Greater

For as long as I’ve ever been able to remember, music has been able to put into words what I cannot convey.  There are songs that come into my mind and spirit for a time to encourage me, to lift me up, to make me strive for greater things, to soothe me, and to comfort me.  I still hold firm that the anthem for this period of my life is Casting Crown’s “Thrive.” but this song by MercyMe, “Greater,” has been really spurring me on lately.

This song is positioned on my 5K training playlist right now at the point where I am ready to quit going forward.  The words and the beat spur me on the last stretch to meet my walking time goal.  When I reach the end of training for my 5K, timed accordingly, this song will be ending just as I am crossing the finish line. (Yes, I have it planned to be that exact).  This song has helped me to grasp the truth of 1 John 4:4-6 that says, “ You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.  We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.” (NIV, emphasis mine)
What lies of the world have you fallen prey to today? What have you overcome today?  I bet you’ve overcome more than you think.
Greater (MercyMe)
Bring your tired
Bring your shame
Bring your guilt
Bring your pain
Don’t you know that’s not your name
You will always be much more to me

Everyday I wrestle with the voices
That keep telling me I’m not right
But that’s alright

Cause I hear a voice and he calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world
In the world
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world

Bring your doubts
Bring your fears
Bring your hurt
Bring your tears
There’ll be no condemnation here
You are holy, righteous and redeemed

Every time I fall
There’ll be those who will call me
A mistake
Well that’s ok

Cause I hear a voice and he calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world
In the world
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world

There’ll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn’t matter
Cause the cross already won the war
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how he sees me
And it makes me love him more and more
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

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