[love lifted me]

Hey guys, I apologize that my blog has been a bit neglected as of late. Between taking four classes, interning at Artists for Peace and Justice, babysitting, planning a fundraising event for Haiti [check it out here!], and trying to keep up with friends and family, life has been a little insane and flustered lately. I realized yesterday when I locked my keys in my car that I seriously cannot wait for winter break so I can get off this never ending merry-go-round of activity and relax for bit. Don't get me wrong, this quarter has been full of really wonderful things, I have been SO blessed...but so busy. But that is not the point of this blog post! 

I just wanted to share a quick little story...a bit more personal than my normal rants about recipes or old pretty things or whatever. The story begins last spring when I had this crazy dream that I was drowning...I was going through kind of a weird time, and I remember having this very vivid dream one night that I was being sucked under turbulent and stormy waters, crying out and waving my hands at a person standing above me to please save me, but the person just stood by and did nothing. I woke up that Sunday morning feeling pretty shaken up, but went to church without dwelling too much on it. Welllll, the Lord works in mysterious ways my friends. That morning at Reality LA, they sang an updated version of a hymn called Love Lifted Me by Katelyn Ciampett and James Rowe. The lyrics go a little something like this: 

"I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more, no more

But the Master of the sea, heard my despairing cry
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I

Love lifted me, love lifted me
When nothing else could help Love lifted me

All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I'll cling
In His blessed presence live, ever His praises sing

Jesus saves, Jesus saves He will lift you from the
Crashing waves, crashing waves He will never leave you

Love lifted me, love lifted me
When nothing else could help Love lifted me."

My mind was COMPLETELY BLOWN that morning. How great is the God we believe in that He knew exactly what I was so afraid of and met me right there? It was like the Holy Spirit was singing directly to me, telling me that no person is ever going to save or satisfy me...its only in Him that we find true satisfaction and salvation. Probably one of the craziest things I've ever experienced that morning. Anyways, I went home to try to find the song, but alas, it existed nowhere the form they had sung it in at Reality. But as of today, it does! They recorded on their new hymns album, available for download here.

So that's my story. God is good. Love to you all.