Saturday, December 18, 2010

No One's Got it all Together

No one's got it all together lyrics: Jill Philips

Working hard to tie up the loose ends
So hard to decide who you let in
Put your best foot forward with a grin

I can see the fear behind your eyes
Wondering if someone will recognize
You’ve grown tired of keeping up the lies

Don’t whitewash the truth about yourself ‘cause
Nobody’s got it all together
If you want to be like everyone else well
Nobody’s got it all together

I have seen the darkness of my heart
And found a love that taught me its too hard
To walk through life and not let down my guard

What good is it to say please savior come
If there is nothing you need rescue from
Life is something no one has a corner on

Don’t whitewash the truth about yourself ‘cause
Nobody’s got it all together
If you want to be like everyone else well
Nobody’s got it all together

When the parts that are self righteous
Start to disappear
Every other life is
Just another mirror
And life is way too short to run and hide

Don’t whitewash the truth about yourself ‘cause
Nobody’s got it all together
If you want to be like everyone else well
Nobody’s got it all together

Friday, December 10, 2010

Trying to be a Better You

O.k so here you are...trying to be a better you.
Whether you are fighting a battle, learning to surrender,
fighting lies that say you must be someone different to be
popular, making new resolutions, starting a new outlook or turning a new page in life...Whatever it may be, this is a time of change.
Is it really possible to be a better you? or for me to be
a better me?
You know I've been reading, and this concept keeps popping up
on the pages: and that is this "I've been crucified with Christ".
This statement is a serious statement.
Yes I've been crucified with Christ on the cross, so therefore
that flesh of mine, it's been killed. So since I have been crucified
with Christ to the cross...does that make me dead to life?
Nope, life comes through Christ. Christ was raised from the tomb,
therefore I am a new creature in Christ, and now raised to new life in Him. I'd say this contradicts the idea of "making myself a better me".
Can't be done. It's done by Him. What am I called to do? To obey Him, to Trust Him, to receive His Love and in turn be changed by it.
What about those times that the flesh risies though? Hasn't it been killed by Christ on the cross? Well, to be honest we have a daily choice... the old man is dead to us as long as we remain dead to it, we tend to resurect him...why? well it's a lack of faith that brings it back.. one's faith in "true" love, a person's faith in God.
So what will give us the strength to keep our eyes fixed on Christ and our love sure?
Be not dismayed Christ has made the sacrifice for You. By His Spirit you can walk uprightly, and blameless before Him. Be not weary in your well doing either...for in good time you shall reap your reward. Keep the Faith and Hide in Christ. It's a supernatural thing to change. Only by His power can you prevail. So stop slapping at your face and think you will be any better of a you, by masking who you are inside. Masking doesn't change you, it only hides the true you from others. But Surrender, now that will change you. Christ is Life ~ Let His Light, meet your darkness, and watch the healing begin.
Sometimes we can feel the wight of our mistakes, but still want to be a good example to others; just remember whenever you feel downhearted or doubtful that you can stand in the new Life Christ gives, Remember that healing comes from God, and bitterness is not the same bravery. Surrendering, is a sign of true bravery... and Healing, well, it can be a process.
Trying at being a better You? Don't be doing it alone, all the walls you put up, all the poking at yourself, and the masks you put on, can get in the way of letting God heal you. Trust God, and walk after Him. Walk in the power he gives to live a holy life, while believing in the love he gives, in order to have a more satisfied life.
Remember it's His Love, and His Spirit...that is what changes you.
What can you do?
Let it change you. Obey Him, listen and heed to His Spirit within you.
I also encourage you, if you are letting Him do this in you, and are heeding and learning to listen to His Voice in your life, "Be Strong, you are on the road to being not only a "changed" you...One day, by the beauty in God, and trusting his will, and his ways, you will have been made more like Him. You see we tend to become more like whatever we love.
Let God influence You, He's one influence that you can be sure is good, not only "good", but "The greatest"!

Lyrics to song DISAPPEAR:

On a day like this I want to crawl beneath a rock
A million miles from the world, the noise, the commotion
That never seems to stop

And on a day like this I want to run away from the routine
Run away from the daily grind that can suck the life
Right out of me
I only know of one place I can run to

I want to hide in You
The Way, the Life, the Truth
So I can disappear
And love is all there is to see
Coming out of me
And You become clear
As I disappear

I don't want to care about earthly things
Be caught up in all the lies that trick my eyes
They say it's all about me
I'm so tired of it being about me¦

I would rather be cast away
Separated from the human race
If I don't bring You glory
If I don't bring You glory
If I don't bring You glory

Lyrics to song Disappear by: Bebo Norman

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fan or Follower of Christ?

Check out this site, and watch the promo video

I'd like to blog something about this topic
later on....

Fan = "enthusiastic admirer"

or Luke 29:3?