Week 5: Heart Notes

You’re reading Week 5 in a series called Hearts Undaunted. We are exploring how to live free from overwhelming fear, anxiety, discouragement, insecurity, and worthlessness.
 How is your heart?

Are you burdened by all the demands on your time? Maybe this will help:

“‘If we try to meet the needs of others in ways God is not asking us to, then not only are we likely to burn out–we’re also taking the place of whoever really is supposed to be meeting that need.” –You’re Already Amazing, by Holley Gerth
 and this:
“Sometimes we can get into the habit of serving God more than we are seeking Him, and we end up distracted and depleted.” –A Confident Heart, by Renee Swope
What is He asking of you, friends? Because that is all you need to do. When you do, He makes something beautiful in your life–and through you, in the lives of others.
Heart Notes
“Beautiful, Beautiful” by Francesca Battistelli

“Beautiful, Beautiful”

Don’t know how it is you looked at me
and saw the person that I could be
Awakening my heart
Breaking throughout the dark
Suddenly your grace

Like sunlight burning at midnight
making my life something so
Beautiful, Beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All I need
you are so
Beautiful, Beautiful

Now there’s a joy inside I can’t contain
But even perfect days can end in rain
And though it’s pouring down
I’ll see you through clouds
Shining on my face

Like sunlight burning at midnight
making my life something so
Beautiful, Beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All I need
you are so
Beautiful, Beautiful

I have come undone
But I have just begun
Changing by your grace

Like sunlight burning at midnight
making my life something so
Beautiful, Beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All I need
you are so
Beautiful, Beautiful

Like sunlight burning at midnight
making my life something so
Beautiful, Beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All I need
you are so
Beautiful, Beautiful 

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What beautiful thing is He doing in your life? I’d love to hear. Let’s chat!
Shalom!

Comments

  1. Here’s my beautiful moment: I have always struggled with consistency in my devotional life…felt like if I was not spending hours on my knees God would not hear me, care about me or bless me! Recently I committed to just sticking with one specific prayer every day for few minutes.. That has become the most beautiful, intimate time with Our Lord and His Mother…I have felt His presence, His Love and an abundance of grace…so much so I yearn for that time every day and look forward to it.

  2. I love that song, Mandy. The beautiful thing He is doing now is helping me get caught up at home so I can focus on a writing/teaching project. I hope I can be beautiful in return and not get distracted!
    Hugs from VA!

    • Getting caught up is a great feeling–as is writing! You will be beautiful, and if you stumble, there is abundant grace and mercy. Hugs from MI!

  3. Seriously every week in this series you have touched on just what I needed to hear/read. I have been so overwhelmed and I am learning that just because I CAN do something does not mean that I HAVE to or that I am SUPPOSED to do that. Thank you Mandy!

  4. I needed to hear this today, Mandy. You blessed me! Grateful for you.

  5. “‘If we try to meet the needs of others in ways God is not asking us to, then not only are we likely to burn out–we’re also taking the place of whoever really is supposed to be meeting that need.” –You’re Already Amazing, by Holley Gerth

    Now WHERE was this quote 5 years ago when I was trying to live the lives of 7 people 0_o! :0) Oh yeah….probably still hidden in the precious Word of God where it has always been.
    Sigh!

    My beautiful thing Jesus is doing for me RIGHT now is gently showing me HE really does care for my children as much as I do and that there is no need to fret because all that does is waste time and change nothing. He has it all under control. I want to REALLY walk in that way more and more…trusting!
    Thanks so much for the reminder :0)!
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