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Verse of the Day – Romans 12:19-21

Romans 12:19-21

Romans 12:19-21

To forgive is sometimes the hardest thing of all to do, I have found this out the hard way, but I’ve also found that in forgiving others I find an inner peace, a peace that could only come from the Lord.

HEAL by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
She wears her heart on her sleeve
She never set out to be
Broken and battered
Used up and shattered
Seems clear to me

It takes more than our thesis
to pick up the pieces
More than our friends
This is out of our hands

It is You and only you
Can take a heart that is bleeding
and find treasure that’s worth keeping
Lord, its You and only you
Can take the things we’ve broken
And with the word is spoken, heal
Oh and with the word is spoken, heal

His heart is harder to break
But soon all of that can change
Such aching emotion from broken devotion
All is clear to me

It takes more than our thesis
to pick up the pieces
More than our friends
This is out of our hands

It is You and only you
Can take a heart that’s bleeding
and find treasure that’s worth keeping
Lord, its You and only you
Can take the things we’ve broken
Oh and with the word You spoken, heal

Who hangs a million stars, they’re in place
And yet looks on this broken human race
Who simply out of pleasure and delight
Draws us close
Oh so close

It is You and only you
Can take a heart that’s bleeding
and find treasure that’s worth keeping
Lord, its You and only you
Can take the things we’ve broken
And with the word is spoken, heal
Oh and with the word is spoke, heal

 

Verse of the Day – Revelation 19:5

Revelation 19:5

Revelation 19:5

We all have our own stories, our own testimonies and our own reasons, to praise our God.

Even in the hard times, the dark times, the painful times, I remember what He has done for me and I praise Him, because I know if He can lead me out of addiction, He can lead me through anything.

LET OUR GOD BE PRAISED by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
Stand, kneel, bow in this moment now
Worshiping our King
Voices raised, let our God be praised
It’s the sound of those redeemed
Oh, with grateful hearts we sing

To the one who reigns forever
To the one the seas obey
To the one who holds the heavens
Let the nations stand amazed

For His mercy and His kindness
For His never ending grace
For His love that’s ever reaching
Oh, let our God, let our God be praised

By His hand everything began
All for His renown
And those so weak, those broken and in need
Are no longer bound
Oh, in Him the lost are found

To the one who reigns forever
To the one the seas obey
To the one who holds the heavens
Let the nations stand amazed

For His mercy and His kindness
For His never ending grace
For His love that’s ever reaching
Oh, let our God, let our God be praised

We stand among the millions, crying holy
The redeemed of every nation small and great
We cast our crowns before Him singing worthy
And loudly give our praise, loudly give our praise

To the one who reigns forever
To the one the seas obey
To the one who holds the heavens
Let the nations stand amazed

For His mercy and His kindness
For His never ending grace
For His love that’s ever reaching
Oh, let our God, let our God be praised

Let our God, let our God be praised
Let our God, let our God be praised

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 116:1-2

Psalm 116:1-2

Psalm 116:1-2

To wake the morning after your first prayer, knowing that God has answered your prayer for peace, is a feeling I will never forget, the feeling was like nothing I had ever felt before.

COME AS YOU ARE by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
He’s not mad at you,
And He’s not disappointed.
His grace is greater still
Than all of your wrong choices.

He is full of mercy
And He’s ever kind.
Hear His invitation,
His arms are open wide.

You can come as you are with all your broken pieces,
And all your shameful scars.
The pain you hold in your heart, bring it all to Jesus.
You can come as you are.

Louder than the voice
That whispers “you’re unworthy”,
Hear the sound of love
That tells a different story.

Shattering your darkness
And pushing through the lies,
How tenderly He calls you,
His arms are open wide.

You can come as you are with all your broken pieces,
All your shameful scars.
The pain you hold in your heart, bring it all to Jesus.
You can come as you are.

You can come as you are.

You can come as you with all your broken pieces,
All your shameful scars.
The pain you hold in your heart, bring it all to Jesus.
You can come as you are.

