Verse of the Day – 1 Peter 5:7

1 Peter 5:7

1 Peter 5:7

After starting the week in an empty place, I’m ending the week in a completely different place.  I prayed over all that left me empty and the Lord gave me peace.

BEAUTIFUL RIDER by JAKE HAMILTON
How beautiful is the ryder on the white horse.
How beautiful is the lamb that was slain.
How beautiful is the ryder on the white horse.
Worthy is Your name. Worthy is Your name.

Our only hope was wrapped in hay.
Our Father’s promise to show the way.
He lived to set the captive free and died to live inside of me.

He is Savior
He is Lord
Emmanuel, the living word.

There’s a man who’s wrapped in light with eyes of fire burning bright.
With feet like bronze and a blinding glow, a golden sash and hair like snow.
He is King, and He is Judge.
He is Mercy and He is Love.

You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
And all creation bows before a lion and a lamb

You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
And all creation bows before a lion and a lamb

You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
You’re a Lion, You’re a Lamb.
And all creation bows before a lion and a lamb

Verse of the Day – Psalm 90:14

Psalm 90:14

Psalm 90:14

No matter how dark the day or how black the night, tomorrow a new sun rises, a new start, a new day.

NEW DAY by GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE
In the city that never sleeps,
Restless hearts are moving through the beat
Trying to find out who we trying to be
Nowhere to go
Man on the corner asking for some change
Several arms are reaching for a way
So many times you know I hear them say
Nowhere to go

Whoa, yeah I need a hallelujah
I said, whoa,
Whoa, yeah I need a hallelujah
There’s a … Us all
Hurting and … To break my fall
I need a town
Whoa brother would you come and help me out

Whoa, yeah I need hallelujah
I said, whoa,
Whoa, yeah I need a hallelujah

When you walk in this fire, just open your eyes, sing

Need somebody, …get away
Never gonna … The lovers do, running away
Yesterday has gone away
You’re waiting on a new day
Need somebody, …get away
Never gonna … The lovers do, running away
Yesterday has gone away
You’re waiting on a new day
No lost in … We’re lost in …whoa
Need somebody, …get away
Never gonna … The lovers do, running away
Yesterday has gone away
You’re waiting on a new day
Need somebody, …get away
Never gonna … The lovers do, running away
Yesterday has gone away
You’re waiting on a new day.

Verse of the Day – Psalm 119:49-50

Psalm 119:49-50

Psalm 119:49-50

There are times when my hope definitely wanes, yet each and every time the Lord puts peace into my heart and my hopes increase once again.

O FOR GRACE by BRADY TOOPS
Oh for grace to lay down all my dreams in Him be found
O for faith to keep it true and never stop believing you

And when it’s strong or when it falls through
Oh lord to know my answer is you

And oh for love to trust some more to fix my eyes on heaven’s shore
And for hope with every step every word my every breath

When it’s strong or when it falls through
Oh lord to know my answer is you

For your light I lose my all, cause I’m not staying here, I’m moving on
So give me strength to hold on tight through stormy gales ‘til morning light

When it’s strong or when it falls through
When it’s strong or when it falls through
When it’s strong or when it falls through
Oh lord to know my answer is you

Verse of the Day -Proverbs 4:25

Proverbs 4:25

Proverbs 4:25

Sometimes I spend far to much time looking down at my feet defeated or looking back at myself in despair, it’s time to start looking forward once again.

HOLD ME NOW by RED
Fall asleep to dreams of home,
Where the waves are crashing.
The only place I’ve ever known,
Now the future has me.
I see the fire in the sky,
See it all around me.
I said the past is dead, the life I had is gone.
Said I won’t give up,
Until I see the sun

Hold me now,
‘Til the fear is leaving,
I am barely breathing.

Waking up and letting go,
To the sound of angels.
Am I alive or just a ghost?
Haunted by my sorrows.
Hope is slipping through my hands,
Gravity is taking hold.
Said I’m not afraid, that I am brave enough.
I will not give up,
Until I see the sun.

