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Verse of the Day – Ephesians 2:8-10

Ephesians 2:8-10

Ephesians 2:8-10

He created me for more, but I lost my way and by His grace I was saved, given the gift of a new chance at life.  And now I keep trying to do the good works He has prepared for me, I still lose my way every now and again, still that gift of grace keeps outworking my mistakes.

IDENTITY by KUTLESS
I’ve been looking from the outside, outside
I’ve been walking on a straight line, straight line
Scared to let the world see my failures, who I am, or who I’ve been

I’ve been waiting for somebody else to
Take the chance that I am so afraid to
I don’t know how to find myself am I the only one the only one

Oh I wanna feel You move me like a river running through me
I am so tired of trying to prove it I’m never gonna do it alone
God I need You to be my identity

It’s always easier to hide behind that
Camouflage that keeps our hearts so guarded
But there’s no shame when we surrender everything to You
Everything to You

I want to see the world change, see the system cave in
You pull our hearts from the ashes
The cry of the captive is rising
 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 3:2-6

Psalm 3:2-6

Psalm 3:2-6

I am sure that back in March 2012, when I was descending deeper and deeper in to the pit of addiction, many thought that I was beyond help, but the Lord came to me, I never asked, I never called out His name, He came anyway and He delivered me.  Since then I have conquered my addiction, with God at my side, I have come through depression, rejection and loneliness, with God at my side, so who or what should I fear?

YOU ALONE by KUTLESS
In Your hands
You hold every star
And You hold my heart
My beating heart

With Your voice
You created life
And opened up my eyes
My blinded eyes

There is one like You, no one

Great is the Lord
Ruler of all
You alone
Conquered the grave
You are the way
You alone
You alone

At the cross
You stretched out Your arms
Now You wear the scars
You wear the scars

At Your name
Every knee will bow
Every voice will shout
We will shout

There is one like You, no one

Great is the Lord
Ruler of all
You alone
Conquered the grave
You are the way
You alone
You alone

We lift our holy hands to You our Savior
Your love is shining through the dark
We wanna see Your kingdom
Reign forever
Jesus we worship who You are

There is one like You, no one
There is one like You, no one
There is one like You, no one
There is one like You, no one

Great is the Lord
Ruler of all
You alone
Conquered the grave
You are the way
You alone

Great is the Lord
Ruler of all
You alone
Conquered the grave
You are the way
You alone
Jesus, You alone
 

Verse of the Day – John 14:6

John 14:6

John 14:6

I am thankful that the veil was torn and we now all able to see the Father through Christ and the Cross.

AT THE CROSS by KUTLESS
Into the darkness came the Light
Oh the Savior lifted high
Through a perfect Sacrifice
My soul has been redeemed

Reaching out Your arms to save
You alone have made a way
My sin has been erased
Forever I will sing

At the cross I am found, I am free
Oh the love You poured out over me
Here I am, may I ever be
At the cross, cuz it’s enough for me

I don’t need another sign
A miracle before my eyes
To believe Your love is mine
Your promise is complete

Jesus You have set me free
Every chain has been released
You are my victory
This truth will never change

At the cross I am found, I am free
Oh the love You poured out over me
Here I have all ill ever need
Oh the cross, it’s enough for me

What You’ve done, it’s enough, all I need
Here I stand, lifted hands, I believe

Verse of the Day – Psalm 112:7

Psalm 112:7

Psalm 112:7

Maybe I have learnt the hard way, through many low moments and times of despair, but I have learnt to trust in God, that whatever comes, even the bad news and bad times, He is with me always, He is for me always and He will see me through whatever comes, always.

ALWAYS by KUTLESS
Have you not known, have you not heard,
The Lord is an everlasting God, an everlasting God.
Have you not known, have you not heard,
He is creator of the earth, the ends of the earth.

Even the young will stumble and fall,
You are the one that helps me through it all…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

Is it not told, not understood,
Since the beginning of all time, the beginning of all time,
Lift up your eyes, behold His great might,
He is the maker of all things, the maker of all things,

Even the young will stumble and will fall,
You are the one that helps me through it all…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

Always, when I wait for You.

Verse of the Day: Micah 7:18-19

Micah 7:18-19

Micah 7:18-19

We have the most amazing God, He who forgives us, His mercy and grace knows no bounds.

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
Byt my grace and love You’ve forgiven me
And by grace and love we are free

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 62:11-12

Psalm 62:11-12

Psalm 62:11-12

It is by the unfailing love, that I am saved, now it up to me to be the person He needs me to be, to do His will.

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
Byt my grace and love You’ve forgiven me
And by grace and love we are free

Guilt & Self Loathing, Is This Really Just A Dream?

