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Verse of the Day – Proverbs 3:5-6

Proverbs 3:5-6

Proverbs 3:5-6

I’ve now completed 299 weeks of sobriety and approach 300, that’s 2094 days that I’ve trusting in the Lord to find a way through.

THE DAY THAT I FOUND GOD by SWITCHFOOT
The morning comes like an enemy soldier
I feel the weight across my shoulders
I feel the shadows getting colder
But that ain’t you

This noose ain’t getting any looser
I get so fearful about the future
I hear the shame of my accuser
But that ain’t you

I found strength but it wasn’t what I thought
I found peace in the places I forgot
I found riches ain’t the things that I had bought
I found out
The day I lost myself was the day that I found God

I get caught chasing my own illusions
I get so lost in these confusions
I keep on looking for my own solutions
But that ain’t you, that ain’t you no

My enemies weren’t the ones I had fought
My liberties weren’t the freedoms I had sought
What I learned weren’t the lessons I’d been taught
I found out the day I lost myself was
The day that I found God

Where is God out in the darkness?
Cause the voices in my head ain’t talking honest
They’re saying maybe you made us then forgot us
But that ain’t you, that ain’t you no

And all I know is that I still don’t know a lot
I don’t know how it ends I’m in the middle of this plot
Yeah and I found grace for the man that I am not
Yeah, I found out the day I lost myself
Yeah, I found out the day I lost myself
Yeah, I found out
The day I lost myself was the day that I found God

Verse of the Day – Nehemiah 2:1-3

Nehemiah 2:1-3

Nehemiah 2:1-3

Almost a year ago I felt like I was looking back on a city I had destroy.  I felt like life was over in that instant, all I had prayed for had not come to pass and that was the end, Victoria and my kids moved out and I was left all alone

Tonight I got to spend the my birthday with my kids, I am thankful for that.

A year on and I have made it through alone in this house, but thanks to the Lord I am still here fighting, it may not be easy some days, but I make it through with Him.

I WON’T LET YOU GO by SWITCHFOOT
When it feels like surgery
And it burns like third degree
And you wonder what is it worth?
When your insides breaking in
And you feel that ache again
And you wonder
What’s giving birth?

If you could let the pain of the past go
Of your soul
None of this is in your control

If you could only let your guard down
You could learn to trust me somehow
I swear, that I won’t let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in me now
I swear, that I won’t let you go
I won’t let you go

When your fear is currency
And you feel that urgency
You want peace but there’s war in your head
Maybe that’s where life is born
When our façades are torn
Pain gives birth to the promise ahead

If you could let the pain of the past go
Of your soul
None of this is in your control

If you could only let your guard down
If you could learn to trust me somehow
I swear, that I won’t let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in me now
I swear, that I won’t let you go

I won’t let you go
I’ll always be by your side
Yeah

If you could only let your guard down
If you could learn to trust me somehow
I swear, that I won’t let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in me now
I swear, that I won’t let you go

(I won’t let you go)
I won’t let you go
(I won’t let you go)

There ain’t no darkness strong enough that could tear you out from my heart
There ain’t no strength that’s strong enough that could tear this love apart
Never gonna let you go
Never gonna let you go

No I won’t let you go

Verse of the Day – Psalm 146:2

Psalm 146:2

Psalm 146:2

I will praise the Lord for the good and the bad days, for even the bad days I have now are a triumph over the days before the Lord made Himself known to me.

ALWAYS by SWITCHFOOT
This is the start, this is your heart
This is the day you were born
This is the sun, these are your lungs
This is the day you were born

And I am always yours

These are the scars deep in your heart
This is the place you were born
This is the hole where most of your soul comes ripping out
From the places you’ve been torn

And it is always yours
But I am always yours

Hallelujah, I’m caving in
Hallelujah, I’m in love again
Hallelujah, I’m a wretched man
Hallelujah, every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
And I am always yours

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 16:5-7

Psalm 16:5-7

Psalm 16:5-7

I only have this promise of a delightful inheritance because the Lord took up my cause, when I was fallen, He picked me up, when I despaired, He brought me peace and when I walked into the new morning sun, He walked there with me.

YOUR LOVE IS A SONG by SWITCHFOOT
Yeah

I hear you breathing in
Another day begins
The stars are falling out
My dreams are fading now, fading out

I’ve been keeping my eyes wide open
I’ve been keeping my eyes wide open

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me
Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me

Oh, your love is a song

The dawn is fire bright
Against the city lights
The clouds are glowing now
The moon is blacking out, is blacking out

So I’ve been keeping my mind wide open
I’ve been keeping my mind wide open, yeah

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me
Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me

Oh, your love is a song
Your love is a song
Oh, your love is a song
Your love is strong

With my eyes wide open
I’ve got my eyes wide open
I’ve been keeping my hopes unbroken, yeah

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me
Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me

Your love is a song
Yeah, yeah
Your love is my remedy
Oh your love is a song

 

Verse of the Day – Romans 5:5

Romans 5:5

Romans 5:5

Sometimes hope can seem and feel so far away, but we should be thankful that through the Holy Spirit we have God’s love within us always, when we understand that then hope should never feel that far away.

