Saturday, August 23, 2008

Inside Out


He's Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, which was and is, and is to come. He was there in the beginning and he shall be there in the end. From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Romans 8:35-39

Many years ago during a difficult transition in my life, I was given a copy of the book "Inside Out" by Larry Crabb to read. I thought this would not be difficult to do. Soon after I began to read the book I realized there was no fluff, and it was not an easy read! In the book Dr. Crabb makes a bold statement, "Only Christians have the capacity to never pretend". In this book I learned how the hurts of my past had led me to self-protection. As a result of this discovery it was clear I was setting up boundaries that eventually became barriers.

I recently heard this amazing song by Hillsong called “Inside Out”. The song reminded of how God’s mercy and grace never fails. I’m still amazed that when we stumble and fail, God’s love draws us back. Being a Christian is not so much about how appear on the outside, but rather how greatly He has transformed us within. As we learn to surrender control of our lives to Him , God is able to do a deep abiding work in our heart.

There is so much joy and freedom in living a genuine life for Christ. I hope you enjoy this song today, and the many other ones over at
Signs Miracles and Wonders.


(Please remember to mute my music player first!)



26 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

I read that book! Hugs to you!

Amy Wyatt said...

I love Hillsong. The words to this song are beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Mandy said...

Happy TSMSS!

lori said...

LOVE Hillsong!!
Just stopping by to say HEY...see if Fay moved on in yet??? Heard she's bringing ya'll some rain...we've just go a BEAUTIFUL breeze!!

Hope you have a GREAT Saturday girl! You know you are FAR TOO IMPRESSED by my talents...You make me laugh! I'm not nearly as creative as you think!! but keep those compliments coming...you MAKE my day!!

love you!
lori

Jenileigh said...

Hillsong is great. I have one of my favorites on my playlist now. You have a blessed day!

Earthmommy said...

A beautiful song and wonderful testimony. Thanks for visiting Shore's End.

Cathy said...

That was absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I can't imagine how you're doing without your hubbie for so long. Mine was gone for one night and everything went to pieces! Praying for you!

I'm trying to adjust to working again and fitting in time for blogging still. It's just a bit crazy around my house right now :)

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I can't imagine how you're doing without your hubbie for so long. Mine was gone for one night and everything went to pieces! Praying for you!

I'm trying to adjust to working again and fitting in time for blogging still. It's just a bit crazy around my house right now :)

Peggy said...
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Peggy said...

Blessings Susan...a perfect choice of a favorite that I never get tired of hearing and being reminded of...I had it in Spanish a while back...I didn't know that there was a book! It also was one of the first songs I posted back in April when I started blogging!

Your precious words of testimony and insight with the scripture from Romanstells us this song has a great impact on you and us from the inside out! You encourage us with the reminder of His mercy and grace at work in us, changing us!

I would love to be in San Antonio but I'm closer to AZ 175 miles or else I'd have to cross those mountains and many more days of travel.Though Beth Moore may be worth it from what I've learned of her through the blog world this summer. She is new to me! I'm really out of touch with what's current! Thank you for your love and visit...it means so much tear from you each TSMSS! Hoping you are safe! Praying and sending wishes your way for a wonderful weekend! ((BIG HUGS))
[I did not like the way my last one sounded]

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I haven't heard this song. But I really enjoyed it and I enjoyed the video. Thank you for sharing it. My post is up now come by My Journey and see it.
Smiles and Have a Blessed Weekend.
Sherry

Michele Williams said...

I love his books too. When I was getting my degree in counseling we used many of his books as text books and references.

Thank for sharing. Beautiful song.

Yolanda said...

Susan,

May I simply say....I agree. It isn't about the outside, its all about the inside. I've not read anything by this author, but I simply digested that quote. Thank you for sharing!

Lovingly,
Yolanda

SharonB said...

So beautiful! thank you...

boutcrazy said...

Loved this song and your words.
Deborah

Sita said...

You're a genuine encourager, Susan. Thank you for your drops of kindness. I love this song too. I also read Larry Crabb in a counselling couse I did. God bless you.
Love, Sita

Lisa Ann said...

Beautiful song and post.

LAURIE said...

Susan,
Thanks for stopping in today at my TSMSS. I'd love to come visit with you next time you are at St Jude. Please let me know. -Blessings, Laurie

Denise said...

I have never heard of the book or the author..... but I think I will see if I can find it...... My past has kept me from so many things.... I have learned over the years to be free from some but then there are still many more.....Thanks for sharing..... Have a blessed week......

Christina said...

We sing it in my church and I just love it.

Runner Mom said...

Oh, how I loved this! Thanks so much, Susan! I will try to find that book.

Many hugs and blessings,
Susan

Laurie Ann said...

This was so good, Susan! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kelly said...

I love the song "Inside Out" by Hillsong United...that whole album gets played a lot on my Ipod. We sing that song at church too..it always brings me right into the Lord's presence, worshipping Him!
Thanks for sharing this!
Kelly

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

God's been challenging me lately with the truth of an "inside out" kind of faith. I need some work in some areas, and I want to yield to the teaching, but some old habits die hard. But die they must! Of that I am convinced. Thanks for sharing.

peace~elaine

Bonnelle Pagel said...

I love this song!
Thank you so much for posting on my little blog so that I could come over here to yours and be doubley blessed! I see your comments often on Tammy's site and have often thought we could be friends! =)

I hope you have a blessed day - as much as you have blessed mine & more!

Love,
Bonnelle