Tuesday, October 19, 2010

3 songs....sooo bare with me :)

Many of you who know me or actually read my blogs, knows that I love music. I feel that not only can God speak to me through His Word, but also through music. Since moving up north, I have come across a christian radio station that is not Klove (which I miss), but they have played so many other songs that I have not heard. Goodness, I could list and write out bunch more than what I am about to :) Maybe at the end of this blog, I will write out a list of the many others that you can look up later on youtube. Well, if you've seen my facebook, then you've probably already heard ALL the songs seeing that I am constantly posting songs!! :)
So here are just 3...for now ;)

Open Hands ~Matt Papa

To give unselfishly
to serve the least of these
Jesus I'm learning how to live with open hands
All these treasures that I own
will never satisfy my soul
Jesus I lay them at your throne with open hands

I lift my hands open wide
let the whole world see
how You love, how You died, how You set me free
free at last, I surrender all I am with open hands, with open hands

To finally let go of my plans
these earthly kingdoms built of sand
Jesus at Your cross I stand with open hands

You took the nails, You bore the crown
You hung your head, Your love poured out
You took my place, You paid the price
So Jesus now I give my life


Rediscover You ~Starfield

I just need to admit
My faith is paper thin
I'm feeling so burned out
On religion

I say an empty prayer
I sing a tired song
I need to just admit that the passion's gone

And I want to get it back

You told me
Look for You and I will find
So I'm here
Like I'm searching for the first time
Revive me, Jesus
Make this cold heart start to move
Help me rediscover You

I want to learn to pray
The way that David prayed
I want my soul to burn when I hear Your name
I want to feel like new
Bring me back to life like only You can do
Cause I don't want to stay the same

You told me
Look for You and I will find
So I'm here
Like I'm searching for the first time
Revive me, Jesus
Make this cold heart start to move
Help me rediscover You

Lord, I want to be Yours today
I want to know the passion of the saints
And how they were changed

I want to burn for You
Bring me back to life, Jesus
Help me rediscover You


Save Me from Myself ~Carpark North

Gone
I used to waste the days
So distraught,
I thought:
I'm changing my ways

Now You're changing my ways

You save me
Save me from myself
There is no one else
I'd lean on
Save me
You save me from myself
There is no one else to set me free

Start
The start of something new
I what I find
When I'm
Just looking at You

Lift
You lift me off the ground
Keep holding my hand
I won't land
Won't even look down

Don't look down

You save me
Save me from myself
There is no one else
I'd lean on
Save me
You save me from myself
There is no one else to set me free


Thanks for baring with me :) Here are some other songs to look up if you're bored ;)
Here is Our King ~David Crowder Band
Wonder of the World ~Rush of Fools
If We've Ever Needed You ~Casting Crowns
Oh Happiness ~David Crowder Band
You Can Have Me ~Sidewalk Prophets
No Matter What ~Kerrie Roberts
Kingdom and a King ~Robbie Seay Band
Awakening ~Chris Tomlin
Christ is Risen ~Matt Maher
Shipwreck, Unashamed, and The Saving One ~All by Starfield
Empty Me ~Chris Sligh
Attention ~Know Hope
Rise ~Michael W. Smith
Let it out ~Chris and Conrad
Come Home ~Luminate

Visible Reminders

The other day I read Colossians 3:1-10 in my devotions. ''Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.'' ''Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.''
It can be so easy to lose focus when all ya focus on is yourself. That's been me!! I have the ''whoa is me'' blues...I have been missing friends and family, my mind has not been focused on Him and my heart has been wandering. I've been convicted within my heart and feel like I am constantly seeking repentance for not keeping my heart, mind, and soul on Him. I feel like I am constantly putting to death the ''old man'' so I can continue to be the ''new man'' in Christ.
I have been given the idea by friends, to put up visible reminders by putting verses on post-it notes and place them in spots where I would see them the most. Have I done this yet? uh, no...will I?? I need to!! Satan is out to destroy me!! He knows my weakness and gets me ALMOST every time!! I need to continue to be in His Word so that I can 1) have a better relationship with Christ 2) be strong to be able to resist the everyday temptations.
I know I won't be perfect, but I am thankful for a forgiving God who loves me, who died for me when I deserve eternity in hell.
Thank you, Lord for your love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy that you have bestowed upon me!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's all coming together...

My next post, I will post pictures :) The last two weeks has been crazy!! Two weeks ago I had packed up our house and we moved, last week I unpacked and tried to get settled in. The upstairs is finished, I am working on the basement this week. Over the weekend, my mom and sister and her two kids, came up to visit and help decorate the house with some new decorations they spoiled me with for my kitchen :) Thanks to my mom and sister, the upstairs is mostly finished with decor :) Downstairs is the boys' room then another room which is the play\school\exercise room. A friend came over yesterday to help rearrange the room and Jason helped hang my dry erase board and thumb tack boards for school. Today I will put up letters and charts. I am so excited seeing the basement all come together :) Like I said, I will post pictures on my next blog...until now...laters!!