Friday, May 8, 2009

Imagine Me Without You

Imagine me without You: I'd be lost and so confused.
I wouldn't last a day -
I'd be afraid without You there to see me through.
Imagine me without You: Lord, You know it's just impossible!
Because of You it's all brand new.
My life is now worth while...
I can't imagine me without You!

The funny thing about this song is that... the song describes exactly what we'd all be like without the Lord! It went way past just trying to "imagine" what it would be like:


Those who have grown up in a Christian home for all (or even most) of their life don't really have a "past" to compare our "Christian walk" to. But those who have lived in the "world" and have been entangled in deep, gross sin - and then were saved from a life of misery - seem to take their Salvation much more seriously.

Please, don't get me wrong. Everyone's Salvation Testimony is important. wonderful. unique. special. amazing.

But those who grow up in Christian homes (ok... I'll give you myself as an example: I was raised in a Christian home, went to a Baptist church all my life, have parents who were always very involved in the ministries of our church, have been involved in ministries myself, homeschooled my whole life, sheltered (for the most part) from worldliness, high standards, went to Bible College for a year, etc and etc...) tend to be more curious about what's on "the other side of the fence". We are more apt to test the waters of sin... we find it to be kind of a game: let's see how close we can get to everything that we've been forbidden from our whole lives! That's just like saying: "I'm going to run through a puddle and try not to get wet." Listen friends! If you play with fire - you're going to get burnt!
Whereas, those who have been saved OUT of a life of sin, already know what's on the other side of that fence. They've been there... they've already seen the destruction, lies, and ruin that lie beyond the shadows... So, of course, why would they want to go back?


What are/were we thinking?!

And, hey! I have every right to be speaking about this right now! I've been there. I've jumped the fence. You don't even want to know all of the sin I was involved in... even less than a year ago. Me! who was raised in a Christian home! Me! who was surrounded by godly influences all my life! Me! who was taught to walk the high road and keep the standards high! I willingly threw it all away.... to enjoy the "pleasures of sin for a season."

But Mercy is Great. and Grace is Amazing. and God is Good.

God is so good.
I have no other words right now....
God is so good.

"From that time many of his disciples went back,
and walked no more with him.
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go?
thou hast the words of eternal life."
~John 6:66, 67, 68


  1. Well little Sister, I guess we all have sinned and gone astray, right? God's grace is amazing! Sometimes I think about the disgusting things I've done and I cringe! Thankfully God is gracious!

    Bless you!

  2. Heather,

    I praise your honesty about your testimony! It can sometimes be so hard to share just how far sometimes we have jumped over the fence after being saved.

    Thank God gives second chances! I have busted through and at times, took the fence down. I lived as a fence sitter and fence painter.

    No one is immune from the 'other side'. Our enemy seeks to devour us so if something that once used to make us wander on over to the fence no longer does, he will just try something else. He will keep on trying to the day the Lord comes back and once and for all takes the fence down and rids us of our long time enemy once and for all.

    Until that time, I try and not even look at the other side or the fence, daily!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  3. I can't ever imagine going back to the way I used to live. No going to bars, no heavy metal music, hanging out with people who use drugs, none of it. I never want to be like that again!

  4. I can't imagine going back to the way I used to live. No more heavy metal music, having to work in bars, etc. None of that garbage. Thank God for saving me from that!

  5. This is where a powerful testimony about God's love and forgiveness comes in! We are all flawed and are still continually trying to be destroyed by the enemies.
    If we are stuck on the other side after jumping over the fence, the Lord is gracious enough to open the gate for us, preferring for us to "walk" rather than "jumping" over fences.
    It's only through our brokenness that He is able to come and fill and heal that. Thanks for sharing your deep thoughts of the heart.
    Happy Mother's Day to your "Madre" :) God bless you sister.

  6. What a beautiful , honest post. I was sheltered too and a Christian from the moment I knew I needed to be!I tasted sin and built walls between God and I. That's how I know that it is much more beautiful to be close to Him than hiding from Him.

    I always enjoy your posts!

  7. Powerful thoughts from deep within dear one...and so absolutely true! We all are of the flesh. No one is perfect. We've all been at that place in some sort of form and fashion and we come back stronger in Him if we choose to follow Him and live through Him.

    But Mercy is Great. and Grace is Amazing. and God is Good." Oh yes, so very, very good!

    Love you,

  8. Yes, God's mercy is amazing! Where sin abounds, God's grace does much more abound. Only because that is how good He is.

    Your heart is so sweet and tender toward the goodness of God. I loved reading this post today.


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