this morning! I'll have to learn ALL the words, LOL! So very thankful for THE ROCK on which I can place my whole heart and soul. What a great pep talk for the day! Thanks!

Jennifer Dougan said...

Diane, you had me humming that song along as I read it here. Thank you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

Martha Herden said...

Diane-
Beautifully written. God is smiling!

(((blessings)))
martha

LOLITA said...

I too, was plucked from the miry clay for the muck.

I will never forget, D, not until my mind is sane or my breath taken.... until He comes back to claim us to heaven.

LOLITA said...

And oh, those pictures speaks for redemption openly. I prefer to perched on the mighty Rock than buried in mire.

That is one of my favorite songs too, D. I feel it through and through to the core.

Crown of Beauty said...

The pictures are powerful, and the words touch my heart as I read them. Like you I know what it is like to be plucked from the miry clay. And now to stand upon the Rock.

Thank you for these words, and the song is one of my favorites too, Diane.

Blessings
Lidia

Diane Ronzino said...

Yes, Floyd, it does keep us in the race. I hadn't looked at it that way. Thanks!

Diane Ronzino said...

Hazel, I've never heard salvation described as you said -it was like warm jello flooded my spirit, so sweet and comforting. It made me chuckle. But, I love that you describe it in such a familiar, tangible way - as only you can do. Thank you!

Diane Ronzino said...

Isn't that awesome, Nancy? The same song...

When I sing this song - either in church or from a CD - I sing with all my heart. Except I change the wording "Lover of my soul" to Companion of my soul . It says in Isaiah 30:18 AMPLFIED:

And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

HIS UNBROKEN COMPANIONSHIP. Yes!

He is the Companion of My Soul!

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you, Jennifer, you too! Thanks for coming by to read!

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you, Martha! I sure hope He smiles with everything I write. I want my words to be an act of worship unto Him.

Diane Ronzino said...

So glad to know that Lolita! Thank you for sharing your heart. I've missed it!

Diane Ronzino said...

Oh, I'm glad, Lidia! Another thing we have in common. Thanks for being here today.

I've missed you all and am getting around to everyone's blogs...

Ann Cocktale said...

Your posts are always powerful and a blessing. Thank you!

Robert J. Gerryts said...

Love the picture of the person in the muck! Great read Diane. I'll be back often now that it's fall.

-Bob

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you for your kind words, Ann. They were an enouraging word to me. LOL

Diane Ronzino said...

Bob, so glad to have you back writing. I've missed your wonerfully creative posts. You really do have a gift!

Kel Rohlf said...

Reminds me of "surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life." I have a friend who wanted to get two dogs and name them goodness and mercy...then they would follow her around wherever she went.

Lynn Morrissey said...

This reminds me of Psalm 40: "He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God." Thank you for this inspiring reminder that Jesus pulls us from the mire and gives us a firm place to stand!

Diane Ronzino said...

Aawwww...how cute about the names for the dogs... I'm ever so grateful for our LORD'S Grace and Mercy. If you only knew my BC years (before Christ)...and He loved me anyway....

Diane Ronzino said...

Welcome Lynn! I'm assuming you came over from Kei's blog. Thank you for coming by.

I assume that is the Scripture this song was based off of. And truly - HE RESCUED me!!!!

Betty said...

Great reminder Diane that He is our companion all the time, never leaves or forsakes us. Blessings

Pam said...

beautiful song and words to lift us in every moment... thanks for sharing and turning our hearts to these truths...