Friday, July 10, 2009

Lord Reign in Me

When I go for jogs, I like to listen to praise and worship songs on my iPod. Often it is a time for me to spend with the Lord in praise and prayer. I think this is one of the reasons the disruption of my exercise routine was so bad for me. Anyways, the other day I was listening to "Lord Reign in Me" while out for a jog. Even though I had heard the song many times before, on that day I was really struck by the words in the chorus:

Lord reign in me
Reign in Your power
Over all my dreams
In my darkest hour
You are the Lord of all I am
So won't you reign in me again

And so this became my prayer. I want the Lord to rule and reign in me. I want Him to reign over all my dreams, even my dream of being a mom. He is my King - the Lord of all I am (and of all I am not). Now let's see if I manage to successfully including a YouTube video - this is the first time I have tried it.


Anonymous said...

Becky, For the most part I have been one of your blog's 'silent' followers. I posted on your blog once before, just around the time when you lost your precious little one, as my husband and I had just lost our twins (also conceived through IVF) at the same time. Since then, we have also gone through a failed IVF. Your last two posts have really touched my heart in ways you will possibly never know. Thank you for articulating so much more eloquently than I ever could, all the emotions which I've been dealing with for a while now too. Thank you for being the mouthpiece of God to me and no doubt countless others.

You and your husband are often in my prayers as God brings you to mind. Thank you for sharing your heart.

Much love,

Stacey said...

I like this song, too. We sing it at church every now and then. I love it when a song I've heard and sung many times suddenly has new meaning to me in whatever situation I may be facing. It's amazing how many seem to speak to me about infertility and loss. Praise God that He meets us where we are!

Love ya, Becky!

A said...

I also used the time of running (or walking, as my case now is) for communicating with God. I love the lyrics to that song- what a beautiful prayer for you to claim as your own!!

My Quest said...

I don't know how I came by your blog but God sure wanted me to read this. All I can say is Lord reign in me, over all my dreams. I really need to hear that now as i am going through a struggle coming to terms with two losses and news of others being blessed, but God has conforteted me through your blog.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Praying that God will reign BIG and BOLD in your life. Thanks for sharing the song! I feel the same way about the disruption in my walks. I've been having a hard time getting back into a place where I have time to worship with God like I did walking.

Alicia said...

Amen!!! I think that will be my prayer today as well :)

Becky said...

Thank you all so much for your comments.

Grace, I am so sorry for the loss of your twins. Thank you for sharing with me. Your comment means so much to me - to know that God is redeeming my experiences and using them to encourage others brings meaning to this pain. I needed to know this right now. It encourages me to go on and to keep fighting this fight.

My Quest, thank you for sharing with me. As I said above, I find so much comfort in knowing that God is taking these experiences and using them to comfort and encourage others.

You are all in my prayers. I love you all. I feel so blessed to be a part of this community - it is truly a lifeline for me.