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Verse of the Day – Romans 8:37

Romans 8:37

Romans 8:37

Without Christ within me, there is no way I would have conquered my addiction and moved beyond it, I would not be here today, not with Christ, who loved us though we were sinners.

HOW LOVE WINS (THIEF)  by STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN
My life began like any other man held beneath a mother’s loving gaze
Somewhere between now and then I lost the man I could have been
Took everything that wasn’t mine to take but Love believes that it is not too late
Only one of us deserves this cross, a suffering that should belong to me
Deep within this man I hang beside is the place where shame and grace collide
And it’s beautiful agony that He believes it’s not too late for me

This is how Love wins, every single time
Climbing high upon a tree where someone else should die
This is how Love heals, the deepest part of you
Letting Himself bleed into the middle of your wounds
This is what Love says, standing at the door
You don’t have to be who you’ve been before
Silenced by His voice, death can’t speak again
This is how Love wins

Did you see this moment from the start that we would drink this of cup of suffering?
I wonder, did we ever meet? Childhood games in dusty streets
For all my many sorrows and regrets nothing could compare to just this one
That in the presence of my King I cannot fall upon my knees
I cannot carry You up to Your throne; You instead, will carry me back home.

This is how Love wins, every single time
Climbing high upon a tree where someone else should die
This is how Love heals, the deepest part of you
Letting Himself bleed into the middle of your wounds
This is what Love says, standing at the door
You don’t have to be who you’ve been before
Silenced by His voice, death can’t speak again
This is how Love wins

What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood, nothing but the blood
What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood, Nothing but the blood
Because this is what Love say, standing at the door
You don’t have to be who you’ve been before
And silenced by His voice, death can’t speak again
This is how Love wins.

 

Within The Bottle – Isaiah 51:12

Within The Bottle – Isaiah 51:12

Within the bottle
A world so crushed
All dreams
Faded into nothing
Everything held
Had become lost
As the turmoil boiled
Within the bottle

I was lost
Could I ever be found?
It seemed the end
Was I all I had
Not to say goodbye
Just to simply leave
Body cold, no life left
Within my bottle

But there I was
Staring at the lifeless
Speaking lies
Of all my worth
Still He came that day
To set me free
From the prison
Within my bottle

As days passed
His comfort He gave
To bring peace
To a torn heart
My God I found
As He found me
Seeking an escape from
Within the bottle

Isaiah 51:12

Isaiah 51:12

Verse of the Day – Philippians 4:4

Philippians 4:4

Philippians 4:4

As I count yet another day of freedom from the binds of alcohol addiction, currently 1908 days sober, I have every reason to rejoice, everyday I can count as sober I will rejoice in the Lord, always.

BETTER LOVE by GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE
Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
Darkest heart that You have saved
I can’t find a better love

When I set out for ruined lands
Shadows heavy where I stand
You took death and called me friend
I can’t find a better love

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

Faith is not an idle grace
Guide my fears and lead my way
The darkest heart that You have saved
I can’t find a better love

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live…

My wages of captivity and death,
it waited there for me
You took me in and washed me clean
And gave me words and songs to sing

You take me as I am
Now I understand

You take me as I am
Now I understand

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

The greatest gift to give a man
Is to give him grace to live again

Verse of the Day – Joel 2:13

Joel 2:13

Joel 2:13

Today I have made it to 1900 days of sobriety, I’ve only made it through this far because of His grace and compassion for me.  His love has been my guide through everyday, the good ones and the bad.

