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Today’s Worship Wednesday song comes from a combination of two things: 1) I have been reading through a book entitled “Grace Is Greater” by Kyle Idleman and 2) I love just about any song that Laura Story sings.

Because of this combination, today’s Worship Wednesday song is “Grace” by Laura Story.

God’s grace is an amazing thing. We sing about it in the church. We read about it in the Bible. But it is not until we truly experience God’s grace that it becomes real. Kyle Idleman said this about experiencing grace:

God’s grace is compelling when explained but irresistible when experienced.

The chorus to this songs goes like this:

“I ask you how many times will you pick me up when I keep on letting you down. And each time I will fall short of your glory. How far will forgiveness abound? And you answer my child, ‘I love you’. And as long as your seeking my face you’ll walk in the power of My daily sufficient grace.”

Idleman goes on to say in his book that:

Our ability to appreciate grace is in direct correlation to the degree to which we acknowledge our need for it. The more I recognize the ugliness of my sin, the more I can appreciate the beauty of God’s grace”.

I hope and pray that we will truly experience the grace of God and that we will understand our deep need for a Savior!

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! 

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I am sure that we have all heard these verses (even if you aren’t a follower of Jesus) at some point in our lives. Psalm 23 says,

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord forever.

Today’s Worship Wednesday song is “You Are My Shepherd” by Tricia Brock. It is a beautiful reminder of the words from Psalm 100:3,

Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

I hope you enjoy “You Are My Shepherd”!

 

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Today’s Worship Wednesday song comes from Matt Papa and is entitled “His Mercy Is More”.

I love the words to this song. Here is the first verse:

What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing, he counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

This song reminds me of the beautiful words found in Lamentations 3:22-23 which says,

The steadfast of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

We can also look in the New Testament at Hebrews 8:12 where Paul reminds us of how merciful our God is towards us. it says,

For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.

Let’s worship God today for his mercy toward us all!

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Today’s song is “Be Still And Know” by Kari Jobe. This song is a beautiful melody that pleads with us to slow down, take a deep breath and BE STILL before God.

That is extremely hard for most of us to do. Stop and be still. We all seem to be rushing from one place to another, trying to get as much done as possible, when what God wants us to do is to “be still and know that I am God”.

Psalm 46:10 says,

    “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

When we are still before God, we begin to notice just how much we need Him and are dependent upon Him. We begin to see a loving Father, who is there to care for us and nurture us. We begin to see just how much grace, love and mercy he has given to each one of us – and we begin to worship!

I do not know the author of this quote but I believe it – “If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make your busy”.

I am praying today that we all will stop – take a deep breath – and be still and know that HE is God and worship HIM today!