Thursday, April 7, 2016

This is Living...A song to inspire

For the past number of months, I have been finding myself struggling with many things. This winter has been long and trying and in many ways, I feel that God is asking me to make changes. The one thing that I know about myself is that I am undisciplined. I am great at starting things, many things but staying with them is tough. I want to do things better: my life, my walk with God, my family, my job, being a friend, caring, fighting for the things that matter most and hope. 

Most days I am fighting for joy and being in the moment. This is a strange title for a post but it kind of sums up the battle in me. These two verses come to mind, John 8:36 and Ephesians 2:4-5 both talk about God working in us and us being free and alive in him. I want this, everyone should want to be free and alive. 
  • John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 
  • Ephesians 2:4-5 But[a] God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— (ESV for both)


How do I do this. I don't know. Many days I start by reading God's promises and reading his word. At some point I sing a couple of worship songs and just pray that God gives me strength. Trying to be in God's presence is one of the most difficult things when you are in the fight. Daily I feel beaten down, and many days I just want to throw up my hands and say I don't care.

Which leads me back to the first paragraph where I know I need to make many changes, so that God's words can flow in me and I can be living the life that I know that I have called to do. Making changes, and a lot of them is overwhelming and many days I don't know where to begin. 

Have you ever felt that way? The world is crashing around you and there is nothing you can do. You know that you are not living how God has called you to live? What do you do, what do you pray for? Essential what do you do to strive for what God has called you to do? Changes are scary and we have a God who is bigger than all of that. 

I want to live, I don't want to survive. To end I am leaving you with this song which inspires us to live and underneath the words that go with it.


"This Is Living"
(feat. LeCrae)


Waking up knowing there's a reason
All my dreams come alive
Life is for living with You
I've made my decision

You lift me up, fill my eyes with wonder
Forever young in Your love
This freedom's untainted with You
No moment is wasted

See the sun now bursting through the clouds
Black and white turns to colour all around
All is new, in the Savior, I am found

This is living now
This is living now

You lead the way, God You're right beside me
In Your love I'm complete
There's nothing like living with You
This life You created, I choose

See the sun now bursting through the clouds
Black and white turn to color all around
All is new, in the Savior, I am found

This is living now
This is living now

You take me higher than I've been before
It's Your perfect love that sees me soar
God your freedom is an open door
You are everything I want and more

[LeCrae:]
Maybe I ain't really know what livin' is
Is it love, if it was, am I livin' it?
Do I live in it? (yeah) So astounding
Love is an ocean, you can drown me
The sweet embrace, the lovely taste, I taste and see I'm under grace, the place to be
It means I'll never need an umbrella
I'm cool in the cold and the hot weather
Whether or never I ever, understand I'm a man in the hands of great plans
I stand with faith in a life I never known or touched, it's still outside my clutch but
I'm like what's the dream of? What's the hope in? What's the doubt for? Live to no end
This is living, the life I've been given's a gift
If I'm alive it, I'm alive it to death
So what's the dream of? What's the hope in? What's the doubt for? And live to no end
This is living, the life I've been given's a gift
If I'm alive it, I'm alive it to death

This is living now
This is living now

You take me higher than I've been before
It's Your perfect love that sees me soar
God your freedom is an open door
You are everything I want and more

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