My friend G shared the 2017 WOW Hits CD with me a few weeks ago, and I immediately wanted to share it with you. Then God interrupted me with song number ten. That Sunday, Your Heart Can Beat Again took precedence over this post.
That’s right. I’d planned to share this CD with you two weeks ago. Our Lord has His own ways, and I try to listen to Him – especially when He speaks loud enough to get my attention. God pounds on our heart’s door sometimes, you know?
This first song is amazing! I guess this week is God’s timing for this first song and video. Oh, Mercy Me!
I couldn’t bring myself to title this post Flawless and Forgiven (as originally planned) because no human is flawless. Jesus is the only One Who deserves that designation.
It is true, though, that God sees us as flawless after salvation because of the blood of Jesus Christ. We must always remember that we have His grace and forgiven in spite of the fact that we are flawed. That flawless view is because of Him, not us.
The second song Just Be Held (Casting Crowns) holds bittersweet memories. Another friend shared the lyrics with me when I needed them most. I listened to this song constantly in the car when I was in a deep hole of sorrow three years ago. It was balm!
As today’s CD played in my car for the first time last month, I cried when Just Be Held began playing. (I hadn’t read the titles before popping it into the player, so it took me completely by surprise.) This song took me back to that hard place that God has healed. And, He has truly healed. His grace is mind-blowing. Victory!
I hope you enjoy this CD today…and that it has some touching effects on you as you listen.
If it’s morning when you read this post, please get yourself dressed and get to church. Someone needs you to be there. I don’t know who that someone is (and possibly you don’t, either). But, God knows. And, it just might be you who needs you to be there.
Worshiping the Lord always sets our hearts straight. You know?