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2020

Burning In My Soul

January 11, 2020—

Sometimes we slip into complacency after attending church services again and again and fail to see God’s presence in front of us. Today’s song of the day reminds us of the presence of the Holy Spirit within us and in the community: Matt Maher’s “Burning In My Soul.”

There is power, power

Here in this hour, this hour

We’re all together, together

Waiting here as one

As we prepare for Sunday tomorrow, let us remember that our faith is lived in community in the Church—and pray that God makes his power known to us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

There is power, power
Here in this hour, this hour
We're all together, together
Waiting here as one
There is power, power
Here in this hour, this hour
We're all together, together
Waiting here as one

Whoa, hear the sound from heaven
Whoa, a mighty rushing wind
Whoa, we're calling for revival
God, let Your fire fall again
It's burning in my soul
Burning in my soul

All Your sons and Your daughters
Dreaming the dreams of their Father
Seeing the signs and the wonders
The kingdom of God, yeah

Whoa, hear the sound from heaven
Whoa, a mighty rushing wind
Whoa, we're calling for revival
God, let Your fire fall again
It's burning in my soul
Burning in my soul

I cannot contain it, this fire inside
I cannot contain it, so let it shine
I cannot contain it, this light of mine
It's burning in my soul...

Whoa, hear the sound from heaven
Whoa, a mighty rushing wind
Whoa, we're calling for revival
God, let Your fire fall again
It's burning in my soul
Oh, it's burning in my soul
Yeah, it's burning in my soul
Oh, start a fire in my soul
In my soul, in my soul, in my soul

There is power, power
Here in this hour, this hour
We're all together, together
Waiting here as one
It's burning in my soul
It's burning in my soul

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Home

January 10, 2020—

Often our days feel rushed and filled with anxiety. Today’s song of the day is a reminder to relax and find peace in God: “Home” by Casting Crowns.

So I won’t fear what evil brings

For You are with me

And You lay my anxious heart to rest

When I am with You

Amid the worries in life, let us remember that we have nothing to fear—for God is with us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Since God will be my shepherd
Oh, I won't need a thing
He leads the way before me
Restores my soul to sing
You lift my head from sorrow
And turn my mourning into joy

So I won't fear what evil brings
For You are with me
And You lay my anxious heart to rest
When I am with You

Oh, even through the valley
Oh, You are holding me
Your beauty is overflowing
Your face is all I see
You lift my head from sorrow
And turn my mourning into joy

So I won't fear what evil brings
For You are with me
And You lay my anxious heart to rest
When I am with You

I am home in the house of God
Yes, I'm home
I am home in the house of God
Yes, I'm home
I am home in the house of God
Yes, I'm home
I am home in the house of God
Yes, I'm home

So I won't fear what evil brings
For You are with me
And You lay my anxious heart to rest
When I am with You
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Greater Things

January 9, 2020—

Difficult times will reveal cracks in the foundations of our lives—if our lives are built on things of this world. Today’s song of the day reminds us that trust in God is the only firm foundation: “Greater Things” by Mack Brock.

My life is built on Your faithfulness

My hope is held in Your promises

I take each step with Your confidence

‘Cause I am Yours

As we close out this week, let us remember that when we ground our lives in God, we can trust Him to guide and protect us—He will never fail.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

My life is built on Your faithfulness
My hope is held in Your promises
I take each step with Your confidence
'Cause I am Yours
I am Yours

You never fail
You never will
I trust Your name
For greater things
You will come through
You always do
I trust your name
For greater things

You cleared a way in the wilderness
You brought me back from my brokenness
You took my shame and you buried it
What you've done
I won't forget

You never fail
You never will
I trust Your name
For greater things
You will come through
You always do
I trust your name
For greater things

You never fail
You never will
I trust Your name
For greater things
You will come through
You always do
I trust your name
For greater things

I will not fear for You are with me
I've seen this fight from the victory
No power of Hell could stand against me
'Cause I've seen this fight from the victory

I will not fear for You are with me
I've seen this fight from the victory
No power of Hell could stand against me
'Cause I've seen this fight from the victory

You never fail
You never will
I trust Your name
For greater things
You will come through
You always do
I trust your name
For greater things
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He Knows

January 8, 2020—

Sometimes it seems that even though God sees and knows everything, we imagine Him as a dispassionate observer. As you listen to today’s song of the day, remember that God not only understands our suffering but weeps alongside and for us: “He Knows” by Jeremy Camp.

