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2020

Waiting On The Night To Fall

April 9, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by Casting Crowns is a valuable warning that when we are not vigilant, sin and temptation creep up on us: “Waiting on the Night to Fall”

He knows you have the answers

But truth lies dusty on your shelf

And the sword that you could slay him with

Has become an ornament and nothing else

Today, as we approach Jesus’s death on Good Friday, let us remember why He had to die for us and resolve to fight back against the dark, with His help.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

There's an old man living
In the back of your woods tonight
You forgot he was even there
But you've never slipped his mind
He's living off of scraps of you
You never knew you left behind
And as the sun goes down
He rises with a smile

He's waiting on the night to fall
The old man's coming to call
But you don't see the writing on the wall
He'll never step out in the light
No, he's just biding time
And while you slumber
He's gonna come and take it all
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night to fall

He knows you have the answers
But truth lies dusty on your shelf
And the sword that you could slay him with
Has become an ornament and nothing else
You could put him back down in his hole in the ground
But he knows you never will
He's been around so long
You got used to the smell

He's waiting on the night to fall
The old man's coming to call
But you don't see the writing on the wall
He'll never step out in the light
No, he's just biding his time
And as you slumber
He's gonna come and take it all
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night to fall

He knows he'll never have your soul
But he will gladly rob you blind
While you're feasting at his table
He'll tie your hands and numb your mind
He'll take you farther than you want to go
He'll keep you longer than you want to stay
And it will cost you
More than you ever thought you'd pay

He's waiting on the night to fall
The old man's coming to call
But you don't see the writing on the wall
He'll never step out in the light
No, he's just biding his time
And as you slumber
He's gonna come and take it all
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night
He's waiting on the night to fall
The old man's coming to call
But you don't see,
You don't see, the writing on the wall
Oh, he's waiting on the night
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night to fall
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2020

The God Who Stays

April 8, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by Matthew West assures us that no matter what we have done in this life, the God we worship is “The God Who Stays”

No enemy can separate

No power of Hell can take away

Your love for me will never change

I’m Yours forever

Today, let us remember that despite our enormously imperfect lives, our perfect God is always waiting for us with open arms.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

If I were You
I would've given up on me by now
I would've labeled me a lost cause
'Cause I feel just like a lost cause
If I were You
I would've turned around and walked away
I would've labeled me beyond repair
'Cause I feel like I'm beyond repair
Oh, but somehow You don't see me like I do
Somehow You're still here

You're the God who stays
You're the God who stays
You're the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You're the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done
Could separate my heart
From the God who stays

I used to hide
Every time I thought I let You down
Always thought I had to earn my way
But I'm learning You don't work that way
'Cause somehow You don't see me like I do
Somehow You're still here

You're the God who stays
You're the God who stays
You're the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You're the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done
Could separate my heart
From the God who stays

My shame can't separate
My guilt can't separate
My past can't separate
I'm Yours forever
My sin can't separate
My scars can't separate
My failures can't separate
I'm Yours forever
No enemy can separate
No power of Hell can take away
Your love for me will never change
I'm Yours forever

'Cause You're the God who stays
You're the God who stays
You're the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You're the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done
Could separate my heart
From the God who stays
You're the God who stays
You're the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You're the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done
Could separate my heart
From the God who stays
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Cry Out To Jesus

April 7, 2020—

Today’s song by Third Day is a poignant reminder that in the midst of suffering and sorrow, we can always “Cry Out To Jesus”

There is hope for the helpless

Rest for the weary

And love for the broken heart

There is grace and forgiveness

Mercy and healing

He’ll meet you wherever you are

Cry out to Jesus

Today, let us reflect on our struggles, suffering, and failures—and give thanks for God’s endless mercy and Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice which free us from these chains.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

To everyone who's lost someone they loved
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
When you said goodbye
And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right

And there is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
And there is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus
Cry out to Jesus

For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They've lost all of their faith in love
And they've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough
And for the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus

When you're lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out
You just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus

To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
And for the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus
Cry out to Jesus
Oh, cry out to Jesus
Cry out to Jesus
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Glory Bound

April 6, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by Matt Maher offers us a hopeful reminder that, with Jesus’s eternal sacrifice, we are all “Glory Bound”

Well I don’t know

Which way you’re going

And I don’t know if you’re lost or found

All that I know is

You’ve been forgiven

I tell you this train is glory bound

Today, on this Monday of Holy Week, let us reflect on the sacrifice we know is coming, and rejoice in the knowledge that we’ve been saved from ourselves.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

There is a train for the brokenhearted
To carry you to the other side
There is a train for the ones forgotten
To carry you to a heavenly light

Well I don't know
Which way you're going
And I don't know if you're lost or found
All that I know is
You've been forgiven
I tell you this train is glory bound
Glory bound

There is a train for the cheats and liars
For all the hitchers looking for a ride
There is a train for the lonely drifter
Tired of walking all alone in the night

Well I don't know
Which way you're going
And I don't know if you're lost or found
All that I know is
You've been forgiven
I tell you this train is glory bound
Glory bound

So come on make some room in your heart for mercy
Come on make some room for a little grace
Come on make some room for the sinners and the saints

Well I don't know
Which way you're going
And I don't know if you're lost or found
All that I know is
You've been forgiven
I tell you this train is glory bound
Yeah I can hear
A band of angels
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
All that I know is
You've been forgiven
I tell you this train is glory bound

Glory bound, hey yeah
I tell you this train is glory bound
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Build Your Kingdom Here