HOPE IS THE ANTHEM by SWITCHFOOT
Sometimes what you need is what you fight
Like a wounded man out on the run
Like shadows hiding from the light
But your love is what I was running from

Hope’s a seed you have to sow
When you let it go it comes to life
So you stretch your arrows on the bow
And you pull them back and watch them fly

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My future, my song
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

My lungs and I were born to fight
Sometimes I’m not sure what I’m fighting for
But death ain’t the only end in sight
Cause this ain’t a battle it’s a lifelong war

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My freedom, my song
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Your hope is the anthem of my soul

My heart is beating like a blown speaker
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weaker
A distortion pedal and a pair of wings
And an anthem played on broken strings

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My future, my song
Your hope is the anthem
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Yeah could you make me whole?
(like holy water)
 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 9:1-2

Psalm 9:1-2

Psalm 9:1-2

Even when things get tough, I just take my mind back to when He rescued me, then nothing I face seems insurmountable, I praise His name and will always tell of what He did for me when I was nothing.

THE DAY THAT I FOUND GOD by SWITCHFOOT
The morning comes like an enemy soldier
I feel the weight across my shoulders
I feel the shadows getting colder
But that ain’t you

This noose ain’t getting any looser
I get so fearful about the future
I hear the shame of my accuser
But that ain’t you

I found strength but it wasn’t what I thought
I found peace in the places I forgot
I found riches ain’t the things that I had bought
I found out
The day I lost myself was the day that I found God

I get caught chasing my own illusions
I get so lost in these confusions
I keep on looking for my own solutions
But that ain’t you, that ain’t you no

My enemies weren’t the ones I had fought
My liberties weren’t the freedoms I had sought
What I learned weren’t the lessons I’d been taught
I found out the day I lost myself was
The day that I found God

Where is God out in the darkness?
Cause the voices in my head ain’t talking honest
They’re saying maybe you made us then forgot us
But that ain’t you, that ain’t you no

And all I know is that I still don’t know a lot
I don’t know how it ends I’m in the middle of this plot
Yeah and I found grace for the man that I am not
Yeah, I found out the day I lost myself
Yeah, I found out the day I lost myself
Yeah, I found out
The day I lost myself was the day that I found God

 

Verse of the Day – Joshua 10:8

Joshua 10:8

Joshua 10:8

Sometimes I find it hard to place all my hope and trust in Him, I let fear come against and feel that promise slip away, the promise that I will conquer all that comes before and most of all that with Him I will conquer my fears.

HOPE IS THE ANTHEM by SWITCHFOOT
Sometimes what you need is what you fight
Like a wounded man out on the run
Like shadows hiding from the light
But your love is what I was running from

Hope’s a seed you have to sow
When you let it go it comes to life
So you stretch your arrows on the bow
And you pull them back and watch them fly

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My future, my song
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

My lungs and I were born to fight
Sometimes I’m not sure what I’m fighting for
But death ain’t the only end in sight
Cause this ain’t a battle it’s a lifelong war

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My freedom, my song
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Your hope is the anthem of my soul

My heart is beating like a blown speaker
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weaker
A distortion pedal and a pair of wings
And an anthem played on broken strings

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My future, my song
Your hope is the anthem
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Yeah could you make me whole?
(like holy water)

 

Verse of the Day – Philippians 4:19

Philippians 4: 19

Philippians 4: 19

As I face a week where I know I will have to lean into Him to get through, it’s a comfort to know He will meet all my needs.

YOUR LOVE IS A SONG by SWITCHFOOT
Yeah

I hear you breathing in
Another day begins
The stars are falling out
My dreams are fading now, fading out

I’ve been keeping my eyes wide open
I’ve been keeping my eyes wide open

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me
Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me

Oh, your love is a song

The dawn is fire bright
Against the city lights
The clouds are glowing now
The moon is blacking out, is blacking out

So I’ve been keeping my mind wide open
I’ve been keeping my mind wide open, yeah

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me
Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me

Oh, your love is a song
Your love is a song
Oh, your love is a song
Your love is strong

With my eyes wide open
I’ve got my eyes wide open
I’ve been keeping my hopes unbroken, yeah

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me
Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me

Your love is a song
Yeah, yeah
Your love is my remedy
Oh your love is a song

Moving On Again

I’ve been a little absent from my Blog over the last few weeks, I’ve just realised it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a detailed on how I’ve been and two weeks since I posted a poem, I have been posting daily with my Verse of the Day posts, but other than that, I’ve been a little lapse.

