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2020

Tell Your Heart To Beat Again

February 29, 2020—

When the stresses of life threaten to overwhelm us and our fears and failures weigh us down, God is the firm foundation on which to rest. Today’s song by Danny Gokey embodies His peace and forgiveness for us: “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.”

Tell your heart to beat again

Close your eyes and breathe it in

Let the shadows fall away

Step into the light of grace

As we continue in this season of Lent, let us entrust our sins and failures to God, trusting in His eternal grace and forgiveness to make us new again.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

You're shattered
Like you've never been before
The life you knew
In a thousand pieces on the floor
And words fall short
In times like these
When this world drives you to your knees
You think you're never gonna get back
To the you that used to be

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
And tell your heart to beat again

Beginning
Just let that word wash over you
It's alright now
Love's healing hands have pulled you through
So get back up
Take step one
Leave the darkness
Feel the sun
'Cause your story's far from over
And your journey's just begun

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
And tell your heart to beat again

Let every heartbreak
And every scar
Be a picture that reminds you
Who has carried you this far
'Cause love sees farther
Than you ever could
In this moment heaven's working
Everything for your good

Tell your heart to beat again
Close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don't live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you've been
Tell your heart to beat again
Your heart to beat again
Beat again
Oh, so tell your heart to beat again
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Confidence

February 28, 2020—

Today’s song by Sanctus Real reminds us of God’s mighty works through His prophets, so that we can go out into the world with His “Confidence.”

I feel unqualified

For what You’re calling me to

But, Lord with your strength

I’ve got no excuse

‘Cause broken people are

Exactly who You use

Today, let us pray that God guides us along His path for us, and keeps us always in His light.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I'm not a warrior
I'm too afraid to lose
I feel unqualified
For what You're calling me to
But, Lord with your strength
I've got no excuse
'Cause broken people are
Exactly who You use

So give me faith like Daniel
In the lions' den
Give me hope like Moses
In the wilderness
Give me a heart like David
Lord, be my defense
So I can face my giants
With confidence

You took a shepherd boy
And made him a king
So I'm gonna trust You
And give You everything
I'll be a conquerer
'Cause You fight for me
I'll be a champion
Claiming Your victory

So give me faith like Daniel
In the lions' den
Give me hope like Moses
In the wilderness
Give me a heart like David
Lord, be my defense
So I can face my giants
With confidence

I'm gonna sing and shout and shake the walls
Won't stop until I see 'em fall
Gonna stand up, step out when You call, Jesus, Jesus
I'm gonna sing and shout and shake the walls
Won't stop until I see 'em fall
Gonna stand up, step out when You call, Jesus

Give me faith like Daniel
In the lions' den
Give me hope like Moses
In the wilderness
Give me a heart like David
Lord, be my defense
So I can face my giants
With confidence

Yeah, give me faith like Daniel
In the lions' den
Give me hope like Moses
In the wilderness
Give me a heart like David
Lord, be my defense
So I can face my giants
With confidence

I'll face my giants
With confidence
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Hope Returns

February 27, 2020—

Today’s song by Matthew West reminds us to hold on and trust in God when we struggle to find faith: “Hope Returns.”

When your world is crashing

When your knees hit the ground

When your heart is asking,

“What do I do now?”

Just when you think it can’t get worse

Hold on, that’s when hope returns

As we continue in the season of Lent, let’s remember to call on Jesus to keep us strong during these forty days, to bring us closer to knowing Him and His will.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

So this is how it feels when standing strong
Turns into barely even holding on
The plans you had are shattered on the floor
And your fear tells your faith
There's no use in praying those prayers anymore

When your world is crashing
When your knees hit the ground
When your heart is asking,
"What do I do now?"
Just when you think it can't get worse
Hold on, that's when hope returns

Like a new sun breaking
Through the darkest night
Like a whisper saying,
"It'll be alright"
I know you're tired, I know it hurts
But hold on, that's when hope returns
That's when hope returns

I know it's hard to see the other side
Through all the "Where are You's", and "Don't know why's"
And I know it looks like hope is in the grave
But He's still on the throne
So be still and know
That He's still rolling stones away

So when your world is crashing
When your knees hit the ground
When your heart is asking,
"What do I do now?"
Just when you think it can't get worse
Hold on, that's when hope returns

Like a new sun breaking
Through the darkest night
Like a whisper saying,
"It'll be alright"
I know you're tired, I know it hurts
But hold on, that's when hope returns

Hold on, 'cause hope returns

When your world is crashing
When your knees hit the ground
When your heart is asking,
"What do I do now?"
Just when you think it can't get worse
Hold on, that's when hope returns

Like a new sun breaking
Through the darkest night
Like a whisper saying,
"It's gonna be alright,
I know you're tired, I know it hurts"
But hold on, that's when hope returns
That's when hope returns
Hope returns
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Picket Sign

February 26, 2020—

Today’s song by Matt Maher highlights how with Jesus’s sacrifice, He came to fight for us, save us, and redeem us: “Picket Sign.”

