As a child, I knew nothing about the Lord. All I knew was that God was Holy, untouchable and judgmental. These qualities are obviously not true but why did my innocence lean towards that direction?
I can admit the people I surrounded myself with didn’t quite have it right either. We all went to church and it seems like we had to walk a certain way to be considered a true Christian.
So many rules and so many obstacles to feel worthy of God’s forgives kinda forces one to quit. At the end, we can’t meet such a high standard.
I learned the hard way that God is good. I finally realized how good He was when I recognized how bad I was. Rock bottom opened my eyes to a forgiving Father. When there is no where else to turn with your sins, God is waiting with open arms.
The key is to remember, God wants us ALL to make it to heaven. Don’t let the lack of knowledge keep you down and rob you of a peaceful, joyful life.
Hosea 4:6 My people perish or lack of knowledge.
Whenever I was at my lowest point, acknowledging how unworthy I am of You, you manifest greatly in my circumstance and show Yourself to me like never before.
In the bible, it shows how God approached those who recognized where they messed up; who repents and admits where they have gone wrong. Perhaps the bible revealed God’s sweet spot over and over and we failed to see it.
“God, are you saying that I can admit to being unworthy and You manifest all Your glory to me anyway? Are You saying that I don’t have to meet anyone else’s standard or pretend that I never sin to prove my spiritually to You? Are you saying that I can just be me, with flaws and failures and You’d still love me anyway?”
Lord, You seek a humble heart and I pray You help me in that area even more. Take everything hidden in me and expose them with Your light. Make me more like You, Transparent, honest and filled with integrity. Help me be the person You see in me Lord! Lord, please hold my hand through the process.
Please Listen to “In Christ alone” by Anthony Evans. You can find the song ministered by many different bands and musicians but the one from Anthony Evans is my favorite.
Not guilt in life,
no fear in death.
This is the power of Christ in me.
This is my ultimate theme song. When I hear it, it reminds me of how God’s Glory manifested greatly in my life. It reminds me of my storm and how God brought me out victoriously. It reminds me of how I let the enemy steal everything from me and how God restored it all back 100 fold. Double! Triple! Quadruple! God is the Lord of restoration!!!
“In Christ Alone” is the theme song of my son’s birth. My son represents my gift from God. God gave me this ultimate gift of life because I stood strong in faith just as He asked me to. Therefore, we named our son Nathanael. “Given of God”.
The thing about this song is that the lyrics are simply about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because of His death, I live. “Here in the power of Christ I Stand!”
Jesus was there for me in every moment of my life. The good, the bad, dreadful, the beauty. God was there! This song brings the best worship out of me because there is so much power in His name.
In Christ alone,
who took on flesh,
fullness of God in helpless babe.
God was able to compress His greatness into a tiny baby. He was able to press His magnificence into a small child. That alone leaves me in awe. Everything about Him just makes me tremble. I cry in worship to this song because it emphasizes on His Greatness.
I want to thank the Lord for allowing me to creat a praise dance to this song for Him and for two different churches. Thank You God for reminding me everyday of your power in my life. Salvation, Restoration, vindication. Thank you Jesus.
I don’t even know where to begin. The Lord had to humble me and remind me of a very important thing. Grace.
Lately, I’ve been feeling like I have to prove my faith to the world. As a wife, as a mother, as a leader, I feel like I have something to prove. I’m unsure if I’m proving my faith to myself, or to my family, or to my congregation… I’m not sure. But, it’s there.
The Lord keeps reminding me that His love for me is not based on what I do, or how much I know. It’s based on Grace. There is nothing I can do, good or bad, that will change Gods love for me.
I keep striving to be self-sufficient. “Lord, I can do it all. I’m unstoppable! No one can stop me.” Oh let me be carful before You bring me to a complete halt.
There is nothing wrong with trying to do my best. I just think my mistake comes in when I’m trying to prove my faith. Sometimes Lord, I try to prove my faith to You.
Prove what? There is nothing I can bring that will make me righteous before Your Throne. Only Grace.
The same way that I need your Grace in the worst times of my life, remind me that I also need it at my BEST!
Keep humbling me LORD! I don’t care about my surroundings anymore. I don’t need to prove anything. I know where I stand and I am more than certain that You know my heart. I want more of You. Please push me to the side and replace me with You.
That’s all I need.
That’s all I want.
I can’t say that this whole “God” thing is a phase in my life. I’ve come to recognize that my spiritual life should not depend on MY ups and downs. My spiritual life depends on a God whose MIGHTY POWER never weakens. A STRONG TOWER. A corner stone. A GOD, that no matter how I feel, His truth never changes.