Sweetly Broken.

Pregnancy means waking up to pee every hour on the hour.  When I woke up at 4:00 am, I just couldn’t drift back off into sleepy town.  It happens often these days.  It’s usually because of my athlete in training or my mind running ramped of things I need to accomplish.  Then, there are times I just wake up and pray.  I pray for my children.  I pray for Kris.  I pray for people in need of healing.  I just pray.

It’s easy, especially in this stage of my journey carrying a child, to become self-focused.  I still read scriptures.  I’m still very aware of God’s presence in my life.  But, I can still focus much too much on wanting this baby-carrying journey to end.  So, when God centers me again, I want to fall down at the cross and thank Him for it.  He does it for me often.  He did it again at 4:00 am.

I made a little delivery room playlist on my iPod.  The first song on that playlist is Jeremy Riddle’s “Sweetly Broken.”  I haven’t been able to get these lyrics out of my head since my little wake-up call:

At the cross You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees, and I am
Lost for words, so lost in love,
I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered

I’m so thankful for a Father who continues to beckon me, even when I become self-consumed.  I’m so thankful that He allows me to surrender my stuff to Him – sometimes the same stuff more than once or ten times.  I’m so thankful I’m in love with Him. 

And, that He first loved me.

Sweetly broken.  That’s me today.

8 Comments

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8 responses to “Sweetly Broken.

  1. Sweet.

    Not much longer…

  2. Great words and thoughts this morning. I hear ya. Now, if you could just be broken and “poured out” too! ;-)

    Love you. Your time is so close!

  3. that song messes me up…in a good way:)

  4. Amanda Morgan

    Soon you will be waking up at 4am for a different reason… Love you. Love your post.

  5. marla

    Love that song!! Great blog. :) Now on another note…while you were up did you happen to do any of those lunges I told you about??

  6. I am thankful God never gives up or let’s go!! Great blog Dusty!! Thanks!

  7. Stephanie Barrett

    DUSTY. SO good. I really needed to hear those words today SWEETLY broken. He does it in LOVE.

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