Friday, July 24, 2015

MY moment. Finally.

I just have a short little something important I want to share today. 

I have spent a lot of time around people who are busting at the seams with faith... and I admire how they feel it. I have faith, but I have never been moved like some people I know. I see people full of such emotion and talk with such confidence about their faith and about God... and I have always felt a little, well, not so "full," I guess. Not quite sure how to describe it... but its almost like their book had a chapter mine didn't! 

Well I am here to tell you that I had MY moment two nights ago. 

I was driving home after having dinner with my mom when a song came on the radio. Now, I have heard this song many, many times. But apparently I would just sing along without really hearing the lyrics.  (Or maybe it just wasn't my time to hear them). Because something happened that night. I got hit with such emotion that I could hardly maintain control of my car. 

I have heard this song so m any times before, so I never would have expected this overflow of emotion...

Just take a look at these lyrics (You Love Me Anyway by Sidewalk Prophets), especially the second half: 


A question was raised
As my conscience fell
A silly, little lie
It didn’t mean much
But it lingers still
In the corner of my mind

Still you call me to walk
On the edge of this world
To spread my dreams and fly
But the future's so far
My heart is so frail
I think I'd rather stay inside

But You love me anyway
It's like nothing in life that I've ever known
You love me anyway
Oh Lord, how You love me
How You love me

It took more than my strength
To simply be still
To seek but never find
All the reasons we change
The reasons I doubt
And why do loved ones have to die?

I am the thorn in Your crown
But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
But You love me anyway
I am Judas' kiss
But You love me anyway

See now, I am the man that called out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then, I turned away with this smile on my face
With this sin in my heart tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night, I still called out for You
So ashamed of my life, my life, my life

You love me, You love me
You love me, You love me
How You love me
How You love me



I can honestly tell you that I must have some deep down shame somewhere that I didn’t know I had. Something that must have been keeping me from feeling like God could truly love me or that I was worthy of His love. But this particular night, the words, “But you loved me anyway…” hit me hard. And I have felt such an immense change inside myself that I cannot even explain. I will be cliché and say that it feels exactly like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.

All from a song I have heard a hundred times before.

I told ya this blog would be short and sweet. Thanks for letting me share! Now…. take a minute and listen to the song that I feel just changed my life!




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