When I wake up every morning with this music in my head, I feel excited and awed at the same time. Excited about the music and writing my thoughts on it, but mostly awed by the fact that, while I sleep, God is singing these words over me. Today is no exception. At 3:00 in the morning for a nature call and again, when my clock went off, I was hearing Casting Crowns singing this bit from their song “Thrive!”
Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable
Love unstoppable, anything is possible
I’ve written about this song before, (read previous post, THRIVE!, here) but this morning, I’m hearing a different piece of the lyric.
Joy unspeakable. What does unspeakable joy look like? How much joy must be in my heart for me to not be able to articulate how joyful I feel? When was the last time I felt that much joy?? How long since I was speechless with joy, overcome with emotion at how much joy I felt? I always imagine the joy of a little child when they’re so happy and excited they just scream and jump up and down.
Faith unsinkable. I’m a chef wanna-be, so my visual on this is olive oil in a pot of water. You CANNOT make it sink. It floats on the top of the water. Even after it’s been stirred to a frenzy, it separates itself out and rises to the top again, coming together and floating, unsinkable. That’s the kind of faith I want! Even when the devil stirs me to a frenzy, I want to have the kind of faith that pulls itself together and rises to the top, unsinkable in its resolve to follow Christ.
Love unstoppable. There have been people in my life that I thought loved me. They didn’t. They stopped. So was it really love they felt for me? Or something else? If we truly love, can we stop? Love unstoppable makes me think of my children. Nothing could make me stop loving my children. Period. And if I am a child of God, nothing can separate me from his perfect love. Romans 8:38-39.
Anything is possible. ANYTHING is possible. Anything IS possible. Anything is POSSIBLE. If I have this kind of joy, faith, and love in my life, then anything is possible. God already does. He expresses his joy as he sings over us, He has faith in us as His own, and His love is perfect… Poured into us.
Anything is possible with God.