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 24:10

Psalm 24:10

Psalm 24:10

I have found that even when I have nothing left, I still have praise for His name, the King of Glory.

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

Verse of the Day – Romans 5:8

Romans 5:8

Romans 5:8

And what an amazing love that is, though I fail, though I fall and though I sin, He still loves beyond it all.

AT THE CROSS by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
Dark was the stain of my sin
Evermore guilty within
Searching for rescue when none could be found
Until from that hill I heard the sound
Until from that hill I heard the sound

At the cross, at the cross
Where there’s room for me
At the cross, at the cross
I am finally free

At the cross, at the cross
Burdens thrown away
At the cross

Oh, what a glorious plan
God reaching down to fallen men
To all of us broken, lost and undone
Here now as heaven bids us come
Here now as heaven bids us come

At the cross, at the cross
Where there’s room for me
At the cross, at the cross
I am finally free

At the cross, at the cross
Burdens thrown away
At the cross

Mercy that triumphs over judgment
And grace abounds much greater than my sin
Mercy that triumphs over judgment
And grace is greater than my sin

At the cross, at the cross
Where there’s room for me
At the cross, at the cross

I am finally free

At the cross, at the cross
Burdens thrown away
At the cross
At the cross

At the cross, at the cross
Where there’s room for me
At the cross, at the cross
I am finally free

At the cross, at the cross
Burdens thrown away
At the cross, at the cross
Only here at the cross
I’m finally free, finally free

It Was A Little Late, But…

It may be over three weeks now since Christmas Day, but in a way my Christmas Day happened today.  I barely got out of bed on Christmas Day, the virus had got me big time and really did take me of my feet for a number of days.  In fact the virus is still going fairly strong, it still here, dragging me down a little, drawing me into coughing fits and making my throat and eyes still pretty sore.

It does seem to ease a little, then all of a sudden it comes back a little stronger for a few days.  I had a prescription review with the Nurse this week, I told her I was still suffering with this virus, which she then informed me could last another three or four weeks, well that was good news!

But this morning I finally manage to get some of the money owed to me by the Architects from before Christmas, so I was able to get my two kids the Christmas presents I really wanted to get them, but couldn’t afford.  I spent the afternoon setting them up with both of them and they are both extremely happy.

Just being able to do that has lifted me, with this virus rumbling on I’ve not been able to get into the routine I wanted to at new year.  It hasn’t stopped me from working, but it does mean that when I get home I am absolutely shattered, I eat and then pretty much sleep.

I have some work to do for the Architect’s, but I haven’t got around to doing it yet, as I say when I get home I am so tired and generally my eyes are so sore that I can’t really face staring into a laptop screen for a few hours, but I’ll have to get to it pretty soon.

Over the last week I have felt a little distant from things and people, maybe it’s the virus, maybe not, but I must say over this week there has been an improvement.  My daily posts at the moment are formed by a series of linked poems, which tell a story as such, this current series which started Monday evening and will end tomorrow evening is based on my feelings when I was falling into depression back in November 2013, those feelings of unfeeling and emptiness and calling out to the Father to help me through.  Although I am sure that even though they are based on past recollections, there is also a little of how I feel now wrapped up in them too.

It has been a little better over this week though, it was a nice break at the beginning of the week, my work sent me on a three day First Aid at Work course, it was nice to get away, do something different with a group of people I didn’t know, but became friends with over the course of the three days.  Also the return to Connect Groups on Wednesday evening has definitely helped too.  I guess to top things off getting some money in and being able to treat me kids to what I had really wanted to do at Christmas.

Hopefully things will continue to improve over the next few weeks, especially this virus and then hopefully I can get my plans for this year back up and running (or walking I should say).

LET IT RAIN by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
We feel the rains of your love,
We feel the winds of your spirit,
But now the heartbeat of heaven,
Let us hear.

We feel the rains of your love,
We feel the winds of your spirit,
But now the heartbeat of heaven,
Let us hear.

