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I Am All He Says I Am

A couple nights ago, my roommates and I set in my room talking about the day. I wanted to show them the song called, "Times" by Tenth Avenue North since I had forgotten about how incredible the words are until I heard it recently. After the song was over, another song began to play and before I knew it, we were worshipping with everything we had. One powerful song after another played loudly and the presence of the Holy Spirit was thick in that place.
When one specific song came on, tears streamed down my face. It's called, "I Am All He Says I Am" by Cody Carnes and Kari Jobe. The words are so overwhelming that I just wept for His children--the ones sleeping in the street just a few short miles away from where I sit worshipping in the safety of my home. My mind was flooded with images of children stepping out in the middle of the road trying to flee this earth--children severely struck with sadness and pain. The 4 of us called out for our Lord to rise up …

It's Not About Us

Over 2,000 years ago, a man prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane awaiting a fate that even he knew he had to accomplish. A fate that resulted in him dying an excruciating death in order for every person on earth to live. He, our Savior, fell before his father and said,
"My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." Matthew 26:39
Knowing death awaits him, he stood to face his betrayer fully prepared and willing to fulfill the will of His fathers before his own. Let me emphasize this, he chose to fulfill his father's will before his own. What if Jesus, at this point had said, "Alright Dad, I feel like you want me to do this, but I'm not sure I really want to die. I mean, it's going to be painful. I'm going to have to sacrifice my entire life for this. You're asking too much from me." And walked away. Where would we be today? In wisdom, obedience and love, our Savior stepped up and said, …