Thursday, September 29, 2011

If We've Ever Needed You!

 Do you like Casting Crowns?
I, for one, happen to love them!
Their songs have the best lyrics ever!
I can't think of any of their songs that I just don't like and from the  very first album, many of their songs have spoken to me.
This song is speaking to me lately.

It seems to me that, in a lot of ways, in this country -
we are smack in the middle of this song.

"You called us out, we've turned away.
We turned away.
Ship-wrecked faith, idol's rise.
We do what is right in our own eyes.
Our children now will pay the price.
We need your light,
Lord, shine Your Light."

These lyrics have been haunting me as of late. 
How many times have I turned away when He has called me? I know many times when my faith has been ship wrecked and I've done what is right in my own eyes.
All of that is bad enough but the next line is what really haunts me. 
Nothing haunts me more than the legacy I'm leaving my children.
I really cringe at a lot of is being subtly taught to my children in the world.  I long to be the wife and mother that God is calling me to be.  To teach my children by my actions the Way that God is calling me to follow not only as their mother but in every other area of life. 
To be authentically a follower. 
It's really hard to compete with the world  a lot of times, though. 
TO compete with "what everybody else gets to do".
TO know if I'm doing the best and right thing.....

There are many, many things that make me want to cry out as in this song, "If we've ever needed you, Lord it's now".
I really do believe that the world IS desperate for HIS hand reaching out......

Tonight, I'm praying for that light. For the light to guide me each moment of every day. 

in Him-

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