Tag Archives: Awakening

Verse of the Day – John 10:10

John 10:10

John 10:10

For years I let the alcohol steal my life, it took everything I had and did it’s best to take my life, but when I opened the door to Christ, I found life.

WHEN YOU WALK INTO THE ROOM by BRYAN AND KATIE TORWALT
When You walk into the room
Everything changes
Darkness starts to tremble
At the light that you bring
When You walk into the room
Every heart starts burning
Than just to sit here at your feet
And worship you
We worship you

We Love You, and we’ll never stop
We can’t live without You, Jesus
We Love You, We can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus

When You walk into the room
Sickness starts to vanish
Every hopeless situation
Ceases to exist
When You walk into the room
The dead begin to rise
Cause there is resurrection life
In all You do

We Love You, and we’ll never stop
We can’t live without You, Jesus
We Love You, We can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus

Come and consume God
All we are
We give You permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

Come and consume God
All we are
We give You permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

Come and consume God
All we are
We give You permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

Come and consume God
All we are
We give You permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

We Love You, and we’ll never stop
We can’t live without You, Jesus
We Love You, We can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus

Oh how we love You
Oh how we love You

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 32:5

Psalm 32:5

Psalm 32:5

From my first meeting with my Pastor I began to confess to all my sins and the control my addiction had over my actions, from that night I stopped hiding, more importantly I stopped hiding the truth from myself, by being open, I found out more about myself and who I had become that I ever realised.  I confessed this all to God and asked for help and strength to overcome, He forgave my sins and answered my prayers.

So five years on I can still speak my testimony of God’s great works.

ECHO THE SON by RED ROCKS CHURCH WORSHIP
House this heart so prone to leave
Yield my pride oh Lord to Thee
May my prayer echo the Son
Not my will but Yours be done

’cause Lord You are worthy
You raise me up mighty and strong
Let my testimony, be all for Your glory
Be all for Your Kingdom to come

Oh-ohhhhhhhhh-ohhh
Oh-ohhhhhh oh-ohh-ohhhh

For God alone my soul will wait
My trust and hope in You I place
Evermore my prayer shall be-eeeee-oh-ohh
Oh let Your will be done in me
Oh-ohhhh-ohh

’cause Lord You are worthy
You raise me up mighty and strong
Let my testimony, be all for Your glory
Be all for Your Kingdom to come

’cause Lord You are worthy
You raise me up mighty and strong
Let my testimony, be all for Your glory
Be all for Your Kingdom to come

Oh-ohhhhhhhhh-ohhh
Oh-ohhhhhh oh-ohh-ohhhh

I will trust in You
For You are in control
Falling on my knees
Oh I surrender all

Oh I will trust in You
For You are in control
Falling on my knees
Oh I surrender all

Oh I will trust in You
For You are in control
Falling on my knees
Oh I surrender all

Oh I will trust in You
For You are in control
Falling on my knees
Oh I surrender all

Oh I will trust in You
Oh I will trust in You (Oh-ohh-ohhh)
Yes I will trust in You
Oh I will trust in You
Oh-ohh Lord

Lord You are worthy
You raise me up mighty and strong
Let my testimony, be all for Your glory
Be all for Your Kingdom to come

’cause Lord You are worthy
You raise me up mighty and strong
Let my testimony, be all for Your glory
Be all for Your Kingdom to come

’cause Lord You are worthy
You raise me up mighty and strong

Verse of the Day – Micah 7:18

Micah 7:18

Micah 7:18

There is no other like God, there is simply no other God.  I am thankful that five years ago He forgave my sins, He lifted the burden of addiction from my hands and led to a Church and His people, where the healing process could truly begin.

His mercy set this life free, I owe my all to our God.

