One of my favorite ways to understand Scripture is to consider the opposite. Whatever it IS becomes clearer for me when I think about what it’s NOT. Michael Ketterer does that for us in the song, “Spirit Lead Me,” when he reminds us that chasing feelings is the opposite of being led by the Spirit.
I want to be led by the Spirit, but I’ve learned in my studies that first I must “inquire of the Lord.”
When we were new parents we logged every aspect of our new baby’s life. Some family members mocked us, but for my husband and me it gave us a feeling of control — as if by writing it down we could influence the outcome. In his song, “I’m Gonna Let It Go,” Jason Gray sings of our desire to “control” things while God is patiently waiting for us to surrender to Him.
Through a quick look at the interchange between a prophet and a king, we can make some pretty profound conclusions.
It’s time. It’s time to get a little excited about how great God really is. Strike up the band (or at least Newsboys United’s song “Greatness of Our God”) and turn to Psalm 150, because it’s time to acknowledge the greatness of our God.
Helen Keller once said, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” This quote has been next to my computer for over 15 years. I am reminded of it and of what James has to say about our faith being evident through our actions every time I hear Matthew West’s song, “Do Something.”
I want a faith that is vibrant and alive. Don’t you? We’ll discuss this and more on this week’s episode.
Have you ever read about people who have been given a new lease on life? Perhaps it was a medical breakthrough or second chance, but their lives changed completely. These examples pale in comparison to what happens when we are made alive with Christ. Big Daddy Weave sings about it in their new song, “Alive.”
Paul writes about it in his letter to the Ephesians. Let’s explore it together!
There’s an impossible situation. You know the one. You lay it at the feet of Jesus only to pick it right back up again. Why do we do that? Perhaps we lack the faith to recognize God’s “got this.” Love and Outcome gives an encouraging message to remind us that God has it all in hand.
God proves Himself over and over again in Scripture. Let’s peek into a couple of true accounts.
God specializes in bringing dead things back to life. From the first pages of Genesis when man walked into death through mistrust and disobedience God mapped out the plan to defeat death forever. Elevation Worship’s song “Resurrecting” celebrates the resurrecting power of our resurrected Savior.
Let’s explore what Scripture has to say about what it looks like to come back from the dead.
We live in a world where we want the results, but are often unwilling to put in the work. I agree with The Afters when they sing about wanting to hear the words “well done” in the end. Jesus makes it clear in his parables the characteristics of those inheriting the kingdom of God.
Let’s make some discoveries and ACT on what we find.
It’s the hardest experiences that often shape us the most. While they may be excruciating in the moment, when we persevere, these trials lead to greater character and hope. “Scars” by I Am They sings of this very phenomenon. May we be strengthened by our scars, not broken by them.
There is a man deeply scarred that you may have missed in the Old Testament. Let’s read about him together!
We’re building a life. With every choice we make, every word we say, every thought, and every act we are building a life. That leads to the question, “What foundation are we building our lives on?” Pat Barrett’s song “Build My Life” is a declaration of building a life on a firm foundation. That foundation is revealed in Scripture.
Join me as we see what Jesus has to say about our building practices in Matthew 7.