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2020

Right On Time

March 14, 2020—

Often difficulties and troubles which seem insurmountable and hopeless arise in our lives. Today’s song Aaron Cole reminds us that no matter what we face, God is always “Right On Time.”

I know your problems seem God-sized

But if you could see ’em through God’s eyes

He’s right on time, right on time

Today, as the stresses of the known and unknown permeate our lives, let us pray for the peace to see from God’s perspective, and know that we are always cared for and loved.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Don't worry
Just lay it down it's not your fight
Don't worry
It'll be alright
Don't worry
He will make your heavy light
Don't worry at all, worry at all
His love is always right on time

I've been trying to figure out my own way
Trying to put it all on me
Weighed down by the pressure
Without looking up I know You see me 'cause
On and on and on You keep blessing me
But on and on and on I keep worrying
Why am I always running when you're telling me
You're telling me...

Don't worry
Just lay it down it's not your fight
Don't worry
It'll be alright
Don't worry
He will make your heavy light
Don't worry at all, worry at all
His love is always right on time
Right on time

Rise up get clean throw 'em on like Imma wear 'em
Ain't got the shoulders for the burdens I'm bearing
Broke down and pulling over by the wayside
Was never made for this type of weight so
I throw my hands up and my load gets lighter
I throw my hands up and then burn like fire
Float up to heaven like the smoke in the air
And fling my worries into prayer
Leave 'em right there

Don't worry
Just lay it down it's not your fight
Don't worry
It'll be alright
Don't worry
He will make your heavy light
Don't worry at all, worry at all
His love is always right on time
Right on time

I know your problems seem God-sized
But if you could see 'em through God's eyes
If you could only see them through God's eyes
I know your problems seem God-sized
But if you could see 'em through God's eyes
He's right on time, right on time

Don't worry
Just lay it down it's not your fight
Don't worry
It'll be alright
Don't worry
He will make your heavy light
Don't worry at all, worry at all
His love is always right
Don't worry at all, worry at all
His love is always right on time
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2020

The Harvester

March 13, 2020—

Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us that we are God’s hands and feet on this earth, preparing ourselves and the world for His coming: “The Harvester.”

For all that we’ve grown

How could we forget

Those who don’t know

Or just don’t know yet

Let’s harvest this field

From sunrise to sunset

The Master is coming

We are not done yet

Today, let us remember Jesus’s exhortation to be ready at any time for God’s coming—and work to put our lives and the world in order for Him.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Up with the dawn and the rooster crow
Been that way since I don't know
Throw a little water on my face
Get out the door and greet the day
Put my knees down on the ground
Sing to the Lord in a weary sound
Ask Him for the strength I need
Break my heart like a weed

For all that we've grown
How could we forget
Those who don't know
Or just don't know yet
Let's harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet
We are not done yet, yet

Bring out the sickle, bring out the pail
Bushel full of wire and a fork to bail
Work through the pain in the rain or shine
C'mon, y'all, we still got time
We still got time

For all that we've grown
How could we forget
Those who don't know
Or just don't know yet
Let's harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet
We are not done yet, yet, yet

The turning of the season
Is upon us, my friends
Now's the time
All that was sown
Is there for the reaping

For all that we've grown
How could we forget
Those who don't know
Or just don't know yet
Let's harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet
We are not done yet, yet, yet
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Mended

March 12, 2020—

It is easy to feel unworthy of God’s boundless love, even as we struggle against Him. Today’s song by Matthew West reminds us of how our Father sees us: “Mended.”

You see your worst mistake

But I see the price I paid

And there’s nothing you could ever do

To lose what grace has won

So hold on it’s not the end

No, this is where love’s work begins

I’m making all things new

And I will make a miracle of you

Today, let us look inside ourselves and see the beauty of God’s creation—and take comfort that He sees His Son reflected in each of our faces.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home

How many times can one heart break?
It was never supposed to be this way
Look in the mirror but you find someone
You never thought you'd be
Oh, but I can still recognize
The one I love in your tear-stained eyes
I know you might not see it now
So lift your eyes to Me

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home
When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I'm not finished yet
When you see wounded I see mended

You see your worst mistake
But I see the price I paid
And there's nothing you could ever do
To lose what grace has won
So hold on it's not the end
No, this is where love's work begins
I'm making all things new
And I will make a miracle of you

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home
When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I'm not finished yet
When you see wounded I see mended

I see my child, my beloved
The new creation you're becoming
You see the scars from when you fell
But I see the stories they will tell
You see worthless, but I see priceless
You see pain, but I see a purpose
You see unworthy, undeserving
But I see you through eyes of mercy

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
You're not too far gone
You're one step away from home
When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I'm not finished yet
When you see wounded I see mended
I see mended
I see mended
I'm not finished yet
When you see wounded I see mended
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Unstoppable God

March 11, 2020—

Today’s song by Sanctus Real reminds us of God’s infinite power and love for us, and urges us to put our trust in our “Unstoppable God.”

