Lyrics for a beautiful day

Reflection

Song by Love Like Gravity

You pulled me from a drowning pool
To show me something beautiful
I saw Your reflection on the waves
I didn’t have anything to trade
For the grace you offered me
Still I watched my image wash away
Mirror, Mirror tell me
Is it pride…is it pain…is if apathy?
Am I the picture that you want on display?
When I speak is it truth & love
Do I reflect a grace I don’t deserve
Does it look like Jesus?
Does it look like Jesus?
In a world weak & broken
Is there a hope in my reflection
Does it look like Jesus?
Does it look like Jesus?
Swept away from the waters edge
I’m a flood of self righteousness
A distorted likeness in the tide
Out of sight and far from memory
I don’t wanna be the enemy
When I’ve seen what your love is like
Mirror, Mirror tell me
Is it pride…is it pain…is if apathy?
Am I the picture that you want on display?
When I speak is it truth & love
Do I reflect the grace I don’t deserve
Does it look like Jesus?
Does it look like Jesus?
In a world so weak & broken
Is there a hope in my reflection
Does it look like Jesus?
Does it look like Jesus?
Where is our compassion, lord
Was it killed by vanity
Our Sunday best is a filthy rag
If it isn’t Your heart that they see
You had every reason to reject me where I lay
But instead you showed me mercy… More than I could repay
When I speak is it truth & love
Do I reflect the grace you offer us
Does it look like Jesus?
Does it look like Jesus?
In a world so bent & broken
Are you the hope in my reflection
Does it look like Jesus?
Does it look like Jesus?

Are you a Cretian?

Do you find yourself letting your faith slip? Slipping enough to allow someone to twist the gospel just enough to be in opposition to the truth, but still make you believe it to be feasible? Are you a Cretian from the days after Christ had ascended…when Paul wrote his letter to Titus?

We need to be vigilant about sticking to the truth of God’s word. We need to rebuke those who teach anything but the true, unadulterated word of our Lord.

For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain. One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
Titus 1:10‭-‬16 NKJV

Beware of the false teachers of the world. They are trying to draw you away from what you know to be true, to be light, and into the darkness of the world.

Don’t be a Cretian, be a banner carrier for God’s truth, for God’s word.

God bless

A song for the struggles

Dead Man

By We As Human

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A thought before bed tonight…

I have spent the better part of two days at the lake, with a group of men that I like to believe I can count as friends. The younger members of the group, are the men who served alongside my son while deployed in Afghanistan. The two other gentlemen are both dedicated to giving back to this group of “boys” by offering them a weekend to gather, reminiscing about their experiences, and unplugging from the struggles of everyday life. I am grateful to have been able to participate in this experience several times over the past eight years.

I returned home this evening, and on my drive this verse kept coming to my heart:

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
John 15:13 NKJV

Whether or not they are/were actively Christian or not, the did, and still do, live this verse for their “band of brothers”. I know that if it came down to it, they all would sacrifice themselves for any one of the others.

My heart is overwhelmed with pride for being accepted by this group, and also with love for this group of men and what they stand for.

I pray that God will bless them all, and continue to watch over them through the rest of their lives. I also pray that they always have each other’s backs.

I look forward to our next gathering of the 2-28.

God bless

Let these lyrics sink in

Undo
Performed by: Rush of Fools

I’ve been here before

Now, here I am again
Standing at the door
Praying You’ll let me back in

To label me

A prodigal would be
Only scratching the surface
Of who I’ve been known to be
Turn me around, pick me up
Undo what I’ve become
Bring me back to the place
Of forgiveness and grace
I need You, I need Your help
I can’t do this myself
You’re the only one
Who can undo what I’ve become
I focused on the score
But I could never win
Trying to ignore
A life of hiding my sin
To label me
A hypocrite would be
Only scratching the surface
Of who I’ve been known to be
Turn me around, pick me up
Undo what I’ve become
Bring me back to the place
Of forgiveness and grace
I need You, I need Your help
I can’t do this myself
You’re the only one
Who can undo what I’ve become
Make every step lead me back to
The sovereign way that You
Turn me around, pick me up
Undo what I’ve become
Bring me back to the place
Of forgiveness and grace
I need You, I need Your help
I can’t do this myself
You’re the only one who can undo
You are the only one who can undo
You’re the only one who can undo
What I’ve become

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bjork Gudmundsdottir / Thomas Knak
Undo lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group