Send Us Revival

by Grace 15. March 2019 22:37

Hey Everyone!

There's no denying it - society as we know it is on a heavy downward trend. Humanity is taking into its own hands authority that belongs to God and Him alone.

We've assumed the authority to create who we are. We think we can decide whether we want to identify as man or woman, or even something else, even though God has clearly shown in His word that He created male and female (Genesis 5:2). Not transgender, not gay. Not interchangeable. God made us how He wanted us to be and we can't change that no matter how much we want to.

We've also assumed the authority to redefine marriage. We no longer treat it as a sacred covenant between man and woman and before God, but a relationship between any two individuals, not treated as sacred in the least, and terminable at any time for any reason. But God created marriage to be between man and woman (Genesis 2:24), and who are we to break asunder what God has brought together? (Mark 10:7-9)

And of all things, we have the audacity to take the matter of life into our hands - who is to live and who is to not. Not only do millions of babies die from abortions, but in New York they have made it legal to kill your baby after birth if the mother had a failed abortion. What manner of madness is this??? Not only is the blood of the innocent upon our heads, but the blood of babies. We are becoming a nation of murderers.

And as for us Christians in this hectic world? Many of us are barely living in the horror and insanity of it all. We can barely cope. Some of us don't... Some of us are simply allowing the mindset to seep into our own brains, like a potent poison. It's terrifying. Many of us are asleep in our faith.

What we need is revival. We need the Lord to turn the hearts of His people back to Him in these troubled times. We need to get our act together and fight this evil. If the LORD is for us, who can be against us? What are we waiting for? We have remained quiet for too long. We need a stirring of the Spirit in our hearts again, and we need to get back on our knees and back into the word of God if we are ever to make it through this sinful world without falling for the evil one.

Friends, please pray that the church of God would be turned once again to Him!

Send Us Revival

Chorus: Lord send us revival, old fashioned revival

Give us more to live for than simply survival

Reignite your spirit within our souls

Give us ears to hear and make us whole

Lord send us revival

 

Verse 1: We are living in a time full of evilness

A time full of sinfulness

Us Christians often live in hypocrisy

Lord wake us up from our apathy

Turn our hearts to you again

Remind us how to say amen

Lord move your Spirit within us

 

Verse 2: Lord I've seen how your hand can move in hearts of men

Like the time when you fed the thousands

And I know that you're all powerful and mighty to save

Even the most depraved

Lord, turn us from our paths of sin

Make us pure and whole again

Lord move your Spirit within us

 

Bridge: We're dead on our own

We are lost without You

Work a miracle within us

And our faith renew

 

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Go 'Til I'm Broken

by Grace 9. March 2019 19:25

Hey Everyone!

I've recently broken through my 'writer's block' and was able to write a few songs!!! I thought I'd share one with y'all today. ;)

 

Go 'Til I'm Broken

Chorus: I wanna go 'til I'm broken

I'll press on 'til I can't walk anymore

I wanna fight against sin

as hard as I can

And I want to uplift my fellowman

I wanna go 'til I'm broken

 

Verse 1: We live in a time of hypocrisy,

Where Christians are living in apathy

The Lord has work for His people to do,

And I mean to see the job through

I don't care if it's hard,

I don't care if it hurts;

I'm going to do my part

 

Verse 2: Us Christians today need a wake up call;

Sometimes it seems we don't care at all

But my Jesus He died on the cross for me--

For me He faced Calvary

Though I lose all I have,

I will fight for my King

For He's made it worth everything!

 

 

Now let's hear from you!

Did you enjoy the song? What would you like to hear more of on Don't You Know that I'm Singing?

 

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I'm Anticipating the Day

by Grace 25. February 2019 00:26

Hey Everyone!

Here's a song I wrote who-knows-when that I stumbled across. Thought I'd share it with you all. Let me know what you think!!!

 

I'm Anticipating the Day

Verse 1: I'm anticipating the day when my Jesus comes for me

When I hear that trumpet sound I'll be truly free

I will leave this world be-hind with all its sorrow and its pain

I will rise with Jesus Christ and I will dwell on Heaven's plain

 

Chorus: No more struggle no more strife

There'll be peace forevermore

No more pain and no more dying only life on that bright shore

No more sickness no more sorrow

No more fear in that glad day

Only joy that's everlasting when we're caught up on that day

 

Verse 2: People look to this world today to fulfil their hearts desire

But this road of earthly gain winds up in hell fire

But now I am looking beyond what this ole' world can afford

I will dwell in heaven bright and forever be with my Lord

 

Now let's hear from you!

Did you enjoy the song?

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I'm 19!!!

by Grace 9. February 2019 11:30

Hey everyone!!!

