Wednesday, January 28, 2009

PS.

i've discovered this brilliant new band: Mates of State.

and this video will make you smile. 
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=kdoYK9jOltQ

:)

Monday, January 26, 2009

What good in worshipping a God you know everything about?

...Where's the mystery in that?

i'm currently reading 'The Shack' and i must say, it is so so brilliant/challenging/amazing/enlightening/comforting...pretty much a must-read. and i'm only on chapter 7. HA.
i believe it's for both un-believers and believers. it answers the most common questions the world asks God, "where are you in the pain?". and it reminds believers that religion was broken down by Jesus, yes, i said BROKEN DOWN. 

i've been going through quite a battle these days, of course always in the mind, not in the heart. 
the thoughts of "where are you God?"and "why can't i feel you near?" keep attacking me, and i say 'attacking' because these questions are not naturally from myself. no, rather, they are from another source; one that is not in favour of us. actually, one that is looking to devour us, eat us up in million pieces, destroy us. one that hates us. and this one, you see, wants us apart from the Unconditional Lover; from our very own Daddy. 
but, what i am discovering, is that once again, this Hater is not creative. this isn't the first time i've thought these things in my mind. and the crazy thing is, they're not even true!
they're filthy lies. lies. lies. lies!
note to anyone in need of this: DON'T LISTEN TO YOUR MIND. HE'S A LIAR. YOUR DADDY IS RIGHT NEXT TO YOU. RIGHT NOW. HE'S HOLDING YOUR HAND. FOREVER HE HAS. 

so, God has reminded me last night, that he's actually always with me. holding my hand. carrying me when i can't walk anymore. and those lies in my mind are just clouds trying to distract me from him. they're trying to
fool me. when really, our Daddy is right here. in front of us. in front of me. 

photo by Gabriela Hansen


i think there is such a beauty in holding on to a hand we cannot see but we know is there. i can just imagine how happy that makes him! ahhh, he's smiling RIGHT NOW :) a smile so beautiful...so peaceful and loving...

reach out to Your Daddy...he's been waiting for you... :)

- melody.

ps. Daddy, i thank You and love You
.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I'm not who i was.

Say what?
oh! yeah. i'm not who i was. 
meaning, the person i was a few days ago, is old and dead. i'm now renewed and reborn. 
and i can officially say i'm free. 100% free. 
personally, i think that's pretty darn amazing. a few months ago, i never imagined myself saying that. i give ALL thanksgiving and honor to JESUS, the one and only amazing rescuer, who agreed to bear ALL my shame and disgust so that today, i could say 'i. am. free.'

i look back on my life and my journey through pain and shame, coming out free. and i am just in awe of the way God can take such a filthy person like me, full of junk and brokeness, and make something beautiful out of it. a masterpiece, really.
and this is who God is to me. an artist. a designer. someone who knows perfectly what to do to make you beautiful. 

what a journey it has been. and the best part, is it's not over. it actually has JUST begun. ;)

- melody.

Monday, January 5, 2009

You are a New creation.

IT'S 2009! AH.

it's just amazing to see how a year can bring so much change. especially its last 2 months.
for me, november and december were definitely life changing months. i was taken into this journey with God that i never imagined taking and i am experiencing his love in such a beautiful and extravagent way! i just want to share with y'all the highlights of the past year, as it was days ago that we were still in 2008.

- a new year's spent with the family in switzerland
- freshwind 2008, beginning of a shift in me.
- 18th birthday in rochester, ny - SWITCHFOOT.
- WARPED TOUR with twloha, sweet experience!
- entering 12th grade. - HA!
- REVIVAL WEEK '08, birth of conversations.
- encounter in novemeber, an absolute life-changing experience - i encountered His love like never before and experienced healing and freedom!
- heavy rain!, dec. 29th-31st, i am the Daughter of God - open me up to Your world of the Holy Spirit.

this IS my redemption story.

God's love is so so so huge, it's infinite! there's no end to it...no end at all.
it overflows. it goes beyond, always. always. always. and forever.

2009: i will live out my true identity - i will live out as a true Princess of the high King. i will desire more and more of this absolute love. i will fight this divine war against the lies of a true Liar. i will live in the supernatural, asking for His Kingdom to come, on earth as it is in Heaven.

this song is truly changing my world; it's beautiful, real, and a total truth of God's love.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3ZK5jHYuoU

i love you all. and God's love is never ending, so keep asking for more. and happy new year's!
-melody :)