GOD OF ALL MY DAYS by CASTING CROWNS
I came to You with my heart in pieces
And found the God with healing in His hands
I turned to You, put everything behind me
And found the God who makes all things new
I looked to You, drowning in my questions
And found the God who holds all wisdom
And I trusted You and stepped out on the ocean
You caught my hand among the waves
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

I ran from You, I wandered in the shadows
And found a God who relentlessly pursues
I hid from You, haunted by my failure
And found the God whose grace still covers me
I fell on You when I was at my weakest
And found the God, the lifter of my head
And I’ve worshiped You
And felt You right beside me
You’re the reason that I sing
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

In my worry, God You are my stillness
In my searching, God You are my answers
In my blindness, God You are my vision
In my bondage, God You are my freedom
In my weakness, God You are my power
You’re the reason that I sing
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

In my blindness, God You are my vision
In my bondage, God You are my freedom
All my days

 

Home

Home

Time spent wandering aimlessly
Knocking upon doors
That never received me
The only place that with open arms
Would ever receive me
Was deep at the bottom of the bottle
I was blind
And my ears distorted
I could hear the words
But always turned my face

It took the edge of death
To bring me to life
My eyes were opened
I could see the door
The door wide open
That I had ran from so many times
Where the Father stood with open arms
Waiting
Waiting for me to come home
To release me from my chains

In open arms my heart fell
Clothed in the love of the beloved Son
The One who gave His life for my soul
Now held me same within arms
I came home to the Father’s heart
Felt the love which I’d searched so hard
All my addiction just fell away
I rose again
Now I could see
The Son who for died for me

The One I Used To Be – Proverbs 22:24-25

The One I Used To Be – Proverbs 22:24-25

I am not the one
The one I used to be
Where anger was only silenced
By the bottle in my hand
So many people
I walked with the same
Yet still I had to find another way
Then Christ came to set me free
He took the bottle from my hand
My eyes were opened
To the world I lived
And from their influence
I walked away
Because my Lord set me free
I am no longer the one
The one I used to be

Proverbs 22:24-25

Proverbs 22:24-25

5 Years Sober

It’s hard to believe that it’s five years since I last had a drink, especially when you consider it was hard to get through a day without a drink.  The truth was, that after seeking help with a phone call to Gareth, I began to gain a level of control.

Then once I began praying to the Lord for help, I began to dislike the taste, it did nothing for me anymore, that initial relief of the first drink of the night, it wasn’t there anymore, the refreshing taste was gone, it began to taste like vinegar, each night it got worse.

So on 29th March 2012 I decided that if I didn’t like the taste of the first drink, then that would be it, no more!

I am thankful to say that it was the worst pint I had ever had, it tasted awful!

And I haven’t had a drink since that night, there have been some big tests of my resolve, but the Lord has seen me through it each time and I remain sober!

Psalm 34:4

Psalm 34:4

I will ever be thankful to God for answering my prayers, for finding my at my depths and delivering me to a new life.  I am thankful for all the members of His kingdom that He led me to, without them, this journey would have been so much harder.

This is just the start, five years it just a ripple, the journey now is really just beginning and I can’t wait to see where it leads me.

THANK YOU by JAKE HAMILTON & KIM WALKER-SMITH
Thank you for the summer
Thank you for the rain
And thank you for the pleasure
Thank you for the pain
Thank you for the flowers that bloom early may
And thank you for the winter that washes for the rain

I wanna say thank you
I wanna say thank you
And thank you for it all

Thank you for the desert
Thank you for the tree’s
And thank you for the bearers
And for the victory
Thank you for the groaning that gives me room to grow
Thank you for the seasons where i learn to reap and soul
I wanna say thank you
I wanna say thank you

I wanna say thank you
I wanna say thank you

Thank you for it all
So come let us worship
Let us release a jamboree sound

Let us enter his presence
Let us all bow down
Let us enter his presence
Let us all bow down

Where You Found me – Mark 11:24

Where You Found me – Mark 11:24

Where You found me
Was at my own end
There was nothing left to live
Yet there You placed within
A fire to rise again

I called to You
I spoke to You
I asked for the strength to overcome

You heard my call
You listened to my prayer
You gave me the strength to be free

By the grace of Your voice
I found something more
All my chains fell to the ground
From my addiction I walked
By Your side into a new life

Mark 11:24

Mark 11:24