HOW GREAT YOU ARE by Shannon Wexelberg

Listening to this song puts my heart in a posture of humility, as if thousands of images portraying the goodness and faithfulness of God are flashing before me.

Great kings delight to rule over great people. They want to be surrounded by good advisers and obedient subjects. But God, being the greatest and highest of all, King of kings and Lord of lords, finds His greatest delight in reigning over us, faithless, disobedient and very unruly people. How do you explain that? He gets nothing in return, as there is nothing, absolutely nothing we can give and do to add to His lordship. It is a great mystery to me WHY ON EARTH WOULD A GREAT AND MIGHTY GOD CHOOSE TO REIGN OVER A FOOLISH WRETCH LIKE US…LIKE YOU…LIKE ME…

The only rightful response before this gracious and merciful God is to worship Him as He deserves; to acknowledge His sovereignty and majesty.Listening to this old track renews my faith in my God and my perspective in the Lord whom I worship. He is so high, yet so humble; so far, yet not distant. It is my prayer that my heart would grow to yearn for more of Him and that my soul will not find its rest until I come face to face with my Savior. And when that time comes, at His feet  will I bow and sing and proclaim, “HOW GREAT YOU ARE!”

“You are deserving of all the praises, Lord

My heart is yearning to be in Your presence once more

Deep inside my heart is burning, I want to give you more

And You’re the only one that I adore

HOW GREAT YOU ARE, HOW GREAT YOU ARE

YOU ARE THE MIGHTY KING AND YOU COME TO REIGN IN ME

HOW GREAT YOU ARE, HOW GREAT YOU ARE

I GIVE YOU ALL THE PRAISES OF MY HEART.”

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I LOVE YOU LORD by Elevation Worship

A love that will not let me go, my soul will rest in you alone.
I give you back this life I owe, to know you Jesus more and more.

I was reading Jarrid Wilson’s blog post entitled “YOUR SCARS ARE PROOF THAT GOD HEALS” while listening to Elevation Worship’s Wake Up The Wonder album. Suddenly, an inexplicable feeling of joy and gratefulness flooded my heart, as if someone whispered to me “Child, just so you know, I love you so.”

The simple yet very profound truth about God’s amazing grace still amazes me up until this very moment. Of why He loves me still in spite of my shortcomings. Of why He still cares about me even though I constantly turn my back from Him. Of how overwhelmingly patient He is despite the fact that I frustrate Him repeatedly. Never could I comprehend God’s love and mercy. Truly His compassion knows no bound. His love goes beyond just feelings and transforms me from within. I would not be here today if not for His unfailing love.

I’d like to quote Jarrid Wilson on what he said about mistakes and weaknesses: “I’m not proud of my past, but I wear my scars on my sleeve because I am proud of who I’ve become in Christ. These scars remind me that I can conquer all things, and that healing is possible through God.” 

By His love I have been redeemed. And the only rightful response is for me to love God back. While I can never “outlove” Him, I simply give Him all the love I am capable of giving. It may not be much, not even close to the tip of His affections for me, but the little I have, I surrender to Him.

God, I just want to say THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU. Thank you for never giving up on me, and for promising to walk with me all the days of my life. I know there would still be days when my love will somehow grow cold, but even then I know that the warmth of your love will reach out to me. Thank you, God. I love You, Dad.

“Your patience was amazing waiting while my heart was wondering.
Your kindness is surprising as I stumble home you run to me.
I’m welcomed with rejoicing wrapped in the embrace of royalty
And now I’m overflowing, singing of the love I have received.”

FROM THE INSIDE OUT by For King & Country (New Version)

Do you feel like you’re a failure? This track is just right for you.

This is one of my favorite Christian songs that has never failed to capture my heart. It reminds me of God’s grace and mercy, and of how He still wants me by His side in spite of all my failures and shortcomings. The pre-chorus says, “My heart and my soul, I give You control. Consume me from the inside out,” which is the perfect response to the  goodness & faithfulness of the One whose light shines when all else fails and whose glory goes beyond all fame.

“AND THE CRY OF MY HEART IS TO GIVE YOU PRAISE FROM THE INSIDE OUT OF MY SOUL…”

Powerful Worship

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This is a fusion of three powerful worship songs that have touched millions of people around the world, sung by none other than Darlene Zschech, together with Michael W. Smith.

Listening to this made me want to fall on my knees in worship as I recall the many great things God has done for me and remember all the promises that I have in Him. Furthermore, it created a thirst in my heart – a thirst for God’s glory to be revealed in my life.

The Living God truly deserves my shout, my worship, my everything.

 

“Holy! Holy! Are You Lord God Almighty!

Worthy is the Lamb! Worthy is the Lamb!

AMEN!”

 

Hellelujah!

WON’T RELENT by Jesus Culture

WON’T RELENT by Jesus Culture

DO YOU FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

Well, the truth is that, we are absolutely free to give up! You can just choose to turn back now. But be rest assured that God will pursue you until you find your way back to Him. For even though we fail Him, even though we disappoint Him, and even though His anger is bestowed upon us, still His love and compassion for us cannot be overpowered by anything else. He said in His Word that neither love  nor hate, nor life nor death, can separate us from His love. Isn’t it amazing to know that we have an UNRELENTING GOD; a God who doesn’t need us yet wants us – so badly? So whether or not we choose to abide in Him, still, He would never give up on us. Why then, would you choose to  give up and run away? That is for you to think about.

WON’T RELENT (lyrics)

You won’t relent until You,have it all

My heart is Yours

You won’t relent until You, have it all

My heart is Yours

I’ll set You as a seal upon my heart

As a seal upon my arm

For there is love that is as strong as death

Jealousy demanding as the grave

And many waters cannot quench this love

Come be the fire inside of me

Come be the flame upon my heart

Come be the fire inside of me

Until You and I are One

I don’t want to talk about You

Like You’re not in the room

I want to look right at You

I want to sing right to You

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL by Francesca Battistelli

Don’t know how it is You looked at me
And saw the person that I could be
Awakening my heart, breaking through the dark
Suddenly Your grace

Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me, all that I need
You are so beautiful, beautiful

Now there’s a joy inside I can’t contain
But even perfect days can end in rain
And though it’s pouring down, I see You through the clouds
Shining on my face

Making my life something so beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me, all that I need
You are so beautiful, beautiful

I have come undone
But I have just begun
Changing by Your grace

Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me, all that I need
You are so beautiful

Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me, all that I need
You are so beautiful, beautiful

I NEED YOU MORE by Kim Walker (Jesus Culture)

I Need You More . I need You more, more than yesterday. I need You Lord, more than words can say. I need You more, than ever before. I need You Lord. I need You Lord . More than the air I breathe…. More than the song I sing… More than the next heartbeat… More than anything…  And Lord, as time goes by, I will be by your side Cause I never want to go back to my old life.

WAKE UP by All the Sons and Daughters

Verse 1:
We have seen the pain that shaped our hearts
And in our shame we’re still breathing
Cause we have seen the hope
Of Your healing
Rising from our souls
Is the feeling
We are drawing close
Your light is shining through

Chorus
So wake up
Wake up, wake up
All you sleepers
Stand up
Stand up, stand up
All you dreamers
Hands up
Hands up, hands up
All believers
Take up your cross
And carry it on

Verse 2
All that You reveal with light in us
Will come to life and start breathing
Cause we have seen the hope
Of Your healing
Rising from our souls
Is the feeling
We are drawing close
Your light is shining through

Bridge:
Here we stand our hearts are Yours
Not our will but Yours be done (x4)