Monday, April 12, 2010

Music Monday - Second Chances


Last Thursday I was up early with the kids and had already washed my floors (I only did this as Andrea was coming over for coffee). While I waited in the basement for the floors to dry, I turned on the TV and started watching Joyce Meyer.

I really enjoy watching her speak. For those who are not familiar with her, she's a common sense, straight talking Christian. I don't often get a chance to watch her, as I'm usually getting my daughter ready for school and getting breakfast on the table. On that particular episode, Joyce was talking about a few different topics. But the one that really took my breath away is that we don't celebrate our changes. She said that we usually feel pretty down when we mess up or when we realize we aren't where we think we should be in our walk. However, she continued to state that we should celebrate the fact that we changed! That we are no longer who we used to be. The Former Bad Girl in me kept yelling AMEN!!! She backed up her argument with the Isrealites. Every time they did something bad and then turned back to God they celebrated and put up monuments to remember it.

I kept thinking throughout the day that I often get down on myself when I slip in my walk with God or if I don't pray or submit to Him. When I fall into old habits and patterns. But you see, now I know they're bad. Now I know who to lean on. Now I know who loves me no matter what! I didn't know that 10 years ago.

I'm changed! I'm a child of God! I'm co-heir with Christ. GOD LOVES ME! Thank you God for second, third and one thousandth chances.

Lets celebrate all our "second chances" today and everyday!



Singer 1: You're feelin' pretty blue
You didn't do what God requested!
Singer 2: Yeah, I'd be mopin' too, if I was gonna be digested!
Singer 3: This ain't a pretty picture, no
I said, it ain't a pretty sight, no.
Singer 2: You ran from God this morning and you're ...
All: Whale chow tonight!

But hold up!
Hang on!
Singer 2: Not so fast! Your life ain't over yet!
Singer 3: See, we're here to tell you all about ...
Singer 2: the forgiveness that...
All: you... can... get!

Singer 1: You see God's a god of mercy,
Singer 2: God's a god of love.
All: And right now, He's gonna lend a helping hand from up above!

Choir: Praise the Lord!
He's the God of second chances!
You'll be floored how His love your life enhances!
You can be restored from your darkest circumstances!
Our God is a God of second chances!

Singer 1: Ain't it good to know a God who gives a second chance.
Khalil: Why, that's enough to get a smile from Mr. Grumpy-Pants!
Singer 1: So, if you say you're sorry for all the stuff you do
Singer 2: We know that He'll be ready with a second chance for you!

Choir: Praise the Lord!
He's the God of second chances!
You'll be floored how His love your life enhances!
You can be restored from your darkest circumstances!
Our God is a God of second chances!
Choir: Our God is a god ...

If you believe
God's love is true
Then you should know
What you should do!
If you believe
God's love is true
Then you should know
What you should do!

If you believe
God's love is true
Then you should know
What you should do!

If you believe
God's love is true
Then you should know
What you should do!

God gives a second chance!

Second chances!
Second chances!
Praise the Lord!
He's the God of second chances!
You'll be floored when you're restored from your darkest circumstances.
Our God is a God of second chances!
Second chances!
Second chances!
Praise the Lord!
He is the God of second chances!
You'll be floored when you're restored from your darkest circumstances.
Our God is a God of second chances!

If you believe
God's love is true
Then you should know
What you should do!

If you believe
God's love is true
Then you should know
What you should do!

If you believe
God's love is true
Then you should know
What you should do!

Second chances!
Second chances!
Praise the Lord!
He's the God of second chances!
You'll be floored when you're restored from your darkest circumstances.
Our God is a god of second chances!

Go and share your Musical Celebration today with Shawntele at Saved by Grace!!

5 comments:

Donnetta said...

Oh how often I do just that, focus on my failures instead of how far I have come in Him.

Thanks for starting a focus change. :-)

Andrea said...

Amen!!!

Colleen said...

I love that God is a God of 2nd chances! God bless!

Shawntele said...

Amen!! I so needed this today - thank you!!!

~Rain``` said...

I think sometimes the Evangelical movement really struggles with celebrating the positive changes in Christians' lives. We hear a lot of, "You are a sinner, you are not doing enough, you need to do this or that." While there is truth in these statements, we often forget that God gets super excited with we take steps of faith. Thanks for the reminder to celebrate the GREAT things God is doing in and through us.

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