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Verse of the Day – Hebrews 12:7

Hebrews 12:7

Hebrews 12:7

Too often we understand discipline to mean punishment, but the definition of discipline is to train or teach, so if you are under going hardship, know it is not punishment, but there are lessons to be learnt for the better.

LEARNING TO FALL by THIS BEAUTIFUL REPUBLIC
I’ve heard it said a million times
That I should hold on tight to Jesus
But I took this road so far from home
And distance came between us

When I walked away, I knew one day
I’d need Your grace

So now You’ll find me on my knees
Surrendering
Cause I know that I’m really not so strong
And now, I’m done fighting for control
Oh, You can have this life
That I’ve been holding for so long
I’m learning to fall
Let my world crumble

You ran so fast to rescue me
While I was barely breathing
You picked me up, You touched my face
And I began to see more clearly

So now You’ll find me on my knees
Surrendering
Cause I know that I’m really not so strong
And now, I’m done fighting for control
Oh, You can have this life
That I’ve been holding for so long
I’m learning to fall
Let my world crumble

Though I’m such a disgrace, You still forgave
Your love remains

So now You’ll find me on my knees
Surrendering
Cause I know that I’m really not so strong
And now, I’m done fighting for control
Oh, You can have this life
That I’ve been holding for so long
I’m learning to fall
Let my world crumble

Take me as an offering
I surrender everything
No more living without You

So now You’ll find me on my knees
Surrendering
Cause I know that I’m really not so strong
And now, I’m done fighting for control
Oh, You can have this life
That I’ve been holding for so long
I’m learning to fall
Let my world crumble

Verse of the Day – Jeremiah 31:25

Jeremiah 31:25

Jeremiah 31:25

I just needed a little lift today, not feeling 100%, so I found this verse, it was just what I was looking for.

FOR THE LIFE OF ME by THIS BEAUTIFUL REPUBLIC
Was I worth the pain?
You had nothing left to gain
I know I’m the only one to blame
I’m broken on the floor
Staring at the door
Waiting on a Savior to walk in

For the life of me, why’d You bear my chains?
For the life of me why’d You walk to Calvary?
For the life of me I can’t explain
The reason You died and the reason You came was for the life of me

What do You see in me?
I’m a leper not a king
A mess that’s undeserving of Your name
I’ve disappointed You
Like a rose that never blooms
Failing to display my heart to You

For the life of me, why’d You bear my chains?
For the life of me why’d You walk to Calvary?
For the life of me I can’t explain
The reason You died and the reason You came was for the life of me

Lord, let me be so bright
I escape every shadow using Your light
Are You waiting to see
That I will show 
Your life in me?

For the life of me, why’d You bear my chains?
For the life of me why’d You walk to Calvary?
For the life of me I can’t explain
The reason You died and the reason You came was for the life of me

Another One Of Those Odd Sort Of Days

So today was a return to the regular work day, back to work, with a bang so to speak.

For the second day running I was up with the alarm, no snooze button, up, changed and pounding the pavement just after 5.15.  My hip still ached after yesterday and a few blisters got a little worse, but I enjoyed it once again.  It’s nice to get back into my old routine, walking again, spending time thinking things through, rather than stewing on them in my quiet times.  Plus as I’ve said before, I need that little bit of routine and when I walked before, I felt my days were far better balanced.

It was when I got to work, things took a strange turn, quiet often the front shutters aren’t open when I get there, today was no exception, when I went to open them, I notice it looked as though the frame of the shutters had been damaged, I certainly didn’t remember them being that way when I locked up Tuesday lunchtime.  When I got inside, the first thing I asked my Boss was have we been broken into?  His immediate answer was, Yes, then proceeded to show me the rest of the damaged he found in the early hours of the morning.

They had tried and failed to get through every door, before managing to get through a barred window.  But the strange thing was after checking all the stock, it looks as though nothing was taken?  So it’s been one of those odd days, police coming in and out, forensics and alarm engineer’s, a real strange return to work for the New Year, I suppose the damage could have been a lot worse, one of the neighbouring companies was ram raided a few weeks before Christmas!

 ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’

John 16:33

So the New Year and renewed routines have started well, even if some things have been a little strange, but at least this year seems to be starting better than the last ended, I feel pretty content at the moment and quiet positive for the future!

LEARNING TO FALL by THIS BEAUTIFUL REPUBLIC
I’ve heard it said a million times
That I should hold on tight to Jesus
But I took this road 
So far from home
And distance came between us
When I walked away 
I knew one day I’d need your grace

So now You’ll find me on my knees
Surrendering ’cause I know that 
I’m really not so strong
And now I’m done fighting for control
Lord You can have this life
That I’ve been holding for so long
I’m learning to fall
(I’m learning to fall)
Let my world crumble

You ran so fast 
To rescue me
While I was barely breathing
You picked me up 
You touched my face and
I began to see more clearly
Though I’m such a disgrace
You still forgave and 
And your love remains

So now You’ll find me on my knees
Surrendering ’cause I know that 
I’m really not so strong
And now I’m done fighting for control
Lord You can have this life
That I’ve been holding for so long
I’m learning to fall
(I’m learning to fall)
Let my world crumble

Take me as an offering
I surrender everything
No more living without You

Take me as an offering
I surrender everything
No more living without You

Take me as an offering
I surrender everything
No more living without You

Take me as an offering
I surrender everything
No more living without You

So now You’ll find me on my knees
Surrendering ’cause I know that 
I’m really not so strong
And now I’m done fighting for control
Lord You can have this life
That I’ve been holding for so long
I’m learning to fall
(I’m learning to fall)
Let my world crumble