a sweet one word reminder {amen}

Sep 26, 2011

I'm constantly in awe of how our God is so attentive to details. And I'm equally amazed at how the Spirit (our Helper) is always ready and willing to speak to our hearts at every stage of our lives.

Let me explain.

For you church going folk...I'm curious if this has ever happened to you.

This past Sunday our worship leader, Jason W, led us in worship by singing Manifesto by The City Harmonic. (GREAT song by the way.) Now I've sung this song a number of times in the past, but never has it spoken to my soul like this past Sunday.

If you simply read the lyrics of the song you'd find that at least 50% of the words are "Amen." Over and over again.

In the past, if I'm being completely honest, I've found my mind wondering to my grocery list or scheduling what I am going to do during nap time during this song. I know... terrible... but true. Not yesterday. Yesterday it was as if the words "amen, amen, amen..." were EXACTLY what I needed to be singing (and what my soul needed to hear).

You see "Amen" is one of those words that very few people even know the meaning of. Because I'm a dork and love a good word study, I know that "Amen" in both Hebrew (OT language) and Greek (NT language) means "so be it" or "let it be so."

'amen - אָמֵן verily, truly, amen, so be it, let it be so

Now for those of you who know us well, you know that we are in an extended season that could easily be marked by the words "Let it be so."

And I'd venture to guess that a number of you reading are also in a similar season.

It's certainly not an easy season...but because God is a trustworthy God, I love that I can rest in the simple word "Amen" and pray that my soul would find comfort in the sovereignty of God Almighty.

My prayer today is that you can rest in that truth as well.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

"Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, 'Amen!'"
- Psalm 106:48


nick&abby said...

One of my favorites. Amen.

Jenny said...

Beautiful post, Steph. Thanks for the reminder.

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