Saturday, September 17, 2011

but not

for love of You
i'm a sky on fire.
and for love of You
i come alive. 
it's Your sacred heart within me beating
it's all for You.
~Audrey Assad

sometimes, the above truth is all you have.

the reality that life is complicated. and hard. 

but i am a sky afire. 

all because of Him.

and right now, i'm feeling extremely frustrated and defeated. 

but i'm not my own.

hard-pressed but not crushed

perplexed but not in despair

struck down but not destroyed.

i am in awe of Him. 

this girl is a sky on fire.

all for Him.

i live in this world of but not. 

i am in this world but not of it. 

i am His. 

all for Him. 

this sky afire.

{this playdate with my King}


  1. wow. beautiful words as always-

  2. <3 <3 <3

    i hear you.

    low on words right now. but i get you. and can i just sit you tonight? i'm in a quiet place. yes, in awe of Him. we'll sit in awe of Him together. sit together in a place of not crushed, not despairing, and not crushed. but still hard-pressed, perplexed, and struck down.

    *pulls up a chair, hands you a cup of tea* let's just sit together tonight.

  3. I am with you. I hear you. I feel you. I am on fire for my mighty God. Even though this girl might have some water splashed on me every now and then, I am still afire for Him. I need to just sit in his precense and relax. I feel so over-whelmed with *life* at the moment. Needing prayer! Thank you so much for this post!
    --Sara Beth

  4. So beautiful! Thinking and praying for you sweet friend!

  5. such a beautiful post, I need to apply this idea to myself. :)
    praying for you!


  6. You're such a great writer and this a beautiful post.

  7. I have devoured that entire album and that line is one of my favorites! Is there anything more beautiful than a sky blazing red and pink and blue? I'm sorry for the frustrations you are feeling--probably inadequate words, but said in love. I'm glad you know you are HIS. And He knows how to handle fire.

  8. "but not" - yes! That album is very beautiful, I agree. Like Laura, I'm sorry for the frustrated feelings, but thank you for sharing where you are finding help. I came by from the playdates linky list today.

    Grace and peace to you in Jesus!


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon