Christianity, God, Life, Music, Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

🎶If I had a ruby for every drop of blood you shed
And if I had an emerald for every single debt
Had a piece of silver for every sin you took
And if I had a diamond for every beautiful truth in your book I’d be the richest…the richest man in the world🎶

So you want to be the RICHEST ONE?….After listening to this great tune by The Rez band, we should not be envious of the prosperity of the ungodly, their day is fast approaching. Riches and wickedness seem to go together in this world. Riches simply let you go further down the road you were already on. This reminds me of a story I once read a few years back. Chief Tamihana, of New Zealand’s Maori tribe, was known for his faith and his deep love for YeHoVaH/God’s Word. In 1850, he visited England and was presented to Queen Victoria. He was then taken to a luxurious mansion. Surprisingly, the chief didn’t seem to be amazed or overwhelmed. So his guide began pointing out how beautiful the mansion was. Tamihana listened without saying a word. Then finally he said, “Ah, my Father’s house is better than this.” The Englishman, who knew that his father’s house was a poor mud hut, was confused. But Chief Tamihana began to rave about the house of his Father in heaven. He had no envy when he walked through this English mansion because he knew who his Father was. A child of the King doesn’t have to be envious. When you know who you are, whether you’re in a mud hut or whether you’re in a mansion, you don’t envy. How could you? You’re a child of the King. You truly are the “Richest One.” So rejoice in your Father and that you’re His child. And with your eyes on Him, your mud hut will become as the greatest mansion. Amen?

https://youtu.be/Snk2eWrHTC0

 

abuse, addiction, children, Christianity, Church, Faith, family, Inspirational, LGBT, Life, Love, Mental Health, Music, Personal Journey, Suicide, youth

Shutting Down Suicide. This One’s For The Hurting. This Will Change Your Life. Share it.

I’ve heard so much lately about suicide.

Suicide is a very big issue right now in the world.

We need to pray against it and shut it down as The Body of Christ!

We are The Church, not the church building. God’s People are The Church. We belong to Jesus. We need to get out into the highways and byways and be The Hands and Feet of Jesus! The world is hurting and the only True Remedy is The Son of God. Today is the day you can make a difference. Please check out this woman’s testimony of how Jesus changed her life. From dark to light, death to life, confusion to Truth. I believe this 2 part Testimony will change your life. God bless you today in Jesus Name, Amen.

Check out Lacey’s Sturm’s Rockin Testimony of how Jesus/Yeshua saved her life! ♥

From the YouTube description box: The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. However, what she found there was the Reason she is alive today. With raw vulnerability, this hard rock princess tells her own story of physical abuse, drug use, suicide attempts, and ultimately her Salvation. www.LaceySturm.com

*Video via 100huntley YouTube channel.


Check out this short clip with Lacey via lifetodaytv YouTube channel as well.

“The lead singer of Flyleaf talks about the sin that drove her to find new life. Original air date December 16, 2014.”

God has plans FOR YOU!!!

Psalm 30:11-12 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 
You have turned my mourning into dancing for me;
You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

 

Crying out to Jesus is the answer.

The suicide crisis lines are blessings indeed, but LIFE is from GOD The Lifegiver.

Christianity, Music, Personal Journey

Slip Sliding Away. Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

🎶Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
The information’s unavailable to the mortal man
We’re workin’ our jobs, collect our pay
Believe we’re gliding down the highway,
when in fact we’re slip sliding away🎶

“Slip Sliding Away” was originally written in 1975 and was considered to be on the Paul Simon Album of that years “Still Crazy After All These Years” it was decided not to release the song that year. The song was eventually released in 1977 and appeared on the album “Greatest Hits Etc…” It was also released as a single in October 1977 and instantly became a hit. The song has a number of possible meanings. One possible meaning is that the song is about how we reflect on life passing us by, and the regrets we have in that life for the choices we’ve made. First verse: a man’s overpowering love for the (wrong?) woman causes him to “lose” his identity. Second verse: a woman who “became a wife,” whose “good days” aren’t so good, and who’s “bad days” are spent wondering how much life has to offer, and how she made the wrong choice in a husband. Third verse: a father who abandoned his son and traveled far to tell him why, to explain, only to leave, knowing he couldn’t ever make his son understand why his dad left him. Last verse: we think we’ve got it all figured out, but ONLY in the moment. When we look back, we’ll wonder why we didn’t do things differently. The song has many meanings and is written in that way, to prompt reflection on life. Paul Simon is a expert lyricist and know how to weave a good song. The song indeed is about life passing us by and the regrets we have for the choices we make. The feeling that kind of reflection engenders is that of life sliding away from beneath us and we are powerless to do anything about it. Facebook friends, once you have experienced His love I’m not sure how you can feel content living outside that love once more. We must be on our guard daily as apathy and the world’s values have a creeping effect and before long we have slidden. If you recognize this morning that this is where you are at, ask YeHoVaH/God like David did in his sliding away “Restore to me the Joy of My Salvation”. May you know today a living relationship with Yeshua/Jesus that sustains you and may you resolve to not slip away. Amen

https://youtu.be/iUODdPpnxcA

 

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Christianity, Music, Personal Journey

Mood Music… ♥ † ♥

According to Merriam-Webster,

Definition of marionette

: a small-scale usually wooden figure (as of a person) with jointed limbs that is moved from above by manipulation of the attached strings or wires.

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Have you ever felt controlled like a Marionette?

Perhaps you have been in an abusive relationship or had a rough upbringing as a child?

All of the emotions that follow abuse are so consuming… Soul consuming.

This is why it’s so important for us as Believers to renew our minds

Reading The Word of God regularly purges our hearts…

Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV)

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

So here’s the song… Marionette.

“Marionette”

I wanna cut me free, you wanna clip my wings
I’m made of flesh and bone, you wanna take control of me
You wanna dress me up, I wanna feel the sun
You wanna play pretend, I’m not about to bend, you’ll see
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull at my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go, oh
I’m taking back the day you tried to steal from me
I’m going to make my voice, you’ll never get my choice to breathe
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go, oh
Let me go, oh
So let me go, oh
Let me go, oh
I wanna cut me free but you wanna clip my wings
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go
Songwriters: Dave Bassett / J. Culpepper / Jared Hartmann / K. Seals / Kristen May / Sameer Bhattacharya
Marionette lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

I’ve been listening to Flyleaf a lot lately.

I have really been relating to the lyrics like I’ve never related to lyrics before…

So, The Lord is leading me to share some songs that have been on my heart lately with the lyrics, by different artists.

Image result for flyleaf*Image via Google.

While we’re on the subject, check out Lacey Sturm‘s amazing testimony below for The Glory of God. I pray it really moves you, especially if you’ve ever dealt with suicide or the darkest of dark…

 

From the video description box:   Singer Lacey Sturm, who was once suicidal, shares how she found purpose in her life. Watch and share. If this story of hope has touched your heart visit: http://www.findingmyhope.org


This morning, this is the song I am feeling the most… Praise God.

Check out this song!

 

“Fade Away”

Hey, don’t wanna run no more
Hey, must find an open door
Hey, ask him to step inside
Hey, I’m tired of this life

I don’t wanna waste away
Like I saw myself fading yesterday
I don’t wanna feel the shame
I don’t wanna waste away
Like I saw myself fading yesterday
I don’t wanna feel the pain
I don’t wanna waste away

Hey, walk on but don’t come forth
Hey, find what I lost before
Hey, must change the shape I’m in
Hey, never go back again

[Chorus]

I’m coming to know
I’m coming to see you now (see you now)
I’m coming to go
I’m coming to see you now,
Believe you now

I don’t wanna waste away,
I don’t wanna waste away

[Chorus til end]

I recently wrote another post about this band. Check it out here.


 

More Mood Music…

Ephesians 6:13 King James Version (KJV)

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 

“Fire Fire”

Almost thought we made it home,
But we don’t know this place at all,
That’s enough now dry your tears
It’s been a long eleven years

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,

You’re ashamed of where you’re from,
Crying ’cause your father’s drunk
We can’t die because we’re young
At least that’s what we heard in a song

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars

You’re ashamed of what you’ve done,
Crying ’cause your father’s wrong
Trying to be something new,
You’ll feel that you were something to prove

What you confuse for glory’s fire
Is fire from the tongues of liars.
What you confuse for glory’s fire
Is fire from the tongues of liars.
Oh send your rain

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
(oh send your rain)
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars
(oh send your rain)

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
(oh send your rain)
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars

You’re afraid of who you are (you’re ashamed of where you’re from)
Crying ’cause your father’s gone (fire from the tongues of liars)
Dreaming ’til you hit the truth (we can’t die because we’re young)
You’ll find that you’ve nothing to lose (fire from the tongues of liars)
You’ll find that you’ve nothing to prove.

 


The Lord will bless you by bringing you to a place or a point where you are just READY to STAND for His Namesake. You are just READY to fight BOLDLY for The TRUTH. Only GOD can bring us to this place where we, by HIS Strength, take a stand against the accusers, the tongues of liars. How do we do that? Simple. Speak forth The Truth in Love… ♥

Ephesians 4:11-15 King James Version (KJV)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 

God has a calling on your life. Whoever you are. You are reading this blog post for a reason. He is speaking to you. Are you listening? Can you hear the voice of The Holy Spirit? Do you feel a tugging on your heart? Are tears welling up inside you in a way they have not before? The Presence of God makes us cry because of HIS Overwhelming LOVE. I praise HIM for that… Only God can help us to feel in a world where man easily becomes jaded… Just pray and ask Him to help you… I prayed this verse over myself and it is manifesting day by day. I am just blown AWAY at what GOD is doing in my own life everyday. I know HE CAN and WILL do it for you too! Check this out! ♥

Ezekiel 36:26-27 King James Version (KJV)

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Image result for heart with bandaid

*Image via Google.


 

In the midst of raw emotions like angst and rage, are personal wars. On the Shoulders of The Son of God, I am on the Brink of Vindication.

I have The Favor of my Father. As a Born Again Believer, you can count on GOD having your back!  See Psalm 105 here. Read below…

Psalm 105 King James Version (KJV)

1 O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:

12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.

17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.

20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:

22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.

28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.

30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.

33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.

34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,

35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.

36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.

39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.

40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;

45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.

 

This AMAZING, Beautiful Psalm reminds me of another Favorite…

Romans 8:31

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

The above verse is a banner over my life. I am living proof of It’s TRUTH. Everyday.

Praise THE LORD all the earth!

It is in the darkest of hours and in the fiery furnaces of this life that we can literally see that GOD is ALL we need. GOD is The ONLY ONE Who can be there like THAT...and hold you like that… Praise His Holy Name!!!

Psalm 62:5-6 (KJV)

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.


 

Many are the plans of a mans heart, ya know.

Here are some awesome lyrics about that (I just saw them on another amazing post by Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale, which I will be posting next, Glory to God!) ♥

*Image via YouTube

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We have our own ideas of how we want things to go. The LORD is so good to us! He wants to hear our hearts as we pray, but we must keep in mind, as I am learning…

God is God alone. God is Sovereign. He knows best. His Timing and Ways are The Best.

Proverbs 19:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

 

The LORD sees The WHOLE picture. Past, present, and future.

So, do not be discouraged if your prayers aren’t answered EXACTLY the way you anticipate… His ways are so much higher! Be of good cheer!  🙂

You are loved by someone who died to know you! ♥

Thank You, Yeshua! ♥

 

 

Just one more…. As led by The Holy Spirit!

For The Glory of GOD! In The Name of The SON! †

“Call You Out”

How can you act like you know
When all you know is to lie?
Another truth to expose,
Freedom will capture their eyes.
We find this truth
We fight. You lose.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

I know this language of yours
–
I used to speak it so well.
A fire meant to be pure
Is now the fire of Hell.
It is written
Long before you.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

I hear your claims,
And I know your name;
I hear your claims,
And I know your name:

Liar.
Liar.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

 

If this blog post blessed you, I feel led by The Spirit of God to ask that you would share the music on this page. The world needs Yeshua/Jesus like never before. The Antichrist system may be set up and the kingdom of darkness may be doing their thing, but THE CHURCH IS STILL HERE, so let’s shine! ♥ I feel like The LORD has really been speaking to me lately about SHINING.  †

Hearing The Gospel in different ways and different types of music can really make a difference. I pray you have a wonderful day in The LORD!

Jesus loves you! ♥

 


Music, Personal Journey

Effective Witnessing. Sunday 7-29-2018.

Glory to God!

The Lord has really been doing some cool stuff lately.

Yesterday The Holy Spirit led me to share music with people at a local store.

The music that God had me share was an interesting type of Christian rock.

Some of you may be shocked to see the words “Christian” and “rock” together.

I first heard about the band from my amazing man… whom I love so much.

The Lord is really moving in our lives and working all things in our favor.