This is the promise that I’m standing on

Nothing can stop an unstoppable God

[…]

Where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord

Today, let us aim to set our life on the firm foundation that is our Lord, who gives life and order to all things.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I wish I knew when this mountain in my way is gonna move
Hope it's okay to tell the truth
Sometimes the doubt starts to win
Yeah, I'd be lying if I told you I was anything but weak
Right now my struggle's all I see
But I'm not giving in
My story will not end in defeat

'Cause nothing can stop an unstoppable God
He's not afraid of impossible odds
This is the promise that I'm standing on
Nothing can stop an unstoppable God

This is the promise that I'm standing on
Nothing can stop an unstoppable God

I will not listen to the lie that says it can't be done
I know my war's already won
And I'm claiming victory
'Cause I know who's fighting for me

Nothing can stop an unstoppable God
He's not afraid of impossible odds
This is the promise that I'm standing on
Nothing can stop an unstoppable God

This is the promise that I'm standing on
Nothing can stop an unstoppable God

Where does my help come from?
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
Where does my help come from?
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord

Nothing can stop an unstoppable God
He's not afraid of impossible odds
This is the promise that I'm standing on
Nothing can stop an unstoppable God

This is the promise that I'm standing on
Nothing can stop an unstoppable God

Where does my help come from?
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
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Your Love Defends Me

March 10, 2020—

Today’s song by Matt Maher is an encouraging reminder that Jesus loves us, accompanies us, and guards us always in this life: “Your Love Defends Me.”

Day after day

Night after night

I will remember

You’re with me in this fight

Although the battle

It rages on

The war is already won

I know the war is already won

Today, even as we struggle to follow Jesus, let us take heart, knowing He died to conquer death and freed us from our sins.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

You are my joy
You are my song
You are the well
The One I'm drawing from
You are my refuge
My whole life long
Where else would I go?

Surely my God is
The strength of my soul
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
And when I feel like I'm all alone
Your love defends me
Your love defends me

Day after day
Night after night
I will remember
You're with me in this fight
Although the battle
It rages on
The war is already won
I know the war is already won

Surely my God is
The strength of my soul
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
And when I feel like I'm all alone
Your love defends me
Your love defends me

We sing hallelujah
You're my portion
My salvation
Hallelujah

Surely my God is
The strength of my soul
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
And when I feel like I'm all alone
Your love defends me
Your love defends me

Surely my God is
The strength of my soul
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
And when I feel like I'm all alone
Your love defends me
Your love defends me

We sing hallelujah
You're my portion
My salvation
Hallelujah
You're my portion
My salvation
Hallelujah
You're my portion
My salvation
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If We Are The Body

March 9, 2020—

Today’s song by Casting Crowns reminds us we must not attempt to exclude others from our faith due to our personal feelings—He calls them all: “If We Are The Body.”

Jesus paid much too high a price

For us to pick and choose who should come

And we are the Body of Christ

Today, let us pray for the awareness and acceptance that Jesus calls everyone to Him, no matter how we feel about each one—and strive to lead everyone closer to Him.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

It's crowded in worship today
As she slips in
Trying to fade into the faces
The girls' teasing laughter
Is carrying
Farther than they know
Farther than they know

But if we are the Body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way

A traveler is far away from home
He sheds his coat
And quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgemental glances
Tells him that his chances
Are better out on the road

But if we are the Body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?

Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the Body of Christ

If we are the Body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
If we are the Body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
Jesus is the way
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Words

March 8, 2020—

Today’s song by Hawk Nelson reminds us of the tremendous power of speaking God’s word to a broken and hurting people: “Words.”

Let my words be life

Let my words be truth

I don’t wanna say a word

Unless it points the world back to You

Today, let us pray for the words to reflect Jesus’s presence in us to an unbelieving world, desperately in need of the truth.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

They've made me feel like a prisoner
They've made me feel set free
They've made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king
They've lifted my heart
To places I'd never been
And they've dragged me down
Back to where I began

Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart
Or put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

You can heal the heartache
Speak over the fear
God, Your voice is the only thing
We need to hear

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts
Or put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
Let the words I say
Be the sound of Your grace
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

I want to speak Your love
Not just another noise
I want to be Your light
I want to be Your voice

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
Let the words I say
Be the sound of Your grace
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts
Or put it out
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
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Smile

March 7, 2020—

Despite the troubles we face throughout this life, our faith offers the antidote. Today’s song by Sidewalk Prophets reminds us that, knowing the proof of Jesus’s boundless love for us, we can always “Smile.”