As many of you know, I turned 19 yesterday!!! I had a wonderful day. I actually went to work, but my sweet coworkers signed a card, gave me chocolate, and brought me coffee cake, and I enjoy work, so hey! A day at work isn’t as bad as people make it out to be sometimes. ;)

And then I came home and ate a special dinner of quiche, bacon, and waffles with my family and then we had a southern gospel music fest of sorts out in our front room. What happened there… Stays there. XD

Here’s a few fun facts about what has happened over the past year:

 

Last year at this time I:

1) Was working at the high-school cafeteria

2) Only had my driver’s permit

3) Was a high-school student

4) Shared a bedroom

5) Was working on my paralegal program

6) Was 18!!!

 

Now, I:

1) Work at the Freedom Foundation

2) Not only have my license but have managed to roll and total a car :/

3) Am probably still high-school age… But I’m graduated nonetheless

4) Have my own bedroom for the first time in probably 17 or so years XD

5) Am interning as a paralegal!

6) I’M 19!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED?????

 

If you all have any other questions about things that have changed over the past year, serious or funny, ask me and I’ll answer them in the comments!

 

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Four Quick Things...

by Grace 3. February 2019 23:03

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in a little while... Things have been pretty crazy! I just had a few things I wanted to share with y'all really quick...

1) There's a pretty awesome giveaway going on at Megan's blog A Barefoot Gal. Make sure you check it out!!!

2) One of the many reasons I haven't been posting much for the past few weeks is... I GOT AN INTERNSHIP AS A PARALEGAL!!!!! I'm sooo excited!!! I finished my first week last week and I'm so excited to jump right back into it next week! I'm working for the Freedom Foundation. It's a super great company and if I wasn't as tired as I am right now I'd tell you more about it, but I'll have to save that for a post of its own sometime. ;)

3) I'm entering a southern gospel songwriting contest!!! Here's the link for the contest if you want to see what I'm getting myself into and if any of you are interested in it. ;) Songwriter's Search

4) Be on the lookout for a long-overdue two book giveaway here on Don't You Know that I'm Singing!!!

5) (Since I'm tired right now I can't count) I should post the words to the song this blog is named after sometime... What do y'all think? XD I actually have a full recording of this song somewhere. ;)

 

Now let's hear from you!

Will you sign up for Megan's giveaway? Are you looking forwards to mine? D'ya think I have any chance of winning the songwriting contest? XD What have you all been up to in my absence? I've missed hearing from my readers!!!

 

 

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Gift of Life

by Grace 31. December 2018 19:26

I pulled on my seatbelt and slowly began rolling out of the driveway. I was sad I was going to church by myself, but I understood, being that most everyone else wasn’t feeling well that morning. The radio was playing some contemporary Christian music. “I don’t really want to listen to this…” I thought. I unbuckled my seatbelt while still driving to reach into my pocket and grab my cellphone. I was about to turn onto the road and buckle up while I was still driving, but then I decided better safe than sorry and stopped at the edge of our driveway to strap in. As if anything would happen anyways I thought to myself.

I glanced at the clock as I pulled onto the road. 10:55. I’ll be late. Bother. I stepped on the gas a little. As the turn down the hill became tighter, I stepped on the brakes. And then I started fishtailing.

The car swerved wildly to the right, so I instinctively jerked the wheel left. The car then jerked in the other direction. My mind was racing. Should I be hitting the gas??? No, I remember I shouldn’t… Uh… Do I hit the brakes when I’m swerving or let off??? I DON’T REMEMBER!!!

I began jerking the wheel back to the right to avoid the steep ditch on the left, but the car wasn’t turning. And then I suddenly came to the terrifying realization: I’m going to go off that ditch. There’s no way I’m gonna get this thing turned in time.

The out-of-control vehicle hit the gravel on the left side of the road and ran madly into the ditch, but I didn’t actually start screaming until the thing actually began rolling over. I finally came to a stop – I had landed upright on the neighbor’s t-post fence facing up the hill I had been driving down.

I grew hysterical. “Daddy!” I screamed. “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!!!” I couldn’t find my phone and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get out of the car. And my left hand was becoming a red balloon.

For some reason I thought that when people grew hysterical, their brains stopped processing or whatever. But mine was racing. I didn’t want to open the doors because I wasn’t sure if it would break something more than it already was. I wasn’t worried about the car – I knew I had wrecked it. I just didn’t want to make my situation more dangerous. I knew that if I didn’t find my phone I’d have to wait for someone to drive by, which I knew could be an 1-2 hour wait being that we lived on a little country road and that people were at church.

I continued screaming and started crying as I continued looking for my phone. Somewhere between 5-10 minutes I finally found it and immediately called Dad.

Within 2 minutes he and my sister came down in his truck with my two older brother’s following in Daniel’s truck. They pulled me out and got me home quickly where I sat on Mom’s bed with ice.

To make an already long story somewhat shorter, I’m still at home and only appear to have minor injuries. They were able to get the neighbor’s yard all cleaned up and put back together. Apparently you can barely tell anything happened. I haven’t been there yet – this was yesterday morning and I’m still taking it easy.

I totaled the car though. They brought it back up to our place, and when I saw it, my stomach churned.

I realized just how happy I was to be alive.

