Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Flashbacks: "Prayer in the Harvest"

Originally posted October 9, 2009.  Man, am I here again in my life -- Everything is perfect, which means I need to be GIVING out of my overflow. A reminder for all of us in a peaceful phase of life...
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The last few lines of Hillsong’s The Desert Song have haunted me ever since I sang them a few weeks ago at church. God is shaking me lately… He is letting me know that something in me has to change.

The entire song is about the victory we can declare in Christ as we go through trials. My life, right now, is as good and “trial-free” as anyone’s I have ever seen. The last verse, however, is not about trials. It is about the good times, which Brad and I are definitely enjoying now:

“This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
The seed I’ve received I will sow”

Our life, right now, is too blessed to not be emptying ourselves out to others. If any of you reading this also pray for us, please pray that God would show us – and empower us – to give. I get nervous when I see that we’re moving into our nice house, as I finish my nice education, and continuing with our precious family and friends and endless blessings… I pray that we don’t get lulled by the lullaby of all that doesn’t matter. More than that, I pray that God lights a fire in our hearts to chase Him, and all He loves.

3 comments:

L.O.T. said...

I think of you every time I hear this song. I remember hearing it the first time last year at church. I just about became undone as the last lines echoed in my ear. What a good reminder. Thanks!

Rebecca Rainer said...

Wow...talk about change since that post! You and your family have had SO MUCH change!

RACHEL said...

Lacy, I remember when you said those lines hit you the same way! We are meant to be friends. Rebe, your comment made me feel a little better about things. Sometimes I think we're just a typical American fam (and we really are in most respects) rather than intentionally living for CHRIST in every bit of each day. I love you!