Well summer is officially here even though it feels like winter in the building I where I work. Nothing really new happening with Wake Today. Your encouraging reviews of our songs on iTunes has been so encouraging. We appreciate you guys! I also want to thank everyone who has supported us in thought or prayer over the past months. We love you guys and want to write songs that will encourage your hearts. I've been writing a few songs lately and it's been a breath of fresh air for me. Sometime I over think what I do and lose the recklessness, the honesty, but I've been going back to square one with songwriting. I've really have been trying to write truth and the love of God in every song I have the privilege to write. So far it's been hard work, but definitely rewarding.
I wanted to share with you guys a few verses that have been encouraging/challenging me:
(1 John 3:19-22 ) "Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him."
"Even if we feel guilty...." Thats where it's at isn't it? I know for myself, the truth is in my head, but my heart straggles behind. My flesh fights so hard against the truth, against God's love. Sometimes i feel guilty even though I know that Romans 8:1 says that there is no more condemnation for those in Christ or (in 1 John 1:9) if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. This battle against our feelings and condemning enemy must be fought with truth and prayer, otherwise our roller coaster lives will feel like a losing battle instead of a joyous celebration of the love of Christ as we live to make His name great. If you've been sinning, humbly approach our God of grace and confess and celebrate His forgiveness. We've been forgiven! We've been given life from the Creator of the universe! What a blessing. Thank You God that you are greater than our feelings. We want to be more like Your Son, Jesus, and share Him with the world around us. Jesus, You are the hope of nations. I am so grateful for Your love, goodness knows I don't deserve it.
(If you don't know this God but want to know more, email me, I'd love to talk with you. A relationship with Him is the satisfaction you've been searching for and so much more. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comment and leave some thoughts. I'll leave you with this weeks on-the-spot haiku.
A lightning rod says,
oh, how blessed i am to live,
life above the clouds.