In the Midst of the Flame!

For all of those who desire to live "uneven" so that they can lean on Christ, who desire to live in the midst of the flame as Marcia talked about on "The Desire" let me give a little food for thought...(Claire and Dawn I responded to your comments)

Burnin' by Nichole Nordeman:

Started rubbing sticks together
Thought a spark would take forever
Never dreamt this fire would appear
When Moses saw the bush in flames
And heard the branches speak his name
I wonder if he felt this kind of fear
Cuz I'm burnin'
And I know I'm gonna blister in these flames
But I'll stay here till this smoke clears
And I'll find you in the ashes that remain

Used to be that I could say
My faith was one arm's length away
From any flame that ever felt too warm
Asked for matches, but I received
A gallon full of gasoline
And now my cozy campfire days are gone

"Knock with caution at the door,"
they said, "Beware of what you're praying for"
So I'll stand with my whole desire
In the middle of the forest fire
Till I've nothing left to show
And new life begins to grow

Cuz I'm burnin'
yeah I'm burnin'
And I know I"m gonna blister in these flames
But I'll stay here till this smoke clears
And I'll find you in the ashes that remain.

Song of Solomon 8: 5-7


5 Who is this coming up from the desert leaning on her lover?


Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived you, there she who was in labor gave you birth. 6 Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. 7 Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.

Luke 24: 30-35

30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. 32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.

Oh let our hearts be truly enkindled!


Bar Bar A said…
Great stuff, I love Nichole. I saw her in concert years ago before she was well known and was blown away. I think I better check out all your music since you obviously have great taste :)
bjk said…
Amen Sassy!!!
Dawn said…
We have so much in common with music, tv shows, and actors. Christian music is a must for me. When I couldn't or should I say wouldn't go to church, (long story long time ago) God got my attention in music. He knew that was such a strong part of my life and I would hear Him there. There are so many Christian songs that mean so much to me. I love your writing, can't wait to read more.
marcia said…
awesome song! i LOVE it. did you know i have been reading some of those same scriptures? crazy isn't it. ashes for beauty, amen!
Becca said…
tralalalala Melissa I miss talking to you *cries* Someday we shall go to a coffee shop and chill :)

love ya
Melissa said…
Well Barbara I feel so honored that you think I have good taste...I try!

Oh I resound another amen Becky!

Dawn...I have to say the same is true with me concerning music...there was a time I couldn't pray or read my Bible and God was able to speak to me through I totally understand, about church too...I was out of church for several years is amazing to me that God still moves in our lives even when we are seeking Him.

Marcia...I certaintly don't think it a coincidence!

I miss you too my dear precious shop sounds great you just tell me when!
Dawn said…
Hey Melissa-For the music video go to the link under the video and it will take you to the site. Find the video you want, copy the code, then go into your templete and put it where you want it. I had to play with it a few times to get it right. Hope that helped. Of course, my first video was Mr Todd himself.

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