My Verse

Isaiah 43:1

"But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Isreal, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!"

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Romans 8:18-25
Psalms 46

Family Force 5
Radiator lyrics

[Verse 1:]
Goodbye humans, goodbye earth
I've left this place and all it's worth
I am transcending space and time
I'm traveling at the speed of light

Affection, reflection
This is the new direction
Conspiracy is idiocracy
I radiate light's transparency

[Pre Chorus 1:]
We are the chosen nation

Hey you, you're blowing my mind again
Out of my skull, I feel the levitation
I feel my skin crawling off of my soul
I feel your radiation

I'll be a radiator just like you
Radiate it on me, burn it on through
I feel the radiation
Radiate it on me

[Verse 2:]
Hello future, hello birth
This is your newborn universe
There is no longer wrong or right
We have become a source of light

[Pre Chorus 2:]
We are extraterrestrial

We are the

Allright, so you probably are thinking what all the above have in common. I am going to try my hardest to help you understand what I saw in all of it.

With all the talk of our economic woes and how things are only going to get worse, I had been feeling somewhat uneasy. But a couple of days ago, I started reading some verses in Psalms, and I really felt God's peace. In Psalms 46, it says in verses 1-3, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah." I sort of equated what is going in the economy with the earth giving way and falling into the sea, but my hope and peace comes from knowing that God is my refuge. That it doesn't matter what happens in this world, my hope is in God. Which brings me to Romans 8:18-25 "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."

Which leads to today. I don't know where it came from, cause last night I was more overwhelmed with the doomsday messages I heard about the end of days. But this morning, God's peace settled over me as I listened to the radio. What was playing? Radiator by Family Force 5. Haha, I know how could that possibly bring me peace? God reminded me once again, my hope is in Him. I am eagerly looking forward to the "redemption of my body." When I leave this decaying body behind, when I leave this falling world, when I am standing in the presence of God!

Okay, I'm not sure if I tied it all together as well I had planned, but the bottom line is this. Yes, it may be that we are in the last and final days. Our stock market may plummet, and the world we know seemingly fall into the sea, the only way to have peace through it all is to have God as your refuge. In Psalms, David continuously calls God his stronghold, rock, refuge. I have no doubt that if things only get worse, God will be my refuge. He will cover me, and He will provide all that I need, He always has and I know He always will. God, thank you for showering me with Your peace today, for reminding me where my hope lies. Be my refuge, my strong tower, the only stronghold in my life. I look forward to being a radiator, radiating Your radiation!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Psamls 19

Psalm 19
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.