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Living out the Christian life authentically requires daily submitting the pieces of our broken life to God, the Ultimate Artist, allowing him to craft them into a beautiful mosaic masterpiece that can be used for His glory. It's a moment by moment journey of releasing fear & control, living intentionally, and embracing the freedom of Christ.

Digging Deep Roots & Living in the Light {Worship Wednesday}

Sometimes we forget.

Not the kind of forget where you head to the grocery store without a list (again) and run in for a couple of things but forget the milk…even though your 5 year old reminded you that she doesn’t like to eat dry cereal and mommy, would you please please please get milk.

No, not that kind of forget.

The kind of forget where we live out life separate from what’s true. Where our reality and our perspective totally and completely misses the mark of the truth.

And the result? We end up grasping for the light and living instead in the darkness.

great are you lord - outstretched hand

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Sometimes it happens only for a moment and our minds swirl with untruths that scatter our thoughts and erupt into frustration or outright anger. Other times, well, we live life like the truth doesn’t exist at all.

And friends, living life outside of God’s truth, outside His protective covering, well it surely doesn’t make for a joy-filled life.

And yet we try to figure out life on our own, seeking solutions in the next self-help book on Amazon or our friends on Facebook or the magazine on the rack in the grocery store checkout line.

But what if the solution to our longing is right in front of us?

Proverbs 119 tells us to hide God’s word in our hearts and when we do, His word will lead us into truth.

So today, dear friend, I’m sharing some truth as we seek to plant deep roots in God’s word so our lives will be lived out in the light of His truth instead of the shadows of the darkness.

“LORD, there is no one like you!

      For you are great, and your name is full of power.”

Jeremiah 10:6

And so, we read truth. Take a moment to soak it in.

It’s God who is great. It’s God who has the power in our lives. There is no one like Him. There is no need to seek power and truth in other places. It He who teaches us, corrects us, and guides us into truth.

Jeremiah 10:6 Great are you Lord!

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Today for Worship Wednesday, reflect on the words of God’s power in your life. Let the words and the music wash over your soul to remind you of truth you may have forgotten along the way.

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Great Are You Lord from All Sons and Daughters {LIVE}

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

All the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

Do you have a song of worship that’s speaking to you right now? Share in the comments and it might show up on another edition of Worship Wednesday. (A special thank you to Karrilee for suggesting this song.)

For today, let’s pour out our praise to the One who brings light to our darkness, restores our broken pieces, and gives hope in the middle of our hopelessness. Great are you, Lord!

Sunday Scripture: God Holds Your Hand

He’s turned 2, that age when “I do it!” is heard more times than I pick up toys from the floor on a typical day. {in case you’re wondering…that’s a lot!} His normal modus operandi is to charge forward in life, feet ahead of him at times, full speed ahead.

On this day though, he grabs my hand…and the handrail. We’re in a new place and he’s unsure about the steps and the rocky gravel below. I’d offer even that he’s a little scared of the path ahead.

But holding my hand?

He’s willing to try something new, knowing that I’m there to steady his walk, unwilling to let go and allow him to stumble.

holding handrail

And this, like so many other pictures of His greatness God gives us in the everyday, is a reminder of God’s love for us as our Father. 

So why, dear friends, do we flail in the unknown, uncertain places of our lives?

Instead of grasping God’s outstretched hand when we’re afraid of the path ahead, we, in our own fleshly wisdom, march down those uncertain stairs, determined to do it on our own, but wobbling and fearful the whole way down.

Today, let’s instead remember God’s faithfulness to stand with us in the hard times {and the good ones too!}. He offers His hand and reminds us we have nothing to fear. As our creator and our daddy, He’s here to help us on the journey. We just have to take His hand and walk the path laid in front of us.

Reflect on the truth shared in Isaiah and be encouraged of God’s presence in your life today and everyday.

Isaiah 41:13

For I am the Lord your God,
    who takes hold of your right hand 
    and says to you,
    Don’t fear; I will help you.

isaiah 41:13 Do not fear, I will help you.

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