1 Peter 1:3-7
Praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is so good, and by raising Jesus from death, he has given us new life and a hope that lives on. God has something stored up for you in heaven, where it will never decay or be ruined or disappear.
You have faith in God, whose power will protect you until the last day. Then he will save you, just as he has always planned to do. On that day you will be glad, even if you have to go through many hard trials for a while. Your faith will be like gold that has been tested in a fire. And these trials will prove that your faith is worth much more than gold that can be destroyed. They will show that you will be given praise and honor and glory when Jesus Christ returns.
“We’re content to pitch our tent
When the glory’s evident
Seldom do we know the glory came and went
Moving can seem dangerous
In this stranger’s pilgrimage
Knowing that you can’t stand still, you cross the bridge
Leap of faith without a net
Makes us want to hedge our bet
Waters never part until our feet get wet
There’s a higher place to go, beyond belief, beyond belief
Where we reach the next plateau, beyond belief, beyond belief”
This song is a great reminder to me to live by faith, not by sight. Because, after all, He’s got this…
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
When my fear is overwhelming, on Your promise I will stand. You are faithful to the end…
…and when the battle comes, I know You’re my defender. A mighty fortress is our God. And when the victory’s won, I know I’ll still be standing. A mighty fortress is our God.
Our hands are lifted up, the King of Glory fights for us! One word will rise above, in Jesus’ name we overcome!
Gotta be honest, I am unable to listen to this song without getting completely fired up about the love that Christ has for me…and for all of us. He loves us, friends. That’s something to celebrate and take complete comfort in. Nothing that could ever come against us is too much for our God to handle.
Thank you God for being our mighty fortress!
All my days are secure in Your promise, never standing alone. You’re the truth, You’re the life, You’re my future. Jesus, You made a way. I’m alive in the love that You give me, free to dance once again. You will lead me from glory to glory. Jesus, You made a way.
You are the way. Lost and dead but Your love came to find me. Jesus, You are the way.
My new favorite song. It just screams FREEDOM and FORGIVENESS and HOPE and being MADE NEW and everything good that comes from putting your life in God’s hands. Get out your dancing shoes and crank this one up.
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‘God is able to take your life, with all of the heartache, all of the pain, all of the regret, all of the missed opportunities, and use you for His glory.’
― Charles R. Swindoll.
Thanks to my pastor for sharing this one on Facebook the other day…thought I’d share it here, too. Hopefully it encourages you today.
Have a great day!