Maybe you’ve seen this video below, maybe you haven’t. It doesn’t really matter.
Take a look, but pay special attention to the words.
I often write about the power of our words.
They matter and can be used to breathe life or become weaponized and used to rob life.
I love what my friend Jody Noland is doing with Leave Nothing Unsaid. She’s leading a tribe to see the unseen and speak to it, bringing light and life, where there is darkness. It’s an absolutely beautiful thing.
It’s already Monday the 6th day of 2014 and for some, the new words, the new resolutions, and the new dreams have already given way to failure and despair.
For some, the first 3 lines of this song perfectly depict a recurring theme.
“All this pain,
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way,
I wonder if my life could really change at all“
If that’s you, oh that you would know that there is more grace from where last year’s grace came from. It’s enough to completely and thoroughly provide for your every need.
I was struck by the chorus of this song this past weekend.
Perhaps it’s been a while since someone else spoke some powerful words to you, reminding you that you are a beautiful thing. That you are loved, cherished and treasured above all else. That no matter what shame may say, or failure may say, or even what the past might claim, God still makes beautiful things.
He is making all things new.
Experiencing the gospel starts with knowing that those words aren’t referring to only a future promise but rather a current reality.
He is taking what you see as a mess and is actively involved in the process of turning it into a beautiful message.
You might start to say something like “yeah, but…”
But I’ll just be blunt and cut you off because the end of that sentence is always a lie.
So regardless if you’re batting 1000 with the resolutions, or darn near perfect with your hustle this new year, may you find rest to know the word of The Lord.
Question for you:
What are some of the resolutions you’ve made this year? How’s it going so far?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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