Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Glorious Day at Grace

If you've been reading recently, than you'll know that my family started going back to church about three weeks ago. We are loving our new church and, on Wednesdays, I want to take some time to reflect on our experience each week.


This past Sunday, Grace Church wrapped up their sermon series: Overcomers. The series was three weeks long and, in the series there was a sermon based on the topic of overcoming gluttony, addiction and lust. The sermon topic that rang most true in my heart from this series was the sermon on overcoming gluttony.

At the end of the sermon on Sunday, anyone who has struggled with overcoming gluttony, addiction and/or lust was asked to get up from their seat and go to the front of the church, before God, and stand there as they wrapped up the service with a couple songs.

As a new face at the church, I was tentative to go up to the front but, Nick and I did it. We followed my mom and my stepdad up to the front, along with many others from the congregation. We stood there together in front of God and sang a couple of songs, one of them being "Glorious Day" by Passion. In those moments, I felt the love of God come over me. I tried to fight back tears as I sang along to the songs until just finally letting the tears roll down my face. I felt like I wasn't alone, I felt energized, I felt a sense of community, I felt humbled, I felt shameless, I felt forgiven.

There was no better song to end this sermon series with other than "Glorious Day" by Passion. It is easily one of my new favorites {with some of my old favorites being from Paul Wright -- I recommend looking into him, too.}

After going through this sermon series, it is this song "Glorious Day" by Passion that sings the words on my heart. Before going back to church, I did feel like I was in a state where I was breathing but not alive. I often found myself buried beneath my shame when it comes to my struggle with weight-loss and it was through this series that I was gratefully reminded I don't need to carry that weight. I can lift it up to the Lord, again and again. It is His love that is the air that I'm breathing.


Glorious Day - Passion

I was buried beneath my shame 
Who could carry that kind of weight 
It was my tomb 
Till I met You 

I was breathing, but not alive 
All my failures I tried to hide 
It was my tomb 
Till I met You 

You called my name 
And I ran out of that grave 
Out of the darkness 
Into Your glorious day 

You called my name 
And I ran out of that grave 
Out of the darkness 
Into Your glorious day 

Now Your mercy has saved my soul 
Now Your freedom is all I know 
The old made new Jesus, when I met You 

You called my name 
And I ran out of that grave 
Out of the darkness 
Into Your glorious day 

You called my name 
And I ran out of that grave 
Out of the darkness Into Your glorious day 

I needed rescue 
My sin was heavy 
But chains break at the weight of Your glory 
I needed shelter 
I was an orphan 
But You call me a citizen of heaven 
When I was broken 
You were my healing 
Your love is the air that I'm breathing 
I have a future 
My eyes are open 

You called my name 
And I ran out of that grave 
Out of the darkness 
Into Your glorious day 

You called my name 
And I ran out of that grave 
Out of the darkness 
Into Your glorious day

1 comment:

  1. Thank you again for your transparency, it is refreshing and encouraging. I'm also encouraged by you and Nick being on this journey, and going at it together. And by the way, you weren't the only one who was emotional during Glorious Day! I struggle to sing "And I ran out of that grave" almost every time.

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