Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'll Join The Rocks

There is a song I love off of the FFH CD Ready To Fly called "I'll Join The Rocks."
In the song it speaks of how we have become so complacent in our faith. We have just sat back and let those "Called ministers" be the ones whose faith shows. The singer of the song says:

The time has come for me
to leave this world of complacency
and step across that line
to the place where I
can leave all that I have behind
and give YOU this heart of mine.

But what if I'm the only one to break the silence
What if I'm the only one to crack the ice

I'll join the rocks with their singing.
I'll join the ocean as it harmonizes with the shore
I'll clap my hands with the mountains
as all creation shouts for more
I'll never stop, if I'm the last one living
Your song goes on and on and I must testify
I know that I was born to worship
So if all the singing seems to stop
I'll join the rocks!"

I love that song. It has a great FFH beat and speaks to my heart so strong. Zoie and I love signing to it too. You should see us signing and singing and me driving too going down the road. I'm sure we look strange! Heehee!

I don't want to be complacent in my faith. I don't want the rocks to testify more than me.

Last Saturday I did a women's conference in Lancaster, SC. My topic was on Friendships and how everything we do will either push our friends to Christ or away from him. But strangely enough even though it wasn't in my notes God kept speaking to my heart about how we have to stop playing at being Christians.

Our time is running out! I am not a doomsday Sayer or a fortune teller by any stretch of the imagination. So please don't misinterpret this message that way. Only God knows when our precious Jesus will return. I hope and pray it will be in my lifetime. But this I do know. We Christians are losing our rights faster than I would have ever dreamed possible. America is in trouble economically and spiritually.

We have got to turn from our wicked ways and join the rocks! If God is judging/punishing this nation one thing is clear it is not the unbeliever's fault....IT IS OURS!

Let me ask you some questions I have had to ask myself. (I have not liked my own answers)
How much did you pray for this election and cry out to God in tears?
How much have you been on your knees seeking any wicked way in you that God could cleanse so that your prayers would be effective?
How much time have you spent on your knees this week after the election praying both for and about our nation?
Have you spent your life as if praying for our nation was the most important thing you should be doing?

I did not like my own answers. Because to tell you the truth...I would rather play with my family or watch TV than to spend that kind of time in prayer. Just being honest here.

But God is convicting my complacent heart and today I'll join the Rocks!

This past Sunday we had a 3 hour interview with an accessor regarding us being appointed as church planters. It went well and for me further convinced me that my heart feels an urgency about sharing the gospel and telling others about Jesus.

Oh, how I love HIM! But I fail too often in talking to him and tell others about Him. I can't predict tomorrow but for the rest of the day today....

My ship is sailing now
into an ocean and I can't tell
what's on the other side
But I know if I don't leave
my heart will never forgive me
and I'll be left behind

But what if I'm the only one to see
there's more to this
What if we have just begun to scratch the surface

I'll join the rocks with their singing
I'll join the ocean as it harmonizes with the shore
I'll clap my hand with the mountains
as all creation shouts for more
I'll never stop, if I'm the last one living
Your song goes on and on and I
must testify
I know that I was born to worship
So if all the singing seems to stop
I'll join the rocks!

Hallelujah Hallelujah

Come join the rocks!


Truth4thejourney said...

I agree,
Time is running out! We need to be serious about God and His call on our lives.

Great reminder, I want to praise Him, not the rocks in my stead.


Angela said...

That song is so moving. Who sings it? I am so glad you are back! Praise God that mass is gone whatever it was! Your daughter did a good job keeping us posted! Thanks for your memory verse. I am going to have to write them down and do them week by week. Have a good one!

On Purpose said...

Pam you are a beautiful woman of God...for He is fulfilling His purpose in you!

Thank you for motivating me today to do something!!

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful Song!

God Bless America and our Troops.


Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

This was so beautiful and I"m thankful to have read it today! You are such a blessing.

I'd love to hear that song! I think I missed who sings it.... I'll have to check it out!

Please stop by the shed later tonight.
Blessings my friend...
I too want to praise him... instead of the rocks!

beverlydru said...

I am so thankful you are feeling good again. This post brings to mind the song Ron Kenoly sings "Ain't Gonna Let No Rock Cry For Me ... Ain't Gonna Let it sing in my place." I know that's praise and you are talking prayer but they are closely related. : )

Edie said...

Hi Pamela. God has been speaking much the same to my heart. He took me to Leviticus 26. This is where God tells the Israelites the blessings He will pour out on them if they choose Obedience, and the dicipline if they choose Disobedience.

My heart is broken over the complacency Christians in this nation have adopted. It is our fault this nation is where it is. He brought to mind just one area of disobedience to my mind. That of praying for our nation and our leaders. Not just during this election (which many did) but had me look back and showed me that I had adopted complacency in this. He commanded it in His Word. My complacency is a sin. Period. We need to ask the Lord to examine our hearts and make the necessary changes. God bless you for posting this.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Yes, Hallelujah!! Thanks for posting the words to the song.

Tiffany Stuart said...

I LOVED this post. I'll join the rocks. I sense the urgency to speak and act today. No more compliancy. But action, because Christ's love compels me. For Him, all for Him.

This post encouraged me more than I can explain. I'm in a time of change. I feel the fire to speak and go wherever He leads.

Sounds like the women's conference was wonderful. I'm sure God used your voice to touch hearts. May God continue to pour out His spirit on all man! We need revival. One heart at a time. Today...

Just To Praise Him... said...

Hey. Came on over from Tiffany's blog. You are not very far from me at all. I live in Cades, SC which is between Kingstree and Lake City. Great post and I didn't like my answers to the qeustions either...nice to meet you...


Edie said...

Hi Pamela! I have something for you. Please stop by my blog when you get a chance. :D

Dorothy Champagne said...

This is so true. We put God on the back burner and only call on Him when we need Him. It's time to bring Him to the forefront and ask what we can do for Him! How exciting about your church plant - will it be where you currently are or would this require a move for you?

Golden~1 said...

You are such a testimony. I thank the Lord that I stumbled upon this blog. I really look for and need encouragement as I go through my days. As much as I enjoy blessing others, sometimes, I need to have encouragement and refreshing myself.

I am adding you to my blog list. I have to keep up.

Barb said...

Pamela - so glad you're back and blogging. Thanks for visiting me earlier.... you are WAAAAAY too kind, I assure you!!

I get the idea, from talking to others and reading blogs, that many, if not most, of His people are feeling that restlessness. I think it is the beginning of shaking off the complacency in which we've been reveling and drowning.

Joyfulsister said...

Amen..Preach it my sistah!!
We need to get out of our comfort zones, we need to get real, and get busy. I don't want the rocks to praise him more than me!! I loved the words to the song as well. Thank you my sweet sistah for sharing this important reminder today.

Hugz Lorie

My ADHD Me said...

Hi. First of all, I just want to tell you again that I am SO glad you are feeling better.

I liked this post. I asked myself those questions and I didn't like my answers either.

I was all talk about voting, defending America and Christians. I even had a picture of our flag at half mast the day after the elections. But how often did I just sit and pray about it.....nope, I'm not happy with my answers at all. Thanks for the reminder.