In terms of the poetry, I’ve found my biggest inspiration for these has come on Sunday mornings at Church, I find during the our earlier Chapel meeting I get a word which starts me with a theme, then between sessions, once I’ve finished setting up the camera’s, I sit alone just listening to the Worship Band practice and begin the process of writing down the first drafts of a poem, based on the words I feel I’ve been given and the further inspiration from the band as they play.

Last Sunday I couldn’t make Church due to a karate commitment, so it would seem over these last two weeks, I’ve been lacking a little bit of inspiration.

Also over the past month I’ve been suffering with a persistent cough, which just doesn’t seem to want to go away, it seems to subside and then comes back strong for a while, hopefully it’s slowly going, but it has worn me down a little.

It was a good morning in Church and after just one week away, it was so good to be back, it was only one week, but it seemed like longer.

This morning I felt like I was being told to begin moving forward once more, I feel a little like I’ve just been drifting forward slowly over the last few months, well to be honest it’s since I went on the anti-depressants last November.

Since then I felt tired and lethargic most of the time, I understand this can be one of the side effects of this type of medication, but I feel this is holding me back now, I don’t feel like I need them anymore, but I feel like I am afraid not to take them too.

A month or two ago I had a few days off work and being out of my daily routine forgot to take my tablets.  I also missed just one day back in April, the day after I had bad headaches and dizzy spells, I put it down to being just tired, but then it happened again when I had this time off, each day I had headaches and dizzy spells, I put two and two together and quickly started taking the anti-depressants again.

But now I am determined to begin the process of moving on again, to stand and walk forward once more, but I realised this morning that I will need all the strength and support that only God can give if I am to do this.

I think it’s going to be a rough week, but it won’t last forever and I’m determined to get through it.  After all I got through those bad weeks of withdrawals when I stopped drinking, back then the whole body cried out in pain, every muscle and every joint screamed at me, there were times then when I wanted to give in and drink again, but I put my faith in God and prayer, I made it through then and I am going to do it again.

I hope to post throughout the week and discuss how I’m feeling as I go along.

BACK TO THE BEGINNING AGAIN by SWITCHFOOT
I can feel it building up inside
The images that play inside my mind
A dreams that I’ve been dreaming all my life
The colors that live outside of the lines

But dreams aren’t all I hide beneath this skin
The cord is cut, the fears and doubts begin
My hope is anchored on the other side
With the colors that live outside of the lines

And the oceans roar
And the wheel’s in spin
And the old chorus soars
Bring me back, bring me back to the beginning again

With the corrugated LA harbor stacks
With the weight of these machines across my back
I know a mountain road where time unwinds
But I’m busy living in a single-file line

And it all just sounds like poison on my ears
The background noise makes your voice so hard to hear
So I grit my teeth and straighten up my spine
I’m stuck in traffic on a dotted yellow line

And my heart is yours
And what a broken place it’s in
But you’re what I’m running for
And I want to feel the wind at my back again

Back to the beginning again
Back to the beginning again
I want to feel the wind at my back again
Back to the beginning again
Back to the beginning again
I want to feel the wind at my back again

And my heart is yours
And what a broken place it’s in
But you’re what I’m running for
And I want to feel the wind at my back again

Back to the beginning again
Back to the beginning again
I want to feel the wind at my back again
Back to the beginning again
Back to the beginning again
I want to feel the wind
I want to feel the wind
I want to feel the wind at my back again

Meet Austin

We have a new colleague at work, he tends to sleep a lot, he’s not very well toilet trained, but the ladies love him!

Hello, I'm Austin

Hello, I’m Austin

Busy Working

Busy Working

Austin is my boss’s new spring spaniel puppy, he comes in for a few hours a day, sleeps a bit, runs about a bit and gets a lot of fuss.

I asked for a bit of help around the shop, this wasn’t quite what I wanted!

ALWAYS by SWITCHFOOT
This is the start
this is your heart
this is the day you were born
this is the sun
these are your lungs
this is the day you were born

And I am always yours

These are the scars 
deep in your heart
this is the place you were born
this is the hole
where most of your soul
comes ripping out
from the places you’ve been torn

And it is always yours
but I am always yours

Hallelujah!
I’m caving in
hallelujah!
I’m in love again
hallelujah!
I’m a wretched man
hallelujah!
every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
and I am always yours