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I love this song too! October 26, 2007

Filed under: Songs — beyondtheoutside @ 3:12 PM

East to West by Casting Crowns…

Here I am Lord and I’m drowning, in Your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me, I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind
Keeps me awake tonight
I know you’ve cast my sin as far as the East is from the West
And I stand before You now as though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
From You leaving me this way

Chorus:
Jesus can you show me just how far the east is from the west
‘Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
‘Cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again
Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
from You leaving me this way

I know You’ve washed me white
Turn my darkness into life
I need Your peace to get me through
To get me through this night
I can’t live by what I feel
About the truth Your word reveals
I’m not holding on to You
But You’re holding on to me
You’re holding on to me

So I love this song too…but not gonna give specifics of why because Jesse has been waiting for me to play Authur while I posted my last too posts, so its only fair I play w/ him now!

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Slow Fade

Filed under: Songs — beyondtheoutside @ 3:03 PM
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This is bascialy my new fav song. i love it SO much. Actually, I love this entire cd (the new Casting Crowns one, that is). But this is a song that has REALLY convicted me!

Casting Crowns Lyrics
Slow Fade Lyrics

Be careful little eyes what you see
It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you’re thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh be careful little eyes what see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see

Parts I esp love:
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow– That’s so true…
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid– Thats like…exactly the way it goes. I think about it, make bad choices, and pay the price for them.
Be careful if you think you stand You just might be sinking– Just about my favorite 2 lines in the WHOLE song. Lots of times it’s when I think I’m doing well that I’m slipping.
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day
– Thats like…soooo true. I mean, no one just overnight is like taken over by sin. Its small compromises that change people, daddies, and families.

So, I love it!
If you wanna hear it, its on their myspace (www.myspace.com/castingcrowns)

 

Just an update…

Filed under: God showed/taught me/ect,Life — beyondtheoutside @ 3:00 PM

Michele asked how I was doing…So just figured I’d post it…
Truth has really refreshed me with a new like..idk, a whole new light on things. And it’s taken a lot of stress out of my life as I don’t rely on what I may be thinking/feeling (which is constantly changing btw…), but on the truth of the Word. Um, also been hard to catch myself from listening to myself, rather then talking.
Since I’ve been praying and stuff about like areas I havent been applying truth, I’ve come to some conclusions and just been seeing some area’s I have to choose to obey or choose what I want to do. So that’s been kinda tough…well, really tough. Just been doing a lot of thinking. Will I really chose something over God? I pray that I wont..So just been really trrying to make the right choices…

 

Truth, Obeying… October 15, 2007

Filed under: God showed/taught me/ect,Life,Songs — beyondtheoutside @ 5:45 PM

Lately I’ve been trying to apply TRUTH! to everyyyyy single part of my life. I realized I was living my life based on feelings rather then the truth the Word shows me. And like one thing I do now is every night for the past two wks i’ve chosen a few of my top Bible vs’s and written them out… I write what I tend to believe and then what truth that verse speaks to me about…anyway, I’ve really been trying to apply truth to my life, rather then living by feelings, ect. So anyway, I’ve praying a lot about what aspects of my life I’ve either been living in denial, ignoring truth or living by feelings..And I’ve been asking God to show me those things so that I can apply truth to them…and one thing God showed me was an area that I didn’t want to fix..I knew it would be hard to fix…and my feelings are very involved. So I’m praying about like…how I should handle this and what the Lord wants me to do. A few months ago, in the summer, I was really really trying to just OBEY the Lord because i was struggling BIG time with that. And after a REALLY big struggle and TONS and TONS of grace, I’ve improved in that area…But anyway, the point is, I’m praying for courage because i’m not sure what God wants me to do about this area yet, but I’m scared it will be something I DONT want to do. And I KNOW I need to obey God. Not because its what I HAVE to do, but because I WANT to! So yea.
Real fast, a VERY good quote about truth I found…
“I cant live by what i feel, but by the truth your Word reveals,
I’m not holding on to you, but your holding on to me”
-East to West, Casting crowns..

So anyway, that’s what’s been going on lately…

 

God’s Glory… October 8, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — beyondtheoutside @ 5:10 PM

Just something I was thinking/talking about lately.
I was just thinking about what situations I see as ‘bad’ and ‘negative’. But I’ve also been really trying to live by TRUTH lately, rather then thoughts or feelings. So anyway…I was thinking about how I see different things and why. I was comparing them and just…trying to figure out why i think about things the way I do. So I was thinking about ‘bad’ things…God STILL gets glory from them, correct? Yes. So, that being true, how can I say something is ‘bad’ for me or negative? My ultimate reason for LIVING is for God’s glory…So if He gets glory from it, that’s wonderful…So, I’m still pondering this…but just thought I’d blog since I hadn’t in a while…

 

Not strong enough October 2, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — beyondtheoutside @ 4:00 PM

So, I might not be stong enough…SO, I’m going to attempt to rely on the Lord’s strength to help me do what I know I need to do.