Saturday, November 13, 2010

you are more

After a somewhat challenging day...sometime last week
I was in the car when "You are More" by Tenth Avenue North came on.
I had not heard it before, but it is exactly what I needed to hear.

The chorus:
"You are more than the choices that you've made
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes
You are more than the problems you create
You've been remade"

I know in my heart that God forgives me.
I know that He loves me regardless of how I treat Him and others.
I know that He's always got my back
and that He doesn't hold my short comings over my head.

But sometimes, okay, a LOT of the time
I need to be reminded of these things.
I need to be told that it's okay
that I screwed up,
when I let my kids watch too much tv,
when I lose my patience,
when I'm lazy and selfish.
I need to be told that it's okay and I'm forgiven for
not reading my Bible consistently,
but that it's not okay to KEEP doing that.

I am more than my mistakes,
but I need to learn from my mistakes
and change the things that need changing.
I have a God who loves me for ME
too much tv not enough Bible and everything else.
But he refuses to leave me that way!

I've been remade.

I've been forgiven.

I've been redeemed.

I am LOVED.

Now I need to live that way.
For the God I love,
and for the people who need to know about HIS love!

It's not about me.
It's not about

my trials,
my problems,
my mistakes,

it's about Jesus Christ and what

HE

has done for me...

and

for you!

This song is from their new album called "The Light meets the Dark"
Check out the official music video here...it's very powerful.

3 comments:

angie and darren said...

Love your blog. Please can you email the 12 Daytz of Christmas files.
My email address is dazandangatkinson@googlemailcom
Thank you xxx

KM said...

REALLY REALLY beautiful POST my friend!!!!

Lucy and Murray's Mom said...

Maybe it's my hormones but I'm crying in my kitchen after watching this video. What an amazing song to hear as a woman, wife and mom! Thanks for sharing Jamie!