I woke last night in a state of panic, in a state of self loathing, hatred and guilt, not knowing if what  I had just witness was a guilt ridden truth or just a trick of my imagination as I slept, it’s not the first time I’ve woken this way and sadly I guess it won’t be the last.

I woke staring at the floor, right next to where I lay, was an empty bottle of 20Cl Captain Morgans Dark Rum, the same bottle I had just drank right down and tossed to the floor.

I don’t remember any other detail from the dream, I don’t remember why I was drinking the Rum, all I remember is those few seconds where I emptied the bottle of rum in one go and threw it to the ground.

At that moment in the dream there was this immense feeling of guilt and self loathing when I realised that I had drunk the rum, then at point that I woke, for a moment it was hard to fathom out if I was still in the dream or I had actually woken from it.  For those few moments upon waking the guilt remained, along with the self loathing until having looked at the floor and realising there was no bottle, it dawned on me that it was only a dream.

I’ haven’t had one of these dreams for a number of months and to be fair they only come along once in a while.  Usually there is no trigger, they just come along rather randomly and have the same effect each time, that over whelming feeling of guilt.

The guilt comes with the realisation that I have drank again, which makes me feel like I have totally let everyone down, which leads to the self loathing and hatred.

One thing is, that if these are the feelings that come from a dream, how much more intense will the feelings be if this was for real.  In a way this drives me on, it serves as a kind of constant reminder that I am never going back, I can’t go back to who I was.

But I also hate these dreams, I really do, it’s just that moment of confusion, that fleeting moment of deep guilt really does hurt, it takes a while to come around to the realisation it is all a dream and get myself to the point of comfort that I can get back to sleep.

I thank God so much that His grace allowed me this freedom from the addiction that controlled me, but these dreams evoke that the guilt of feeling that I have betrayed His love and mercy for me, that is the part hard to take.

GRACE AND LOVE (ACOUSTIC) 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
Byt my grace and love You’ve forgiven me
And by grace and love we are free

Verse of the Day – 2 Corinthians 9:15

2 Corinthians 9:15

2 Corinthians 9:15

1001 days ago I made a decision that I had to change my life, that night my eyes and my heart were opened to the love that God had for me, it may have taken me another 11 days to quit drinking, but without that love, I could not have done any of this, not without that inexpressible gift, that is the Father’s love for us,

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
By my grace and love You’ve forgiven me
And by grace and love we are free

Verse of the Day – Psalm 130:5

Psalm 130:5

Psalm 130:5

I’m guilty of wanting all my hopes, dreams and prayers answer in an instant, then beating myself up when things don’t happen as I hope.  A few weeks ago God repeatedly asked me…

Wayne, do you trust me? 

Maybe it’s time I trust in His timing, rather than my own.

BELIEVER by KUTLESS
I can see through the laughter
I know you’ve cried your share of tears
But you don’t have to do this by yourself
You tell me that you feel abandoned
Carrying the weight of all this pain inside
You trust in someone else
But you’re crying out for help

I’m a believer
That He’s strong enough to hold you now where you are
I’m a believer
In the One who’s always reaching out to your heart
He understands you
There’s not a greater love that you’ll find in this life
I’m a believer in Christ

You’re trying to escape the landslide
Running from the choices that you’ve made
When will you surrender to His grace
He promises He’ll never leave you
Offering to free you from your past
Cause that’s the sacrifice He’s made
He can be your shelter and your strength

I’m a believer
That He’s strong enough to hold you now where you are
I’m a believer
In the One who’s always reaching out to your heart
He understands you
There’s not a greater love that you’ll find in this life
I’m a believer in Christ

No matter what you’ve done
Or how far you’ve run
There is hope for you
For every broken heart
He’ll meet you where you are
He will rescue you
Let Him rescue you

I’m a believer
That He’s strong enough to hold you now where you are
I’m a believer
In the One who’s always reaching out to your heart
He understands you
There’s not a greater love that you’ll find in this life
I’m a believer in Christ

Verse of the Day – Matthew 6:26

Matthew 6:26

Matthew 6:26

There are times when I feel more than worthless, yet if the Lord gives the smallest of birds everything they need, what then what more will He give to me.

EVERYTHING I NEED by KUTLESS
When every step is so hard to take
And all of my hope is fading away
When life is a mountain that I can not climb
You carry me, Jesus carry me.

You Are strength in my weakness
You are the refuge I seek
You are everything in my time of need
You are everything, You are everything I need

When every moment is more than I can take
And all of my strength is slipping away
When every breath gets harder me
You carry me, Jesus carry me

You Are strength in my weakness
You are the refuge I seek
You are everything in my time of need
You are everything, You are everything I need

I need You
You are everything I need
I love everything about You

You Are strength in my weakness
You are the refuge I seek
You are everything in my time of need
You are everything, You are everything I need