Everything’s Different – Shane & Shane

Who am I to know Your glory?
Who am I to recognize your voice calling out?
How could I be in Your story?
God who was and is and is to come who is One?

I was dead in my sin, You came in

You made a way when there was no way
You covered heaviness with garments of praise
You wrote a song and You’re singing it over me
I feel a dead heart beating now
This revelation makes me want to shout (HEY!)
that Jesus has been sent
and everything is different.

You turn ashes into beauty
You are for me, not against me now
You found me somehow
You turn mourning into dancing
You turn weeping into a joyful noise
Oh rejoice!

I was dead in my sin
You came in

You made a way when there was no way
You covered heaviness with garments of praise

You wrote a song and You’re singing it over me
I feel a dead heart beating now
This revelation makes me want to shout (HEY!)
that Jesus has been sent
and everything is different.

What matter of love that You would call us sons and daughters?
We cry “Abba! Father!”
Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia
I will never be the same.

You made a way when there was no way
You covered heaviness with garments of praise
You wrote a song and You’re singing it over me
I feel a dead heart beating now
This revelation makes me want to shout (HEY!)
that Jesus has been sent
and everything is different.

Dare2Share

This past weekend I went to Dare2Share with the student ministries of Village Bible Church and I cannot express how wonderful it was.  I  danced & worshiped, laughed & cried, was challenged & convicted, amused & inspired.  It was just wonderful.  Shane & Shane led worship and every song expressed something I needed to hear.  They made a cd just for Dare2Share (so that I could get all the songs in one cd instead of debating over which to buy!) and it has been playing non-stop in my car.
I had a blast getting to know some incredible students better.  I was encouraged by their faith & maturity.  I was challenged through messages by Greg Stier, Zane Black, & Propaganda.  The skits were incredible this year and made me laugh REALLY hard, but also convicted me.  It was one of the best weekends I have had in a long time.
I want to share some of the lyrics that have been going through my head since Dare2Share and have become my prayer.

Forever Reign (originally by Hillsong)

You are good, You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love, You are love
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life
In You death has lost it’s sting

Oh I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

You are more, You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are LORD, You are LORD
All creation will proclaim
You are here, You are here
In Your presence I’m made whole
You are God, You are God
Of all else I’m letting go

My heart will sing
No other Name
Jesus, Jesus