Hold me now,
‘Til the fear is leaving,
I am barely breathing.
Crying out,
These tired wings are falling,
I need you to catch me.

As I burn,
As I break,
I can’t take it anymore.
I return to the place,
Where the water covers over everything.
Rescue me some how.

Hold me now,
‘Til the fear is leaving,
I am barely breathing.
Crying out.
These tired wings are falling,
I need you to catch me.
Hold me now,
‘Til the fear is leaving,
I am barely breathing.

Verse of the Day – Psalm 146:1-2

Psalm 146:1-2

Psalm 146:1-2

900 SoberDays, what can I say, I just can’t thank the Lord enough.

EMBRACE by JAKE HAMILTON
I want to feel Your embrace
I want to feel Your arms around
I want to feel Your heart beating
Next to mine, next to mine

And it’s telling me

It’s all gonna be okay
It’s all gonna be okay
It’s all gonna be okay
It’s all gonna be okay

I want to see You Your face
Want to see who I can be
Want to see what You can see
In the mirror of Your eyes

And You’re telling me

It’s all gonna be okay
It’s all gonna be okay
It’s all gonna be okay
It’s all gonna be okay

And I know, if Your eye is on the sparrow
Than Your heart is on me

And I don’t have to wait
To go to heaven when I die
I wanna go right now
We’re gonna go right now

‘Cause this is the sound of heaven
Invading earth, this is the sound

900 SoberDays!!!

Did I really think 900 days ago that I would still be sober now, to be honest I’m not sure.  At the time I said that’s it no more, but deep down, not just words, I mean my inner most feelings, beyond the determination I don’t honestly think I believed I would get this far.

It has not been an easy ride, it’s been tough at times and painful, both physically and mentally, but then again my life in the years up to that point 900 days ago, was not an easy ride either and the pain, both physical and mental was simply masked by the alcohol I was pouring down my neck each and every night.

I have so many people to thank for helping me get this far, too many to mention, I would just like to thank each and every person who has offered me support and encouragement along the way.

But there was no way I could have firstly took that step to break the habit and secondly keep doing it day after day, 900 days later, without the Grace of God.

From my first prayer for strength, just one week before I quit, that prayer is still answered every single day.

There are times I lose hope for other things in my life from time to time, just like yesterday, but my life is far better now than before.

I’ve wanted to use this song for some time, but I couldn’t find a YouTube video for it, so I made one.  Pocket Full of Rocks were one of those bands that I was listening to well before I was a Christian and started this Sober journey and this is one of my favourite songs of theirs.

WHO IS THIS KING by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
Who is this King, 
Whose kingdom is forever?

Who is this God, 
Whose greatness knows no end?

He is the King, 
Who says I’ll leave you never

He is the God, 
Who call’s you friend

Who is this King, 
Whose kingdom is forever?

Who is this God, 
Whose greatness knows no end?

He is the King, 
Who says I’ll leave you never

He is the God, 
Who call’s you friend

We rise up and call You
Beautiful, we lift up our voice, Lord
To You alone

We rise up and call You
Beautiful, we lift up our voice, Lord
To You alone

Who is this King, 
Whose kingdom is forever?

Who is this God, 
Whose greatness knows no end?

He is the King, 
Who says I’ll leave you never

He is the God, 
Who call’s you friend

So, we rise up and call You
Beautiful, we lift up our voice, Lord
To You alone

We rise up and call You
Beautiful, we lift up our voice, Lord

To You and You alone, 
To You and You alone

So we rise up and call You
Beautiful, we lift up our voice, Lord
To You alone

We rise up and call You
Beautiful, we lift up our voice, Lord

To You and You alone, 
To You and You alone

We rise up, we rise up
And call You beautiful

We lift up our voice, Lord
To You and You alone, 
To You and You alone