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Verse of the Day – Psalm 31:3

Psalm 31:3

Psalm 31:3

For almost six years the Lord has been my rock and my fortress, since the day He save me from myself and set me free from my addiction.

CHRIST THE ROCK by KIM WALKER-SMITH & SKYLER SMITH
On Christ the solid rock I stand
No double minded shifting sands

On Christ the rock I plant my feet
A firm foundation for me

On Christ the rock I place my heart
And trust in who You say You are

No circumstance that blows my way
Will never move this solid place

Holy
Holy
Holy
Holy

On Christ the solid rock I stand
Leaving behind the fear of man

With Christ the truth I will agree
Forsaking lies that come for me

Holy
Holy
Holy
Holy

On Christ the rock I lay my dreams
Come with Your fire consuming me

With Christ the rock I make my plans
Partner with Your purposes

Holy
Holy
Holy
Holy
Holy

Holy
Holy
Holy
Holy

Holy
Holy
Holy
Holy

You are Holy Oh God yea

On Christ the solid rock I stand

Verse of the Day – Psalm 61:8

Psalm 61:8

Psalm 61:8

Maybe some days are hard, some days feel dark, but regardless I still find myself in better days than before I found the Lord.  So even in the dark days, I thank the Lord for all He has done and all His love.

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
eeay!

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
Yea eer!

I wanna say thank you
I wanna say thank you
Yeea!
Thank you for it all

So come let us worship
Let us release a jamboree sound
yeea!
Let us enter his presence
Let us all bow down
Let us enter his presence
Let us all bow down

Verse of the Day – Psalm 77:13-14

Psalm 77:13-14

Psalm 77:13-14

God’s ways are truly great.  We read of the great miracles within the Bible, yet we are sometimes unaware of the miracles He has performed in our own lives.

MIRACLE MAKER by KIM WALKER-SMITH
I’m waiting here for my life to change,
When the waters stir You can rearrange me.
Just one touch is all I need,
I’ve nothing much but the wounds I feel,
I’ve come to find the hand of the miracle man.

Holy, You are holy,
Who was and is and is to come.
Holy, You are holy,
Saviour, healer,
I’m standing at the feet of the miracle maker.

I’m holding on, with Your life in mine,
Living water’s come,
And You’ve rearranged me.

You are holy, You are holy,
Who was and is and is to come.
Holy, You are holy,
Saviour, healer,
I’m staring in the face of the miracle maker.

Holy, You are holy,
Who was and is and is to come.
Jesus, precious Jesus,
Thank you, Saviour,
I’m walking in the shoes of my miracle maker.

Holy, You are holy,
Who was and is and is to come.
Jesus, precious Jesus,
Thank you, Saviour,
I’m standing with the faith of a miracle maker.

Verse of the Day – Psalm 29:3-4

Psalm 29:3-4

Psalm 29:3-4

The voice of the Lord is truly a majestic sound, a sound that save my life on my darkest day.

YOUR VOICE by KIM WALKER-SMITH & SKYLER SMITH
With Your voice speak to me
The words I long to hear

With Your hand guide my way
Through my night till darkness fades

I just want You
I just want You
I just want You

With Your hand guide my way
Through my night till darkness fades

I just want You
I just want You
I just want You

There is no greater need
You make my life complete
You set me free

Your voice alive in me
The sound of victory
You speak to me

Your voice is the light
Shining through the doorway
Of my heart and comes alive
When You speak into me

You’re my life
You’re my life
You’re my life
You’re my life

I just want You
I just want You
I just want You

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 27:4

Psalm 27:4

Psalm 27:4

This should be the prayer of everyone, that we may spend the rest of days within God’s glory.

FRESH OUTPOURING by KIM WALKER-SMITH
Renew us in this day
Just like You said You would
Your Word is not in vain
Our hearts reaching heavenward

Fresh outpouring
Tear the fabric open
Come, Jesus come
Breath of heaven
Nothing left unshaken
We long for more
We need a fresh outpouring
Unleash a fresh outpouring
We need a fresh outpouring
Unleash a fresh outpouring

As temporary fades
Let glory invade this earth
Your power on display
Our eyes looking heavenward

Fresh outpouring
Tear the fabric open
Come, Jesus come
Breath of heaven
Nothing left unshaken
We long for more
We need a fresh outpouring
Unleash a fresh outpouring
We need a fresh outpouring
Unleash a fresh outpouring

There is fire, stirring in our bones
A shout is rising, rising up inside
Soak the earth, come and fill our hearts
Your voice is calling, calling us to life!
We need a fresh outpouring
Unleash a fresh outpouring!
We need a fresh outpouring
Unleash a fresh outpouring!
Make a way where, I see none!
Make a way where, I see none!
Let the waters rise in the desert
Let the waters rise in the desert!
Fresh outpouring

Fresh outpouring
Tear the fabric open
Come, Jesus come…

Verse of the Day – Psalm 34:9

Psalm 34:9

Psalm 34:9

I have always been confused by the use of the words to “fear the Lord”, but my understanding is that God is to be revered, to be praised and glorified.  So we should trust in Him and if we do that, love Him, praise Him and trust in Him, we will lack for nothing.

