Day 30: You Have Value

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I watched The Prince of Egypt again today, (because – why not?) and the main thing I got from it this time was from the song “Through Heaven’s Eyes.”

Sometimes we can feel less than important. We can feel like we aren’t good enough, or that because we’re just one person, we could never make a difference. That’s not how God sees us.

Each of us are important. That’s not to say that we should be put on pedestals or that we should be full of pride. Quite the opposite. We are important because God values us. Jesus sacrificed His life for us. We are important because as we fulfil God’s plans, and live for His purposes, He will be glorified through us. Our lives have meaning and purpose far beyond what we could ever see or imagine in our own strength.

Let’s take time to remember, we need to look at our lives through Heaven’s eyes, we need to see ourselves as God sees us. God knows the plans that He has for us. We must honour and trust Him, and trust that He knows more than we do. We don’t see the whole plan, but God does, and we can trust that every step of the way, He is leading us. If we are willing and obedient, if we do what He says, He will order our steps in line with His plan, and we will live fulfilled, long lives for His glory.

Don’t give up hope. You are important, because God made you, God loves you, and God has an awesome plan for your life.

I encourage you to trust God, trust that Jesus can set you free, and let Him lead you into the fullness of life that He has in store for you.

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Day 24: In Need of Saving?

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You’ll soon be overwhelmed by all you cannot do 

For the battle is too big for me and for you.

But there is One who came to save,

And there’s power in His name.

He’s our Strength and Song.

Will you let Him in?

Depression is misplaced focus.

You can’t do it, and you know this,

So stop trying in vain,

Call on His name,

He’s willing to save.

Will you let Him in?

“It’s my problem and my strength

It’s me who’ll fix it in the end.”

This isn’t how God taught us to walk

This isn’t how we ought to talk.

God is faithful and true,

And He’s waiting for you 

To let Him in.

We’re living by Grace, because He saves

This is not something we could ever gain.

We can’t be so focused on ourselves

That we miss the chance to help someone else.

Our strength and source is God alone.

So turn your eyes, look to The Throne.

The King is calling you to Him,

Will you answer?

Will you let Him in?

Day 4: Discovering New Artists

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Yesterday’s post was pretty shameful, right?

So. In order to avoid that little mishap from reoccurring, I have written a list of topic ideas for the next few days.

YAY! Go me! I’m so organised…

Erhem. Yes.

So today I thought I’d mention one of my favourite things. Music.

I like music. A lot.

In fact I probably sing more than I talk. And I talk. A LOT.

My musical preferences fit pretty well into the following categories:

  • Christian
    • (Including VeggieTales and The Prince of Egypt soundtrack, of course.)
  • Disney
  • Musicals
  • Bratz (yes, I’m 20 and I still like Bratz, the original, MGA Bratz thank you very much. And no, I’m not ashamed.)
  • Instrumentals
    • specifically Kenny G and Isaac Shepard

I usually won’t listen to anything else.

I’m gonna focus mostly on Christian music for this post.

I don’t know why, but one of the most exciting things for me is when I find a new Christian artist. I thank YouTube for this ability. I’m one of those people that gets so excited when hearing new music, especially when the songs are speaking Truth. It’s so encouraging to hear new music that’s praising Jesus. God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11), so it doesn’t matter who the artist is, as long as the lyrics are true!

I don’t have a particular preference in terms of genre when it comes to Christian music; just so long as the words are true. I like all different music, some of my favourites include songs by Kari Jobe, Miriam Webster, Francesca Battistelli, Britt Nicole, Dara Maclean, Unspoken, All Sons & Daughters, Ascend the Hill, Bethel, Tenth Avenue North, Hillsong, Love & the Outcome, Mali Music, Kirk Franklin, Ron Kenoly and Lecrae.

I’m not really that fussy.

I just like music.

And Truth.

 

I like truth-full music.

 

Yup.

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What sort of music do you like to listen to? 🙂