And every time that you feel forsaken

Every time that you feel alone

He is near to the broken hearted

Every tear, He knows

While we struggle and suffer in our own lives, let us strive to remember that God knows our pain and cries alongside us—and He is always present to comfort and guide us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

In all the bitter weary ways
The endless striving day by day
You barely have the strength to pray
In the valley low
And how hard your fight has been
How deep the pain within
Wounds that no one else has seen
Hurts too much to show
And all the doubt you're standing in between
And all the weight that brings you to your knees

He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one who knows
He knows

We may faint and we may sink
Feel the pain and near the brink
But the dark begins to shrink
When you find the one who knows
The chains of doubt that held you in between
One by one are starting to break free

He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one who knows
He knows

And every time that you feel forsaken
Every time that you feel alone
He is near to the brokenhearted
Every tear...

He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one who knows
He knows
He knows
He knows
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Grace Got You

January 7, 2020—

We all know people who seem to carry the joy of their faith everywhere they go. Today’s song of the day is an invitation to join in the joyful celebration of God’s endless grace: MercyMe’s “Grace Got You.”

Have you ever met those who

Keep humming when the song’s through?

It’s like they’re living life to a whole different tune

And have you ever met those that

Keep hoping when it’s hopeless

It’s like they’ve figured out

What the rest haven’t yet

Even as we fall into habits of repetition and routine, let us recognize God’s grace present in our daily lives—and strive to present the vivid and hopeful heart of our faith to all that we meet.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Have you ever met those who
Keep humming when the song's through?
It's like they're living life to a whole different tune
And have you ever met those that
Keep hoping when it's hopeless
It's like they've figured out
What the rest haven't yet
The second you realize
What you have inside
It's only just a matter of time till you...

Sing, so the back row hears you
Glide, 'cause walking just won't do
Dance, you don't have to know how to
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Laugh, till your whole side's hurtin'
Smile, like you just got away with something
Why? 'Cause you just got away with something
Ever since, ever since grace got you

So when you're standing in the rain again
You might as well be dancin'
Why? 'Cause there ain't no storm
That can change how this ends
So next time when you feel blue
Don't let that smile leave you
Why? 'Cause you have every reason just to...

Sing, so the back row hears you
Glide, 'cause walking just won't do
Dance, you don't have to know how to
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Laugh, till your whole side's hurtin'
Smile, like you just got away with something
Why? 'Cause you just got away with something
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Grace got you

Got away with something
Bubbling inside of you
Spilling over 'cause your life is full
How incredible
Undeniable, monumental like the Eiffel
Uncontrollable, let the joy flow through
Giddy over pity pretty please
Let me see your hands in the air
With you out your seats
Warm it up, let go
Shout it out, celebrate
When you can't articulate
Just say, "Amazing grace"

The second you realize
What you have inside
It's only just a matter of
Only just a matter of
It's only just a matter of time
Till you...

Sing, so the back row hears you
Glide, 'cause walking just won't do
Dance, you don't have to know how to
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Laugh, till your whole side's hurtin'
Smile, like you just got away with something
Why? 'Cause you just got away with something
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Grace got you
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Grace got you
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Truth Be Told

January 6, 2020—

We often conceal our internal struggles from the world and our Christian family around us. Today’s song of the day expresses both our worries and the hope we have in God: “Truth Be Told” by Matthew West.

I say, “I’m fine, Yeah I’m fine, Oh I’m fine, Hey I’m fine”

But I’m not, I’m broken

And when it’s out of control I say it’s under control

But it’s not and You know it

Even when we put on a mask before the world, let us remember that there’s no hiding from God—He knows us and watches over us and comforts us throughout our lives.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Lie number one:
You're supposed to have it all together
And when they ask how you're doing
Just smile and tell them, "Never better"
Lie number two:
Everybody's life is perfect except yours
So keep your messes and your wounds and your secrets safe with you behind closed doors

But truth be told
The truth is rarely told

I say, "I'm fine, Yeah I'm fine, Oh I'm fine, Hey I'm fine"
But I'm not, I'm broken
And when it's out of control I say it's under control
But it's not and You know it
I don't know why it's so hard to admit it
When being honest is the only way to fix it
There's no failure, no fall
There's no sin You don't already know
So let the truth be told

There's a sign on the door, says
"Come as you are," but I doubt it
'Cause if we lived like that was true
Every Sunday morning pew would be crowded
But didn't You say church should look more like a hospital?
A safe place for the sick, the sinner and the scarred
And the prodigals, like me

Well, truth be told
The truth is rarely told
Oh, am I the only one who says

"I'm fine, Yeah I'm fine, Oh I'm fine, Hey I'm fine"
But I'm not, I'm broken
And when it's out of control I say it's under control
But it's not and You know it
I don't know why it's so hard to admit it
When being honest is the only way to fix it
There's no failure, no fall
There's no sin You don't already know
So let the truth be told

Can I really stand here unashamed
Knowing that Your love for me won't change?
Oh God, if that's really true
Then let the truth be told

I say, "I'm fine, Yeah I'm fine, Oh I'm fine, Hey I'm fine"
But I'm not, I'm broken
And when it's out of control I say it's under control
But it's not and You know it
I don't know why it's so hard to admit it
When being honest is the only way to fix it
There's no failure, no fall
There's no sin You don't already know
Yeah I know
There's no failure, no fall
There's no sin You don't already know
So let the truth be told
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Even When You’re Running

January 5, 2020—

At times we feel like we’re running away from God, and the distance to Him and His Church seems insurmountable. Today’s song by Casting Crowns assures us that God is always close to us, “Even When You’re Running.”

He’s no stranger to your heartbreak

He knows now it feels to lose, oh

From the garden to the cross

He’s been chasing after you

He’s chasing after you

In the difficult and trying times of our lives, let us remember that God understands every bit of our suffering—just as He watched His Son suffer and die in front of Him on the cross, He sees Jesus’s face reflected back in each of us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Do you feel Him in your heartbeat
Even when you're running
You try to drown Him out with your life
But you still here Him calling
With a voice you've never heard
But it sounds like home, home
You try to shut it out
But you feel it in your bones
And it won't leave you alone

His love is inescapable
His presence is unshakable
Right now you don't believe it's true
A better day is coming
And you don't need another place to hide
He'll find you in your darkest night
His love is holding on to you
Even when you're running
Even when you're running

As a kid you said your prayers
Now they're bouncing off the ceiling
They took your world away
When you trusted Him for healing
He's no stranger to your heartbreak
He knows how it feels to lose, oh
From the garden to the cross
He's been chasing after you
He's chasing after you

His love is inescapable
His presence is unshakable
Right now you don't believe it's true
A better day is coming
And you don't need another place to hide
He'll find you in your darkest night
His love is holding on to you
Even when you're running
Even when you're running

Your fear isn't dark enough
Your pit isn't deep enough
Your lie isn't loud enough
To keep Him away from you
The Father made the way for you
The Son killed the grave for you
Let His Spirit come alive in you
Are you tired of running?
The Father made the way for you
The Son killed the grave for you
Let His Spirit come alive in you
Are you tired of running?

His love is inescapable
His presence is unshakable
Right now you don't believe it's true
A better day is coming
And you don't need another place to hide
He'll find you in your darkest night
His love is holding on to you
Even when you're running
Even when you're running

It's time to stop running now
You don't have to have it figured out
All you need to do is turn around
And the Father will come running
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TESTIFY

January 4, 2020—

The Project 95 name refers to the first two verses of Psalm 95:

“Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms.”

Ps. 95:1–2

Today’s song of the day expresses the same spirit as the beginning of Psalm 95: NEEDTOBREATHE’s “TESTIFY.”

Give me your heart

Give me your song

Sing it with all your might

Come to the fountain and

You can be satisfied

As we enjoy the weekend, let us examine the presence of God in our lives this past week, and prepare to sing joyfully to the Lord in church on Sunday.

Thanks for listening.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Give me your heart
Give me your song
Sing it with all your might
Come to the fountain and
You can be satisfied
There is a peace, there is a love
You can get lost inside
Come to the fountain and
Let me hear you testify

Into the wild, canyons of youth
Oh, there's a world to fall into
Weightless we'll dance
Like kids on the moon
Oh, I will give myself to you
As soon as you start to let go

Give me your heart
Give me your song
Sing it with all your might
Come to the fountain and
You can be satisfied
There is a peace, there is a love
You can get lost inside
Come to the fountain and
Let me hear you testify

Wave after wave
As deep calls to deep
Oh, I will build my mystery
As soon as you start to let go

