Our God

I’ve got so much to power through today so that we will be ready to leave for Buffalo this afternoon,  I really needed this pick me up song….

“Our God”
Chris Tomlin
Water you turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind there’s no one like you none like You!
Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise there’s no one like you none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise there’s no one like you none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
What could stand against. 

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Here I am to Worship

I’m sure this is in my head because we sang it in church Saturday night.  But there you have it.  This is our reason for being.  Everything we do is to be done as worship to God.  I’m not saying we need to neglect everything else and spend all day in meditative worship with music, ignoring our family or all the responsibilities we have.  It’s more a heart attitude.  Scrubbing toilets can be an act of worship if your heart attitude is one of worship.  The same is true of prayer.  I’ve had more meaningful prayer sessions with God standing at my sink doing dishes than I have sitting in a prayer meeting at church, especially when I’ve been guilted into going to the prayer meeting and I had other plans I had to cancel.  Attitude.  It all boils down to attitude.  What’s your attitude today?

Here I am to Worship

Chris Tomlin

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness.
Opened my eyes, let me see.
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
All together worthy,
All together wonderful to me

King of all days
oh, so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came 
To the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor

Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
All together worthy,
All together wonderful to me

I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost 
To see my sin upon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
I’ll never know how much it cost 

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Look what the Lord has Done

Dreamt we did this song as our jam song before service tonight.  Love this song.

 
Look what the Lord has done
Look what the Lord has done
He healed my body, He touched my mind
He saved me just in time, oh
I wanna praise His Name
Each day is just the same
C’mon and praise Him
Look what the Lord has done

 

 

What has the Lord done for you?

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Google Let Me Down

I think this is the first time Google has let me down.  Most mornings when I wake up with a snippet of a song running through my brain, I’m able to go to Google, type in said snippet and up pops the full lyrics.  Not today.  I have no idea what this song is.  I know it’s one we have because I’m pretty sure it’s on my sons little MP3 player on his night-time playlist.

Here’s the snippet I woke up singing:

Savior’s Love

Talking ’bout my Savior’s Love

God You are the Only One

Oh my Savior’s Love

 

I know the jest of the song is how wonderful His love for us is.  How He loves us through everything.  Pretty amazing.

When my Husband gets up I’ll sing what I have to him and he’ll probably do better than Google.  If not, I’ll keep an ear tuned to my son’s night-time music and see if I can’t catch another snippet to find the lyrics.

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How God Measures

Ever have one of those days where all you see is just where and how you don’t measure up?  How you’ve messed up in the past? See that person you thought you’d changed from show their ugly tendencies again?  Lose control and regret it as you doing it?  We all have.

I woke up singing this song this morning.

I’ve always know God does weird math.  One plus One equals One.  Give 10% and He’ll return it 20,40,60,100,200%.  I’ve even heard my Dad talk about cashing his paycheck twice and somehow God worked out the math at the bank.  So why am I surprised to realize His ways are different with distance, also?

Because I’m me and my mind is just that small.  It’s nice to be reminded though that when we come to Jesus and give him our stuff, just like a heavenly magical trick, as He stretches out His hands to love on us, it’s gone.

 

East To West

Casting Crowns

Here I am, Lord, and I’m drowning in your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight
I know You’ve cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west
’cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
’cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

I know You’ve washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I can’t live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals
I’m not holding on to You, but You’re holding on to me
You’re holding on to me

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
I don’t have to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
’cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
One scarred hand to the other
From one scarred hand to the other

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What if We Were Real

I woke up singing Mandisa, What if we were real.  I’ve been feeling this way lately,  in church, in my mommy groups, in life.  Would it be so bad to share ourselves.  To show that we don’t have it all together, that everyone sometimes feels out of control and scared.  Maybe, just maybe, that would be a good thing.  Maybe we would be able to actually extend the love of Christ to each other if we realized that we all have bad days where we just want to run out into the street screaming.