Happiness is wonderful

But it doesn’t stick around

Walking on sunshine

Then here come the clouds

You can laugh

Or you can cry

When it all falls apart

But I believe the more you laugh

The more you heal the heart

Today, let us strive to embody the eternal joy we find in Christ—knowing we are safe and loved forever.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Lost your way
Lost your cool
And you straight up lost your mind
Tried so hard to stay ahead
But you keep falling behind
Life is gonna pull you down
Make it hard to see
But a little change in your point of view
Could be just what you need

There's always a reason to always choose joy
There's something deeper
That the world can't destroy
Smile, when you think you can't
Smile, get up and dance
Smile, there's a bigger plan
The storm only lasts for a while
So smile

Happiness is wonderful
But it doesn't stick around
Walking on sunshine
Then here come the clouds
You can laugh
Or you can cry
When it all falls apart
But I believe the more you laugh
The more you heal the heart

There's always a reason to always choose joy
There's something deeper
That the world can't destroy
Smile, when you think you can't
Smile, get up and dance
Smile, there's a bigger plan
And you've got a reason to
Smile, when you think you can't
Smile, just clap your hands
Smile, there's a bigger plan
You've got a reason to smile

There's always a reason to always choose joy
There's something deeper
That the world can't destroy
Smile, when you think you can't
Smile, get up and dance
Smile, there's a bigger plan
You've got a reason to
Smile, when you think you can't
Smile, just clap your hands
Smile, there's a bigger plan
You've got a reason to smile

Go ahead, get on up and smile
You've got a reason to smile
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Help Me Believe

March 6, 2020—

Today’s song by Strahan embodies our desperate hope to know God more fully and completely: “Help Me Believe.”

‘Cause Lord, I believe

Help me believe

Lord, I can see

But I still can’t see clearly

Today, let us pray for increased faith and clarity, to see the path God has laid out for us, and to recognize Him in the world.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Whisper in my ear
But I am not asleep
Tell me a story
And recognize
Would You touch my face
And help me believe?
But the stories that I know for myself
Are not lies

'Cause I have seen
Heaven's doors open to me
I've shook to the bones
And I've seen Your face
As I lay on the floor
Now You've cried
Now You've sought
Like a beggar in my soul
Like the beggar in the world
Just to find You, Lord

'Cause Lord, I believe
Help me believe
Lord, I can see
But I still can't see clearly
Lord, I believe
Would You help me believe?
'Cause I want it so bad
'Cause I want it so bad
'Cause I want it so bad
Like a beggar in my soul
Like the beggar in the world
Just to find You, Lord

'Cause Lord, I believe
Help me believe
Lord, I can see
But I still can't see clearly
Lord, I believe
Would You help me believe?
'Cause I want it so bad

'Cause I want it so bad
'Cause I want it so bad
'Cause I want it so bad
Like a beggar in my soul
Like the beggar in the world
Just to find You, Lord
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I Wanna Go Back

March 5, 2020—

The more responsibilities and worries complicate our lives, the harder it can be to see that all our hope lies in God. Today’s song by David Dunn reminds us of simpler times when it seemed easy to trust God wholly and completely: “I Wanna Go Back.”

When it was You, and it was me

I had everything I needed

Your hands were big enough to hold the world

Today, let us ask Jesus to restore our faith and sense of childish wonder—to see Him all around us in our lives, and to entrust everything to Him.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

When I was a kid, I was sure
I could run across the ocean
And I was gonna be an astronaut
When it was You, and it was me
I had everything I needed
And faith could even move a mountaintop
And then I grew up
And then I got older
Then my life got tough
And we grew apart

I wanna go back
To Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me
For the Bible tells me so
I wanna go back
To this little light
Gonna let it shine
Gonna let it shine
I wanna go back

When I was a kid
I didn't care to keep up with the Joneses
I was just happy that they lived next door
When it was You, and it was me
I had everything I needed
Your hands were big enough to hold the world
And then I grew up
And then I got older
Then my life got tough
And we grew apart

I wanna go back
To Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me
For the Bible tells me so
I wanna go back
To this little light
Gonna let it shine
Gonna let it shine
I wanna go back

Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go back
Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go back
Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go back
Back to yes, Jesus loves me
Oh yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
Yeah, I wanna go back

I wanna go back
To Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me
For the Bible tells me so
I wanna go back
To this little light
Gonna let it shine
Gonna let it shine
I wanna go back

I wanna go back
To Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me
For the Bible tells me so
I wanna go back
To this little light
Gonna let it shine
Gonna let it shine
I wanna go back

Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go back
Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go back
Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go back
Yeah, I wanna go back