ALL I NEED IS YOU by JESUS CULTURE
Left my fear by the side of the road
Hear You speak, won’t let go
Fall to my knees, as I lift my hands to pray
Got every reason to be here again
Father’s love that draws me in
And all my eyes wanna see is a glimpse of You

All I need is You
All I need is You, Lord, is You, Lord
All I need is You
All I need is You, Lord, is You, Lord

One more day, and it’s not the same
Your Spirit calls my heart to sing
Drawn to the voice of my Savior once again
Where would my soul be without Your Son
Gave His life to save the earth
Rest in the thought that You’re watching over me

All I need is You
All I need is You
All I need is You
All I need is You

You hold the universe
You hold everyone on earth
You hold the universe
You hold, You hold

 

Verse of the Day – 1 John 4:19

1 John 4:19

1 John 4:19

What are we, without His amazing love?

HOW HE LOVES by JESUS CULTURE
He is jealous for me
Love’s like a hurricane, and I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realize just how beautiful you are and how great your affections are for me.

And oh
How He loves us oh
Oh how He loves us
how He loves us oh

He is jealous for me
Love’s like a hurricane, and I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realize just how beautiful you are and how great your affections are for me.

And oh
How He loves us oh
Oh how He loves us
how He loves us oh

Yeah He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves

Yeah He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves

We are His portion and He is our prize
Drawn to redemption by the grace in his eyes
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking (ha ha)
So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets
when I think about the way

He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves
Yeah He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves yeah yeah

hey yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Yeah He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves yeah yeah
Yeah He loves us
He loves us
He loves us (ha)

[Kim Walker speaks]
Yeah
His presence. His love.
Is so thick and tangible in this room tonight.
And there are some of you here that have not encountered the love of God.
And tonight God wants to encounter you.
And wants you to feel His love.
His amazing love.
Without it these are just songs.
These are just words.
These are just instruments.
Without the love of God, it’s just like we’re just up here just making noise.
But the love of God changes us,
And we’re never the same,
We’re never the same
After we encounter the love of God
We’re never the same after we encounter the love of God
And right now if you haven’t encountered the love of God,
And you would know,
Because you wouldn’t be the same.
You would never be the same again.
And if you, if you, want to encounter the love of God right now,
You better just brace yourself because He’s about to just blow in this place
And we’re gonna encounter the love of God right now.
So God I speak to all the hearts
And I ask God that every heart be open right now
Every heart be open.
Every spirit be opened up
To you God. To You.
And a love encounter
A love encounter from you tonight
A love encounter from you tonight God.

Yeah He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves
Let it go deep go deep go deep

He loves us
Oh how he loves us
oh how he loves us
oh how he loves
His love is going deep
His love is going deep tonight
His love is going deep tonight
See the Father
Behold the Father
Behold the Father (ha)

 

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

Verse of the Day – Psalm 36:7-9

Psalm 36:7-9

Psalm 36:7-9

How great is that love, that sets us free, the shelters us, that grows us and brings life to us all.

UNSTOPPABLE LOVE by KIM WALKER-SMITH
Try to stop Your love and You would wage a war
Try to take the very thing You gave Your life for
And you would come running
Tear down every wall
All the while shouting
“My Love, you’re worth it all”

God you pursue me with power and glory
Unstoppable Love that never ends
You’re unrelenting with passion and mercy
Unstoppable Love that never ends

You broke into the silence and sang your song of hope
A melody resounding in the deep of my soul
You have come running
You tore down every wall
All the while shouting,
“My Love you’re worth it all”

God you pursue me with power and glory
Unstoppable Love that never ends
You’re unrelenting with passion and mercy
Unstoppable Love that never ends

No sin, no shame
No past, no pain
Can separate me from Your love
No height, no depth
No fear, no death
Can separate me from Your love

No sin, no shame
No past, no pain
Can separate me from Your love
No height, no depth
No fear, no death
Can separate me from Your love

Whoa
Your love, yeah

God you pursue me with power and glory
Unstoppable Love that never ends
You’re unrelenting with passion and mercy
Unstoppable Love that never ends

No sin, no shame
No past, no pain
Can separate me from Your love
No height, no depth
No fear, no death
Can separate me from Your love

No sin, no shame
No past, no pain
Can separate me from Your love
No height, no depth
No fear, no death
Can separate me from Your love

The Story So Far – Chapter 17 – One Year On

CHAPTER 17 – ONE YEAR ON

With my Nan’s funeral out of the way, a sense of normally returned to my life once again.  All of the darkness that came about with the remorse for my actions had been lifted by my family at the funeral.  So as March 2013 came to a close I was able to focus on the first anniversary of being sober.