What if we were real

Mandisa

Well, I’m tired of saying everything
I feel like I’m supposed to say
I’m tired of smiling all the time
I wanna throw the mask away
Sometimes you just have a bad day
Sometimes you just wanna scream
Tell me I’m not the only one
Tell me that you feel just like me

We keep tryin to make it look so nice
And we keep hidin’ what’s goin on inside
But what if I share my brokenness
What if you share how you feel
And what if we weren’t afraid of this crazy mess

What if we were real
What if we were real

I’m over hidin my tears
I think I’m gonna let em’ go
I’m over actin so strong
When I ain’t even in control
We make it so complicated
But why does it have to be
Why can’t we open our hearts and let everybody see

We keep tryin to make it look so nice
And we keep hidin’ what’s goin on inside
But what if I share my brokenness
What if you share how you feel
And what if we weren’t afraid of this crazy mess

What if we were real

We’d think a little less of ourselves
We’d care about someone else
‘Cause we’d know just how they feel
Maybe we could let someone love us
Maybe we’d a little more like Jesus
Why can’t we learn to real

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na (yeah, yeah)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na

We keep tryin to make it look so nice
And we keep hidin’ what’s goin on inside
But what if I share my brokenness
What if you share how you feel
And what if we weren’t afraid of this crazy mess

What if we were real

You’ve got to be real
You’ve got to be real
You’ve got to be real
You’ve got to
You’ve got to

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Songs that are speaking to me today

I bought two MP3 albums this week.  John Mark McMillan “The Medicine” and Mandisa “What if we were real”.  Both albums have really been speaking to me.

I woke up to Belly of the Lion running through my head, or the chorus at least.  I’ve had a week of “days like these” this week.  Although today I’m happy to see the sun.

Mandisa’s whole album is really speaking to me.  The title song and the one I’ve posted below, “The truth about me” .  How different would our days be if we truly believed what God said about us.

Belly of the Lion

John Mark McMillan

Dance the dance
We call living and dying
In the valley of the city
in the belly of the lion
Work all week long
All week long
You can lose your soul
In the concrete riverbeds
Rolling with the flow
Of the currents of the walking dead
Five comes and you’re a rolling stone

(chorus)

Days like these
We’ve got nothing to sing about
Days like these
I don’t know what I think about
Day like these
Who would’ve known
Days like these
I’ve got nothing to sing about
Days like these
I don’t know what I think about
Day like these
Who would’ve known

Listen to the rhythm
Of the pawn shop shore
Got you falling off your hinges
Like that old screen porch
It’s the interstate slipping in your pores again
You can ride the vein
From the corner store to Amsterdam
You can bleed the train
From the courthouse to the Vatican
But Friday she’s a ghost
And gonna slip right through your hands again

(chorus)

So dance the dance
We call living and dying
In the valley of the city
in the belly of the lion
We work all week long
All week long
You can lose your soul
In the concrete riverbeds
Rolling with the flow
Of the currents of the walking dead
Five comes and you’re a rolling stone

(chorus)

The Truth About Me 

Mandisa

If only i could see me as you see me
and understand the way that i am loved,
would it give a whole new meaning to my purpose,
change the way i see the world,
would i sparkle like a star in the night sky,
would i give a little more instead of take,
if i understood im precious like a diamond of a worth no one could estimate, of a worth no one could estimate,

you say lovely, i say broken,
i say guilty, you say forgiven,
i feel lonely, say you’re with me,
we both know it would change everything if only i believed the truth about me,

i wish i could hold on to the moments when my life is spinning but im peaceful still
like a wind you whisper in the silence,
and tell me things this world never will,
you tell me things this world never will,

you say lovely, i say broken,
i say guilty, you say forgiven,
i feel lonely, say you’re with me,
we both know it would change everything if only i believed the truth about me,

i would sleep better at night,
wake up with hope for another day,
i would love even if it cost me,
take a chance and know i’m gonna be okay,
i would dare to give my life away,

oooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,

i feel lonely, say you’re with me,
we both know it would change everything if only i believed, if only i believed the truth about me,

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