And I began to wonder, was I ready to die? Yes, Jesus is my Savior, and I know where I’m going when I die, but am I spending the little bit of time I have down here to the fullest? Because we never know how long we have left. I’ve been thanking God so much – He was so good to spare my life. The new year may have come, and my siblings might not have had their big/little sister anymore. My parent’s might not have had their daughter anymore.

So many things could have gone wrong. I had taken my seatbelt off. If I had waited any longer to put it back on… I don’t like to think of what could have happened. And I rolled that thing over. I’m so glad it landed upright. And if I had swerved left first instead of right, I would’ve rolled down a hill covered with trees and with a pond at the bottom instead of in a ditch. (When you lie awake unable to sleep at night, you have plenty of time to think of all of the things that could’ve gone wrong!)

I emerged alive and so far with only minor injuries, and I’ve still been able to be up and about. God was so good, and I’m so thankful for the prayers of all of my friends who I scared so badly when I told them. Friends, as you go into the New Year - 2019 - don't take life for granted. Take every moment captive. You never know what day may be your last. And also don't take prayer for granted. I am so amazed every time I see that car that I actually walked out of it by myself.

And hey, I’m leaving the year with a bang! That’s to be sure. Gotta leave my mark on 2018 before I leave it behind. ;)

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Remembering Hope

by Grace 24. December 2018 20:19

                I once (actually fairly recently) had someone tell me, “I don’t believe in hope.” Those are some of the saddest words I’ve ever heard. My response was, “I believe in hope, but I believe there’s only one source.”

                I think that a lot of us who are saved take hope for granted. We were given hope, and we live with it every day, hear about it every day, see it before our eyes every day. We get used to hope.

                But if we take hope for granted, do we truly have it? When we take it for granted, we begin to look around and see the devastated world we live in. A world full of hurt, sin, messiness. We begin to wonder what the use of living is. We get caught up in our own struggles, misery and mistakes. We begin to define ourselves by what has happened in the past. We begin to lose sight of hope when we look at what the future seems to hold.

                I had a rough year. One of those things that every conservative Christian girl things would never happen to them happened to me. I tried to take control on my own, trying to make the mess I was creating magically fall into place. I made mistakes. Things spun out of control and I was left with the tattered pieces. I hurt people badly, and I felt heartbroken and scarred. The thing I had longed for and worked for more than probably anything else this year fell like a delicate glass frame on a rude, concrete floor and shattered into pieces. And those pieces cut me. I cried a lot, and spent a week in despair, barely eating.

                But then I remembered I had hope. Hope for healing. Hope that my mistakes did not define me. Hope that healing could be rendered to those I had hurt. Hope that the meaning in my life that I had forgotten could be restored.

                Christians, have you ever stopped at all to think about how those without Jesus feel? How they truly don’t have hope? Think about it. What do they have to live for? How meaningless do you think life is for them? Don’t take hope for granted. Cherish it with everything you have in you. It’s one of the most precious gifts God gave you.

                And to my dear friend who doesn’t believe in hope (though I don’t figure you’re reading this), and to any other unbelievers who may stumble across this post, like I said earlier, hope comes from only one source. But there is an abundance of it, and if you truly seek it, you will easily find it. Hope came in the form of God humbling himself to come in the form of a baby, born amongst animals and laid in a manger, and was made abundant and free to all who believe when that baby died on a cross for the sins of man.

                Yes, my friend, I understand: this world is a disaster right now. Sin runs rampant. Hurt abounds. But we have hope because, where sin did abound, grace did much more abound. We have hope because God, if we humble ourselves as he humbled himself, and submit to his will, will free us from the chains of our sin. If we only give our hearts to Him (which, being that He is our Creator, belong to Him anyways) we can have hope that although we turmoil in sin down here, and live a life of struggling against evil and hurt and pain, one day it will all be over, and we’ll live in peace forever on that beautiful shore.

                Merry Christmas to you all, and a happy New Year, and may we all enter this new era of our lives with renewed hope and invigorated faith.

 

This is a song I wrote shortly after having the aforementioned conversation and several similar ones with my unsaved friend. In the devastating times we live in now, it's important to remember that even in there's mess, we have hope, God still loves us, and through His strength our faith can remain strong.

 

There is Love

Verse 1: You say you don’t believe in goodness, you say you don’t believe in love.

You’ve lost your sense of purpose and your faith in God above

You don’t trust anybody, and you’re hurting from your past

And you invest your life in things you know aren’t really gonna last

 

Chorus: But I tell you there’s a God that really cares

And He has a purpose for each single life

I tell you there is goodness everywhere

Despite the sin and strife

And I tell you there is hope for where you are

And with faith that you can step on every star

And emanating from God’s throne above

I tell you there’s love

 

Verse 2: I know you feel you’ve been forsaken and that your life has always seemed so wrong,

But God has authored all your circumstances and He’s been with you all along

He’s waiting for you now with arms of love and care

He wants to help you on this journey and all your burdens share

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