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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 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 – Romans 8:15

Romans 8:15

Romans 8:15

For this next week, I know I will need to hang onto that spirit, to overcome that fear of my former self.

OH BEAUTIFUL by KIM WALKER-SMITH & SKYLER SMITH
King of hope you came for me
Poured out your blood unto victory
Giver of life, you set me free
Oh beautiful, oh beautiful

The purest of love a mystery
No matter the cost, you gave chosen me
Giver of life, you rescued me
Oh beautiful, oh beautiful

Abba Father, I am washed in the water by your love that will never let me go
Your blood is stronger there will not be another cause my heart will never let you go

The gift you gave has made a way
Here in your heart I will always stay
Giver of love so unrestrained
Oh beautiful, oh beautiful

Abba Father, I am washed in the water by your love that will never let me go
Your blood is stronger there will not be another cause my heart will never let you go

Abba Father, I am washed in the water by your love that will never let me go
Your blood is stronger there will not be another cause my heart will never let you go

Beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful

You are

Beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful

You are

Beautiful, beautiful
Beautuful, beautiful

Abba Father, I am washed in the water by your love that will never let me go
Your blood is stronger there will not be another cause my heart will never let you go

Abba Father, I am washed in the water by a love that will never let me go
Your blood is stronger there will not be another cause my heart will never let you go

Verse of the Day – Proverbs 4:10-13

Proverbs 4:10-13

Proverbs 4:10-13

Some days I find it hard to keep moving down this path, when stark reminders of my past highlight the broken heartedness that it brought me to, I know I have to leave it behind and walk in the new, but at times it’s so hard.

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 ever 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,Holy,Holy,You are holy oh God,yeah

On christ the solid rock I stand

Verse of the Day – Romans 8:38-39

Romans 8:38-39

Romans 8:38-39

I was looking for a verse to help overcome fear, but I found this instead, it doesn’t matter, nothing will separate me from His Love.

UNSTOPPABLE LOVE by KIM WALKER-SMITH & SKYLER SMITH
Try to stop Your love and You would wage a war
Try to take the very thing You gave Your life for
You would come running 
Tear down every wall
All the while You’re 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 you’re 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

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 debt 
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 debt 
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

Try to stop Your love and You would wage a war

Verse of the Day – Psalm 62:1-2

Psalm 62:1-2

Psalm 62:1-2

As I approach the amazing two year anniversary of my sobriety, I give thanks that He has been my Rock and my Fortress.

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 ever 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,Holy,Holy,You are holy oh God,yeah

On christ the solid rock I stand

Pebbles To Mountains And Back Again

It’s funny how things go sometimes, this year is already flying by so quickly, although the early days started fairly well, it’s not been particularly plain sailing since then.

But considering everything, my emotional state has been relatively good. I know I got a little stressed the other evening, but other than that there have been very few points where I would consider that I’ve slipped into any kind of depression.

I’ve had some aches and pains, but nothing serious, they come and go, I can live with that.

I’ve come to terms with my financial situation, I gets no better, I started the year overdrawn and don’t get paid until the end if the month, so things are extremely tight to say the least, the money from the Architect’s would really help, but as it all beyond my control, so why let it beat me down.

Back in November all of this was eating away at me, each day I let the problems get worse. As each day went by I let tiny pebbles in my path become cobbles, the cobbles became rocks, they became boulders, which in turn became mountains. Eventually all I could see were mountains I couldn’t overcome, that’s when I wrote the poem Mountains, I just couldn’t face it anymore, I was spent.

Mountains

Mountains

I guess it’s a mental process now to reverse all of this and begin turning the mountains back to boulders and so on and so forth. It would be do easy to keep seeing all these little things the same way, eventually just adding to mountains before me, but they’re not, they’re pebbles or rocks upon my path and although I must watch my steps they are no longer insurmountable.

I can identify now when I feel I’m losing it, now I can take a step back, take a breath and get myself into a completely different mindset. Obviously the bible verses I search for everyday are helping, when I feel a certain way, I search for a verse to help with that feeling.

So despite everything, I keep fighting and His word is key to my defence.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:10-12

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 ever 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,Holy,Holy,You are holy oh God,yeah

On Christ the solid rock I stand

Brief Update

Just a quick update tonight, no long winded posts, I promise.

For the third morning running I’ve been up and walking, spending time thinking things through and submitting them to God, my head certainly feels a lot clearer than Sunday afternoon.

I’ve also booked an appointment at the Doctor’s, to see the Doctor I want I’ll have to wait until next week, but I have an appointment. Part of posting “Excuses” was that I became accountable, once I had admitted it I could no longer avoid it, this morning I received a few twitter messages urging me to make an appointment, but by the time I read them I had already done it, I guess I challenged myself and I passed the test.

