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2020

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
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Remind Me You’re Here

February 19, 2020—

Through difficulty and distress, we struggle to see why God would have possibly led us along the path we’re on. Today’s song by Jason Gray acknowledges our confusion when God leads us into adversity, and simply asks that He “Remind Me You’re Here.”

But I’ll trade every question

Just to lay down and rest in Your heart

And I’ll reach for Your hand

Though You led me here into the dark

Today, let us put our trust in God and His plan—knowing that whatever misfortune or darkness we encounter, He stands strong beside us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

None of my pain
Has ever caught You by surprise
Still it's hard to trust You
When I'm lost in the wondering why
But I'll trade every question
Just to lay down and rest in Your heart
And I'll reach for Your hand
Though You led me here into the dark

And I won't ask You for reasons
'Cause a reason can't wipe away tears
No, I don't need all the answers
Just be here beside me
Father, remind me You're here, here

If it's random or providence
Neither are a comfort to me
Are You cruel if You planned it
Or weak if You allowed it to be?
Half of me is still believing
The other half is angry and confused
Oh, but all of me is desperate
And longing to be held by You

So I won't ask You for reasons
'Cause a reason can't wipe away tears
No, I don't need all the answers
Just be here beside me
Father, remind me You're here, here

Get me out of my mind
And into Your arms
Where hope comes alive
And fear falls apart

I won't ask You for reasons
'Cause a reason can't wipe away tears
No, I don't need all the answers
Just be here beside me
Come be here beside me
And I won't ask You for reasons
'Cause a reason can't wipe away tears
No, I don't need all the answers
Just be here beside me
Father, remind me You're here, here
I just need to know You're here, here
I just need to know that You're here
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Scars

February 18, 2020—

We carry with us the scars and suffering of our past, reminders of who we were, and who we become. Today’s song by I AM THEY reminds us that these wounds and painful memories bring us closer to Jesus, who knows all our pain: “Scars.”

I’m thankful for Your scars

‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart

And with my life I’ll tell of who You are

So forever I am thankful for the scars

Today, let us pray for the grace to see through our pain as we grow closer to Jesus—and let us give thanks for the hope and healing He brings.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Waking up to a new sunrise
Looking back from the other side
I can see now with open eyes
Darkest water and deepest pain
I wouldn't trade it for anything
'Cause my brokenness brought me to You
And these wounds are a story You'll use

So I'm thankful for the scars
'Cause without them I wouldn't know Your heart
And I know they'll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars

Now I'm standing in confidence
With the strength of Your faithfulness
And I'm not who I was before
No, I don't have to fear anymore

So I'm thankful for the scars
'Cause without them I wouldn't know Your heart
And I know they'll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars

I can see, I can see
How You delivered me
In Your hands, in Your feet
I found my victory
I can see, I can see
How You delivered me
In Your hands, in Your feet
I found my victory

I'm thankful for Your scars
'Cause without them I wouldn't know Your heart
And with my life I'll tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful...

I'm thankful for the scars
'Cause without them I wouldn't know Your heart
And I know they'll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars
So forever I am thankful for the scars
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All In

February 17, 2020—

Sometimes our progress in faith moves in fits and starts, as distractions in our lives take precedence, and we grow comfortable where we are. Today’s song of the day by Matthew West, “All In,” challenges us to commit fully to our mission on this earth and work passionately for the world to come.

I believe that one day I will see Your Kingdom come

And I want to hear You say,

“Welcome home my child, well done”

So I step to the edge and I take a deep breath

I’m not turning back around

‘Cause there’s no turning back now

Today, let us pray for the faith and courage to live for Christ alone—and the strength to persist in His name until we see Him in Heaven.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

My feet are frozen on this middle ground
The water's warm here but the fire's gone out
I played it safe for so long the passion left
Turns out safe is just another word for regret
So I step to the edge and I take a deep breath
We're all dying to live but we're all scared to death
And this is the part where my head tells my heart
We should turn back around
But there's no turning back now

I'm going all in
Headfirst into the deep end
I hear You calling
And this time the fear won't win
I'm going, I'm going
All in
I'm all in, I'm all in
All in
I'm all in, I'm all in

I believe that one day I will see Your Kingdom come
And I want to hear You say,
"Welcome home my child, well done"
So I step to the edge and I take a deep breath
I'm not turning back around
'Cause there's no turning back now

I'm going all in
Headfirst into the deep end
I hear You calling
And this time the fear won't win
I'm going, I'm going
All in
I'm all in, I'm all in
All in
I'm all in, I'm going
All in
I'm all in, I'm all in
All in
I'm all in, I'm all in

All to You Jesus I freely give
As long as there's breath in these lungs I will live
With reckless abandon
My heart in Your hands
I surrender it all
I'm going, I'm going all in

I'm going all in
Headfirst into the deep end
I hear You calling
And this time the fear won't win
I'm going, I'm going
All in
I'm all in, I'm all in
All in
I'm all in, I'm going
All in
I'm all in, I'm all in
All in
I'm all in, I'm all in

I believe that one day I will see Your Kingdom come
And I want to hear You say,
"Welcome home my child, well done"
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Well Done, Good and Faithful

February 16, 2020—

Though we frequently focus on Jesus’s resurrection and triumph over death, more rarely do we contemplate the pain and sorrow of His crucifixion and death. Today’s song by Andrew Peterson is an appropriate reflection on Jesus’s darkest moments on the cross, and gives a new look at the depths of His sacrifice: “Well Done, Good and Faithful.”

