TOUCH THE SKY by Hillsong United

“What treasure waits within Your scars
This gift of freedom gold can’t buy
I bought the world and sold my heart
You traded heaven to have me again”

The first time I heard it, I fell in love with it. It’s been over a week and I still can’t get this song outside my head. It’s a very relaxing track to tune into. And the lyrics? Definitely heartwarming. Touch the sky is a very humbling song. It reminds me how unworthy I am of God’s love and mercy, and of how great His grace is to a sinner like me. It is in Christ and Christ alone that I found freedom. It is when I fall on my knees that I touch the sky. For where I am nothing, God is everything.

“God said, ‘No, it doesn’t matter who you are,’ and because of that, we don’t have to try and elevate ourselves in order to find God. We find God from a position of surrender.” -Ptr. Houston (Hillsong Church)

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NO TURNING BACK by Audrey Assad

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No Turning Back

“I’m breathing to the beat of your heart and leaving the world behind, No turning back…”

This the first worship track I tuned into today. It made me ask myself, “what does it really mean for me to follow Christ without turning back?”

I follow God not because He’s one of many ways to live a meaningful life but because He is the only way to discover my purpose here and beyond. I follow Him not just for the perks of living a happy and blessed life but because He is the only one who will go through every single trial and go through all the pain with me. To Him belongs the only name by which all man can be saved and redeemed. For all that God has done, is doing, and promised to do, committing my life to Him is the least that I can do to say thank you.

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When I say I follow Christ, it should be said and sung with such passion, to the point that my heart is racing in excitement to declare to the whole earth ,”Hey, follow me as I follow Christ!” To follow Christ with no turning back is to breathe to the beat of His heart and to leave the world behind; to die to myself, to my plans, hopes, dreams, and to my will, so that His Name will be lifted high.

This song vividly describes how we should follow God. We should stay behind, follow closely, and make up our minds that we have nothing to loose and have everything to find.

Thank God for this song.