Let it rain,
Let it rain,
Open the floodgates of heaven.
Let it rain,
Let it rain,
Open the floodgates of heaven.

We feel the rains of your love,
We feel the winds of your spirit,
But now the heartbeat of heaven,
Let us hear.

We feel the rains of love,
We feel the winds of your spirit,
But now the heartbeat of heaven,
Let us hear.

Let it rain,
Let it rain,
Open the floodgates of heaven.
Let it rain,
Let it rain,
Open the floodgates of heaven.

Let it rain,
Let it rain,
Open the floodgates of heaven.

Let it rain,
Let it rain,
Open the floodgates of heaven.

Verse of the Day – Psalm 10:14

Psalm 10:14

Psalm 10:14

The Lord saw all my trouble and my grief, when I found myself feeling all alone, He held out His hands for me to hold, so I knew I would never be alone again.

NOW I SING by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
Let the world say that I’m crazy
Let the world call me a fool
But they just don’t know what I’ve found in You, my precious jewel
Let the world say that I’ve lost my mind and that I have no ground to stand
But they just don’t know what it’s like
To have the King of the universe hold your hand

So I sing, we dance before You Lord
I sing, we dance before You Lord
I can’t help but sing, we dance before You Lord
Lord I sing, we dance before You Lord

Let the world say that I’m crazy
Let the world call me a fool
But they just don’t know what I’ve found in You, my precious jewel
Let the world say that I’ve lost my mind
And that I have no ground to stand
But they just don’t know what it’s like
To have the king of the universe hold Your hand

So I sing, we dance before You Lord
I sing, we dance before You Lord
I can’t help but sing, we dance before You Lord
Lord I sing, we dance before You Lord

So let the world say I can’t dance,
That I’ve got no rhythm at all
They say that You can’t even two-step,
If You tried You’d trip and fall
And there are many ballerinas
With much more grace than me
But I tell ya, I’m God’s favorite,
He’s got eyes only for me

So I sing, we dance before You Lord
I sing, we dance before You Lord
I can’t help but sing, we dance before You Lord
Lord I sing, we dance before You Lord

Verse of the Day – 2 Thessalonians 3:13

2 Thessalonians 3:13

2 Thessalonians 3:13

Though sometimes other people make it hard to keep doing what is good, it is something I know I must push on and strive for.

JESUS DIED MY SOUL TO SAVE by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
Well, I stand amazed at Your love for me
That lonely night in Gethsemane
This sinner’s heart can’t help but thrill
To hear You pray, ‘Father, not my will’

What depth of love, what reach of grace
Oh, how my grateful heart now aches
To sing it louder, the refrain
Jesus died, my soul to save

Atonement full applied to me
The blood that spilled at Calvary
Has swallowed all my sin and shame
I’m reconciled in Jesus’ name

What depth of love, what reach of grace
Oh, how my grateful heart now aches
To sing it louder, the refrain
Jesus died, my soul to save

Oh, such pleasure, oh, such pain
The Father’s wrath and fury laid
On Christ whom saints and angels praise
Jesus died, my soul to save

Come you broken, bound by sin
And let your weary journey end
Come and lay your burdens down
Where mercy rules and peace abounds

What depth of love, what reach of grace
Oh, how my grateful heart now aches
To sing it louder, the refrain
Jesus died, my soul to save
Jesus died, my soul to save

What can wash away my sin
Nothing but the blood
What can make me whole again
Nothing but the blood

Verse of the Day – 2 Thessalonians 3:5

2 Thessalonians 3:5

2 Thessalonians 3:5

Too many times do I find myself worn down by everyday trials, in those times I need my heart directing to His love and perseverance, as I find it too easy to feel like I’m struggling alone.

LET IT RAIN by POCKET FULL OF ROCKS
We feel the rain of Your love
We feel the winds of Your spirit
But now the heartbeat of heaven, let us hear

Let it rain
Let it rain
Open the floogates of heaven
Let it rain
Let it rain
Open the floodgates of heaven

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