Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hillsong - At the Cross

Echoes of the psalmist King David as he reflects on the path God's prepared for him. Such a heart after God... even though he messed up... Jehovah was with him.



Lyrics (from Youtube)

Oh Lord You've searched me
You know my way
Even when I fail You
I know You love me

Your holy presence
Surrounding me
In every season
I know You love me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me
There's no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now

You go before me
You shield my way
Your hand upholds me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me
There's no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now?(x2)

You tore the veil
You made a way
When You said that it is done(x2)

And when the earth fades
Falls from my eyes
And You stand before me
I know You love me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where your blood was shed for me
There's no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now?(x2)

You tore the veil
You made a way
When You said that it is done(x4)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Red - Breath Into Me

A song about God and how we don't always listen to Him, but when we finally do, we need to ask Him to work in our lives and breath new life into our lives:






Lyrics (from YouTube)

And this is how it feels when I
Ignore the words you spoke to me
And this is where I lose myself
When I keep running away from you

And this is who I am when,
When I don't know myself anymore
And this is what I choose when
It's all left up to me

Breathe your life into me
I can feel you, I'm falling
Falling faster
Breathe your life into me
I still need you
I'm falling, falling
Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe

And this is how it looks when
I am standing on the edge
And this is how I break apart
When I finally hit the ground

And this is how it hurts when I
Pretend I don't feel any pain
And this is how I disappear
When I throw myself away

Breathe into me
Breathe into me
Breathe into me

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TobyMac - Getaway Car

This life is not what we want it to be always.

As I'm writing this, I'm planning on being able to say,
"I just took a trip to Southern Florida for a really fun time there. I'd been debating, but I decided I just needed to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of work even after taking off a week in December and going to the biggest event in the US all year for swing dancing."

(in case this posts and I don't get a chance to change it, ask me and I'll fill you in on whether one or both of those worked out).

I love dancing- it's freeing. It's a little disconcerting and unnerving, but I am forcing myself to deal with the insecurities in my heart in that and other areas by doing things that put me out of my comfort zone, and sometimes that means really getting away.

I used to listen to this song when I was done with work just about everyday for the summer of 2008. It's a song about getting away and hiding in Christ. If I don't do that consistently, I'll lose sight of why I do what I do, and become who I don't like as the previous post. And when I come to Him in all circumstances, I'm learning to be fulfilled in Jesus alone. And that's truly a Getaway...



Lyrics from here:

I'm staring unaware cause I'm in the zone
It moves in like a fog on a seaside road
Paralyzed by the signs and the deafening tone
I'm on a lock like a jock with a broken bone
I can see the real game and I want to get in it
I can read your headline and I am dying to spin it
Man down in the clutches of his own desire
I got to find the kind of speed that will put out a fire

I need a getaway car, I gotta get out of here fast and far
I need a getaway car, I wanna flea what I see, wanna be where you are
I need a getaway car, I gotta get out of here fast and far
I need a getaway car

I put my hand on the wheel before I change my mind
I put my foot to the floor and I start to fly
I keep my eyes on the road so I don't get spun around
To the nightmare I've been delivered from
It's a brand new day, I drove hard all night
I thank God for the sun as it starts to rise
I take a peek in the mirror and my past is gone
I'm feelin' free as a bird with a new song

Now I ain't gonna stop 'til I find your peace
I gotta get to the place where it's you and me
So fill'er up now, and let's roll
Gonna drive through the night 'til you touch my soul
Said I ain't gonna stop 'til I find your peace
I gotta get to the place where you're all I need
So fill'er up, let's roll
I'm gonna drive through the night till you touch my soul

Let's ride all night, let's shift this thing into overdrive

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Relient K - Who I Am Hates Who I've Been

God is always in the business of giving us second chances. None is more true in the fact that Jesus came and died for us. In so many other ways, Christians and non-Christians share so many blessings from God as He is always giving us more chances, beckoning us to love Him in new and refreshing ways, asking us to come to Him for our satisfaction.

That’s what this song is about: Hating who we become when we find and seek other things in Him. It hurts God, others around us and ourselves when we do this. As the last part of the song says, “and who I am will take the second chance you gave me.” He is in the second-chance business, and I’m buying as much stock as I can of it.



Lyrics from here

I watched the proverbial sunrise
Coming up over the Pacific and
You might think I'm losing my mind,
But I will shy away from the specifics...

'cause I don't want you to know where I am
'cause then you'll see my heart
In the saddest state it's ever been.

This is no place to try and live my life.

[Pre-Chorus]
Stop right there. That's exactly where I lost it.
See that line. Well I never should have crossed it.
Stop right there. Well I never should have said
That it's the very moment that
I wish that I could take back.

[Chorus]
I'm sorry for the person I became.
I'm sorry that it took so long for me to change.
I'm ready to be sure I never become that way again
'cause who I am hates who I've been.
Who I am hates who I've been.

I talk to absolutely no one.
Couldn't keep to myself enough.
And the things bottled inside have finally begun
To create so much pressure that I'll soon blow up.

I heard the reverberating footsteps
Synching up to the beating of my heart,
And I was positive that unless I got myself together,
I would watch me fall apart.

And I can't let that happen again
'cause then you'll see my heart
In the saddest state it's ever been.

This is no place to try and live my life.

[Pre-Chorus x2]
[Chorus]

Who I am hates who I've been
And who I am will take the second chance you gave me.
Who I am hates who I've been
'cause who I've been only ever made me...

So sorry for the person I became.
So sorry that it took so long for me to change.
I'm ready to be sure I never become that way again
'cause who I am hates who I've been.
Who I am hates who I've been.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Skillet - One Day Too Late

As the new year dawns, I'd like to share a reminder from Skillet that life is about the things we ought to do that we'll truly miss out on and regret... because we never know when that day we choose to do something will be "One Day Too Late."

Making resolutions have good intentions, but this year I'm choosing just to take the next step- one after another- as the Holy Spirit leads.




Lyrics: (copied from here)
[V1]
Tick tock hear the clock countdown
Wish the minute hand could be rewound
So much to do and so much I need to say
Will tomorrow be too late

Feel the moment slip into the past
Like sand through an hourglass
In the madness I guess I just forget
To do all the things I said

[Pre]
Time passes by
Never thought I'd wind up
One step behind
Now I've made my mind up

[Chorus]
Today I'm gonna try a little harder
Gonna make every minute last longer
Gonna learn to forgive and forget
'Cause we don't have long, gonna make the most of it

Today I'm gonna love my enemies
Reach out to somebody who needs me
Make a change, make the world a better place
'Cause tomorrow could be one day too late
One day too late
One day too late

[V2]
Tick tock hear my life pass by
I can't erase and I can't rewind
Of all the things I regret the most I do...
Wish I'd spent more time with you

Here's my chance for a new beginning
I saved the best for a better ending
And in the end I'll make it up to you, you'll see
You'll get the very best of me

[Bridge]
Your time is running out
You're never gonna get it back
Make the most of every moment
Stop saving the best for last