So… I heard this song today….

And I’m praying for you – praying for me – that our hearts will always beat out this freedom hymn!

Sunrise by God. Photo by Tracy Mauro. Lyrics by Austin French, Kayliann Lowe, Douglas Lowe, Kyle Lee and Jacob Harrison

(Click here to listen)

 

 

I push I pull
Go back and forth finding myself pounding on a locked door
I try to make it out alone without Your help
But I know I’ll never win this war

I can never be
never be free
without You
I can never be
never be
me without You

This is the sound of chains breaking
This is the beat of a heart changing
This is a song of a soul forgiven

This is my freedom hymn
This is my freedom hymn
This is my freedom hymn

I breathe the air of freedom in knowing my life
Is better off in Your hands
The past is gone what’s done is done
Now I’m alive
I’m never gonna look back

I can never be
never be
free without You
I can never be
never be
me without You

Who the Son sets
Is free indeed
Who the Son sets
Is free indeed
Who the Son sets
Is free
I’m free

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Listen to the song by clicking here: https://youtu.be/FePrBgRAKRY

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Writer(s): Austin French, Kayliann Lowe, Douglas Lowe, Kyle Lee and Jacob Harrison

Would you rather???

So, as I was trying to decided between more gym time and God time or more mirror and makeup time this morning, Maker whispered this “Would you rather” question to my spirit:

“Would you rather hide your flaws and pretend to be perfect or reveal your flaws and be perfected?”

Ouch.

In our insta-filtered culture it’s so easy to trade quickly clicked airbrushed appearances for the hard work of authentic change. But we have a choice – difficult but achievable by our Maker’s strong Spirit in us – to rise above cultural norms and admit our weaknesses, pains, and flaws instead of covering them. And, in return, Maker blesses us with HIS strength, healing, and perfection.

Maker God, may I choose this moment and the next to live in Your light – even when it exposes my flaws – rather than running for the cover of the filtered pretense that the world offers…. In Jesus Name!

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!” – Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Who do you have faith in?

As I am writing this, today is Sunday. Some of us will go to church today. However, we can spend the entire day in church and spend most of our time giving to others and still not be walking in true faith and dependence on our Maker.

How?

If we feel the need to obsess and scheme about how things are going to work out and how we can “make it happen”, our faith in God may be a facade.

Our scheming and stressing about how it is all going to work out is putting pressure on and faith in ourselves. Period.