Buried in the Grave

Easter 2013 may be over, but here’s a little secret. Jesus is still alive and the Resurrection matters! Every. Single. Day. Here is one of my favorite Easter songs by All Sons and Daughters.

Enjoy!

 

There was a day we held our breath
And felt the sting of bitter death
When all our hopes were buried in the grave
Our eyes awake our hearts were torn
Between our faith and what we knew
Before our king was buried in the grave

And grace was in the tension
Of everything we’ve lost
Standing empty handed
Shattered by the cross

All we had
All we had
Was a promise like a thread
Holding us keeping us
Oh from fraying at the edge
All we knew
All we knew
Was you said you’d come again
You’d rise up from the dead

There was a day we looked for proof
That you had risen from the tomb
And all our doubts began to roll away
We touched the scars upon your hands
You kept your word
Oh son of man
You buried death by taking on the grave

You came here to save us
Cuz everything was lost
No longer empty handed
Clinging to the cross

All we had
All we had
Was a promise like a thread
Holding us
Keeping us
From fraying at the edge
All we knew
All we knew
Was you said you’d come again
You’d rise up from the dead

It is is won
It is done

All we have
All we have
Is the promise like a thread
Holding us keeping us
Oh from fraying at the edge
All we know
All we know
Is you said you’d come again
You rose up from the dead

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When I Feel Overwhelmed

There are times in ministry when I find myself on the verge of breakdown. Ministry can overwhelm you so quickly. Don’t worry, I’m doing fine. 🙂 I’ve learned to cast my cares daily (sometimes hourly, sometimes minute by minute) on God whenever I catch myself starting to flip out.

God can’t take care of the things you won’t let go of.

I’ve learned to let it go. That doesn’t mean that it mysteriously evaporates out of my brain, or I don’t think about it. It means that I yield to God, ask for His power and make sure that He’s not only involved in the process, but in the lead.

Also, I love music. There are certain worship songs that I’ll listen to when I’m dealing with a particular issue. I wanted to share this song by Bethel Worship that I listen to when I’m feeling overwhelmed.

You can purchase it here from Amazon. If you’re feeling overwhelmed today at work, or with your kids, or with your spouse, or because they removed Saved By the Bell from the morning re-runs, then hopefully this helps. 🙂

Muse-ic

muse
a. A guiding spirit.
b. A source of inspiration.

I’m sort of a make shift musician. Or at least I was. Maybe just in my head… Anyways, I started playing the guitar about 7 years ago to fill a position on our youth praise team while I was youth pastor. I had so much fun playing that I kept it up post youth ministry. Now, I mostly play for hobby, or when I need a little creative jam break. I’m pretty terrible to be honest. I can still bang through some old worship songs, (I occasionally throw in a little rock too). I am in no way a band geek, never really have been either. Now, music serves me best as an inspiration, a creative catalyst, or a motivational tool. I do appreciate  good music and once I find good music I wear it out. I often wear earbuds in the grocery store and I’ve been known to occasionally put on an unintentional worship concert for the unlucky shoppers.
Here is a list of some of the bands I can’t get enough of right now.
  • Jesus Culture (Their newest album is UH-mazing)
  • Needtobreathe (I need to see them in concert ASAP)
  • Muse (secular band – don’t hate)
  • Ascend to Hill (You can get their music and many other great bands for free here)
I’ve been using www.grooveshark.com to jam during work. Check it out. Be inspired today. Worship out loud.You’re welcome.