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.
Christmastime is here! I love this season! I love the music, I love the traditions, I love the decorations, I love the food, and I love taking extra time examining the reason we celebrate this Holy Day. This week I am excited to use Matthew West’s new song, “Join the Angels,” to inspire us to pore over the Christmas story.
The angels had a pretty important role in the story of Christ coming to earth as a human. Let’s delve into exactly what they had to say together!
The characters in God’s Word are so rich with lives we can relate to and experiences we can learn from. Matthew West’s song, “Mended,” caused me to look into the life of Mary Magdalene. Mary was broken, but Jesus mended her and changed her life and eternity.
Join me as we follow some practical steps to study the life of Mary Magdalene.
Researching stories of GRACE in God's Word as mentioned in the lyrics
Right or wrong, I look at the world around me as if everyone sees it just as I do. I assume people know what I know. I expect people to react like I react…even God. This week’s song, “Grace Wins” by Matthew West directly touches on how we assign character to God that does not belong to Him. The song also points us back to Scripture where we can see for ourselves the true characteristics of God.
I am constantly needing a reminder from God’s Word of Who He really is, lest I begin to paint pictures of my Father that distort His true character.
Are you at a place in your life where you wish you could just have a do over? This week we will see the treacherous, discouraging captivity that the people of God had fallen prey to, but as our Scripture and this week’s song, “Day One” by Matthew West, teaches us, God’s mercies are new every morning.
Read Lamentations! Don’t forget to read them as separate poems, and remember the tremendously emotional place the author is in when writing them. Then while you are reading them one poem at a time, highlight verses that bring conviction and verses that bring hope.
How many times have you worn a label that someone else gave you? Or maybe you’re trapped by a name you earned yourself through your actions or unfortunate circumstances. This week’s song, “Hello My Name Is” by Matthew West takes us straight to 1 John chapter 3 where we learn of the new name tag we should be wearing. This week’s podcast takes us straight to the book of Ruth where we meet a woman who changed her name from “pleasantness” to “bitter”, but we learn that God had bigger plans.
Perhaps you need to be reminded this week that because of Jesus your name can be “child of the one true King”.
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 11 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 an alive and vibrant faith. Don’t you? We’ll discuss this and more on this week’s episode.