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2020

You Can

January 14, 2020—

At times the tasks ahead of us can feel insurmountable, and we feel crushed by the weight of our responsibilities. Today’s song of the day reminds us that God is there to take the weight from our shoulders and lift us up: “You Can” by Building 429.

Don’t wanna turn and run away

From what You called me to embrace

Give me courage, give me faith

I wanna see the mountains move

I wanna walk the path You choose

Wherever You lead, I’ll follow You

Today, let us remember that though we struggle to follow the path God lays out for us, He walks every step of it at our side—always ready to lend us His strength.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I'm not a saint, I have no doubt
Here in my weakness, working it out
I am no hero, at all
Were You looking for someone else
Who could be as strong as nails?
I don't understand why You would call me
I'll never make it myself
'Cause I need Your help

I can't walk on the water
I can't stand in the fire
Unless I look into Your eyes
Unless I have You by my side
I can't conquer a giant
Or shut the mouth of a lion
I know that I am just a man
But I am in Your hands
And You can

Don't wanna turn and run away
From what You called me to embrace
Give me courage, give me faith
I wanna see the mountains move
I wanna walk the path You choose
Wherever You lead, I'll follow You

I can't walk on the water
I can't stand in the fire
Unless I look into Your eyes
Unless I have You by my side
I can't conquer a giant
Or shut the mouth of a lion
I know that I am just a man
But when I'm in Your hands
You can

Keep loving
I keep fighting
Keep open
Even in the midst of the silence
Keep trusting
Keep climbing
Keep running
Even when I feel like I can't

I can walk on the water
I can stand in the fire
When I look into Your eyes
When I have You by my side
I can conquer a giant
And shut the mouth of a lion
I know that I am just a man
But I am in Your hands
And You can
(Keep loving)
(Keep fighting)
You can
(Keep trusting)
(Keep climbing)
I know that I am just a man
But I am in Your hands
And You can
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After The Last Tear Falls

January 13, 2020—

At times, the present seems overwhelming and it’s difficult to remember God’s promises for the future. Andrew Peterson’s “After The Last Tear Falls” reminds us that someday, all that is wrong in the world will end, and we will see God and His plan.

We’ll see how the tears that have fallen

Were caught in the palms

Of the Giver of love

and the Lover of all

And we’ll look back on these tears as old tales

Today, let us remember that everything in this life is temporary, for we have been promised eternal life in the Lord—He who always guides and protects us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

After the last tear falls
After the last secret's told
After the last bullet tears through flesh and bone
After the last child starves
And the last girl walks the boulevard
After the last year that's just too hard
There is love, love love love
There is love, love love love
There is love

After the last disgrace
After the last lie to save some face
After the last brutal jab from a poison tongue
After the last dirty politician
After the last meal down at the mission
After the last lonely night in prison
There is love, love love love
There is love

And in the end the end is oceans and oceans
Of love and love again
We'll see how the tears that have fallen
Were caught in the palms
Of the Giver of love
and the Lover of all
And we'll look back on these tears as old tales

'Cause after the last plan fails
After the last siren wails
After the last young husband sails off to join the war
After the last "This marriage is over"
After the last young girl's innocence is stolen
After the last years of silence that won't let a heart open
There is love, love love love
There is love

And in the end the end is oceans and oceans
Of love and love again
We'll see how the tears that have fallen
Were caught in the palms
Of the Giver of love
and the Lover of all
And we'll look back on these tears as old tales

'Cause after the last tear falls
(Love love love)
(Joy in the night, the King and the Kingdom)
Yes, after the last tear falls
(Love love love)
(Joy writes the song of innocence)
Only love
(Love love love)
(Joy in the night, the King and the Kingdom)
Only love
(Love love love)
(Joy writes the song of innocence, singing...)
After the last tear falls
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Come To The Table

January 12, 2020—

As we return from church services today, and most return to school or work tomorrow, take a moment to reflect on today’s song of the day: “Come To The Table” by Sidewalk Prophets.

Come to the table

Come join the sinners, you have been redeemed

Take your place beside the Savior

Sit down and be set free

As we begin another week, let us remember the freedom we’ve been granted—and share forgiveness with one another.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

We all start on the outside
The outside looking in
This is where grace begins
We were hungry, we were thirsty
With nothing left to give
Oh, the shape that we were in
And just when all hope seemed lost
Love opened the door for us

He said come to the table
Come join the sinners who have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table

Come meet this motley crew of misfits
These liars and these thieves
There's no one unwelcome here
And that sin and shame that you brought with you
You can leave it at the door
And let mercy draw you near

So, come to the table
Come join the sinners who have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table
Come to the table

To the thief and to the doubter
To the hero and the coward
To the prisoner and the soldier
To the young and to the older
All who hunger, all who thirst
All the last and all the first
All the paupers and the princes
All who've failed, you've been forgiven
All who dream and all who suffer
All who loved and lost another
All the chained and all the free
All who follow, all who lead
Anyone who's been let down
All the lost you have been found
All who've been labeled right or wrong
To everyone who hears this song

Come to the table
Come join the sinners, you have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Oh, sit down and be set free
Come to the table
Come to the table
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table
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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