July 21, 2014

Be Overwhelmed...


This is not your usual invitation, right?

I mean - who wants to be overwhelmed... who chooses that?

But here is the thing... Being Overwhelmed isn't always a negative thing!  The very definition of Overwhelm, according to Websters, is:
1 :  upset, overthrow
2 a :  to cover over completely :  submerge
b :  to overcome by superior force or numbers
c :  to overpower in thought or feeling



In this little mini-bloggy break, He is calling me back to worship... back to sitting silently in His Presence and waiting... back to being submerged in Him, covered... and who couldn't use a little more of being overpowered in our thoughts or feelings from time to time, right?





So this morning, as I rested in Him, this is what He said to me:
"Be Overwhelmed!  Be overwhelmed by My Goodness... by My Lovingkindness towards you... be overwhelmed by My Beauty!" 



He is an overwhelming flood...  As I listened to this worship song, I saw in my spirit a Waterfall... flowing over rocks - making the sharp places smooth, and falling over cliffs as if nothing could stop the flow... He, like the waterfall, rushes in and over and all around... and oh how I want that!

I felt Him whisper to my heart, "If you are going to be overwhelmed, choose Me!  Choose to be overwhelmed by Me... by My Presence, by the washing of the water of the Word, by My Power and Refreshing.  Be overwhelmed by all the lovingkindess and goodness and beauty that is all around you!"

So I invite you in. Join me! If you are going to be overwhelmed by something (or Someone) - let it be Him!   

Click this song, turn it up, and let it sink in... 

Alberto & Kimberly Rivera - "More"                                 

Here's to 'so much more'!


P.S.  I'm linking up with these lovely writers this week:

Jennifer Peterson for #NoWordsAreNeeded

Holly Barrett for #TestimonyTuesday

Jennifer Dukes Lee for #TellHisStory

Holley Gerth for #CoffeeforYourHeart





22 comments :

  1. So beautiful! I love your photos, girl! I pray that we will all be overwhelmed by His presence, His power, His goodness and His love today. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Holly! It's always an honor to link up with you and testify of what He is doing! Amen... may we all be overwhelmed by Him!

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  2. Yes, Karrilee! To be overwhelmed by Him - Amen!

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    1. Yes and Amen! Thanks so much for stopping by June!

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  3. I love this...be overwhelmed by Him!!

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    1. I am loving it too... even now, days later! I am letting Him Overswhelm me and He - as always - is always the better choice! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Yes- Let His Grace overwhelm. Surrender. Be knocked down and blown away by HIs love. This message is beautiful. Love these lines: "Choose to be overwhelmed by Me... by My Presence, by the washing of the water of the Word, by My Power and Refreshing." Once again, I'm so glad I stopped by. Thanks for sharing your gift.

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    1. Karen... my how you bless! I am so thankful you stopped by and are joining me in the choice of being overwhelmed by Him!

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  5. Beautiful. Great to be reminded to be still and worship, letting God overwhelm us with His word. So easy to think of overwhelmed as negative, now I am seeking it out.

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    1. I am seeking it out with you, friend!

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  6. oh yes, Karrilee ... so much more of Him, so much less of me. Christ-obsessed, not self-absorbed.

    amen.

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    1. Amen Linda! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Karrilee,
    Just what I needed to be reminded of today...thanks for being a blessing :)

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    1. Dolly - it's so easy to be overwhelmed... it's so much better when we choose Him and let Him be the One who overwhelms us! Leaning in to the flow with you!

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  8. Oh friend- yes be overwhelmed by Him. I love that He is calling you to worship! Beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing xoxox

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  9. Overwhelmed by God. What an attitude for worship. Thanks for sharing your words and photos here today.

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    1. Ah yes... it really is that, isn't it? It's an attitude for worship... a hunger for His Presence! I love that it is just a breath away! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Loved the beauty you captured in your photos! May He overwhelm me today!

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    1. You and me both, my friend! May He overwhelm us with His goodness! xoxo

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  11. Beautiful, beautiful invitation to dive in to His OVERWHELMING presence. Thank you Karrilee.

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    1. Diving in with you, Pat! He is an Overwhelming Flood!

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~Karrilee~

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