Why overwhelmed?

o·ver·whelm (vr-hwlm, -wlm)
tr.v. o·ver·whelmed, o·ver·whelm·ing, o·ver·whelms

1. To surge over and submerge; engulf: waves overwhelming the rocky shoreline.

2. a. To defeat completely and decisively: Our team overwhelmed the visitors by 40 points.

b. To affect deeply in mind or emotion: Despair overwhelmed me.

3. To present with an excessive amount: They overwhelmed us with expensive gifts.

4. To turn over; upset: The small craft was overwhelmed by the waves.

This word is the only word that, if only given only one word, I can use to describe myself. I am one who feels deeply. I am passionate. I am emotional. I am empathetic. I am convicted. I love fiercely and wholly. I am a child of God overwhelmed by His love for me!

I had been wanting to start a new blog aside from my running blog (www.running-niki.blogspot.com). I had been struggling with a title. I just didn’t know what to call it…so I didn’t want to publish it yet. I wanted to write about God and how I see Him every day in my life. I wanted to share my perspective and hopefully, get through to a few (or a thousand) people in the process. I want to share my love for Him and I want you to share right back with me.

For quite a few days the word overwhelmed has been on my mind. It is an emotion I am very familiar with and one that I experience frequently. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a “meh” kind of girl. Sometimes this can be good and sometimes it can be very bad, but when it is a good kind of overwhelmed it is an amazing feeling. One of the most often times I am overwhelmed is during worship. Something about the music, seeing hands lifted in praise, and all of our voices joined together worshiping Him just touches me right in the heart. I usually can’t control my emotions and just start crying right there. I can’t help it. As much as I’d like to hold it in so everybody doesn’t see me with my “ugly cry face” and the blotchiness that comes afterwards, I can’t do it. So the tears just start falling, like rain…and joy overwhelms me. I know that is the Spirit within me is being stirred up. So here I am with Overwhelmed Heart as my title. I kinda like it and I think it fits me perfectly. Join me as I live out my journey to go and make disciples as we are all called to do. And love Jesus with all my heart and soul…


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