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Forever Reign

Confession: I had a serious blogging comparison pity-party this morning.  One of those I-get-overwhelmed-by-all-the-talented-bloggers-out-there-and-start-to-get-down-on-myself-because-I-will-never-measure-up-to-real-blogger-standards (I’ve exceeded the legal limit for dashes, so I’ll quit) moments.

The good news is that I recognized how skewed my outlook was pretty much right away.  I could acknowledge (with my head, if not my emotions) that even if no one were to ever read another thing I write or look at another thing I make, I wouldn’t be any less valuable to my Creator (or my amazing family or friends, for that matter). 

And the really good news is that I was heading to worship with said amazing family, where God had this song waiting to address every single self-absorbed, insecure, wrong-focused thought I’d entertained this morning:

Forever Reign

You are good, You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love, You are love
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy, You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life,
In You death has lost it’s sting

Oh, I’m running to your arms,
I’m running to arms
The riches of your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

You are more, You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord, You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here, You are here
In your presence I’m made whole
You are God, You are God
Of all else I’m letting go

My heart will sing
no other name
Jesus, Jesus

Did you get that?: “You are God, you are God, of all else I’m letting go…” I may not be much good at remembering this some days, but I can’t deny its truth.

not a big deal

Whether the above statement is a whiny plea for attention or a recognition of something incredibly freeing is almost entirely a matter of perspective.  Thank you, Lord, for a heaping dose of perspective today!

In addition to having fantastic lyrics, it’s also a beautiful tune. You can hear/watch it (performed by the ridiculously talented Hillsong band) here.