This is Your protest

This is Your stand

Your blood poured out

For the blood on our hands

As we begin the season of Lent, let us reflect on the eternal sacrifice we know is coming—and be inspired to repentance by God’s great love.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

This is Your protest
This is Your stand
Your blood poured out
For the blood on our hands

For the accused
And all the oppressed
For every heart
Hanging on by a thread

The cross lifted up like a picket sign
You carried the weight for all mankind
You gave Your life just to give me mine
Your love lifted up like a picket sign

You are the voice
For those who can't speak
You march for love
You walk with the weak

You call for justice
Your kingdom come
In Jesus's name
All chains are undone

The cross lifted up like a picket sign
You carried the weight for all mankind
You gave Your life just to give me mine
Your love lifted up like a picket sign

Amen, amen, amen, amen

The cross lifted up like a picket sign
You carried the weight for all mankind
You gave Your life just to give me mine
Your love lifted up like a picket sign

Both arms reaching for the other side
Your love lifted up like a picket sign

Amen, amen, amen, amen
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One Awkward Moment

February 25, 2020—

Often when we are asked about our faith or encounter an opportunity to share it with others, it’s all too easy to make excuses and dodge a seemingly awkward moment. Today’s song by Casting Crowns explores “One Awkward Moment” and encourages us to share the Good News we know to be true, even if we don’t seem ready.

Walk in her shoes,

You’ve heard the lines,

You know the pain

But He’s still the truth,

He’s still the life,

He’s still the way

Today, as we prepare to enter the season of Lent, let us pray that we will deepen in faith and come to share the faith with others.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

She's a castaway
Stranded on the island of her yesterdays
Freedom was her ocean but she got swept away
Little princess dreaming got lost somewhere in the waves
Left behind
She's been going at this all alone since she was nine
"But God loves you, He's got a plan for you,"
She's heard all the lines
But when she opens up her heart nobody's got the time

Could this be the day that you come to the rescue
She's desperate for the light but she's never gonna ask you

One word, one hand
Tell me is that too high a price?
One awkward moment
Could be the one that saves a life
Your hurt, your scars
God will use to open up her eyes
One awkward moment
You'll see the Gospel come alive
Come alive

Who are you to save?
You've got shipwrecks of your own
You're too young in your faith
She's a smart one, she will see right through your masquerade
You're scared that what you don't know might push her away

But don't cave to the weight of the fear that you're feeling
'Cause she's standing right here and you're here for a reason

One word, one hand
Tell me is that too high a price?
One awkward moment
Could be the one that saves a life
Your hurt, your scars
God will use to open up her eyes
One awkward moment
You'll see the Gospel come alive
Come alive

Walk in her shoes, you've heard the lines, you know the pain
But He's still the truth, He's still the life, He's still the way

One word, one hand
Tell me is that too high a price?
One awkward moment
Could be the one that saves a life
Your hurt, your scars
God will use to open up her eyes
One awkward moment
You'll see the Gospel come alive
Come alive

Walk in her shoes, you've heard the lies, you know the pain
(Come alive)
But He's still the truth, He's still the life, He's still the way
(Come alive)
Walk in her shoes, you've heard the lies, you know the pain
(Come alive)
But He's still the truth, He's still the life, He's still the way
Could this be the day that you come to the rescue
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Better Love

February 24, 2020—

Today’s song of the day reminds us that with the gift of God’s grace, we are truly free to live our lives as He intends: “Better Love,” by Green River Ordinance.

Oh, oh, You take me as I am

Oh, oh, now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man

Is to give him grace to live again

Today, let us pray for the grace to live out our faith in our lives—and extend this grace to those around us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
Darkest heart that You have saved
I can't find a better love
And I set out from ruined lands
Shadows heavy where I stand
You took death and called me friend
I can't find a better love

Oh, oh, You take me as I am
Oh, oh, now I understand
The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
The darkest heart that You have saved
I can't find a better love

Oh, oh, You take me as I am
Oh, oh, now I understand
The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live

My wages of captivity
And death it waited there for me
You took me in and washed me clean
And gave me words and songs to sing

Oh, oh, You take me as I am
Oh, oh, now I understand
Oh, oh, You take me as I am
Oh, oh, now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again
The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again
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Made Me Good

February 23, 2020—

Today’s song of the day highlights the incredible truth that God’s love transforms, purifies, and restores us: “Made Me Good,” by Strahan.

What’s this unbelievable news

You died to give me life

How could You love me to death

When You know what I have inside

Today, let us give thanks for God’s boundless love for us—that He saw fit to make us righteous by the life of His Son.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

What's this unbelievable news
You died to give me life
How could You love me to death
When You know what I have inside

You have made me good
You have made me good
You have made me good
You have made me good, good, good

What's this undeniable warmth
You hold me in Your arms
I know my acceptance is sure
Now I'm lost in my Father's love

You have made me good
You have made me good
You have made me good
You have made me good, good, good
You have made me good
You have made me good
You have made me good
You have made me good, good, good

How wonderful, how glorious
Is Your love
And I'm getting lost in it
Wonderful, how glorious
Is Your love
And I'm getting lost in it
Wonderful, how glorious
Is Your love
And I'm getting lost in it
Wonderful, how glorious
Is Your love
And I'm getting lost in it

You have made me good
You have made me good
You have made me good
You have made me good, good, good

I am learning to
Trust in Your love again
I am learning to
Stay in Your rest again
I am learning to
Run in Your grace again
I am learning
You have made me good
I am learning to
Trust in Your love again
I am learning to
Stay in Your rest again
I am learning to
Run in Your grace again
I am learning
You have made me good

You have made me good
You have made me good
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Crashing Waves

February 22, 2020—

Sometimes the pain of our past reverberates into the present. Today’s song by Michael W. Smith reminds us that Jesus comes to comfort and console us, amidst the “Crashing Waves.”

