ANYWHERE, ANYTIME … NOW

John 4:23

But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

 

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The kind of worship our heavenly Father seeks isn’t subject to a location, tradition or time of day. It comes from a heart that’s genuine, desperately driven to reach for the Savior and proclaiming truth over what He’s doing in our lives; what He’s done for us at Calvary’s cross. Even at this very moment, in the deepest part of our souls, He whispers an invitation for us to visit with Him. “Anywhere, anytime … now”.

I’VE BEEN MADE ALIVE

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

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The song “I’VE BEEN MADE ALIVE” was written in Nashville in the Spring of 2017. This demo was recorded at Watershed Studio just a few hours later. You’ll find the EP version on iTunes, end of May, 2018.

And now I truly live

In the power of the cross

In the power of the grave

Chains are broken gone

I lift my hands to Heaven

Ransom fully paid

Freedom truly mine

I’ve been made alive

FINISH LINE

FINISH LINE

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.

 

Chant

When athletes quit an exercise test in exhaustion, their muscles usually remain physically capable of continuing. It’s the mind overwhelmed with suffering that often precipitates a decision to stop. When trying to achieve our life’s goals, our own thoughts can stop us quick. Too many “what-ifs” alone can keep us from moving forward. Try not to get overwhelmed. Stay in the moment. Take one step at a time and before you know it – FINISH LINE!

 

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

 

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In the desert mountains dying of thirst, you come across a well with a note that says, “Pump works – needs priming. Under rock, there’s a jar of water – just enough to prime the pump, but not if you drink any first. When finished, please fill jar and leave it for the next person.”  Each day we’re faced with the question of how much of ourselves we should give away. A tenth? Half? Do we dare to give everything? Whatever amount you’re called to give, get ready to be blessed by God’s provision.

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

 

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Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get (thanks, Forrest Gump). As we make life choices we often end up with something different than expected. But don’t let the fear of not getting exactly what you want keep you from setting goals, dreaming dreams and making a difference. Trust in the work God does that you can’t see. He is working for your good and He is for you!

HOW ABOUT NOW?

Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NLT)

Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant.
If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. 

 

Chant

I was eleven. Uncle Tim and I stood in the church hall as the last of the Sunday school kids sat down. “Say nephew,” he said. “When will you sing that song for us?” “Someday,” I replied. He smiled. “You know, someday never comes. How about now?” I sang the song. Carl Sandburg said, “Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here”. There really is no better time than the present.  How about now?

ONE LITTLE OPINION

2 Chronicles 15:7

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

 

Chant

Fred had never done a screen test. Before he knew it, the shoot was over and an unimpressed director was speaking. “I’m sorry,” he said, “but you can’t act, you can’t sing and you can barely dance.” Those words, while disappointing, didn’t stop Mr. Astaire from becoming one of the most famous dancer/singers in history. People mean well, but don’t allow one little opinion to rob the world of your brilliance. Follow your heart.

ON YOUR MARK – RUN!

Psalm 2:8

“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”

 

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The famous actor, Anthony Hopkins, once explained, “If we have the vision to do something and can see it in our mind’s eye, then the moving parts to make it reality have already been set in motion. We simply have to catch up.” Our dreams and ambitions are much more than electrical impulses jumping between synapses. They are the foundation of everything outside of us, tangible and intangible. Converse with God. On your mark – run!

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DON’T GIVE UP! GET UP!

Ephesians 3:20

“Now glory be to God, who by His mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.”

 

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You have a dream. Scared, apprehensive, even doubtful, you go for it. You stretch yourself beyond what you thought you were ever capable of. You run faster. You lift more than you’ve ever lifted. And then you fall short, stopped dead in your tracks, dream unfulfilled. Remember – the greatest good meets with the greatest adversity. Get back up. Step out in faith. Trust God for the details and reach for the goal. Ready, set, go!

 

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BY HIS STRIPES

Isaiah 53:5

But He was pierced for our transgressions.  He was crushed for our iniquities.

 

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Unbearable – not the beatings He took or the climb to Golgotha, or a nail piercing through His hands, or a spike driven through his ankles, or hanging on a cross in excruciating pain, or mockers taunting and laughing at Him for not calling on all of Heaven for a rescue – none of this was unbearable. But my sin that put Him there – this is what broke Him. And now … by His stripes .. I am healed.