Hold Me Together...

Hold Me Together

Hello mercy
I have been searching for You lately
I've been wounded and from what I hear
You have the remedy

They told me You would be for me
So now I need to know
Is this a love that can save me
Or say you will then don't?

Will You stay with me
When nobody is around?
If this is real
Then tell me now

Can You hold me together?
Can Your love reach down this far?
Can You hold me together?
'Cause without You holding my heart
I'm falling apart, falling apart

Saying so long, been lost, been gone
Not sure what to pray
It's not easy, but I know You see me
When I lose my way

I keep on floating not knowing
If there is more for me
Don't want to sink beneath
Waves of negativity

I'm going under
I'm afraid I might drown
If this is real
I need you now

I'm feeling stronger
With You by my side
And I realize You are my hope
And I need to know

The story behind the song...

Lead singer Tauren Wells talks about Royal Tailor's
lead radio single, "Hold Me Together."
The band's debut album, Black & White,
is available now on iTunes (http://bit.ly/lQuVVL) and in stores.

Obedience Tests
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman

"They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they would obey the Lord's commands, which He had given their forefathers through Moses" (Judg. 3:4).

There is a spiritual truth God revealed in the conquest of the Promised Land recorded in Judges chapter 3: "These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan" (Judg 3:1-3).

They didn't pass the test. "The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs" ( Judg 3:7-8).

Martin Luther said there are three things necessary to create a successful minister of God: prayer, meditation, and temptation. You'll really never know the strength and reality of your faith until you experience difficulty in life. You'll never know for sure whether God can be trusted or if you'll fall to temptation.

The apostle Peter thought his faith in Christ was solid until the temptation came to deny Him. Jesus knew Peter was not mature yet and that he would deny Jesus three times in one day. Peter didn't believe it. Sure enough, Peter denied Jesus three times. Peter could not believe he could do such a terrible thing. In order to discover this about himself, he needed to be placed in a situation to reveal his true condition.

God allows circumstances to develop around your life to give your faith opportunity to be proven. It is only when we are tested in battle that we become skilled warriors. You can be confident God will allow trials to come your way through situations like an unreasonable boss, a client who refuses to pay, a false assault on your character, or a difficult relationship that requires unconditional love. These battles are sent your way to test what you know in the mind in order that they might become part of your heart.

If you fail the test, do not be overly concerned. Learn from it and grow through the experience just as Peter did.

Today's Prayer

Oh Lord, I'm so sorry for the pride that creeps into my heart. You alone are worthy. You spoke this earth into being. You breathed the breath of life into mankind. You hold the universe in place. Who am I to take credit for anything. Thank You for all You have given and all You have done. Thank you for meeting my needs and for all the You have accomplished through me. Please, make me a blessing to others and to You. Minister through me to a lost and needy world. Fill me up with Your strength and wisdom, that I might lift Your name high. I thank you and praise You. In His name I pray, Amen.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

1 comment:

KrippledWarrior said...

Love the sea oats on the windswept dune pic. It reminded me of my childhood at the beaches of North Carolina.

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