Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Moving Forward

I just posted a new playlist. It has a few worship songs on it, but the first song is one that I think should be our anthem for the beginning of every new year (if not every new day). Over the last few years God has used the song Moving Forward to minister to my heart and propel me forward so many times. Even when I don't feel like I'm making the forward progress that I need to make, just claiming the words to this song can help me begin to take even just baby steps if necessary. While God is the be all end all, the fact is that He gives us free will. We are given the opportunity each and every day to make decisions that help to determine our outcome. Are you wallowing in self-pity or accepting the trials that He has laid befor you, vowing to learn from them, be strengthened by them and rejoicing through them. Would people characterize you as joyful or as whining and complaining. Those attributes are not ones that are at all becoming of a child of the King. If you are His then the joy of the Lord should be upon you. The sister of a couple of Pastors wives at our church recently passed away. This woman loved the Lord and lived for him and the joy of the Lord was so upon her that even people who did not know her personally are speaking of how her presence alone lit up a room. What kind of legacy are we leaving? We are not promised tomorrow, so what are we going to do with today. I encourage you to evaluate this last year and ask yourself what people would say about your countenance this past year and vow to spend this year becoming what you want your legacy to be. I'm declaring that "I am not going back"!

Here are the lyrics, I encourage you to listen!
Free Chapel - Moving Forward lyrics

Chorus:
I'm not going back
I'm moving ahead
I'm here to declare to you
My past is over
In You old things are made new
Surrender my life to Christ
I'm moving moving forward

What a moment
You have brought me to
Such a freedom I have found in You
What a Healer
You make all things new
Yeah Yeah Yeah

You have risen
With all power in Your Hands
You have given me
A second Chance
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Yeah Yeah YeahYeah Yeah Yeah

You maka all things new
You make all things newI will follow You forward

1 comment:

The Arnold Family said...

Love the song too. What a perfect anthem for the coming New Year.