Give me your heart
Give me your song
Sing it with all your might
Come to the fountain and
You can be satisfied
There is a peace, there is a love
You can get lost inside
Come to the fountain and
Let me hear you testify
There is a peace, there is a love
You can get lost inside
Come to the fountain and
Let me hear you testify

Mist on the mountain
Rising from the ground
There's no denying beauty makes a sound
We can't escape it
There's no way to doubt
Mist on the mountain
Rising all around

Give me your heart
Give me your song
Sing it with all your might
Come to the fountain and
You can be satisfied
There is a peace, there is a love
You can get lost inside
Come to the fountain and
Let me hear you testify
There is a peace, there is a love
You can get lost inside
Come to the fountain and
Let me hear you testify

You can get lost inside
(You can get lost inside)
You can get lost inside
Let me hear you testify
You can get lost, you can get lost inside
Let me hear you testify
You can get lost, you can get lost inside
Let me hear you testify
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Pray

January 3, 2020—

In the difficult times of our lives, it can be difficult to feel God’s presence and move closer to him. As a call to prayer throughout each day, today’s song of the day is Sanctus Real’s “Pray.”

I’ve failed to find the time

But You’ve been calling out

I let the days go by

As if I could live without

But it’s gotta be here and now

I won’t be pulled away

‘Cause it’s just You and I

So let the world around us fade

As we continue in the New Year, let us strive to improve our prayer lives and keep God on our minds throughout the day—He is always listening and watching over us, even when we cannot hear Him.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I bow my head to pray
I don't know what to say
I'm not sure how to fix
The things I'm dealing with
I'm in a desperate place
I need to share the weight
But I just don't know how
To let it all pour out
And though I'm silent
My heart is crying
'Cause I was made to come to You

So I pray
God, I need You more than words can say
Right here in this moment
You know my heart
You know my need
You know every part of me
So even if it's just to speak Your name
I'm gonna pray

I've failed to find the time
But You've been calling out
I let the days go by
As if I could live without
But it's gotta be here and now
I won't be pulled away
'Cause it's just You and I
So let the world around us fade

As I pray
God, I need You more than words can say
Right here in this moment
You know my heart
You know my need
You know every part of me
So even if it's just to speak Your name
I'm gonna pray
I'm gonna pray

Father, I'm in a desperate place
Father, I know You can bear the weight
Father, Take me in Your arms
As I speak Your name
I lift my hands and pray
I lift my hands and pray
You know my heart
You know my need
And every single part of me
So even if it's just to speak Your name

I'm gonna pray
(You know my heart, You know my need, You know every part of me)
I'm gonna pray
(More than words, You want my life, take it as an offering)
You know my heart
You know my need
And You know every part of me
More than words
You want my life
Take it as an offering
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Dream Small

January 2, 2020—

It’s important to remember that God works through us in countless little moments throughout our lives, even as we’re surrounded by grand New Year’s resolutions and plans for change. With this in mind, today’s song of the day is Josh Wilson’s “Dream Small.”

Live well

Loving God and others as yourself

Find little ways where only you can help

With His great love

A tiny rock can make a giant fall

Dream small

As we slowly head back to work and school in the wake of the Christmas season, let us remember the boundless love of God for us, delivered as a baby—and may we share that love with the world around us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

It's a momma singing songs about the Lord
It's a daddy spending family time the world says he cannot afford
These simple moments change the world
It's a pastor at a tiny little church
Forty years of loving on the broken and the hurt
These simple moments change the world

Dream small
Don't buy the lie you've gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time
Live well
Loving God and others as yourself
Find little ways where only you can help
With His great love
A tiny rock can make a giant fall
Dream small

It's visiting the widow down the street
Or dancing on a Friday with your friend with special needs
These simple moments change the world
Of course, there's nothing wrong with bigger dreams
Just don't miss the minutes on your way to bigger things, no
'Cause these simple moments change the world

So dream small
Don't buy the lie you've gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time
Live well
Loving God and others as yourself
Find little ways where only you can help
With His great love
A tiny rock can make a giant fall
So dream small

Keep loving
Keep serving
Keep listening
Keep learning
Keep praying
Keep hoping
Keep seeking
Keep searching
Add up the small things and watch them grow bigger
The God who does all things makes oceans from rivers

So dream small
Don't buy the lie you've gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time
Live well
Loving God and others as yourself
Find little ways where only you can help
With His great love
A tiny rock can make a giant fall
Yeah, five loaves and two fish can feed them all
So dream small
Dream small