My prayer for today… and every day…

“If this life has anything to gain at all
I count it lost if I can’t hear you, feel you, ’cause I need you
Can’t walk this earth alone
I recognize I am not my own, so before I fall
I need to hear you, feel you, as I live to make my boast in you alone
With every breath I take, with every heart beat,
Sunrise and the moon lights in the dark street
Every glance, every dance, every note of a song
It’s all a gift undeserved that I shouldn’t have known
Every day that I lie, every moment I covet
I’m deserving to die, I’m just earning your judgment
I, without the cross there’s only condemnation
If Jesus wasn’t executed there’s no celebration
So in times that are good, in times that are bad
For any times that I’ve had it all I will be glad
And I will boast in the cross, I boast in my pains
I will boast in the sunshine, boast in his reign (rain)
What’s my life if it’s not praising you
Another dollar in my bank account of vain pursuit, I do
That count my life as any value or precious at all
Let me finish my race, let me answer my call”

(from Boasting by lecrae)


9/27/09 Set List

You’re Worthy Of My Praise

Blessed Be Your Name

I Will Boast

How Great Thou Art

How Great Is Our God

Peace from a Prince?

So lately I’ve been in Isaiah. The first eight chapters of Isaiah are pretty bleak. Tones of judgement and wrath upon a disobedient, uninterested nation. Sound familiar?

Is. 1:4 “…They have forsaken the Lord; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on Him.”
Is. 1:15 “When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood;”
Is. 5:13 “Therefore my people will go into exile for their lack of knowledge; those of high rank will die of hunger and the common people will be parched with thirst.”
Is. 8:5-7 “The Lord spoke to me again: ‘Because this people has rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah and rejoices over Rezin and the son of Remaliah, therefore the Lord is about to bring against them the mighty floodwaters of the Euphrates…'”
Is. 8:22 “Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom…”
…Maybe “bleak” was an understatement. The tension just continues to mount and mount, and it seems as God’s wrath is just growing and getting bigger until it is overwhelming and about to explode then all of the sudden…
Is. 9:1, 6-7But, there will be no more gloom for those who are in distress…” “… For unto us a Child is born to us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
We’ve heard and read this passage tons of times, but in context with the rest of the book, it sheds a whole new light on just why we are in desperate need of a Savior. Jesus, our Prince of Peace.
Is He where you find your peace?