Thursday, September 07, 2006

Isn't it funny....


...how it takes such a little thing -like missing paperwork or a 15 inch metal spring- to derail us?

When James writes about counting it a joy to fall into temptations, I don't really picture those temptations coming in the form of the dog running through the house with muddy feet and Vin pouring syrup all over his shoe.

That's why I love Rich Mullin's song,

We Are Not as Strong as We Think We Are

"Well it took the hand of God Almighty
To part the waters of the sea
But it only took one little lie
To separate you and me
Oh we are not as strong as we think we are

And they say that one day Joshua
Made the sun stand still in the sky
But I can't even keep these thoughts of you from passing by
Oh we are not as strong as we think we are

We are frail we are fearfully and wonderfully made
Forged in the fires of human passion
Choking on the fumes of selfish rage
And with these our hells and our heavens
So few inches apart
We must be awfully small
And not as strong as we think we are

And the Master said their faith was
Gonna make them mountains move
But me I tremble like a hill on a fault line
Just at the thought of how I lost you
Oh we are not as strong as we think we are

We are frail we are fearfully and wonderfully made
Forged in the fires of human passion
Choking on the fumes of selfish rage
And with these our hells and our heavens
So few inches apart
We must be awfully small
And not as strong as we think we are

And if you make me laugh
I know I could make you like me
Cause when I laugh I can be a lot of fun
But we can't do that I know that it is frightening
What I don't know is why we can't hold on
We can't hold on

It took the hand of God Almighty
To part the waters of the sea
But it only took one little lie
To separate you and me
Oh we are not as strong as we think we are

When you love you walk on the water
Just don't stumble on the waves
We all want to go there somethin awful
But to stand there it takes some grace
Cause oh we are not as strong
As we think we are

No we are not as strong
As we think we are

Walk on the water
Walk on the water
If we could just hold on
Just hold on
"


yeah, what he said.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

i've felt the same way lately. i have such a good life, really, and yet something goes wrong and it just ruins my day or at least makes me cranky for a little bit, that's crazy! luke and i don't ever fight and agree on pretty much everything...and yet somehow, we still end up having to apologize to eachother for something or other every few days. we are definitely not as strong as we think we are.

Josh P said...

That songs been running through my head a lot lately.

akr said...

Amen...I have been studying 2 Cor. about how paul saw that his adequacy comes from God and not himself...I really needed that reminder!

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