By Your Side

We all have to know by now that Maggie is a Tenth Avenue North fangirl. Seeing them in concert a few months back was such an amazing experience and I can’t even describe how great they are. There’s no need for studio editing their voices (that’s the statement I’m going with because I cannot seem to word very well tonight), because they’re naturally extremely gifted. So anyways enough rambling and onto the actual meaning of this post…

“Why are you striving these days, why are you still trying to earn grace, why are you crying, let me lift up your face, just don’t turn away”. Okay, woah. I’m never sure where to even begin with how I’d explain that because it could mean a million new, different things every time you read it. We’re striving to be the best when, let’s be honest, why does that actually matter? If we are who we are and that’s what we stick with then how can there be a best? Best. Adjective. A word I’d call pointless if it weren’t in our bovine dictionaries. He wants us to give our lives for Him, yet we turn our faces away from the very thing we need.

“Why are you looking for love, why are you still searching, as if I’m not enough, to where will you go child, tell me where will you run, to where will you run”. We look in this world for things that we think can sustain ourselves and we try to thrive off of other people; whether it means we use their attention or we build our thrones out of the people we stepped on to get there. If God isn’t enough what is? We run to the easiest thing that seems to help us like drugs or hurting ourselves, but if you honestly think about it, what good has ever come from them? There’s no Earthly thing we can run to that will sustain us like God, and he’s the easiest thing to hold onto.

“Cause I’ll be by your side whenever you fall, in the dead of night whenever you call, and please don’t fight these hands that are holding you, my hands are holding you”. He will never leave us nor will He turn us away if we’re broken. He wants us because we’re broken so He can show us how He can break our shackles.

Sorry for the long post, I was feeling a little bit of a longer one tonight and I needed to reassure two people who means so much to me that I’m not giving up on God or them.

And for the little lady out there (and you know who you are) that I talked to about hurting yourself tonight, this post was created for you ma petite amour.

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Music

Music is music. It just flows through you and takes you to another place. It doesn’t force itself in, but it encourages you to let it in. Isn’t God kind of like our music? He wants to be with us, but He gives us a choice- He never forces it! Let God in like you let music in. Just allow it to flow through yourself and get so wrapped up in it that the only thing you want is more!

There May Be Tears

There is a new Christian song out called There May Be Tears. It may sound gloomy but the lyrics are very encouraging! It says “My children, don’t worry take my hand; I’m taking you down this road you don’t understand. There may be tears while you’re waiting for these answers; I can see the picture I can see the future- I can tell you right now, it’s gonna be alright.” This song is coming from God’s point of  view telling us not to worry or feel like we are alone. Here is your challenge for today or tomorrow: listen to the song on youtube and post a comment below with your opinion and favorite lyrics/ if you have them. I promise that I’ll do my very best to answer all of you guys in some way, shape, or form! Come on, let’s see how many people we can get to comment on this post!

Give Me Your Eyes

There is a popular song on K-LOVE right now called “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath. Not only is it catchy, but also quite true and meaningful. It talks about how cool it would be if we could see what God sees and different people really are. Also, it tells what new perspective we would have on people and what they are going through. I encourage everyone who got this post to play the song over and over, carefully listening to the words each time to see what you learn. I hope you enjoy the song- comment down below and tell me what you think it means! 😃

Only You Can Be You

Only you can be you! No matter what anyone else says, you are beautiful in your own ways on the inside and out. People often think they are not good enough in comparison to others, but everyone is equal. I encourage you to listen to the song Only You Can Be You by Cymphonic Miller- an uplifting song about just being yourself because you are beautiful. So, be yourself- everyone else is taken. 🙂

Gold

One of my new favorite songs is called Gold, by Britt Nichole. It’s all about being yourself no matter what anyone else says because you are worth more than gold. I encourage all of you guys to watch the music video on youtube because it is so inspiring and it gives you a new perspective on people! But, remember to actually apply it to your life and not just watch it. no matter who you are, you are truly worth more than gold.

” This is for all the girls, boys all over the world. Whatever you’ve been told, you’re worth more than gold. ” – Britt Nichole

This Is the Stuff

Recently I’ve been thinking about my New Year’s resolutions and realized, all of them will take hard work! Things I’ve wanted to do for a long time have been held back by fear and frustration. Take surfing as an example. The fun and exhilaration of it seems impossible to resist, but the fear of sharks holds me back. When I am in these types of situations, I try to remember a song I love written by a famous Christian artist named Francesca Battistelli. It says, ” this is the stuff that drives me crazy, this is the stuff that’s been getting to me lately…. but I gotta trust, that you know exactly what you’re doing; might not be what I would choose, but this is the stuff you use.” so, next time you have a confusing fear, or anything you think happened with no good purpose, remember this song. [ Thanks to my mom, for telling me I should apply this song to life! 🙂 ]