What could be more encouraging than to know that apart from Christ we are literally nothing? The things we are striving for and hustling for will ultimately fade away like a mist and nothing will remain but the eternal Kingdom of God. Praise the Lord!
The Lord is good and gracious in everything that He does, including the times when He walks us through seasons of deep suffering. We can see His goodness and grace even in the deep suffering because it leads us to trust Him and know Him more. It serves to shape us more into the image of God. It helps us to see the temporary nature of the world and the lasting satisfaction found in God.
The songs we sing in worship to God must be explicit in their praise because they are praising a God who deserves to be acknowledged for the ways He has shown grace and love to us. This hymn is a beautiful reminder of the sustaining power and strength of the Lord.
The songs we sing cannot be vague and imprecise because worship cannot be vague and imprecise. We are worshipping a specific person who has saved us in a specific way. Therefore, worship should magnify our view of God by highlighting His characteristics and His work of salvation through Christ.
I've been obsessed with this song (i.e. 'repeatedly jamming out to it alone in my car every chance i get, belting out every note' obsessed) for the past few weeks. I find myself humming the tune and praying these words throughout the day. So I just wanted to share it with you in hopes that … Continue reading Be Thou My Vision
…when all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.” - Edward Mote Hope. We use this word so many times on a daily basis that I think it has begun to lose its meaning as it relates to our hope in Christ. What does it mean to have hope … Continue reading my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness