Goodbye Ordinary

I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us. Isaiah 63:7

Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer May 19, 2010

Filed under: Faith,Music — Lori @ 10:58 am

There is a beautiful song that I have been listening to lately that has spoken to my heart.  It is written by Margaret Becker, music by Keith Getty and I listen to it on an album by Keith and Kristyn Getty called “In Christ Alone”.  You can download their album at their website.  They have really thoughtful, beautiful worship songs that point you straight to the Lord.  I highly recommend them.

This particular song puts to words the truth I feel in my soul about how God uses trials in our lives.  These trials of life are not just pain and sorrow, they allow us a special glimpse and touch of our Savior and loving Father.  They work things in our character that are beautiful before the Lord.  Trials are blessings.  I know that doesn’t mesh with what we naturally want to believe.  The things of the Lord do not always make sense in human terms.  Here is the song:

Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer
Words by Margaret Becker, music by Keith Getty

Jesus, draw me ever nearer
as I labor through the storm.
You have called me to this passage
and I’ll follow though I’m worn.

May this journey bring a blessing,
may I rise on wings of faith;
and at the end of my heart’s testing,
with Your likeness let me wake.

Jesus, guide me through the tempest,
keep my spirit staid and sure,
When the midnight meets the morning,
let me love You even more.

May this journey bring a blessing,
may I rise on wings of faith;
and at the end of my heart’s testing,
with Your likeness let me wake.

May the treasures of the trial
form within me as I go.
And at the end of this long passage,
let me leave them at Your throne.

May this journey bring a blessing,
may I rise on wings of faith;
and at the end of my heart’s testing,
with Your likeness let me wake.

May these truths encourage you wherever you are in life’s journey.

 

Sovereign Grace Ministries Sale February 2, 2010

Filed under: Faith,Music — Lori @ 12:31 am

Check out the Sovereign Grace book/music store for their yearly February sale.  Now is the time to buy that CD you have been wanting or to pick up a favorite CD you already own and give it to a friend.

I can highly recommend their Valley of Vision CD, as well as Come Weary Saints, Savior – Celebrating the Mystery of God Became Man, Sons & Daughters, Glorify, Upward – The Bob Kauflin Hymn Project, and two great kid CDs – To Be Like Jesus and Awesome God.

You can listen to portions of songs to see if the style is something you like.  I love how faithful the lyrics of their songs are to God’s Word.  These are songs you WANT to get stuck in your head! 🙂

Don’t miss the Sovereign Grace February sale – free shipping on all orders over $15.00.

 

Sons and Daughters January 18, 2010

Filed under: Faith,Music — Lori @ 4:41 pm

I have stated many times that adoption is a beautiful picture of how God brings us into His family and makes us His child. 

Sons & Daughters CD

I was introduced to Sovereign Grace Music about a year ago and ever since I have been blessed by the music they write and record.  One of their newest CDs is entitled Sons and Daughters, its theme is celebrating our adoption as God’s children through the atoning work of Christ.  Here are words from one of the songs on the CD:

YOU MADE US YOUR OWN

We were ruined in our sin
We were guilty and undone
When Your love reached down with sovereign hands
And beckoned us to come

You sought out the wanderers
Made the prodigals come home
With a lavish feast You welcomed us
For You made us Your own

You have loved us like You love Your Son
We are heirs with Christ, bought by His blood
Oh how great the love that we’ve been shown
We’re Your children now, You made us Your own

We are strangers to the world
But no strangers to Your throne
We draw near You now with confidence
For all our fears are gone

And when Christ our King returns
We’ll meet saints we’ve never known
And forever we will be amazed
That You made us Your own

You have loved us like You love Your Son
We are heirs with Christ, bought by His blood
Oh how great the love that we’ve been shown
We’re Your children now, You made us Your own

Music and words by Steve & Vikki Cook, and Bob Kauflin.
© 2009 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Ministries. From Sons & Daughters. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. North American administration by Integrity Music. International administration by CopyCare International.

Use the links in this email to go and check out the Sovereign Grace store.  They offer free chord sheets for many of the songs and you can listen to songs on many albums so you know what the music style is like.  What we enjoy about their music is that the lyrics are scripturally truthful and God honoring words with energetic and varied music styles.

Their everyday prices are low, but keep an eye out because they have sales now and again where you can get some great deals!  Enjoy!

 

I Have a Shelter July 29, 2009

Filed under: Faith,Grief,Music — Lori @ 11:33 pm

I Have a Shelter

Words and Music by Steve & Vikki Cook and Bob Kauflin

I have a shelter in the storm
When troubles pour upon me
Though fears are rising like a flood
My soul can rest securely
O Jesus, I will hide in You
My place of peace and solace
No trial is deeper than Your love
That comforts all my sorrows

I have a shelter in the storm
When all my sins accuse me
Though justice charges me with guilt
Your grace will not refuse me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
Who bore my condemnation
I find my refuge in Your wounds
For there I find salvation

I have a shelter in the storm
When constant winds would break me
For in my weakness, I have learned
Your strength will not forsake me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
The One Who bears my burdens
With faithful hands that cannot fail
You’ll bring me home to heaven

Sovereign Grace Music

 

Sovereign Grace Book/Music Sale January 28, 2009

Filed under: Books,Faith,Music — Lori @ 12:49 pm

Sovereign Grace Ministries is having a special on books and music February 1 – 28.  Take advantage of the great prices and no shipping!  See more info at the link below.

Between Two Worlds

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