Well yesterday, I was starting to get frustrated with some stuff that I am really trying to surrender and really need God to move in, so He can move in me more. It was getting late last night, and I went to go turn off my computer, and decided to check my email one last time, after a moment of self doubt. What I found was an email response that I got from Jeff Deyo about the post “Jesus I surrender”. After I posted it here on my blog, I went to his website to see if I could find his email so that I could share the story with him too. I’ve emailed artists in the past, and don’t always get a reply, so I really wasn’t expecting one, but God knew that was just what I needed to get me out of my little funk that I got myself into. So, I thought I’d share my email and his reply with you all this morning.
To announce your love each daybreak,
sing your faithful presence all through the night,
Accompanied by dulcimer and harp,
the full-bodied music of strings.
4-9 You made me so happy, God
I saw your work and I shouted for joy.
How magnificent your work, God!
How profound your thoughts!
Dullards never notice what you do;
fools never do get it.
When the wicked popped up like weeds
and all the evil men and women took over,
You mowed them down,
finished them off once and for all.
You, God, are High and Eternal.
Look at your enemies, God!
Look at your enemies—ruined!
Scattered to the winds, all those hirelings of evil!
10-14 But you’ve made me strong as a charging bison,
you’ve honored me with a festive parade.
The sight of my critics going down is still fresh,
the rout of my malicious detractors.
My ears are filled with the sounds of promise:
“Good people will prosper like palm trees,
Grow tall like Lebanon cedars;
transplanted to God‘s courtyard,
They’ll grow tall in the presence of God,
lithe and green, virile still in old age.”
15 Such witnesses to upright God!
My Mountain, my huge, holy Mountain!