Tag Archives: Christian Music

My story in five minutes

3 Aug

As a top commenter for this video said, “Yours forever, man of the cross.”

Yep.

Jen

Incase anyone needs a pick-me-up today…

1 Aug

“Faith is all it takes.”

Jen

The hands that hold the world

11 Jul

I’m in awe.

Last night I was reading Hebrews 12 and the last two verses just grabbed my attention, so I had to share them:

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28-29

A kingdom that cannot be shaken. Let us offer to God acceptable worship. Our God is a consuming fire.

These verses give us a tiny little window-sized view into just how big our God is, even though we can’t fathom just how great he really is. But it simply amazes me that the same God that created the entire universe also created me and you, and he cares for us deeply. It reminds me of Phil Wickham’s song “Safe,” which I absolutely love:

“You will be safe in his arms, you will be safe in his arms

Cause the hands that hold the world are holding your heart

This is the promise he made, he will be with you always

When everything is falling apart, you will be safe in his arms.”

Isn’t that incredible?

Jen

This is what rescue looks (and sounds) like

9 Jul

So turn around,
you’re not too far

To back away,
be who you are

To change your path,
go another way

It’s not too late,
you can be saved

If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget

They can disappear,
they can all be washed away

By the one who’s strong,
he can right your wrongs

Can rid your fears,
dry all your tears

And change the way you look at this big world

He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light He will show you truth

(More Beautiful You – Jonny Diaz)

Jen

Sweet reminder for the really hard days

2 Jul

Sometimes it feels like I’m watching from the outside
Sometimes it feels like I’m breathing but am I alive?
I won’t keep searching for answers that aren’t here to find

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

So when the walls come falling down on me
And when I’m lost in the current of a raging sea
I have this blessed assurance holding me.

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

When the earth shakes I wanna be found in You
When the lights fade I wanna be found in You

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

(Where I belong – Building 429)

Be blessed today… God is with you always.

Jen

You opened my blind eyes, gave me a new life

30 Jun

You open our blind eyes, open our blind eyes
Heal all our sickness, you alone 
You opened my blind eyes, gave me a new life 
Oh yeah, our savior’s here

My favorite lines. From my favorite Kari worship song.

Has anyone had this experience? HE opened your blind eyes and gave you a new life? Rescued you from a path that was quickly headed for a downward spiral? Saved you?

“God rescued me; He is faithful.” That’s my story.

What’s YOUR story? I want to hear from my readers…

Ready, set, GO! 🙂

Jen

Don’t sink into a bad day. Just rise.

28 Jun

Lead us to You
Show us Your mercy
Your majesty lifted up on high
It tells of Your goodness

Your name is true
Your name is holy
Your splendor is written in the skies
It tells of Your greatness

We will rise
To praise You
Offer our lives before You
Let every nation, all of creation
We will rise
You are worthy
Lift up our eyes to Your glory
Let every nation, all of creation
We will rise

We stand in awe
You won the victory
Your enemies tremble at Your name
It speaks of Your triumph

You clothe the poor
You mend the broken
You heal our hearts
You take our shame
It speaks of Your kindness

We will cry out Your renown
You are the God who has saved us
We will rise to praise You
We lift a glorious sound
You are the one who redeemed us
We will rise to praise You

(Rise – Kari Jobe)

Trials: Mercy from God

12 Jun

What if your blessings come through raindrops?

What if your healing comes through tears?

What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know you’re near?

What if trials of this life are your mercies in disguise?

(Blessings – Laura Story)

Had a revelation about this song today and how it has applied to my own life and experiences.

Ask yourself: Where has God allowed trials in your life and how have they been a blessing to you? Have you thanked him for the hard times that have molded you into the image of who you were called to be as a follower of Christ?

Jen

Sharing some Kari, day two…

28 Apr

When my hope is gone,

When the fear is strong,

When the pain is real,

When it’s hard to heal,

When my faith is shaken and my heart is broken and my joy is stolen,

God I know that you lift me up. You never leave me thirsty.

My only commentary…is “yes.”

{Find You On My Knees – Kari Jobe}

Jen

Sharing a little bit of Kari…

27 Apr

Jesus, in YOUR suffering, you are reaching,

You thought of me.

What love is this that you gave your life for me,

And made a way for me to know you?

I confess, you are always enough for me.

You’re all I need.

Do not worry about tomorrow. Don’t worry about your bills. Don’t worry about your future. Don’t worry about getting married someday. Don’t tell yourself, “If I only had ____, I would be happy.” Jesus is enough. He is all we need. If he takes care of the sparrows, he will take care of us…

{Lyrics: From Kari Jobe’s “What Love is This.”}

Jen