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Monday, August 9, 2010

If there's a song that gets me excited right now . . .

it's this one.

Hear our cry, Lord, we pray
Our faces down, our hands are raised
You called us out, we turned away
We've turned away

With shipwrecked faith the idols 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

If we've ever needed You
Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now
We are desperate for Your hand
We're reaching out, we're reaching out

All our hearts, all our strength
With all our minds, we're at Your feet
May Your kingdom come in our hearts and lives
Let Your church arise, let Your church arise

If we've ever needed You
Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now
We are desperate for Your hand
We're reaching out, we're reaching out
We're reaching out

We need You now
Revive us now
We need You now


Oh Casting Crowns, how I love you! Not sure if there has ever been a song from them that didn't hit me to the core. And like I mentioned, this one gets me excited. We're in the car, it comes on the radio and I start looking Penecostal. And Holden and I are yelling out "We love you, Jesus" as it plays. But the lyrics really get to me right now. Maybe because I just finished reading Crazy Love and it's got me wondering if the American Church is disappointing God with our lives and our actions. Francis Chan talks openly about the oxymoron that he believes the term lukewarm Christian is. And that conversation puts a lump in my throat. And it needs to do more than just put a lump in my throat. The song also reminds me of the last sermon series at my church. It was on Evangelism. It challenged me and made me terribly uncomfortable in the best way possible. So right now, this is the song that stirs me.

1 comment:

adrianne + will said...

Have always loved this song too! There are so many of their songs that move me, but this one just gets me right at the core!

I totally know what you mean about making you uncomfortable in a "good way". My husband and I are huge introverts, so we love that our church really challenges us to be open and invite new people to learn about our faith.