Because You’re Mine

God Letters

Because You’re Mine…

You are treasured

You are loved

You are honored

You are flawless in My eyes

You are My delight

You are rescued and secure

You are adored

You are always on My mind

You are wanted and desired

You are tried and purified

You are embraced

You are blessed beyond measure

I smile and sing

I have given you My name

Because you are Mine

I Tremble at Your Voice

My Song Lyrics

Mighty God, You spoke
And thus the world began
All You have purposed
Forever it will stand
By Your Word
You made all that I see
Through Your Word
You have called and saved me

I hear Your voice
Calling my name
And I know
I can’t stay the same
You speak in me
Lord, every time I pray
You’re changing me
With every word You say
And so I tremble at Your voice

Oh my God, You speak
And thus does life begin
With the Word of grace
You take away my sin
By Your Word
You give me light to see
Through Your Word
Your Spirit lives in me

I hear Your voice
Calling my name
And I know
I can’t stay the same
You speak in me
Lord, every time I pray
You’re changing me
With every word You say
And so I tremble at Your voice

God, I know how fearfully
And wonderfully I’m made
My God, I know Your love
By the price that You paid
And the Words You spoke
Echo across time
Your forgiving love
You have said is mine

I hear Your voice, calling my name
And I know…I can’t stay the same
You speak in me
Lord, every time I pray
You’re changing me
With every word You say
And so I tremble at Your voice

Shout for Joy

My Song Lyrics

Our King has broken the chains
That kept us bound to sin
Our Savior has died for us
To give us life again
He saved us with the power of His name
Now and forever let His saints proclaim

Our Lord lives
Our God reigns
He rules with justice
Mercy and grace
So lift Your voice
All people rejoice
Make a joyful noise
And shout for joy

Our God calls for the harvest
Fields of mercy He’s sown
Our redeemer ransomed us
He has made us His own
He saved us with the power of His word
Now and forever let our voices be heard

Our Lord lives
Our God reigns
He rules with justice
Mercy and grace
So lift Your voice
All people rejoice
Make a joyful noise
And shout for joy

Let all who take refuge
In the Lord sing His praises
For He’s mighty to save
He is the rock of ages

Our Lord lives
Our God reigns
He rules with justice
Mercy and grace
So lift Your voice
All people rejoice
Make a joyful noise
And shout for joy

Psalm 5:11 – “Let all who take refuge in You (the Lord) rejoice – let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread Your protection over them, that all who love Your name may be filled with joy.”

Never Meant to be Alone

My Song Lyrics

Loneliness is the last great enemy
And might be our only friend
We all know when we close our eyes
That being lonely doesn’t end
It doesn’t matter who’s around
We’re still in our own skin
But a voice calls
“Let me in.”
It’s calling…

“You were never meant to be alone like this
I’m what your heart’s been missing
You don’t have to be alone anymore
I’m what you’ve been looking for
If you want me, I’ll be yours forever and a day
If you ask me, I promise that I’ll always stay
And you can know that you’ll never be alone”

I don’t know how this love can be
Why You chose to be my friend
But somehow You opened my eyes
And I can see all the pain end
It doesn’t matter that I fall down
‘cause You’ve washed away my sin
When I heard You calling
And I let You in
Can they hear You calling…

“You were never meant to be alone like this
I’m what your heart’s been missing
You don’t have to be alone anymore
I’m what you’ve been looking for
If you want me, I’ll be yours forever and a day
If you ask me, I promise that I’ll always stay
And you can know that you’ll never be alone”

Oh, God, open their ears
My God, open their eyes
Lord, open their hearts
To receive Your sacrifice
Jesus, my voice is Yours
If they’ll heed the cry
So take all I am
May they hear You through my life

“You were never meant to be alone like this
I’m what your heart’s been missing
You don’t have to be alone anymore
I’m what you’ve been looking for
If you want me, I’ll be yours forever and a day
If you ask me, I promise that I’ll always stay
And you can know that you’ll never be alone”

Desperate for You

My Song Lyrics

God, I’ve found You’re the only One
Who can satisfy my heart and my soul
God, I’ve seen You’re the only One
Who can take these pieces and make me whole
Now and forever You are all I need
Here and now light this fire in me

Make me desperate for You
And I will cry out for You
Lord, let nothing but Your presence satisfy me
Make me thirsty for You
And I will draw close to You
Lord, help me know You more for all eternity
Help me love You unreservedly

God, I know I was made for You
Just to love You and be loved by You
God, I know I was made by You
Just to know You, to be always with You
Now and forever Your love sets me free
Here and now, Lord, I give You all of me

Make me desperate for You
And I will cry out for You
Lord, let nothing but Your presence satisfy me
Make me thirsty for You
And I will draw close to You
Lord, help me know You more for all eternity
Help me love You unreservedly

May my heart burn for You
May my soul yearn for You
God, You are every breath I breathe
May You always be everything to me

Make me desperate for You
And I will cry out for You
Lord, let nothing but Your presence satisfy me
Make me thirsty for You
And I will draw close to You
Lord, help me know You more for all eternity
Help me love You unreservedly

Just Like Gravity

My Song Lyrics

You saved me
You rescued me
What could I do
How could I not fall in love with You
You freed me
Broke my chains
And made me new
How could I not fall in love with You
I’m on my knees before You
With all my soul to adore You

And it’s just like gravity
The pull between You and me
I can feel You calling
And just like gravity
Oh, so irresistibly
Head over heels I’m falling
As You draw me into You

You touched me
You breathed in me
What could I do
How could I not fall in love with You
You healed me
You washed the stains
Of all I’d been through
How could I not fall in love with You
So I offer all my heart to You
And I’ll never be apart from You

