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.


Filed under prayer, pregnancy, Spiritual Journey

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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