April 5, 2020—

Today’s song by Rend Collective expresses the celebratory spirit of Palm Sunday: “Build Your Kingdom Here”

Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

As we begin this Holy Week, let us pray for ourselves and our neighbors, that these times of trial will bring us closer to God and prepare us to someday enter His kingdom.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we're made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit, come invade us now
We are Your Church
We need Your power in us

We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives
For You're our joy and prize
To see the captive hearts released
The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for heaven's cause
We are Your Church
We need pray revive this earth

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your Church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray

Unleash Your kingdom's power
Reaching the near and far
No force of Hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this
Awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ
We are Your Church
We are the hope on earth

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your Church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your Church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray
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Shoulders

April 4, 2020—

Today’s song by For KING & COUNTRY is a valuable reminder that God will provide us with strength and aid in difficult times: “Shoulders”

My help comes from You

You’re right here, pulling me through

You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness

All on Your shoulders

Today, as we prepare for Holy Week, let us meditate on God’s strength and draw comfort from His unending love for us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

(I look up to the mountains.
Does my strength come from the mountains?
No. My strength comes from God.
Who made heaven and earth, and the mountains.)

When confusion's my companion
And despair holds me for ransom
I will feel no fear
I know that You are near

When I'm caught deep in the valley
With chaos for my company
I'll find my comfort here
'Cause I know that You are near

My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness
All on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that
You're lifting me up on Your shoulders
Your shoulders

You mend what once was shattered
And You turn my tears to laughter
Your forgiveness is my fortress
Oh, Your mercy is relentless

My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness
All on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that
You're lifting me up on Your shoulders
Your shoulders

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness
All on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that
You're lifting me up on Your shoulders
Your shoulders

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)
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Magnify

April 3, 2020—

Today’s song by We Are Messengers entreats God to “Magnify” Himself in our lives.

My sight is incomplete

And I’ve made You look small

I’ve been staring at my problems for way too long

Realign where my hope is set

Until You’re all that’s left

Today, let us ask God to eclipse our preoccupations in this life, and set our minds on what is beyond.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I've been trying to make sense
Of the sorrow that I feel
Holding on for life
To the only thing that's real
I've only scratched the surface
I've barely had a taste

But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of You lays my sin to waste
I don't need to see everything
Just more of You

Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You
Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You

My sight is incomplete
And I've made You look small
I've been staring at my problems for way too long
Realign where my hope is set
Until You're all that's left

But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of You lays my sin to waste
I don't need to see everything
Just more of You

Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You
Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You

God be greater, than the worries in my life
Be stronger, than the weakness in my mind
Be louder, let Your glory come alive
Be magnified
God be greater, than the worries in my life
Be stronger, than the weakness in my mind
Be louder, let Your glory come alive
Be magnified

Be magnified

Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You
Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You
To You
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Oh My Soul

April 2, 2020—

Today’s song by Casting Crowns is a comforting reminder that God is with us in the midst of suffering and anxiety: “Oh My Soul”

And even now

He is breathing on your dry bones

And there will be dancing

There will be beauty where

Beauty was ash and stone

This much I know

Today, let us take time to center ourselves in the only thing that is true and eternal, so we have a firm foundation in this world.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Oh my soul
Oh how you worry
Oh how you're weary
From fearing you lost control
This was the one thing
You didn't see coming
And no one would blame you though
If you cried in private
If you tried to hide it away
So no one knows
No one will see if you stop believing

Oh my soul, you are not alone
There's a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down
'Cause you're not alone

Here and now
You can be honest
I won't try to promise that
Someday it all works out
'Cause this is the valley
And even now
He is breathing on your dry bones
And there will be dancing
There will be beauty where
Beauty was ash and stone
This much I know

Oh my soul, you are not alone
There's a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down

I'm not strong enough, I can't take any more
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
And my shipwrecked faith will never get me to shore
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
Can He find me here, can he keep me from going under?

Oh my soul, you are not alone
There's a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down

'Cause you're not alone
Oh my soul, you're not alone
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Sunrise

April 1, 2020—

Today’s song by Brandon Heath is a necessary reminder that at the end of the night, there’s always another “Sunrise”

All you need is a sunrise

Just a moment of dawn

If you’re lost in the twilight

Close your eyes and move on

Today, let us reflect on days past and look forward hopefully to days ahead—and let us pray for God’s light to illuminate the way before us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

You want to sound off but you can't find the words to
Nothing makes sense in the way that it used to
Can't find the plus in the positive thinking
The well's run dry and you're not done drinking

Clouds start coming and the sky will fall
Clock stares back from the bedroom wall
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you

Holding your days like a stack of paper
Then you're chasing the wind as the pages scatter
You can save a few but you can't get 'em all back
So get up fast
With your heart intact

Find yourself on the very edge
Lying awake in an empty bed
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you

Clouds start coming and the sky will fall
Clock stares back from the bedroom wall
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
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Beautiful

March 31, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by MercyMe is a valuable reminder of how God sees each one of us: “Beautiful”

Before you ever took a breath

Long before the world began

Of all the wonders He possessed

There was one more precious

Of all the earth and skies above

You’re the one He madly loves

Enough to die

Today, as we approach the Easter season, let us reflect on the miraculous love of Jesus for us—and the delight God finds in each of us, His creations.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is, "You're not worth anything"
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart, they'd see too much

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

And praying that you have the heart to fight
'Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the Cross

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to die

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
In His eyes

You're beautiful
You are meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His