” I can only imagine…” by Bart Millard

May 21, 2008

Yesterday (May 20th ) was the closing of the Summer Enrichment Program. 102 teary-eyed campers were waiting for me to give the final devotional that morning.

Within those very short minutes, my thoughts were racing to all the things I wanted to share with them for the last time.  Thoughts I may never be able to share with them anymore once they board their cars back to their respective areas.

I wanted to talk about a lot of things – but the only thing I felt that mattered most in those precious minutes was the reality of who GOD IS.

I ended the devotional by highlighting Ephesians 3: 20 – 21 ” Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!

AMEN.

I played a video entitled “THE GREATEST DAD” about this awesome father and son www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRHxHapwirw

and the powerful song ” I can only Imagine ” by Bart Millard

Lyrics:

I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by Your side.
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When Your face is before me.
I can only imagine.
I can only imagine.

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?
Will I stand in Your presence?
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine.
I can only imagine.

I can only imagine when that day comes,
When I find myself standing in the son,
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever, forever worship You.
I can only imagine.
I can only imagine.

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?
Will I stand in Your presence?
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?
Will I stand in Your presence?
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine.
I can only imagine.

I can only imagine.
I can only imagine.
I can only imagine.
I can only imagine.

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship You . . .
I can only imagine.

I wanted to leave them with a lot of things – but Ephesians 3: 20 – 21 would more than suffice.  Imagine GOD. Imagine Him doing beyond what you can measure. Imagine him doing immeasurably more than I can ask.  Imagine God doing more that what I could even imagine Him doing….

And all these things are according to His power that is at work, within us.

No words are enough.

I can only imagine……

Thank you Lord for an awesome SEP camp in Silang, Cavite. It was definitely beyond what I could ever ask or imagine.  You are the God who blows away our imaginations.

Thank you. I can only imagine what will be next.

In Jesus’ name

AMEN

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