To Be Undaunted

Yesterday evening was day one of a book study that I am a part of with some wonderful women from my church. The book we will be studying is Undaunted, by Christine Caine. One of the stand out points of our time together last night, was the reality of what happens in a single moment of potentially life changing news. Though everything in our life externally may change, our fundamental identity remains the same. Our salvation, strength, security, purpose, character, worth and value in Christ, cannot be shaken if we are rooted and established in Him.

 

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angel nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – (Romans 8:37-39)

 

When life finds a way,Undaunted

of spinning around;

what once seemed secure,

no more steady ground –

where will peace be found?

When rooted in Christ,

identity sure;

no storm can undo,

the hope that’s secure –

and Christ’s presence near.

Who He has made us,

shall remain unchanged;

though battered and scarred,

His peace shall sustain –

and purpose remain.

The love of the Lord,

steadfast and secure;

there’s no height nor depth,

nor trying detour –

Christ’s love is assured.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that though our circumstances may change, You never change. Thank You that in You, we have security, strength, assurance, purpose, worth, salvation, hope, and so much more. Thank You that the foundation we have in You cannot be shaken by our circumstances. Forgive us for wasting time and energy on worry, and help us to trust You in all things and at all times. Lead us to love others in such a way, that they would see You through us. May many come into a saving relationship with You. Be exalted O God, as we stand secure in You, no matter what comes our way. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. – Job 8:21

You Are

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You, O Lord, are my lamp;

turning darkness into light.

You grant me steady ground;

so I may stand on new heights.

Your word, Lord, is flawless;

and perfect are all Your ways.

In You, I take refuge;

my Shield for all of my days.

For You alone are God,

the Rock on which I will stand.

The One who clears my path,

grants strength to trust all Your plans.

May my feet stay steady,

and my heart be ever true;

for only by Your grace,

will I learn to lean on You.

(Responding to David’s Song of Praise in 2 Samuel, verses 29-34)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are.  Thank You that for me, the depth and breadth of Your love and grace has become even more clear as I have navigated these past eleven years through motherhood.  Though I understood my need for You prior, it has become magnified, as we raise our two treasures.  Thank You that You are the One who lights our path, grants us steady ground, and provides place of refuge when the storms rage.  Thank You for my mother and grandmother, who both model dependence on You.  Thank You for the godly women in my world whose voices encourage and guide me to grow closer to You.  Forgive us for not always giving credit where it is due, and may we cherish and honor these blessings from You.  May mothers everywhere know the gift that You have created them to be, and may hearts hear all that You have for them.  Amen.

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© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present