And it’s just like gravity
The pull between You and me
I can feel You calling
And just like gravity
Oh, so irresistibly
Head over heels I’m falling
As You draw me into You

God, I can’t help this feeling
That You inspire
This burning love
Consuming desire
All I know
Is I need You close
More and more, Lord
Like never before

And it’s just like gravity
The pull between You and me
I can feel You calling
And just like gravity
Oh, so irresistibly
Head over heels I’m falling
As You draw me into You

Limitless Love / Those Nail Scarred Hands

My Song Lyrics

Who can define the limits of infinity
Who can describe the end of eternity
One drop in the ocean is this moment in time
As I feel the waves of You sweep over me
You are more than my heart can confine
As I stretch my soul to see this mystery

Of Your limitless love
Lord, of Your endless grace
Of Your eternal truth
Shining from Jesus’ face
When God became man
Lord, I long to understand
The love in those nail scarred hands

Who can define the great strength of God almighty
Who can describe the wonder of Your glory
I’m aching for someday to take Your hands in mine
So I’m bring You this offering of me
For I see again it was for my sin You died
Oh, God, I’m yearning to know this mystery

Of Your limitless love
Lord, of Your endless grace
Of Your eternal truth
Shining from Jesus’ face
When God became man
Lord, I long to understand
The love in those nail scarred hands

I know You suffered
I know You gave up everything
To offer the world
Forgiveness, a new song to sing

Of Your limitless love
Lord, of Your endless grace
Of Your eternal truth
Shining from Jesus’ face
When God became man
Lord, I long to understand
The love in those nail scarred hands

Christ Died Once for Our Sins – 1st Peter 3:18

Mini Sermon

1 Peter 3:18 – “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.”

The fact that Christ died only once is very important. In the old testament, sin offerings were offered with astounding frequency. Not only were sacrifices offered every year by the priests (Exodus 30:10, Leviticus 4:21) for the sins of the people as a whole, but every time one sinned a sin offering was to be given to remove the offense (Leviticus 4:14).

But Christ’s death as the sinless lamb and the Son of God is so powerful and transcendent that it needed only to be offered once and then Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 10:11-13). And this sacrifice is on behalf of everyone who believes that they may have eternal life (John 3:14-16, John 6:40).

Christ died not only for those living at that time, but also those who died before Him who trusted God and looked for the Messiah, and also for those of us who die after Him who trust God and believe in the One He sent. He did this to bring us into a right relationship with God. While we were still enemies, Christ died for us. We are now clothed with the righteousness of Christ (Philippians 3:9, 2 Peter 1:1) and have become children of God (John 1:12).

Not only did He die for us, but He was raised to life – literal, physical life (Luke 24:39). This is important in two ways: first, His physical resurrection is proof of all He claimed to be or He would have remained dead just like everyone else who ever lived. Second, it proves that we can have confidence in God’s power and in His promise that though we die we will be raised to new life (John 11:25-26, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17), an eternal life with God.

So let us pray, “Lord Jesus, we thank You for Your death on the cross which paid for our sins that You might bring us to You and through You to the Father. Thank You for Your promise of eternal life – to know You (John 17:3). You have done everything for us that we may know You. Your love, oh God, is far greater than we could ever imagine – it knows no bounds and has no end, for Your love is the forever kind. As we live our lives, help us to always remember what You have done for us, and in light of all You do for us, help us to live only for You – to Your glory. Help us to know You, make us desperate for You*, draw us close to You. May You be glorified in us and through us forever. For You alone are worthy. Your name be praised in all the earth! Amen.”

Be at Home in Me

My Song Lyrics

I want to fall more in love with You every day
I surrender myself wholly to You
I offer all I am to be used by Your righteousness
Wash me clean, God, and I will be new
I give myself to You alone

Be at home in me
Be my God, my King
In my heart
Be enthroned
Make my will
Like Your own
Oh, God almighty,
King of glory
Be at home in me

Have complete control now over my life
Reign in me like never before
Strengthen my faith that I may trust in You
And make me long for You even more
Here I am, Lord, I’m Yours alone

Be at home in me
Be my God, my King
In my heart
Be enthroned
Make my will
Like Your own
Oh, God almighty,
King of glory
Be at home in me

My life is in Your hands
My will beneath Your feet
My soul worships You
In this temple of my body
You came down from heaven
To die on this earth
You paid for all my sin so that
You could make me Yours

Be at home in me
Be my God, my King
In my heart
Be enthroned
Make my will
Like Your own
Oh, God almighty,
King of glory
Be at home in me

Carry This

My Song Lyrics

Worries weigh on my mind
And I can’t seem to hold my chin up
Where is the answer I can’t find
Now I think that I have to give up
God, I can’t carry this another day
But that’s when I hear You say…

“Lay it down, here at My feet
I’ll take care of you, only trust Me
Run to My arms and there find My peace
Then My child, you will finally see
All your strength is spent
‘Cause you were never meant to carry this.”

I thought I put it down
Why did I take it back again
This burden will make me drown
I know I’m never gonna win
God, I can’t carry this, there’s no way
But You know I’ve heard You say…

“Lay it down, here at My feet
I’ll take care of you, only trust Me
Run to My arms and there find My peace
Then My child, you will finally see
All your strength is spent
‘Cause you were never meant to carry this.”

I lay it down, I pick it up
I start over, I give up
I see there’s something wrong with me
Why do I need to do it my own way
God, help me to obey when You say…

“Lay it down, here at My feet
I’ll take care of you, only trust Me
Run to My arms and there find My peace
Then My child, you will finally see
All your strength is spent
‘Cause you were never meant to carry this.”

Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”