Jesus told her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never ever die.” JOHN 11:25 NLT
Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation.
I was busy at home one day and decided to play one of my Casting Crowns CDs, Until The Whole World Hears. When one of the songs called At Your Feet started playing, I just had to stop what I was doing and listen. The music and lyrics were so soothing and beautiful. The song is about laying everything down from our past, present, and future–our mistakes and burdens as well as our hopes and dreams–laying it all down at the feet of Jesus. And as hard as doing that seemed to be for some things, it actually felt wonderful to “let go,” release everything to Him, and spend peaceful moments resting in His presence.
If you’d like to listen to the song, click HERE. I’ve also posted the lyrics below. Hoping you, too, will be refreshed and renewed from spending peaceful moments at His feet.
Here at Your feet, I lay my past down
My wanderings, all my mistakes down
And I am free
Here at Your feet, I lay this day down
Not in my strength, but in Yours I’ve found
All I need, You’re all I need
Jesus, Jesus at Your feet
Oh, to dwell and never leave
Jesus, Jesus at Your feet
There is nowhere else for me
Here at Your feet, I lay my future down
All of my dreams, I give to You now
And I find peace, I find peace…
Here at Your feet, I lay my life down
For You my King, You’re all I want now
And my soul sings…
Cause I am free (here at Your feet)
All I need (is at Your feet)
I find peace (We’re at Your feet, we’re at Your feet)…
Here at Your feet, I lay my life down.
I’m reading a book called Crazy Love: OVERWHELMED BY A RELENTLESS GOD by Francis Chan. If you’re seeking to experience God in a deeper way, you need to read this…but be prepared to be challenged! I’m being tremendously challenged by the first few chapters I’ve read so far. In his preface, Chan writes, “This book is written for those who want more Jesus. It is for those who are bored with what American Christianity offers. It is for those who don’t want to plateau, those who would rather die before their convictions do.” His hope is that this book will convince you “that by surrendering yourself totally to God’s purposes, He will bring you the most pleasure in this life and the next.”
The first chapter begins by talking about the awesomeness of God and how we can see His divine nature through His creation: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” ROMANS 1:20, New International Version, ©2010. And Chan has a great video he refers you to, to illustrate this point so clearly (the image above is from his video). You can watch it by clicking HERE–I hope you get a chance to view it–I think you’ll find it pretty amazing!
Christmas is a time of gift-giving, and a time to remember that we already have the greatest Gift anyone could have–the gift of God’s Son, Jesus! I had been thinking about including this Bible verse from Isaiah in my last Christmas post of the year. And then just today I received a Christmas card with the very same Scripture on it…a perfect reminder to post it and wish all of you joy as we celebrate the birth of our Savior–God’s Gift to each one of us!
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Christmas Blessings to you!