Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HIS Words [1]

Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our salvation! Selah!
God is to us a God of deliverances and salvation; and to God the Lord belongs escape from death.
Psalm 68:19-20

What God Spoke:
This is a strong word to my heart that the God who saved me, who rescued me from eternal death, is the same God who will not only take upon Himself the weight of my daily burdens BUT He will also pick me up and carry me, too.

A picture comes to my mind of Jesus positioning my backpack of burdens on his chest, directly over His heart, and then turning his back to me so that I can be carried piggy-back style. A perfect balance of weight, that won't ever allow me to feel as if my burdens are too much for Him, and because I am on His back, looking over His shoulder at what's ahead of [Us], my burdens are shielded from me, no longer my concern but His.

The main point for me, though, is that I first have to give him my backpack [surrender #1] and then choose to jump up on His back [surrender #2].

And then I see that He is a God of deliverance[s]...plural. This is confirmation that I am not simply delivered from all of my weaknesses, struggles or strongholds upon salvation. Salvation is a one time thing, but the plural form of deliverance means that I am continually being delivered. It's an on-going process.

God, thank you for showing me so much truth in such a small amount of scripture. Help me to fall head first into this ocean of surrender on a daily basis. Remove my self-imposed need for independence, for carrying my backpack and for walking on my own two feet. I stand against my enemy, in Jesus' name, who will continuously attempt to condemn me through the on-going process of deliverance[s]. I stand firm in my salvation, my rescue, from eternal death. Help me to willingly and eagerly jump up into your arms each day so that you can carry me through whatever may come my way...today.


  1. This reminds me of the Nooma video - RAIN. I want to stay in this dependence. For some strange reason, I choose not to. Far too often. I really wish I chose the wise way more!

  2. Babs - we've never met, but I have connections with you that go way back. Your daughter Marian and my daughter Breanna were best friends as four year-olds in Angel Land Preschool. I met your husband this weekend as he was filming at the NRH campus and we discovered he was the same Anthony Coppedge that I remembered from way back then. I have read your comments many times on DIB and today I stumbled onto your personal blog. I find all those connections in just 4 days to be more than coincidence. I don't know if God is setting something up here, but if He is - I am honored. I love your writings and I hope I get to meet you in person someday.
    God's Stargazer - Kisha

  3. Kisha,

    I'm leaving a comment here on my blog in hopes that you will come back and read it, since I don't have another way to respond.

    I am so touched by your words and by the way God weaves lives together when we are so unaware of the work "behind the scenes".

    I pray that one day soon we will have the opportunity to meet. Until then, I pray you'll continue to be encouraged through the writers on Destiny In Bloom. I am honored to be a part of DIB and so encouraged to hear how God is using that blog.