Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sing My Soul Saturday-Meeting Us Where We Are

Here is another beautiful song from my new fav...Kathleen Carnali! This was a song she lead during worship and it spoke so intimately to my heart as I have been teaching and studying through the women of the Bible.

Hagar, who met God in the desert when Sarah had run her out of the camp. Sarah couldn't bear looking upon this woman any longer. Hagar could do something that Sarah couldn't...she could bear a child and conceive. Sarah had become despised in Hagar's eyes. Sarah was probably humiliated and embarrassed. She felt shame and contempt for this woman. She was a constant reminders of her sin and weakness, shame and guilt. In her sin and weakness, she offered her maidservant, Hagar, to her husband Abraham.

Sarah was barren. She wasn't able to conceive and give Abraham a son....Sarah became impatient with God's timing and was tired of waiting for His promised child....she had waited 10 years....isn't that long enough, God? She took matters into her own hands. But God is faithful and did give Sarah and Abraham a son....Nothing is impossible for God....Isaac was born. But God didn't forsake Hagar. He loved Hagar and He loved Ishmael. They were his children, too.

"But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now." Galatians 4:29

"So he (Abraham) went in to Hagar and she conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes." Genesis 16:4

"And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence." Genesis 16:6

But God met her in the desert as she fled....God meets us right where we are. He says come to me what I have for you is is my son, Jesus Christ.

"Now the angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. and He said, 'Hagar, Sarai's maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?'

She said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress, Sarai." Genesis 16:7

What do we flee from? What do we try to push down and hide from view? We can't hide anything from God. He knows each of our pains and each of our struggles. He loves us and wants to pour out His love upon us.

What does He say to Hagar?

"Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand." Genesis 16:9

That is the heart of God. Return. Accept....and He will bless.

He blessed Hagar. He blessed Ishmael. The Lord heard her affliction. He cared.

Just like the woman at the well in John 4. What a beautiful account of a woman, meeting a man who says....come, drink and you will never thirst again.

May this song encourage you, lift you and guide you to the man, Jesus Christ....who loves each of us with everlasting love.

On a totally seperate note....I just couldn't resist sharing my sweet daughter with you. Each night at bed I sing to her. God didn't give me a beautiful singing voice, but to my seems to soothe her soul. We sing He's Got the Whole World in His hands and go through all of our children and others held in God's mighty hands. We sing Jesus Loves Me and she also asks for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She likes to sing along with me. I had to tape it as I never wanted to forget her sweet voice singing. You only get 15 seconds, as that is all my camera will tape...but I hope you enjoy the 15 seconds....:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

In His love alone-Stacy


Jill said...

Oh Faithy GIRL! You are so YUMMY! We just want to squeeze you!

Love you princess!

Thanks for all you shared about the women in the bible Stacy and how God just wants to meet us where we are! How it doesn't matter what we have done - He is right there to wipe it all away!

I so love you!!!!

You are bright light in my life always!!!

Hugs sweet friend!

Jill said...

Ok after reading it and listening to Faith, Lexi and I went back to listen to the video.

All I can say is WOW! AMEN!!!!!

Simply powerful, beautiful and very touching! YES LORD!!!!!

Love you!

He And Me + 3 said...

What an awesome message in that song, & man, she can sing! I enjoyed that video so much, & your Faith is a little pumpkin!

Keli said...

Beautiful song!!!

And it's so wonderful that we have awesome voices to our kids!

And your daughter is a doll! Her singing that song brought tearsto my eyes even though it's a happy song...I'm just emotional like that! I loved it!

Peggy said...

WOW...what a ministry this precious Kathleen she makes God's Word come alive! Such a beautiful song & voice! I'm in awe!

Blessings Stacy...Thank you for sharing God's Word of these wonderful women in the Bible, it speaks volumes to me, never having my own children...I'm so thankful that Our Lord meets us right where we are.

And that precious twinkle by Faith
makes me realize how much God values each child above all else!
That we can come to Him as a child... praying! Enjoy TSMSS!

Under the Florida Sun said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! You have a beautiful blog and even more beautiful family!
I love this video of your little girl. I still tear up watching home videos of my little girls.. they are now 15 and 17 and even though they are just as precious now, the cuteness of it all is different..LOL.

Can't wait to start following your blog!
Have a beautiful day in the SON tomorrow!

Tamara said...

Oh Stacy you daughter is just TOO CUTE! Love the little voice! Wish I could hear my little princesses voice singing that... Maybe one day in heaven. Wonderful song Kathleen too! Thank you for this post, blessings friend!