Here are some of my thoughts on the song we covered by Hillsong United this week. Going deeper into the beauty and mystery of God.
Discussing the song from earlier this week…going through all the lyrics…
Become Us (A Wedding Song)
By Ben Ward
Hold my hand and hold my heart
Hold my gaze till death we part
We are home
Take my love and take my life
Take my hand I’m yours You’re mine
We’re not alone
You and me in this mystery of love
Give your one and I’ll give mine
Give our all and we will find
We’re joined as one
All these solitary moments
Are just a chance for us to see
The beauty of our life together
And oh wonderful it can be
And oh how wonderful it will be
Hear my prayer and hear my dreams
My desires, my wants, my needs
All my love
Following up with some thoughts and encouragement on yesterday’s song “No Longer Slaves.”
Here are some devotions I recorded as a part of our Cover to Cover Series last year. They’re kinda fun…let me know what you think!
Did you know there are 11.944 billion Google searches performed every month? Just think about that for a second. In that second that just passed there were 4,545 searches…and each second that passes…it doesn’t stop…and it’s growing!! We ask Google every question you can imagine. And so many more that we can’t imagine. From the good (new and expecting parents’ searches increase by 2.7%!) to the questionable (Ever looked at the auto-complete suggestions…who’s searching for THAT??), people are unafraid of asking an anonymous computer (I know, I know…) the most intimate of questions. Do we bring the same sort of un-guardedness to God? David says in Psalm 139,“I’m an open book to you…You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence.” How about that? Here’s the beautiful thing: He’s not just for searching; He’s for finding.
This passage of Scripture begins with the phrase, “Let me tell you why you are here.” Man, that’s what everybody’s looking for…I know I am. Here it is. When you become a part of the Body of Jesus, when you enter His kingdom you become a light. Bringing out God all around you. Some will be so grateful to you, some will probably be mad. That’s not your focus. Just be the light. Shine His light. Go public!
Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 MSG)
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