Why, oh why, my God?

For the joy set before Him, He endured

And is seated at the right hand of the Father

Well done, good and faithful, well done

Today, let us pray for silence and solemnity to contemplate Jesus’s death—and for the comfort of our infinitely understanding God in the trials of our own lives.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

"Why has my God my soul forsook
Nor will a smile afford"
Thus David once in anguish spoke
And thus our dying Lord
Oh, it's Your chief delight to dwell
Among Your praising saints
And yet You hear us groan as well
And pity our complaints
Our fathers trusted in Your name
And great deliverance found
But He's a worm despised of men
And trod into the ground
Men shake their heads and pass Him by
And laugh His soul to scorn
In vain He trusts in God they cry
Neglected and forlorn
But You are He who formed His flesh
By Your almighty word
And since He hung upon the breast
His hope was in the Lord
Why would His Father hide His face
When foes stand threatening 'round
In His dark hour of deep distress
And not a helper found

Why, oh why, my God?
Why, oh why, my God?
For the joy set before Him, He endured
And is seated at the right hand of the Father
Well done, good and faithful, well done
Well done, good and faithful One

Behold Your dear One left among the cruel and the proud
As mighty bulls so fierce and strong
As lions roaring loud
For mirth and hell and sorrows meet
To multiply the pain
They nail His hands
They pierce His feet
And mock Him yet again
Yet if Your sovereign hand let loose
The rage of earth and hell
Why would my heavenly Father bruise
The Son He loved so well
He prayed in dark Gethsemane
"Withhold this bitter cup"
But He resigned His will to thee
And drank the sorrows up
Our Savior cried with David's grief,
"In groans I waste My breath
Thy hand has brought Me down beneath
The bitter dust of death"
And then He gave His spirit up
To trust it in Your hand
His dying flesh reposed in hope
To rise at Your command

Why, oh why, my God?
Why, oh why, my God?
For the joy set before Him, He endured
And is seated at the right hand of the Father
Well done, good and faithful, well done
Well done, good and faithful, well done
Well done, good and faithful One
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Wherever I Go

February 15, 2020—

Wherever we journey in life, God is our constant companion, seeking only to draw us closer to Him and the path He has designed. Today’s song by Dan Bremnes emphasizes that God is always with us: “Wherever I Go.”

You hold all the pieces together

You bring me strength in the desert

Oh, You defend my soul

You defend my soul

No height, no depth, no grave

Nothing on earth could keep You away

Today, let us pray to feel God’s presence at our side—to draw strength from Him, and trust in Him always.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Well, I sweat in the heat of the battle
And I fought through the dust and the shadows
Oh, You never left my side
Never left my side, no
And I stood at the top of the world
I swam through the depths of my soul
No matter what I find
No matter what I find, oh
Drought or famine
High and low

Wherever I go
Oh, You're gonna find me there
Wherever I go
Oh, You're right beside me there
In the rising flame
Even in the pouring rain
Even in the flood, I'm safe
Oh, oh, oh, oh
'Cause You go wherever I go
Wherever I go

You hold all the pieces together
You bring me strength in the desert
Oh, You defend my soul
You defend my soul
No height, no depth, no grave
Nothing on earth could keep You away
Oh, You're my only hope
You're my only hope
Life in death
This truth I know

Wherever I go
Oh, You're gonna find me there
Wherever I go
Oh, You're right beside me there
In the rising flame
Even in the pouring rain
Even in the flood, I'm safe
Oh, oh, oh, oh
'Cause You go wherever I go

You go wherever I go

Wherever I go
Oh, You're gonna find me there
Wherever I go
Oh, You're right beside me there
In the rising flame
Even in the pouring rain
Even in the flood, I'm safe
Oh, oh, oh, oh
'Cause You go wherever I go
Wherever I go
Wherever I go
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Jesus In Disguise

February 14, 2020—

Rarely does God speak to us loudly, clearly, or directly. Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us of the quiet moments when we truly encounter “Jesus In Disguise.”

Brought to your knees

But you never prayed

Jesus in disguise

Jehovah passing by

The burden of a tear

Hanging in your eye

Today, let us pray for the attention and wisdom to notice God’s signs spread throughout our lives—and the strength and courage to respond.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Ever get something in your head
It's nothing you heard
Or something you read
Ever had a cut but you never saw a blade
Brought to your knees
But you never prayed

Jesus in disguise
Jehovah passing by
The burden of a tear
Hanging in your eye
Jesus in disguise
A scar across the sky
You were looking for a king
You would never recognize
Jesus in disguise

Ever feel like you've been somewhere before
You hold the key
You know which door
Speak the word your lips have never known
Because your heart
Told you so

Jesus in disguise
Jehovah passing by
The burden of a tear
Hanging in your eye
Jesus in disguise
A scar across the sky
You were looking for a king
You would never recognize
Jesus in disguise

So open my eyes wide as I can
Blind as I am
Blind as I am
Open my eyes wide as I can
Blind as I am
Blind as I am

Jesus in disguise
Jesus in disguise
Jesus in disguise
(So open my eyes wide as I can
Blind as I am
Blind as I am)
Jesus in disguise
(Open my eyes wide as I can
Blind as I am
Blind as I am)