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Meredith Andrews- “Never Move On”

Meredith Andrews- "Never Move On"
What love is this
That love should die
Now I am His
And He is mine
What a love came down
To rescue me
Where I was bound
He set me free

I don't need a new truth
All I need is more of You

To the cross I will run
For all my Savior has done
I will stay here and never move on
No other moment in time
So glorious, so divine
I will stay here and never move on 

Held captive here
In awe of grace
Joy found in tears
Upon Your face
And all my shame 
Just disappears
My guilt erased
When I am here

I don't need a new truth
All I need is more of You

To the cross I will run
For all my Savior has done
I will stay here and never move on
No other moment in time
So glorious, so divine
I will stay here and never move on

Nothing in my hands I bring
Simply to Your cross I cling, I cling

To the cross I will run
For all my Savior has done
I will stay here and never move on
No other moment in time
So glorious, so divine
I will stay here and never move on
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Loving In Action

Do you ever have those moments, when you just want to stomp your feet and whine, saying, “Well, what if I don’t want to do it?!”

Well, I’ve been having some of those moments for the past few days.  Someone left a drink full of liquid in our trashcan.  On top of that, trash was pilled over the rim that when I tried to take the bag out, trash fell out.  Then, the bag leaked…everywhere.  Dishes had been left in the sink again.  Most other times when I’ve cleaned the sink, I have hardly ever gotten a word of thanks.  I said in my head, “Well, these aren’t my dirty dishes, and I took the trash out last so somebody else can do it.”

But then, I remembered the story of Jesus washing His disciples feet.

“It was just before the Passover Feast.  Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father.  Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love” (John 13:1).

So Jesus began to wash their feet.  After having taken off his outer clothing, He knelt down and washed their feet with His hands (John 13:4-5).

Jesus has called us to love one another and to serve one another.  He has called us to love not just because we will receive “snaps” or “kudos” for being nice to each other, but because He loves us with a passion that burns inside of us.  It’s a passion that is so strong that we must share it with those around us.

“Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

1 John 3:18

Jesus showed us the full extent of His love for us through His actions (John 13:1), so let’s do the same.  Let’s love one another through our actions. :)

Living with the Word in our mouthes and in our hearts

Whenever we read the Bible and hear God’s commandments, how often do we view them as being separate from who we are?  The Bible can become just that book we read on Sundays, and the Ten Commandments seem to be nothing more than a collection of old words like thou, hast, and shalt.  So often, thoughts like these fill my head, and I begin to think that parts of Christianity, especially parts in the Old Testament, aren’t relevant to me.

Just yesterday, I was reading in Deuteronomy, and I found this amazing passage about those misconceptions.  In the Message, Deuteronomy 30:11-12, 14 says,

“This commandment that I’m commanding you today isn’t too much for you, it’s not out of your reach.  It’s not on a high mountain–you don’t have to get mountaineers to climb the peak and bring it down to your level and explain it before you can live it.  And it’s not across the ocean–you don’t have to send sailors out to get it, bring it back, and then explain it to you before you can live it.  No.  The word is right here and now–as near as the tongue in your mouth, as near as the heart in your chest.  Just do it!”

Even more so than when Deuteronomy was written, every bit of the Word is relevant us.  John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God.”  With that being said, how could the Word not be relevant to us?  The Word is God!  And since the Word is God, that also means that God is in our mouths and in our hearts.  God is inside of us already!

Once we realize this, we see that God is committed to helping us follow His will.  He knows that it’s impossible for us to do it on our own; that’s why He sent Jesus Christ to fulfill the Law through dying on a cross for our sin.  He wants to help us follow His will so that we can experience the joy while worshiping with Him in our mouthes.  In our hearts filled with Him, we experience His amazing love and gifts of grace, more amazing than we could ever imagine.

Until the day that we live with God in His very presence, we have Him through the Word.  If that doesn’t make every bit of the Bible relevant to us, I don’t know what does…

Intro to “Lead Me to the Cross”

For this morning, listen to this song–“Lead Me to the Cross” by Hillsong.  Let the lyrics and the sounds wash over you.  During this upcoming week, I’ll be breaking down the lyrics!

“Lead Me to the Cross”

Hillsong

Savior I come
Quiet my soul remember
Redemption’s hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and trialed
You are
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you’re risen

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross

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