Saturday, January 16, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "Turn Your Eyes."



I'm so thankful to Charlotte and Ginger for hosting these Spiritual Sundays. To join, post and then add your name at http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/


In light of what happened in Haiti; in light of so many disasters...so many heartaches......

And remembering that day I sat alone in a small apartment trying to shoot up..I dropped the match by accident and within seconds the couch I was sitting on became engulfed in flames. It quickly spread to the door. I crouched down on the floor, coughing and choking from the smoke and listening to the sound of things cracking and popping from the intense heat. I didn't try to get out. I just sat there...the fire burning everything...and then I heard a voice very clearly say,  We know and Sarah knows...so burn baby burn.  I kept trying to reason with that voice....what do I know? But all it kept saying was, We know and Sarah knows so burn baby burn.  

Maybe I was hallucinating....I'm not sure.. But one thing I do know now for sure...Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, the Messiah, the Saviour, the One who died for all sin...the One who has power to heal and the One who sets captives free. He is the answer when there is none. He is the solution...Today...I just want...I just need to turn my eyes on Him.



22 comments:

char72 said...

I'm so glad God saved you from that fire, that you found Him, and that you are sharing your experiences with us. I love the song in the video.
Blessings,
Charlotte

RCUBEs said...

I was about to post something about this [turning eyes upon Jesus] before I posted what I did...I saw an old pic I took when a friend & I went out for lunch and took a pic of a carriage horse with coverings on their eyes [blinders?]. When I researched what blinkers are, it says that they are used to prevent the horses from looking around. They make the horses able to look just "straight ahead" whatever direction they are asked to go...Same thing with us...We need to just look "straight ahead"...only to that road that leads to Jesus. Blessings to you sister. Keeping you in prayers too. I love that song. Have a great weekend!

Epiphany said...

Ah, I love that song. Thanks friend.

Finally Free said...

One of my favorites......
Blessings to you,
Tammy

pileofsmiles said...

Love your zeal for our saviour, Sister.

Denise said...

I love this, and I love you.

Gail said...

Hi Sarah-

Oh my - that is a powerful awakening - of being saved. And I went over to 'Spiritual Sunday'. Thnaks for the opportunity

Love Gail
peace.....

Whidbey Woman said...

I don't think that was a hallucination. I think it was the devil taunting you. The Holy Spirit intervened because God had a plan. He is using you to bless others that need or are in recovery. Alleluia! Thank you, Jesus!

Gayle said...

A moving story. I'm glad God kept you through the fire. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Praise God for your honesty and for proclaiming the goodness and mercy of Our God & Savior, JESUS!!
Susan

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Sarah!!!!

SmilingSally said...

I am happy that you lived through that experience.

Clif said...

One of my favorite songs. I love Michael and this video. It helps me be in the right frame of mind as I head off to church. Thank you.

Debbie said...

What an experience for you and a testimony of what the Lord can do. PRAISE GOD... I love this song too. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Debbie

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

You have been through so much and a blessing that you are on God's team now. Thank-you so much for sharing this part of your life. I'm sure you will help so many people that have been where you were.
God Bless,
Ginger

Joan said...

Sarah - I'm so thankful that God saved you from that fire. We need to fix our eyes upon Jesus - He is he only way!

Blessings,
Joan

Lisa said...

I'm so glad that God kept you safe! He is mighty to save!

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
One of my very favorite hymns and the first time I've heard Michael W. Smith sing. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my SS post to say "hi."


Blessings,
Jean

godsown said...

Turning my eyes also on Jesus!
Love MW Smith @ i thank God for you that you can witness now about his saving and healing power

Blessings
bernice

Parsley said...

Love the song. Michael W. Smith is my daughter's favorite. Have a blessed week.

Renee said...

Oh dear Sarah this breaks my heart.

xoxo

daylily777 said...

I am glad you make made it through such bad times.
Amen, he is the answer & he is the solution ! I love the song,it always ministers to me .
Blessings,
~Myrna