Somehow that date of 29th March 2012 doesn’t seem to be a random date to just quit drinking, that day seems to have some significance, I’m not sure why, but the anniversaries or significant milestones always seem to fall on days of significance too.  The first anniversary happened to fall on Good Friday, I’m sure it didn’t just happen to fall on that date, if it did I am thankful that it fell on that day, because it made it all the more memorable.

To be able to not only celebrate my freedom from addiction on that day, but to combine it with the day where we remember Christ’s sacrifice upon the cross for us all.  It was the first time that I really felt I understood what Easter was all about and to experience it on a day that was such an important milestone in my life was an added bonus.

The weekend after James held a celebration at his house, inviting a number of people from Church who had been so supportive of me over the previous year.  We had a great night, catching up and chatting about the previous year, it was a great way to celebrate and not a drop of alcohol in sight.

The previous twelve months had gone by so fast and so much had happened.  The only low points up until then had really came about with the death of my Nan.  There were times in those couple of weeks where I was at a real low and if I’m completely honest the thought of drinking again did cross my mind, but thankfully I was strong enough to avoid any temptation.  I knew that not drinking was the only way I could survive and get through it.

In reality the only serious threat to my sobriety in the previous twelve months had come during those few weeks were the pain of the withdrawals were at their greatest.  I knew then that my body was struggling to adapt without the alcohol that it had become accustomed to, I knew then I could end all of that pain with a drink, but through prayer and reaching out to friends, I found a way through it.  Now those friends were coming together to celebrate with me, twelve months on there were so many people I owed a word of thanks to and they were there that night with me.

After the low start to March, it ended in such a great way, celebrating the strength I had found in God to get through.  I had made through a year, I was grateful for that, because I knew in my heart, without that God intervention I would not have made it through the year, I was convinced that I would have suffered serious health problems or  even worse, took my own life.  But now I was celebrating life, celebrating all the amazing things that God had done in my life in just twelve short months.

By this time I was beginning to truly appreciate all of the points in my life before I got sober, in the those dark times when I was drinking to hide from my problems, where I could now really see God’s hand on my life.  I obviously didn’t know it at that time, I couldn’t see it or hear it, but now I could appreciate it all.  Even before I started to struggle I had stumbled across Christian music and found an interest in it.  I didn’t know why, I didn’t really understand what it was saying into my life, but I sang along, not knowing why I was really listening to something I didn’t really believe in, but now I began to understand that this was just one of the stepping stones that God was putting in my path so I could find him.

Then came the people I would meet, over the years before my recovery I met so many people that in time would become such a support when I needed them.  Before that they were just faces and names, people I liked, but never really thought I would have anything really in common with or would even really want to spend time with.  But when it came down to it and I needed a support network, they were there in place already.

When I wobbled at the death of my Nan, they were all there once again, helping my through it all the way once again.

I guess there were so many stepping stones that God put before me when I was a lost alcoholic, I found myself desperate and stranded on the far side of the river, separated from the life that God meant for me and the only way over was to take a step on each of the stones laid across for me.  Except when you then get close to the other side there’s one more step, but you can’t see it, you just have to believe it’s there, a deep breath and a step out in faith.  I reached that step the night I prayed, to make it across to freedom I had to step out and trust in God, I did that night I first prayed, I stepped out and found my footing even though I couldn’t see the step below, then when I found that sobriety I finally made it to the other side and found the Father’s arms.

As March 2013 ended and April began, I was back in the spring of things, I was back out walking again and focused again.  As the month went along everything seemed to be falling back into place after early March’s slip, but then it happened again, the numbness returned.

THANK YOU by JAKE HAMILTON & KIM WALKER-SMITH
Thank you for the summer
And thank you for the rain
And thank you for the pleasure
Thank you for the pain

Thank you for the flowers
That bloom in early may
And thank you for the winter
That washes fall away

I want to say thank you
Thank you for it all

Thank you for the deserts
Thank you for the trees
Thank you for the failures
And for the victories

Thank you for the pruning
That gives me room to grow
Thank you for the seasons
Where I learn to reap and sow

So come, let us worship
Let us release a joyful sound
Let us enter his presence
Let us all bow down