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Friday, October 9, 2009

Facedown!


"All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshipped God" (Revelation 7:11)

"Oh come let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker" (Psalm 95:6)


I come to the altar in humble desperation, heartfelt brokenness, and great anticipation.

Facedown - crying out; pouring out; reaching out.

Facedown in prayer; in praise; in worship.

Facedown in reverence; in repentance; for deliverance.

What a precious time at the altar. Just me and my Lord.

Communing.
Abiding.

Me reaching up - God reaching down.

Me pouring out - God pouring in.

On my face in renewal and revival.

I raise my head and my eyes catch sight of the cross. I can't take my eyes off of it and emotion overtakes my spirit. I am overcome with awe and wonder and humility.

My breath catches and my pulse quickens. I can feel my heart beating faster and my spirit is quickened.

THE CROSS


It is so much more than just a cross. It deserves so much more and demands so much more.


It was a place of cruelty and pain. A place of suffering and shame. It was a place of execution, agony and death.

A place where my Savior freely gave His life.

THE CROSS

God's redemptive plan.

A place of love and healing.

A place of forgiveness and peace.

A place of worship and praise.

I inhale the wonder of God. I inhale His mercies.

Facedown... I worship.

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I will be gone today through Sunday at a glorious retreat at Brookhill Ranch outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Pray that the 4 of us will experience the hidden treasures of His Word in a mighty way! I love you all and will miss "seeing" you this weekend!

Beth

15 comments:

Andrea said...

Beth,

What a beautifully touching post, today. I love the pictures of your precious little ones praying..face-down before Almighty God.
Praying for your retreat. May GOD touch you in a special way.
Andrea

chadandnikki said...

Great post, with a great pic. If my 20 month old knows what praying means, then it has to be a powerful avenue to our Father. Have a great trip.

Lisa said...

Praying for you this weekend dear friend. May God take a fresh walk through your life and draw you even deeper in your walk with Him.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Heart2Heart said...

Beth,

Praying that God completely refreshes your souls and fills you overflowing with his love and grace! Enjoy your blessed weekend.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Tammy said...

Enjoy and be blessed this weekend. May God speak to you, as you are "facedown" at His feet.

love and hugs~Tammy

christy rose said...

Beth, What a beautiful post! I am praying that you will experience all that your heart desires in HIM!!!!
Can't wait to hear what He reveals to you.
Christy

Proverbs 27:19 said...

"Pray that the 4 of us will experience the hidden treasures of His Word in a mighty way!"

From what I just read, it seems like you have already experienced such!

smooches,
Larie

Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

I lie in the dust; revive me by your word" Psalm 119:25

Feeling some facedown moments myself!

I will pray right now that God will pour out His Spirit abundantly on you this weekend.

Shalom,
Denise

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Copyright © 2009 said...

Beautiful! By the way...there is an award waiting for you at my 'place'!
God bless you!
Teresa

Every Day Blessings said...

Have a blessed , spirit filled weekend!

Nancy M. said...

Awesome post! I hope you are renewed at your retreat!

the voice of melody said...

That was simply beautiful! Children are never too young to start praying and learning about God. Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. :)

Yolanda said...

Beth,

I KNOW you will come back refreshed as well as having a fresh word from God. Your heart is full and splashing me. Lovingly, Yolanda

Faith Imagined said...

I inhale the wonder of God... I love it!!! Beautiful post. I am sending a prayer your way.

~ Being Woven said...

Whooooeeee! sweet Beth! The Holy Spirit worked powerfully through you in this post. I found myself right with you facedown, mesmerized by the Cross, standing before the LORD in awe, in reverence, in love. He is our Mighty God.

May this weekend be a blessed time for you and the others. May you return renewed, refreshed and filled with rejoicing!
~ linda