Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Voice of Truth

So the other day, I was just listening to music the way I always do...I really wasn't having that great of a morning. It seemed like everything was going wrong and I was feeling sick and I just it seemed like everything I wore made me look fat...one of those days you know...and then this song came on my iTunes...and it really stood out to me. Take time, really read through the lyrics and think about who 'The Voice of Truth' is. It's not the mirror, it's not your feelings, it's not your head, it's not your friends, it's not your parents, it's not society...it's the voice of the living God who created you and knit you together speaking to you. I just listened to this song repeatedly that day and it really made me realize how loud the other voices are. Some of them are subtle but for the most part, these other voices surround us and try to overwhelm us and drown out the Voice of Truth in our lives. Those voices tell us we aren't good enough, we aren't pretty enough or responsible enough...but the Voice of Truth says that we were created for his glory and we were made in his own image and we are called to a greater purpose. So the next time you are having one of those days or just in general doubting God's goodness in creating you and your life...remember the Voice of Truth and listen to him above all else.

Voice of Truth
by Casting Crowns

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
To the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out his hand

But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. 'Boy, you'll never win!'
"You'll never win"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
And the voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a Sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again "boy, you'll never win!
"You'll never win"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

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