Broken is how You found me

I’m heavy like a stone

Don’t want to be alone now

The past is all I see

Fading memories

Today, let us remember that Jesus has severed us from our past and made us anew—in Him, we are free indeed.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

My heart is beating loud
In perfect rhythm
There's beauty all around
That once was hidden
Waves crash
All around me
Broken is how You found me
I'm heavy like a stone
Don't want to be alone now
The past is all I see
Fading memories

Somebody hid the sun
In the midnight of suffering
My tears are falling down
And crashing like waves
Somebody stole the day
And took Your light from me
I'll never be the same
Roll this stone away

My heart is beating fast
Loud and clearer
The promises at last
Are coming nearer
Waves crash
All around me
Oh, broken is how You found me
I'm heavy like a stone
Don't want to be alone now
Will this pain ever be
A fading memory?

Somebody hid the sun
In the midnight of suffering
My tears are falling down
And crashing like waves
Somebody stole the day
And took Your light from me
I'll never be the same
Roll this stone away

(You roll this stone away
You roll this stone away)

Somebody hears the Son
In the midnight of suffering
The tears are falling down
And crashing like waves
Somebody stole the pain
A thief in the night came
I'll never be the same
You rolled the stone away
Oh, I'll never be the same
You rolled this stone away

My heart is beating loud
In perfect rhythm
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The One I’m Running To

February 21, 2020—

Today’s song of the day reminds us that no matter what insurmountable challenges face us in our life, Jesus is our unbreakable rock and refuge: “The One I’m Running To,” by 7eventh Time Down.

So much I don’t understand

In the middle of this circumstance

But I know my life is in Your hands

Today, let us pray for the presence of mind to ask for God’s assistance when we fail and struggle—and the ability to find peace and hope in Him, whatever takes place.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Midnight
He's staring at the bills and rubbing red eyes
Ain't adding up to nothing but some hard times
He's feeling like a failure in life
Head down
Part of him is tempted just to skip town
But deep inside he knows enough to cry out
"God, I'm tired of fighting this fight
I'm running low on faith
But I won't run away"

Tonight I'm gonna fix my eyes
On the only hope that satisfies my heart
You are the one I'm running to
Everything that's good and right and true
Jesus, I'm coming after who You are
You are the one I'm running to

Late shift
She's working hard providing for her three kids
She hasn't seen her husband
'Cause they're stretched thin
Nobody told her it'd be this hard
There's no end in sight
But she says, "No compromise"

Tonight I'm gonna fix my eyes
On the only hope that satisfies my heart
You are the one I'm running to
Everything that's good and right and true
Jesus, I'm coming after who You are
You are the one I'm running to

So much I don't understand
In the middle of this circumstance
But I know my life is in Your hands

Tonight I'm gonna fix my eyes
On the only hope that satisfies my heart
You are, you are
Everything that's good and right and true
Jesus, I'm coming after who You are
You are the one I'm running to
The one I'm running to
I'm coming after You
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No Turning Back

February 20, 2020—

Though many grow up as Christians, familiar with the faith, far fewer seem to genuinely act with the faith-filled conviction God’s love should elicit. Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us that when we fully commit ourselves to Jesus, there is “No Turning Back.”

You want to come with me?

He loves you the same

Oh, won’t you come with me?

Just call out His name

Today, let us ask Jesus for the conviction and courage to live out our faith every day—and let us pray for the conversion of those who do not know Him yet.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I have decided
I called out His name
I'm following Jesus now and
He knows the way
I made up my mind
I leave it behind

No turning back
No turning back
I'm moving on
Not looking back
I'm giving Him
All that I have
No turning back
No turning back

Though I may wander
I am not lost
So many distractions but I
I look to the cross
I made up my mind
I leave it behind

No turning back
No turning back
I'm moving on
Not looking back
I'm giving Him
All that I have
No turning back
No turning back

You want to come with me?
He loves you the same
Oh, won't you come with me?
(Oh, won't you come with me?)
Just call out His name
(Just call out His name)
Say I have decided
(I have decided)
To follow Jesus
(To follow Jesus)
Say I have decided
(I have decided)
I'm following Jesus
Following Jesus

No turning back
No turning back
I'm moving on
Not looking back
I'm giving Him
All that I have
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
(I'm giving Him all I have now)
No turning back
(Giving Him all that I have)
No turning back
(There's no turning back)
No turning back, no turning back
(Giving Him all that I have)
I have decided