GRACE AND LOVE by KUTLESS
Many things in life are hard for me
Many things can pull us down
I don’t understand why I do what I do
How could I take my eyes off you
After all You’ve done for me
And after all You’ve done for me

It’s by Your grace and love I am saved
It’s by Your grace and love You’ve forgiven me, hey
And by that love and grace, I’m amazed
It’s by Your grace and love I am free
I am free

And it’s by grace and love that I am free
I’ll live with you eternally
I thank you Lord that I am free
I thank you Lord for loving me
I thank you Lord for dying upon the tree of Calvary
I thank you Lord for loving me
I thank you Lord for dying for me

Because it’s by grace and love I am saved
It’s by Your grace and love You’ve forgiven me, hey
And by that love and grace, I’m amazed
It’s by Your grace and love I am free
I am free

Many things in life are hard for me
But by grace and love You’ve forgiven me
And by grace and love we are free
 

Another Night

Another Night

Another night
Yet another breakthrough
It’s a day at a time
But each day a treasure
Since the dark fell away
The bottle slipped from my grasp
Shattered forever
Against the rock of my grace
Now freed from it’s chains
I count myself free
By the strength of my Lord
Under the cloak of His mercy
I make it through the day
And yet another night

 

Verse of the Day – Hebrews 4:15

Hebrews 4:15

Hebrews 4:15

I am thankful that we have a saviour that was tested yet overcome, when I was fallen and struggling with my drinking, He came and helped me find my way back out of the wilderness.

STARLIGHT by BETHEL MUSIC & KALLEY HEILIGENTHAL
You’re like starlight in the dark
Endless miles can’t conceal You
And every glimmer is a spark
Catching fire as You break through

Oh, You’re not far away
You’re coming close
And oh, even as I wait
You’re coming close

You’re like summer in the night
The sun goes down but still I feel You
And every shadow’s turning bright
Every broken heart is made new

Oh, You’re not far away
You’re coming close
And oh, even as I wait
You’re coming close

And there’s no heart unseen
There’s no space between
You and I
You and I
You are closer than
The very oxygen
I’m breathing in
Oh, I breath You in
You are God with us
You are here with us
Immanuel!
Immanuel!
You are infinite
Your glory has no end
Jesus!
Jesus!

There’s no heart unseen
There’s no space between
You and I
You and I
‘Cause You are closer than
The very oxygen
I’m breathing in
Oh, I breath You in
You are God with us
You are here with us
Immanuel!
Immanuel!
You are infinite
Your glory has no end
Jesus!
Jesus!

Oh, You’re not far away
You’re coming close
And oh, even as I wait
You’re coming close

‘Cause You’re like starlight in the dark
Endless miles can’t conceal You
And every glimmer is a spark
Catching fire as You break through…

Verse of the Day – Psalm 91:1-2

Psalm 91:1-2

Psalm 91:1-2

The first time I truly felt the shelter of the Most High was when I woke the morning after my first prayer, I had experience rest and sleep like I had never had before.  Over the weeks that followed He gave me the strength to quit drinking and brought me to His family, life was never the same again.

THE CROSS HAS THE FINAL WORD by CODY CARNES

The Cross Has the Final Word
The Cross Has the Final Word

Sorrow may come in the darkest night
but The Cross Has the Final Word

The Cross Has the Final Word
The Cross Has the Final Word

Evil may put up it’s strongest fight
but The Cross Has the Final Word

The Cross Has the Final Word
The Cross Has the Final Word

The Savior has the come with the morning light
The Cross Has the Final Word

The Cross Has the Final Word
The Cross Has the Final Word

He traded death for eternal life
The Cross Has the Final Word

There is nothing stronger,
Nothing higher,
Nothing greater,
Than the name of Jesus

All the honor,
All the power,
All the glory,
to the name of Jesus

There is nothing stronger,
Nothing higher,
Nothing greater,
Than the name of Jesus

All the honor,
All the power,
All the glory,
to the name of Jesus

There is nothing stronger,
Nothing higher,
Nothing greater,
Than the name of Jesus

All the honor,
All the power,
All the glory,
to the name of Jesus

The Cross Has the Final Word
The Cross Has the Final Word

The Savior has the come with the morning light
The Cross Has the Final Word

The Cross Has the Final Word
The Cross Has the Final Word

He traded death for eternal life
The Cross Has the Final Word

Whatever may come by, by his side
The Cross Has the Final Word