I praise Yeshua for setting The Captives Free!    🙂

You know a tree by it’s fruit. That’s what our Messiah said.

The world needs more fruit. More flavors.

Christian rock/this particular sound can appeal to a wider audience. The world is hurting and people need the hope of The Gospel. This way it is packaged differently than in the pews, but the Power is the same.

I love this feel.

Check out Josh Brown’s Testimony here.

So anyhoo…

The Spirit of God moved and I followed.

The Lord touched a handful of lives with the Power of Music.

Please pray in agreement with me that those seeds are heavily watered in some way and that God gives The Increase. Thank you.

The Glory is The Lord’s alone! Amen! He is GOOD!!! ♥

Music, Personal Journey

Fear, Fear…Get Away From Here.

#fearnot
#makeme

#lettinggo
#bowdown
#everykneeshallbow

#boldasalion
#NowPlaying

I couldn’t find the lyrics anywhere online, so this is part of the song lyrics…what I heard them to be as I listened on Spotify and transcribed. All rights belong to Kate White Band and all The Glory belongs to God.

FEAR by Kate White

I’m standing on the banks of the river watching it rising.

Tired of praying, tired of crying, over analyzing.

Fear, Fear, get away from here.

Desperately trying to keep my head above water but it’s taking me under

Be a lot more peaceful, than trying to wrestle with the lightning and thunder.

Faith, Faith, tell me your still here.

Fear, Fear, get away from here.

Not gonna waste anymore tears.

(song goes on)

♥ †

-Get it on Spotify HERE

Get Kate White Music HERE

 

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 


About Kate White via https://www.katewhitemusic.com/

ABOUT

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“For as long as I can remember, music has been an extension of my soul – a way to express my heart, to heal, to encourage others, to ‘speak’ truth in a song that can break through the walls around someone’s heart and let them know they are loved and that they matter.”

From her early roots playing bluegrass in her family band, to her infusion into folk/pop, celtic and country, Kate’s heart for organic grown and ambient infused arrangements continue to move her music and the message behind it forward.

Eight records in, Rise Up, Kate’s latest project and second release on the Responding Records label, is a full worship album combining the best of Kate’s folk influences with an indie / pop feel that is sure to bring a fresh sound to mainstream worship music.

Kate says, “The songs on this record truly reflect a sense of gratitude and celebration rising up out of the ashes. The struggle is real, but there is a joy that rises up from the rubble and makes something utterly beautiful and profound out of our lives when as we are faithful. May these songs bring a new intimacy and power to your walk with Jesus! And may they remind you of the freedom we have and the rest He has promised.”

 Six Feet Down, released on The Responding Records label, has an Allison Krauss / Robert Plant ‘Rising Sands’ vibe with some Civil Wars mixed in.  Rooted in her own story, this album authentically covers deeper struggles of life, yet lifts to a hopeful conclusion.

Kate shares, “The message of this project weaves through the deeper brokenness of our lives and gives a voice to subjects that music often dances around but never fully addresses.  The beauty of it is it’s specific and illusive at the same time.  It calls you out if you’ve lied and cheated your way through life, yet it gives you a voice if you’ve never been heard.  It’s my prayer that this CD will give hope to those who are on both sides of an offense and strengthen all of us to move toward truth and wholeness.”  

Kate is also a sought after speaker, something she would say pursued her…”I didn’t start off thinking I would be an artist and a speaker, but it grew naturally out of our events.  I often share stories in our concerts, stories behind the songs, the brokenness I’ve walked through or the deeper truths God is revealing to me as I grow and heal in my own life. I long to see people living balanced lives and pressing into God’s rest and mystery.  Many of us are running hard, too busy to slow down.  Sometimes that’s just life getting away from us, but often it can be a way to avoid what we’ve pushed down for too long – wounds, longings, disappointment, fear.  God knows it all and longs to draw us close…”  Kate speaks from an honest place about life, love, humility and surrender.  

Kate lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband, Jeff and has three grown children. Kate tours regionally with her band and nationally as a solo artist and speaker.  She is the founder of Music That Matters, an organization dedicated to bringing hope to the broken and raising up artists to discover their unique call and story, and use their artistry to communicate their story to a lost and hurting world.

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Six Feet Down is currently my FAVORITE album in life…

It’s just spot on for me and where I’m at right now in the chapter The Lord has me living out for His Glory. I am alive like never before and I am so excited and eager to serve God in what He has called me to do… Amen.

