Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Treasures of the trial

A friend sent me a song with beautiful, powerful lyrics. It's called, Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer. I cannot stop listening to it!!

As I read the lyrics I can look back on my journey and see myself in each phrase.

It's a wonderful reminder that we will all face storms and we choose how we respond to them.

Will we follow though we're worn? At the end of our testing will we be made more into the likeness of Christ? Will we find blessings on our journey that we could have never anticipated? Will we be able to gather the treasures that we discovered through our trial? Oh what a wasted storm it would be if we did not allow God to do his work within us...and form treasure after beautiful treasure from our trials.


You can listen to a sample of it here. You can download it on iTunes here. Go download it now!

Here are the lyrics:
"Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer"
Music by Keith Getty; Words by Margaret Becker
Copyright © 2002 Thankyou Music

Jesus draw me ever nearer
As I labour through the storm.
You have called me to this passage,
and I'll follow, though I'm worn.

May this journey bring a blessing,
May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart's testing,
With Your likeness let me wake.

Jesus guide me through the tempest;
Keep my spirit staid and sure.
When the midnight meets the morning,
Let me love You even more.

May this journey bring a blessing,
May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart's testing,
With Your likeness let me wake.

Let the treasures of the trial
Form within me as I go -
And at the end of this long passage,
Let me leave them at Your throne.

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