I met with James for tea and discussed where I am with where I am at the moment. It helped to discuss things and get them off my chest, I certainly feel a lot better for it.

From there we went to football with other guys from Church, for only the second time in seventeen years I’ve played football, the last time was with these guys at Unleash last year. It was a great work out and I really enjoyed it, I may have a bruise or two, a few aches in the morning and a patch of skin missing on my knee, but who cares, I got stuck in.  I’m going to try to rearrange me schedule so I can get at least once a month.

Over the weekend I’ve realised I really have lost a bit of that balance in life I had earlier in the year, walking again has really started to help, so slowly I feel I’m starting to get back on track.

YOUR VOICE by KIM WALKER-SMITH & SKYLER WALKER
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

Just A Normal Saturday Morning At Work?

It was certainly an interesting morning, after a night watching the football (or more precisely Wolverhampton Wanderers verses Crawley) with Paul and Ally, it was once again almost midnight before I went to sleep, actually I remember laying down with the TV on and I don’t remember turning it off!

But I woke early from the middle of a dream, this time it was a good dream, I only hope and pray it was more than a dream, but alas it may just remain a dream!

Incidentally when I woke the TV had gone on to standby mode, when I passed out after drinking with the TV on previously I always thought Victoria came in and turned the TV off!  Maybe I have a TV fairy!

But before the wedding I had to work until midday, which is fine, Saturday mornings pass quite quickly, usually anyway.  We always have the radio on in the shop at work, but Saturday morning radio can be full of talking a very little music, so as I have done on a number of occasions I plugged my iPod into the radio and put one some of my music.

Although my colleagues understand that I am now a Christian and know fully about my struggles over the last few years, I don’t discuss my faith with them, it’s a builders merchants, the conversations around me don’t very often revolve around faith, not usually in a positive anyway.

Although I’ve listened to Christian music for many years, way before I even entered my dark years, my music since last April has predominantly been Christian music, previous to that it was a mixture of Rock music, Christian Rock and some heavy rock music, but not too heavy.  My favourites playlist has a range of different artists and song types, extremely diverse, so I put that on rather than my current playlist of Christian music, although all my current playlist are also on that old playlist.

What was of particular interest was what happened when a Christian song came on, in the past I’ve looked across nervously to check if anyone has noticed and whether their reaction is to turn it off, I’ve even rushed across to the iPod and skipped tracks before as soon as I realised what was playing, but today I just left it.  A number of songs came on and it was interesting to see a customer humming along to “Oh Beautiful” by Skyler Smith and Kim Walker-Smith, not a response I was expecting.

Then as I was talking with my work colleague Andy, it was plainly evident that he was tapping along to Better Is One Day by Kutless, if only he really knew what he was enjoying and tapping along to!

There was one point in the morning when the shop was quite busy, but I could hear a song playing that I hadn’t heard in some time, in fact I couldn’t even remember hearing the song before, it was off that old playlist and not my new one, I think I added it just before I changed what I listened to, however, I couldn’t recall the song, but it caught my attention, maybe because of this or maybe because of the words of the song, I moved over to the iPod to find out what it was.

Then I looked up the lyrics of the song, it was by an artist I had not attributed as Christian, a band that I had dismissed over the last 18 months, but now the song was stuck in my head.

There have been many songs that I have received at the right time, obviously Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North is a definite point at which I can say I was sent a song that I had to listen to, a song that spoke the right words at the right time for me.  This time was no different, after the last week, the lyrics were just what I needed to hear, so whilst I’ve been at home between the wedding and the reception later I’ve just had it on repeat and why not, it’s a great song with a great message.

Take a listen, read the lyrics, I hope it encourages you like it has me today.

LOST IN THE WORLD by GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE
Summer rain falling all around you
Washing all the doubts to the bone
In the madness this world, it has created
Don’t forget you are beautiful

IF YOU GET LOST IN THE WORLD, LOST IN THE WORLD
I’LL BE THERE TO FIND YOU
GIVE YOUR HEART AND YOUR SOUL, HEART AND SOUL
FIGHTING TO REMIND YOU
IF YOU GET LOST IN THE WORLD, LOST IN THE WORLD
I’LL BE THERE TO FIND YOU
JUST KNOW I BLEED LIKE YOU, I BLEED LIKE YOU

Someday, somewhere there’ll be a silver lining
Break through wars you’re fighting here
We both know there’s no easy way around
Do you hear my words ringing out?

There’s no higher mountain I would climb
To rid you of the fears that rule your mind
There’s no higher mountain I would climb
For you to see that I am on your side