God’s mercy is for everyone, no matter what…
How long till you come to the end of your reckless streak? How long till the fr eedom weighs you down? How long till your heart figures out that you need me? How long until you turn around?
When you come back home, I’ll be running out to meet you. When you come back home, you’ll find that I’ve never left you. You’ll see every wrong turn, every bridge you’ve burned. It’s all forgiven and gone, when you come back home, when you come back home.
I wanna see that face that I’ve been missing so much. I want to wrap my arms around your neck. I want to welcome you back to the place that you belong. I want to show you love has never left.
I’ve paid the price and have no fear. There’s nothing but mercy here. Mercy is waiting, when you come back home!
—Kutless, “Come Back Home”
His mercy will find us and make us whole…
Your mercy saved me, your mercy made me whole. Your mercy found me, called me as your own.
Here I stand a child of your, broken and in need of you. Break these chains and wash my guilt away.
Healer of my brokenness, my weary soul will find its rest. You are my strength, the lifter of my head. You’re greater than my yesterdays, you hold me close today. You’re the Lord of my tomorrows, my heart will always say.
Your mercy saved me, your mercy made me whole. You called me as your own, you called me as your own. Thank you for your mercy. Thank you for your mercy.
—Casting Crowns, “Mercy”
We are to show and spread God’s mercy everyday!
You could feed the whole world with the crumbs of old bread. Spread the good news through dreams and stones. With a breath of the wind you could raise up the dead, but you ask us to go.
Help us love mercy, help us do justly, help us walk humbly with you, God.
Forget not the widow, the orphan, and slave. O God, please remember the helpless today.
Call on your children repairing the breach. There’s no place too far that your mercy can’t reach!
—Charlie Hall, “Micah 6:8”
THE PURE IN HEART
Self is Public Enemy #1…
God help me get away. Break the chains and set me free, from the other side of me. I am my own worst enemy.
I caught a glimpse in my rearview mirror, of an old familiar face. Blurry image coming in clearer, of a past I can’t erase. I could have sworn I put him in the ground, but looks like he found his way out.
God help me get away. Break the chains and set me free, from the other side of me. I can’t fight this on my own. Lord Jesus rescue me, from my own worst enemy.
I’ll take a step and its right behind me, always fighting for control. There’s a war that’s raging inside me. I feel the battle for my soul. It’s like my shadow is dragging me around, and you are the only way out.
Lord, help me feed the life I’m trying to life, and starve the life I’m trying to leave. Help me believe the old is dead and gone. And I am a new creation.
—Casting Crowns, “My Own Worst Enemy”
When God purifies our heart—He is in us fully!
Oh, I wanna feel you move me, like a river running through me. I’m so tired of trying to prove it, I’m never gonna do it alone. God, I need you to be, my identity.
It’s always easier to hide behind that camouflage that keeps our hearts so guarded. But there’s no shame when we surrender everything to you, everything to you.
The pure in heart only know God more…and more!
To know you is to never worry for my life. To know you is to never give in to compromise. To know you is to want to tell the world about you, because I can’t live without you.
To know you, is to hear your voice when you are calling, To know you is to catch my brother when he is falling, To know you is to feel the pain of the brokenhearted, ’cause they can’t live without you.
More than my next breath, more than life or death, all I’m reaching for, I live my life to know you more. I leave it all behind, you’re all that satisfies. To know is to want to know you more.
To know you is to ache for more than the ordinary. To know you is to look beyond the temporary. To know you is believing that you’ll be enough, ’cause there’s no life without you. All this life could offer me could not compare to you.
I’ll leave it all behind, because you’re all that satisfies. To know you is to want to know you more. All this life can offer me cannot compare to you, and I’ll count it all but loss, compared to knowing you, knowing you.
―“ To Know You”, by Casting Crowns, Until the Whole World Knows
We see the world through God’s Heart!
Let me see the whole world through your eyes. Let this generation wake and rise, running with your heart, with your heart. Bring your kingdom, joy, and freedom, light to all the world. Rain down heaven’s power and presence, life to all the world.
See what you see. Love what you love. Go where you go. That’s what we want!
—Charlie Hall, “Running with Your Heart”
The pure in heart can never get enough of Jesus—we just want more!
We are chasing after the heart of God. Christ, be the Center of our lives. Be the Place we fix our eyes. Be the Center of our lives!
—Charlie Hall, “Center”