Friday, February 10, 2012

Instead of a Show

I hate all your show and pretense
the hypocrisy of your praise
the hypocrisy of your festivals
I hate all your show

Away with your noisy worship
Away with your noisy hymns
I stop up my ears when your
singing ‘em
I hate all your show

Instead let there be a flood
of justice
An endless procession of righteous
living, living
Instead let there be a flood of justice
Instead of a show

your eyes are closed when you’re praying
you sing right along with the band
you shine up your shoes for services
but there’s blood on your hands

you turned your back on the homeless
and the ones that don’t fit in your plans
quit playing religion games
there’s blood on your hands

Ah! let’s argue this out
if your sins are blood red
let’s argue this out
you’ll be white as the clouds
let’s argue this out
quit fooling around

give love to the ones who can’t love at all
give hope to the ones who got no hope at all
stand up for the ones who can’t stand up at all
instead of a show
I hate all your show

Now that's one heavy song! But SO true!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Songs of the moment....

There's just something about this song that gets my heart everytime... give it a listen. LOVE Michael Ketterer. Oh. My. Word. GOOD stuff!

Dusty Road

And this one too...

Grace like Rain

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I've learned

I've learned that I can never make everybody happy. Someone will be hurt, disappointed, frustrated, confused in any given situation of life. The people pleaser in me would say otherwise. But I know now, maybe even for the first time, that no matter what I do to "appease" the masses, it's impossible to please everyone, every time.

I've learned that true friends are a rareity in this world. You know, the ones that stick by you regardless of what you say or do. Regardless of circumstances. Regardless of distance. Regardless of time. Those friends, who pursue and love in everything are a gift.

I've learned that risks are hard and being the "bigger person" is a lot easier said that done. I've learned that persecution happens, and sadly, it's found the most within 'christian' community.

I've learned that life is too short to go through the motions of the everday.

I've learned that mistakes are just little reminders to stay humble and moldable by Him.

I've learned that guilt and shame are 2 very big vices that the enemy uses to suck the life out of us on our earthly journey.

I've learned that loving is easy, losing is difficult, and starting over is scary.

I've learned that Christ's love is sometimes hard to accept, but it's life changing and refreshing when you finally do.

I've learned that friends will disappoint, family will hurt, and people that barely know you will judge you in the worst of ways. But I've learned to love them regardless.

I've learned that I don't think things through very well sometimes. I don't pause to wait on the Lord. No, I get too impatient and too hurried to rest in His answers.

I've learned that it's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.

I've learned that His grace is sufficient, in every situation, even the one's I seriously mess up.
I've learned that He is the provider of everything I need. The protector and defender of my heart.
I've learned to see beyond the walls of those brought into my life and into their hearts. Seeing their true selves, though outwardly they'd try and convince me otherwise.
I've learned
His peace
His grace
His love
is for anyone.
And I've learned that the "greatest of these is love" and "to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul and to love other's as yourself."
Love wins. Everytime. Period.