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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Voice of Truth

I got a Casting Crowns CD for Christmas, I've been after it ever since my bro Nathan got it and played it to me back in the summer. I love it and the words of every song speak to me so much.
I did have it playing tonight while struggling away with my work, but had to turn it off coz couldn't concentrate! So now before going to bed, I'm listening to one or two songs.
And the words of this song, The Voice of Truth, the truth in the words, really hit me again.

"Oh what I would do to have
The kind of fath it takes to climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me 'Boy you'll never win!
You'll never win!'

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, 'Do not be afraid!'
And the voice of truth says 'This is for my glory'
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth."

YEAH!! I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth!!!

I'm reminded right now of how often we, I, think 'that's impossible'. Do you ever hear God calling you to something and think - no way, I can't do that!

But that's the point isn't it?! The point IS that we CAN'T.

But God can. "My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:9) I know Paul was repeating somthing God had said directly to him, but it applies to us too.

God's power is made perfect in our weaknesses, and when we are weak, then in fact we are strong. When we humble ourselves before the Lord, when we give our lives completely over to Him and allow His power to work through us instead of trying to do everything ourselves, THEN and ONLY THEN we see the glorious power of God in our lives and can leap for joy at what happens.

When we work, we work. When we pray, God works. (Bill Hybels, 'Too busy not to pray')

And it's because of God's power, and His grace, that we do not need to do anything on our own. And we do not need to get trapped in works. We do not need to get trapped in legalism. Go check out Ed's post to get fired up and excited again about the freedom we have in Christ, about grace, about our wonderful Lord and Saviour! (I know I keep pluggin Ed's blog at the moment, he's not paying me, honest! Although, Ed, that's an idea mate...!)

No to legalism, no to the lies of the enemy, no to fear...and a big, huge, resounding YES to grace, to Christ.


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