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Need You Now

Related imageI watched “I’m Not Ashamed” yesterday for like the 4th or 5th time. And as always, I bawled like a baby at the end.
I don’t know why I’m so drawn to Rachel Scott’s story but it really intrigues me.
In the movie there is a song called  “Need You Now (How Many Times)” by Plumb.  It’s a great song.  I urge you to listen to it when you can. And if you get a chance, watch “I’m Not Ashamed” It’s a great testimony to who Rachel was and what she stood for.
It will be 19 years on April 20th that Rachel went to be with her Lord and Savior. Her story continues to inspire many, myself included. Her love for Christ was evident. Here is an excerpt from her journals that were published not long after her death. She wanted to be different from her peers. A God fearing Christian. Not a “worldly Christian”Image result for rachel scott journals
Reading this posts the question: What kind of Christian do I want to be?
Well, everybody’s got a story to tell
And everybody’s got a wound to be healed
I want to believe there’s beauty here
‘Cause oh, I get so tired of holding on
I can’t let go, I can’t move on
I want to believe there’s meaning here
How many times have you heard me cry out
“God please take this”?
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.
Standing on a road I didn’t plan
Wondering how I got to where I am
I’m trying to hear that still small voice
I’m trying to hear above the noise
How many times have you heard me cry out
God please take this?
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.
Though I walk,
Though I walk through the shadows
And I, I am so afraid
Please stay, please stay right beside me
With every single step I take
How many times have you heard me cry out?
And how many times have you given me strength?
How many times have you heard me cry out
“God please take this”?
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.
I need you now
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.
I need you now
I need you now
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Grace Addicted Jesus Freak

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Okay so I’m almost finished with this book called Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio. It’s taken me a little longer than usual to finish it because of mom being in the hospital and all (she’s HOME now!) but this book is great! I’d recommend it!
We all have giants in our life that must come tumbling down like Goliath did in 1 Samuel. Whether that giant is fear, rejection, addiction, anger……they MUST come down. They MUST fall!
I’m on Chapter 7 which is dealing with addiction. Normally, people think addiction is strictly being addicted to drugs or alcohol. Nope, sorry (not sorry) to burst your bubble. Addiction is ANYTHING that takes the place of God. It can be an addiction to spending money. It can be an addiction to social media. Or even an addiction to accomplishments. Whatever takes the place of God in our lives is an addiction that must fall.
Giglio does mention that there is a good addiction: being a grace addict. Being addicted to Jesus. Becoming a Jesus Freak. People tend to act that being a Jesus Freak is a bad thing. But like Giglio says, “what we need in the church today are lots and lots more of Jesus Freaks. Those who say ‘Jesus you are my only hope and I’m clinging to you my whole life long.”
Of course, when I read the term Jesus Freak I immediately started humming the song by DC Talk and quickly opened up Spotify to place it. Now I’ve got DC Talk playing in the background as I type this.
If you’ve never heard the song, I urge you to check it out. Here are a few lines from the song:
What will people think
When they hear that I’m a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it’s true
I don’t really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain’t no disguising the truth
And there IS no disguising the truth! Why would we want to disguise Someone as wonderful as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ??? He died in our place so we wouldn’t spend an eternity in Hell. ALL we have to do is accept his gift of grace.
He’s not going to MAKE us choose. He wants to leave that up to us. But c’mon! What could be better than an eternity in HEAVEN with our Maker?? Where there will be NO MORE PAIN (PRAISE THE LORD), NO MORE SICKNESS, NO MORE EVIL!
Call me crazy, call me a freak all you want! I get to spend eternity with my Maker. What about you?