Monday Praises #21

Wow… how do you write a post of praise when you are in a funk?  You don’t.  You let Mark Hall do it.  People, that man sings my heart so many times it is scary!!

Casting Crowns has a new album called Thrive.  I have been looking forward to it for so long… since Mark started tweeting and posting on Instagram that they were making it!  And then the first song was released and I was hooked!

This morning, I woke up with the new song in my head.  I was humming it as I began to prepare for my day.  On a whim, I chose to purchase the song on iTunes, and as I set out into the great big world, my heart listened to the song for the first time.  And God was speaking to me.

The video has the lyrics included… But I was to post them here for you to read.  I would be remiss if I didn’t.  So read, listen, absorb… and let God speak to you as He has spoken to me.  Thanks, Mark!

All You’ve Ever Wanted

I just looked up today
And realized how far away I am from where You are
You gave me life worth dying for
But between the altar and the door
I bought the lies that promised more
And here I go again

Lord, I know I let You down
But somehow, I will make You proud
I’ll turn this sinking ship around
And make it back to You

But all my deeds and my good name
Are just dirty rags that tear and strain
To cover all my guilty stains
That You already washed away

(‘Cause) All You’ve ever wanted, all You’ve ever wanted
All You’ve ever wanted was my heart
Freedom’s arms are open, my chains have all been broken
Relentless love has called me from the start
And all You wanted was my heart

I was chasing healing when I’d been made well
I was fighting battles when You conquered hell
Living free but from a prison cell
Lord, I lay it down today

So I’ll stop living off of how I feel
And start standing on Your truth revealed
Jesus is my strength, my shield
And He will never fail me

No more chains, I’ve been set free
No more fighting battles You’ve won for me
Now in Christ, I stand complete


Now, it’s your turn!  Link up your stories of praise!!  To God be all the glory!  Make sure to link directly to your post, not just your homepage!

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