Here’s just a glimpse of what The Lord has done and is doing in my life. Special things and special people.. ♥

Praise God! You can look at these images and speculate lol.

The Lord is just on the move in my life like never before and I am soooo happy!

I am not afraid anymore. By The Grace of God I will speak and shout the Truth in Love!

I am so grateful and I bless His Holy Name for He really does make ALL things new!

Be blessed today in Yeshua’s Name! ♥

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Healing Music, Set Me Free

You Don’t Care At All

So many wasted days
Thinking all I’ve done is all that I am
So many lonely nights on my own
But it’s a funny thing
You see my heart so differently
No matter what I feel or where I go
I still don’t quite understand

How all of my yesterdays
All of my past mistakes
You’ve thrown them all away
You don’t care at all
You don’t care at all
No matter what I do
What I am going through
It’s already died with you
You don’t care at all
You don’t care at all

Old me is out the door
He won’t be living here anymore
You simply spoke my name and set me free
I still just can’t believe
When I was lost and running away
That You would see a heart worth redeeming
And I’ll never quite understand

How is it that I am Yours and You’re mine?
Why would You know me
When I’m so unworthy of mercy and You’re divine?
You still made me holy

You don’t care


Greater

Bring your tired
Bring your shame
Bring your guilt
Bring your pain
Don’t you know that’s not your name
You will always be much more to meEveryday I wrestle with the voices
That keep telling me I’m not right
But that’s alright

Cause I hear a voice and he calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world
In the world
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world

Bring your doubts
Bring your fears
Bring your hurt
Bring your tears
There’ll be no condemnation here
You are holy, righteous and redeemed

Every time I fall
There’ll be those who will call me
A mistake
Well that’s ok

Cause I hear a voice and he calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world
In the world
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world

Woah ohhh ohhhh ohhh
Woah ohhh ohhhh ohhh
He’s Greater
He’s Greater
Woah ohhh ohhhh ohhh
Woah ohhh ohhhh ohhh
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

There’ll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn’t matter
Cause the cross already won the war
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how he sees me
And it makes me love him more and more
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

There’ll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn’t matter
Cause the cross already won the war
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how he sees me
And it makes me love him more and more
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

Cause I hear a voice and he calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world
In the world
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world

There’ll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn’t matter
Cause the cross already won the war
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how he sees me
And it makes me love him more and more
He’s Greater
He’s Greater
He who is living the world


Flawless
There’s got to be more
Than going back and forth
From doing right to doing wrong
‘Cause we were taught that’s who we are
Come on get in line right behind me
You along with everybody
Thinking there’s worth in what you do

Then Like a hero who takes the stage when
We’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late
Well let me introduce you to amazing grace

No matter the bumps
No matter the bruises
No matter the scars
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless
No matter the hurt
Or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

Could it possibly be
That we simply can’t believe
That this unconditional
Kind of love would be enough
To take a filthy wretch like this
And wrap him up in righteousness
But that’s exactly what He did

No matter the bumps
No matter the bruises
No matter the scars
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless
No matter the hurt
Or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

Take a breath smile and say
Right here right now I’m ok
Because the cross was enough

Then Like a hero who takes the stage when
We’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late
Well let me introduce you to grace grace
God’s grace

No matter the bumps
No matter the bruises
No matter the scars
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless
No matter the hurt
Or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

No matter what they say
Or what you think you are
The day you called His name
He made you flawless
He made you flawless

No matter the bumps
No matter the bruises
No matter the scars
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless


This is Who I Am
I’m a son of a good man
I’m the child of an angel
I’m the brother of a wild one
And I’m looking for direction
I’m the lover of a beauty
I’m the father of blessings
I’m a singer of a love song
But is that all I’m good for

This is who I am
This is who I am
So take me and make me something so much more
This is who I am
This is who I am
So change me and make me someone better than before

I’m a saint and a sinner
I’m a lover and a fighter
I’m a true believer, with great desire
I’m a preacher of grace, prophet of love, teacher of truth
I’ve fallen down so many times
But here I stand in front of you

Take me as I am
But please don’t leave me that way
‘Cause I know that you can make me better than I am today


Slow Down
Tell me to slow down
If you think that the road that I’m on is going nowhere
Tell me to slow down
If you know that I’m going too fast for my own good
Tell me to slow down
If the way is leading to a dead end
Tell me to slow down
Turn around, let me change the way I’m going

