Sunday, January 4, 2009

AWAKEN in 2009

I recently came across this song by Natalie Grant called AWAKEN. As I listened to it and looked up the words I realized how perfect it is for me right now. I think the pressure of 3 kids, busy schedule, not making time for myself, work, etc.. has just gotten to me. Let me pause right here and say that I know I am so blessed. I have a wonderful husband, great kids, great job/ministry, wonderful friends and family. I know all that, I've just found myself in a different place right now. One that I am not used to. I want to embrace this new phase of my life-teenager, last child will enter all day school in August-just a different place. I have decided to focus on three things this year:
1) AWAKEN to a passion for Jesus and my family. Enjoy life more!
2)Committed to exercise, eating healthy, tighter budgeting.
3) Determined to spend time on myself and my marriage (date nights and time away).

I am also praying about something else that I will share at a later date. For me, the new year begins AFTER the kids get back in school and we are back on a routine. It gives me time to reflect, make plans, and pray! Here's to a great 2009 for all of us! Let me know how I can pray for you!

Sometimes I feel like, I'm just existing.
I'm not really living.
I'm only watching, the time slip away.
I've forgotten who, I am in You.
I'm not who I'm meant to be, no.
I'm drifting farther away from my, destiny

Awaken my heart, awaken my soul
Awaken Your Power and take control
Awaken the Passion to live for You, Lord
Awaken me, Hoooey

My Soul is longing, my heart is searching,
I'm desperate for You to move,
give me a hunger, pull me closer...
I'm crying out to You

Awaken my heart,
Awaken my soul,
Awaken Your Power and take control,
Awaken the Passion to live for You,
I want to live for you.

Awaken my heart, oh!
Awaken my soul,
Awaken Your Power and take control,
Awaken the Passion to live for You, Lord.

Open my eyes, so I can see Your presence
Dwelling inside.
Wake me up, 'cause I can't live another minute,
If I'm not shining... Your light.

Awaken my heart,
Awaken my soul,
Awaken the Passion,
In me... Ooh...Yeah
Awaken me

(Chorus x2)
Lord, awaken me, to live my destiny.
Lord, awaken me and shine Your light through me.
Lord, awaken me, to live my destiny.
Lord, awaken me and shine Your light through me.

Awaken my heart,
Awaken my soul,
Awaken your Power and take control,
Awaken your Passion,
to live for you,
to live for you... Yeah, yeah, yeah

Wake me up Lord.
Give me your passion, Jesus.


Joy in the Burbs... said...

What a great song. I'm feeling the same way. I'll be posting on some things I feel the Lord leading me to this year also. I'm excited to see what will happen in our lives. As much in a funk as I've been the end of this year since the electon, I've got to hold on not let my soul get discouraged. I'll listen out for that song on the radio. Thanks for posting about it.


jodi said...

Now I've got 2 new songs for the iPod! :)

Michele Williams said...

Great Song! This was me in July!! Before I started blogging - and then it became a ministry... I felt useless.. not knowing how God would use me as a homebound pastor's wife.... up until 5 years ago I used to be very busy in the ministry... all aspects... then I became mostly homebound due to my chronic illnesses... my life changed over night and I wondered who or if God was going to use me. Of course for the time being God showed me that he wanted me to concentrate on my family and minister to them. My adult daughter and I because very close. Then in July God opened doors through blogging and He has opened the doors for me to share my heart on Spiritual Health, Physical Health, Mental Health, Family Health and Ministry Health. He is working on me right now to streamline a bit...on organizing my time better... so be in prayer for that... there are some things he wants me to do and I need to know HOW...I totally understand what you are going through... Changes...Awakening... praise the Lord. God bless you!