Turn it All Around by Misty Edwards

His love never fails even when we fail. 🙂

Turn It All Around           {Key: D}
Words and music by Misty Edwards

D/F# G D/F# G
Just don’t give up, don’t give in
A Bm A G
If you don’t quit, you’ll win, you’ll win
(x2)
D/F# G Bm A
Everything is in My hands
D/F# – G Bm – A
It’s gonna be alright, you’re gonna be okay
(x2)
D/F# G D/F# G
Just don’t give up, don’t give in
A Bm A G
If you don’t quit, you’ll win, you’ll win
(x2)
D/F#
He’s gonna turn it all around
G
Just wait and see
D/F#
He’s gonna make everything beautiful
G
Just in time (2x)

Album: onething LIVE: Before His Eyes
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of Prayer, Kansas City) c/o 3535 E. Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO 64137
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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a burning heart

Tonight my gaze was brought back to the Reason why…the Reason for all of these…the Reason why I live and why I’m here:  Jesus.

Thank You, Lord.  I love this song.

Burn for You by Rick Pino

My heart is Your altar

So come and be my fire
Jesus, no one else will do
ʻcause Iʼm burning with desire for Your name

[Chorus]
Let my heart burn, let it burn for You
Let my heart burn, let it burn for You
No other love, no other name
No other fire but Yours remains

Give us a generation who says “no” to toleration
But rather chooses to be free
Oh God, give us a new breed
Let me burn with holy love

eureka: the essentials

“When you see eternity and Who really matters, the present circumstances don’t matter that much anymore. :)”

    {my take home lesson after our cell group meeting tonight}

*suddenly everything I deemed important didn’t seem that important anymore after  

watching a film about eternity and humanity’s two choices*

I’m coming back to the heart  of worship ‘coz it’s all about You.  It’s all about You, Jesus. 

– ♥ Heart of Worship by Matt Redman


Have a happy weekend lovelies!  I can’t wait to start working on my lecture outline.

Most of the things in the Kingdom do not necessarily start out by feeling but by the Word of God.  Remember how God created the world and you and me?  Or how the Word became flesh so He could dwell among us?  Words have so much power.

Tonight, I told God that even if I might not feel the emotions of what He told me to do, I will obey because He is more important than how I feel.  Will I let how I feel get in the way of God and my relationship with Him?  I realize that I’d have to give up this issue so that there won’t be any obstacle between me and my Jesus.

Jesus is worth it all.

{via Heisworthitall@tumblr}

He honors our obedience; knows how frail we are.  His grace is indeed sufficient.  And you know what, there is always grace and forgiveness at the throne room.  That and love, mercy, healing and life. (:

STC stint

Even now I am still amazed at how God moved on my behalf for this stint at STC.  It was not something I had planned or even thought about.  Okay, maybe for a split second I thought about it once last year but it was never a serious one.  Oh, the suddenlies of God!

It was a typical Saturday afternoon and I was finishing off my lesson plan simulation.  The three nights before that were toxic.  I could not move and make my lesson plan from scratch.  How was I to do it?  The thought of making a plan was daunting to me.  It was Saturday morning that I finished off in the physical what my mind had only outlined and conceived.  I wanted to chicken out and skip class but then I remembered that nobody wins a battle or the war by running away.  I decided to go.

Good thing I went and presented my lesson.  Ms. D asked me after my simulation {out of  curiosity} how I deal with the younger ones since my demeanor and personality was for older kids, read:  college students.  She then asked me if I was interested in teaching college kids again since they were looking for a History teacher.  Wow!  I remember being ecstatic about it that I couldn’t give a very impressive or coherent response.  Overwhelmed was one word that described how I felt.  I knew it was a God-thing.  I had already laid that desire down at the altar and told Him I would follow Him where He’ll take me.  I had not dreamt that I would, one day, go back to teaching young people again though deep in my heart I had always told Him I still wanted to do so.

with my Nursery kids reading a tale about fishes and sharks

So there, God is bringing me to new places, new people and new experiences.  One thing that strikes me now is that it truly is effortless.  It was Ms. D who contacted the registrar.  I told myself that if M. would give her “yes” to this then this is God.  My co-teacher, Teacher M. told me that it sounded impossible that M. would allow me to teach in another school.  Lo and behold, when M. replied her words were very positive, supportive and encouraging.  I was dumbfounded.  God truly works in ways that are higher than what we can think of or even imagine.

This week, God told me during worship that it’s all about Him and His Kingdom and what He wants to do through me at STC and in this generation.  Yes, there are things He has asked me to give up but – step by step – I’m seeing that it is because He has plans and agendas that need to be laid out before a generation and a nation and sometimes the things that are precious to me get in His way. 🙂

One more thing:  God redeems and He is a God who gives us a million chances again.  He redeemed and continues to redeem my mistakes at DC almost four years ago and now He is redeeming my loss and failure in teaching in the college level again.  This time I have learned not to take His blessings lightly and take them for granted.