Oh, I don’t want to let go
Of all the things that I know
Are keeping me away from my life
Oh, I don’t want to slow down
No, I don’t want to look around
But I can’t seem to work it out
So help me, God

Tell me to slow down
If you see that I’m running too fast in the wrong race
Tell me to slow down
If you think that I can’t keep up with my own pace
Tell me to slow down
‘Cause you know if there’s ever any question
Tell me slow down
Turn around, and I’m changing my direction


Lift Your Head Weary Sinner
Lift your head weary sinner, the river’s just ahead
Down the path of forgiveness, salvation’s waiting there
You built a mighty fortress 10,000 burdens high
Love is here to lift you up, here to lift you high

If you’re lost and wandering
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory open wide

All who’ve strayed and walked away, unspeakable things you’ve done
Fix your eyes on the mountain, let the past be dead and gone
Come all saints and sinners, you can’t outrun God
Whatever you’ve done can’t overcome the power of the blood

If you’re lost and wandering
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory open wide

If you’re lost and wrecked again
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory be open wide

If you’re lost and wandering
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory open wide

If you’re lost and wrecked again
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory be open wide
Let the gates of glory be open wide
Let the gates of glory be open wide


Turn Around
Young man on the side of the road
Lost and beat up with no where to go
Smells like a hangover from days ago
He does what he can to survive

Single mom with a dead end job
Ninety hour week just to keep what she’s got
With the bills that add up and now she’s caught
She does what she can to survive

Well, let me say
That love won’t take away the pain
But don’t be afraid
‘Cause it will never walk away

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

Some turn to a bottle
Some turn to a drug
Some turn to another’s arms
But it seems like it’s never enough

Well I won’t say
That you will ever fail again
But there is grace
To wash away your every sin

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

No one listens to you anymore
And your heart has broken down, you don’t need to move
Love has come to you, all you gotta do is turn around
All you gotta do is turn around, turn around

You don’t have to
Take the broken road
You can turn around
And come back home

You don’t have to
Take the broken road
You can turn around
And come back home

You don’t have to
Take the broken road
You can turn around
And come back home

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

No one listens to you anymore
And your heart has broken down, you don’t need to move
Love has come to you, all you gotta do is turn around
All you gotta do is turn around, turn around


Changed Forever
I’d heard Your name, but never seen Your face
Been touched before but never Your embrace
Had a soul to lose and the world to gain
But then You whispered my name

And I heard the truth but never from Your lips
Bought the lies of many counterfeits
Dreamed my dreams, but they were never in color
And I searched for You and many others

I was down for the count

Then I saw Your face
Just a glimpse of Your face, and my whole world changed
Then I saw Your face, and I was changed forever
Changed forever now
Then I saw Your face
One glimpse of Your face, it’s a whole new game
Then I saw Your face, and I was changed forever
Yours forever now

If I could reach the stars, I could touch the sky
And if I spread my wings, I could almost fly
I had everything paper could buy
I was lost in my disguise

And if I played my role, they would feel my style
If I bought the night they would buy my smile
I’ve been runnin’ this game for a million miles
Believin’ my own lies

I was down, I was out

I was blinded by my selfish dreams
Everything ain’t what it seems
From inside to out, there ain’t no doubt
I been changed

NOTHING SHORT OF satisfaction
Your love caused a change reaction
I can tell you this much I FELT your touch
And I’m changed

When I was down for the count, YOUR love surrounded me
Blink of an eye
I saw my destiny

Change, rearranged ’cause I couldn’t maintain
The heart it took to even stay in the game
One look in Your eyes even I realized
A fellow like me had been put down to size
To be built up in a better way, Your way
Yahweh ain’t about to fade
Bombastic, ain’t no way to mask it
I saw Your face, and my old way’s blasted

I’m Yours forever now

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“Flawless”

There’s Living Water at the Fountain of Christ for all!

No discrimination. Everyone’s welcome.

Awesome and inspiring video, listen to the song below.

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For All The Fatherless looking for aproval. For all the daughters who’ve Never Heard they’re beautiful

God is hope. In Him is everything we need or will ever need. God is love. He fills the empty hole in our hearts that only He can fill. God is rest. In Him is the much needed assurance and all the strength we don’t have. Because of God, It’s okay. I’m okay. We’re okay.

Lyrics via Matt Maher “The Spirit and The Bride”

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