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“You Say Lovely, I say Broken”

This is absolutely one of my favorite songs by Mandisa. I’ve shared it before but I wanted to share it again.
This song has so much meaning.

Time and time again I struggle with why God would choose to love someone like me. And I think we all do that. We all tend to think that our sin is too much for Him to forgive. We aren’t worthy of his love. So why would God choose us?

Because that’s who He is. He’s a merciful God who looks past our insecurities, past our doubts. He loves us unconditionally.

That’s a promise. 🙂

“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 I’m precious like the diamond
I’m a worth no one could estimate
I’m 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 spinnin’ but I’m peaceful still
Like a wind you whispered 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 goin’ be okay
I would dare to give my life away
Oh, I feel lonely
Say you’re with me
We both know it would change everything
If only I believed the truth about me
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Glorifying God

A life that glorifies God is a life that reveals God

Beth Moore

Does my life glorify God? In all that I say and do, does my life reflect Him? It’s a question I ask myself constantly.

Life can get overwhelming at times, we all know this. And in those difficult times, are we focusing on the Creator rather than the created? Is our focus half-hearted? Or does our light shine before men, oozing out Christ’s love for others?

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

We are called to lead others to Christ. We are called to love these people and show them Christ’s love. After all, Christ died for our sins. He literally took our sin upon Him. Why? Because He loves us so much. He loves us unconditionally and undeservedly.

Does our life glorify God? Or are we just going through the motions, just pretending? Pretending to be on fire for God? Do we act one way around our Christian friends and a completely different way around non believers? How will that bring others to Christ?

Christians are called to walk through the world with the heart of Christ.

Louie Giglio, “Goliath Must Fall”

I struggle with selfishness. I will admit that. But if I’m being honest with myself, being selfish is definitely not Christlike. Unfortunately, while I have selfish tendencies, I also tend to be a people pleaser. Kind of weird, huh?  I struggle with how and what people think about me and strive to please them and because of that I lose my focus on God.  I take my eyes off of Jesus and I start to sink like Peter did when he got out of the boat to walk on the water to Jesus. I should live in a way that pleases God and not man.

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians 1:10

 

And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not to men

Colossians 3:23

Now, as long as we live on this earth we will never be perfect. We will slip up from time to time. But thankfully we have a God who welcomes us back into His arms. His love is that strong. He IS love!

 

 

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Give Me Your Eyes

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see,
Everything that I keep missing,
Give your love for humanity.
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten.
Give me Your eyes so I can see.

I love this song by Brandon Heath.

I want to have a love for people like Jesus does. So many times, we can get wrapped up in ourselves that we never take the time to love other people. But we are CALLED to love others!

I want to love people with a heart of compassion and see and love people as Jesus does

Masey McLain

I’m tired of being wrapped up in myself and acting selfish. It’s time I put myself out there and love on others.


Prevail Church is slowly getting started! We had our first launch team meeting last night and we made commitments to getting on board with launching this new church. Is it scary? Yes, sometimes it can be. But God is with us and He promises never to leave us.

Our name for our church comes from the verse in Matthew 16:18: “ And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Check out our website! Prevail Church

Please continue to pray for us as we venture out on starting this new church. We still don’t have a location so please pray specifically that we find a location soon. We’ve been meeting in our pastor’s house for the time being but as we grow we’re obviously going to need a bigger meeting spot.

 

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Sick

Hey ya’ll! This is the first time I have felt like getting on here in about a week. I came down with a bad sinus infection and a really bad cough that make it sound like I’m coughing up a lung sometimes, it’s awful. 😦

I have GOT to get better though because I’m leaving next Monday to go to Tennessee for 10 days to see my dad. He’s flying me out there. And flying with a sinus problem is definitely no fun. I’ve done it before and it took two days for my ears to fully pop. It was the weirdest thing. I was sitting in class one day, I swallowed and POP! A full two days after I got off the plane. I had been walking around only half hearing things, lol.

So yeah, I went to the doctor on  Friday, he prescribed me 3 medications, one of which is a cough syrup which has got to be the most disgusting thing ever. *shudders*

I’m feeling a little better. I still feel like I got run over by a truck and my cough sounds terrible but overall, I think I’m on the mend.

Like my doctor said, at least I’m getting this out of the way NOW so I won’t be sick in TN. I should finish my antibiotic the day before I leave.

How have you all been?