He Is Enough

He Is Enough

That moment when you realize
That all you have learned isn't enough.
All that you have walked through.
All you have felt.
All you have.

When the heart is trampled and torn,
weary and worn,

When the tears are silently streaming,
or coming in torrents,

Then, oh my soul, 
Look up! 
Behold Your God! 

He is enough. 
He is enough. 
He is enough. 


No More Lies!

No more sorrow. No more tears. 
No more goodbyes. No more fears. 
Endless Joy, 
Boundless, free. 
This, with Christ, 
Is Eternity.

These are all beautiful thoughts we have about our eternal home, heaven. And they are all true! What an amazing reality we will have one day. But I would add some more things we don't usually think about, that are all similar: 
no more lies. 
no more deception. 
no more falsehood. 
I was reading Psalm 63 last month and this verse practically jumped off the page at me: 

But the king will rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him will glory,
For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
Psalm 63:11

I read it over and over. Could it really be? One day the mouths of all liars will be stopped? I became downright giddy over this thought and almost broke out in the doxology! For some reason, whenever i thought of heaven, i had not thought about this truth.  I mean, i knew it, but how often do you hear this specifically?  This one verse filled me with so much hope and joy that morning!

This truth hit me so hard because i have been surrounded by lies and deception throughout my life. I have heard more lies than the average person, and that is not an exaggeration. I will not go into detail here, but i can tell you that it is exhausting.  

And it happens among professing Christians.

Just today i stumbled across something that someone had written that was full of lies, falsehood, slander, and full of malice...and it hurt. It hurt that people i love dearly were accused wrongly. It hurt that this person lashed out at the very people who had loved them, including me. 

But then i remembered God.

I remembered that He is the righteous Judge. 


And one day, the truth will be known. That situation where you have been falsely accused, lied about, slandered, deceived? He knows! He is your Shield and Defender! Even if it is never sorted out while you trod this earth, the truth will be made known that final day. Entrust yourself to Christ Jesus!

For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;   1 Peter 2:21-23

This verse (Psalm 63:11) is also very sobering, because if there will be no lies, falsehood, or deception in heaven, that means that those who lie and slander and do not repent are going to be separated from Jesus Christ forever. It motivates me to pray for them, to pray for their eyes to be opened and for them to repent and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I pray that they will turn from their sin and turn to the Saviour. 

For those of us who are in Christ, we can rejoice that there is no falsehood in Him. We can trust Him completely. All His words are life and truth. We can turn to the living Word of God (Hebrews 4:12) and find rest, encouragement, exhortation, love, and TRUTH. And one day, we will be in the very presence of PERFECT TRUTH forever. 

No more sorrow. No more tears. 
No more goodbyes. No more fears. 
No more lies. No more falsehood.
No more deception. All is TRUTH.
Endless Joy, 
Boundless, free. 
This, with Christ, 
Is Eternity.


Take My Life, updated by Jadon Lavik

The hymn "Take My Life" by Frances Ridley Havergal is one of my favorite consecration hymns. She wrote the hymn in 1874 after a wonderful time of realizing that "the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." 1 John 1:7. What a glorious truth! I had a moment like that last October, and my life has not been the same since. Here is an updated version of that great hymn that a friend sent to me :)


The Falling Rain

The song i am about to share is just raw. It is raw and beautiful, open and honest. I wonder how long he sat in silence before the Lord, crying out for the rain to stop, before he finally put the pen to paper? I wonder if the rain is still falling. This song has left me in tears every time i have heard it. I pray that this song will minister to you, as you and i travel this hard road home to heaven.

Peace. Be Still. 


If You Want Me To

There are times for me when a song is just so much better than all the words I could put here. This is one of those times.
But this song...
Just listen.
and pray.
and walk, one step at a time.


Sunday Song

This song has been on my mind for a couple weeks.

Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee.
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou from hence my all shall be.
Perish every fond ambition,
All I’ve sought or hoped or known.
Yet how rich is my condition!
God and heaven are still my own.

Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior, too.
Human hearts and looks deceive me;
Thou art not, like them, untrue.
O while Thou dost smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate and friends disown me,
Show Thy face and all is bright.

Man may trouble and distress me,
’Twill but drive me to Thy breast.
Life with trials hard may press me;
Heaven will bring me sweeter rest.
Oh, ’tis not in grief to harm me
While Thy love is left to me;
Oh, ’twere not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with Thee.

Go, then, earthly fame and treasure,
Come disaster, scorn and pain
In Thy service, pain is pleasure,
With Thy favor, loss is gain
I have called Thee Abba Father,
I have stayed my heart on Thee
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather;
All must work for good to me.

Soul, then know thy full salvation
Rise o’er sin and fear and care
Joy to find in every station,
Something still to do or bear.
Think what Spirit dwells within thee,
Think what Father’s smiles are thine,
Think that Jesus died to win thee,
Child of heaven, canst thou repine.

Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and winged by prayer.
Heaven’s eternal days before thee,
God’s own hand shall guide us there.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days,
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.