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Friday, February 10, 2012

Long Way Home...

Those of you that know me well know that since the summer of 1992 my favourite singer/songwriter has been Steven Curtis Chapman. There are many things I have found in common with and/or appreciated about Steven Curtis Chapman over the years, including a passion for adoption, a passion for the lost, and faithfulness to God even when times are tough. Every time he comes out with a new album, every song speaks to my heart about my Savior and my relationship with Him! I could quote song after song to give example, but the one that is speaking to me tonight is "Long Way Home." Here are the lyrics:

I set out on a great adventure
The day my Father started leading me home
Said there's gonna be mountians to climb
And valleys were gonna go through

But I had no way of knowing
Just how hard this journey could be
Cause the mountians are steeper
And the valleys are deeper than I ever would had dreamed

But I know were gonna make it
And I know were gonna get there soon
And I know sometimes it seems like, were going the wrong way
But it's just the long way home

Some rocks in my shoes
Fears I wish I could lose
That make the mountians so hard to climb
And my heart gets so heavy with the weight of the world sometimes

There's a bag of regrets,
Should've beens, and not yets
That I keep on dragging around
And I can hardly wait till the day I get to lay them all down

I know that day is coming
I know its gonna be here soon
I won't turn back even if the whole world says I'm going the wrong way
Cause it's just the long way home

When we cant take another step
The Father will pick us up and carry us in His arms
And even on the best days, He says to remember were not home yet
So don't get too comfortable
Cause we are just pilgrams passing through

I know that day is coming
I know were gonna be there soon
I keep on singing and believing
What all of my songs say

Cause our God has made a promise
And I know everything He says is true
He promised He would never ever leave us
He's gonna lead us
He'll lead us home

Every single step of the long way home
So keep on, we're gonna make it
Were just taking the long way home
So keep on, were gonna make it
I know, we're gonna make it
Its just the long way home

Scripture Memory

First to remind others why scripture memory is important, I'll share what I shared as ONE reason for scripture memory with my Grade 3&4's in small group today:
Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee. Psalm 119:11

And here are my verses. If you wonder, "Why these verses?" Here is the answer! I am memorizing verses along with the children and teens that I minister to in youth at church. The verses are chosen by Word of Life to support the lessons that they are being taught at youth.

So here I go! These are the first of 48 for the year. Some of these will be review. Thanks for holding me accountable!!

Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

2 Peter 1:20-21
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.