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"Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable" - Psalm 145:3
"Build My Life" is a song that focuses on two things. How worthy our savior is, and how we respond to His greatness. The song starts out saying that He is worthy of every song we could sing, praise we could bring, and breath we could breathe. His name is above all others, the only one that could save us, and we live for Him and Him alone. His greatness is unsearchable, and He is mighty to save. These words are simple reminders of that truth, and how we need to focus our attention on living whole heartedly for his name.
The back end of the chorus is a prayer for God to show us who He is, for us to be filled with His love, and for us to lead in His name.
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder.
Show me who You are
and fill me with Your heart
and lead me in Your love to those around me.
We pray that we consistently build our life on the foundation of our Lord, and for us to trust in Him alone. We take that foundation as a springboard to go out and love others well in His name. Take a second to pray that God will open up your eyes in wonder and continue to show you His glory. Try to recall some moments this week that God has moved in your life or the lives of others around you, and thank Him for that! Remember those times as we sing this song Sunday as well.
"Amen, Amen! Blessing and honor and glory and power Amen!" This resounding refrain from our choir and orchestra this Sunday morning is drawn from the powerful text of Revelation 7:12. The broader context of Revelation 7 is that of a grand multitude that no one could number, standing, waving palm branches, clothed in white robes and saying "Salvation belongs to our God, and to the Lamb and to Him who sits on the throne." With a resounding "Amen" this grand multitude extoled the glory of God and the Son! They recognized that salvation only comes from God. It finds its genesis in no one or nothing else but Him. They believed that God was the only one that could rescue us from the bondage of sin. And because they believed it completely, they said, "AMEN" May it be so!
According to 2 Corinthians 1:20, all the promises of God find their yes in Jesus! Are you in the middle of a fight? Exodus 14:14 says that the Lord will fight for you. Are you afraid of something or someone today? Don't forget that the Lord is on your side, you don't need to be afraid of anyone according to Psalm 27:1. Have you sinned against the Lord? 1 John 1:9 reminds us that confession of all sins results in forgiveness and a cleansing of all unrighteousness.
We would do well to remember church that God's promises are always a yes! And the one who is the "Amen" from Revelation 3:14 is the one who went to the cross for you and I. Holiness has a name today, and it's Jesus. The Word has a name, and it's Jesus. Forgiveness has a name and it's Jesus. Redemption has a name and it's Jesus! Victory has a name! And His name is Jesus! Yes and Amen!
Check out the playlist for this week here.