This Does Not Define You

They have stolen the heart from inside you
But this does not define you
This is not who you are
You know who you are

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Music: Different by Micah Tyler

This is where my heart is… now that I know who I am in Christ, I don’t want to waste another day – I want to be different: more of Him and less of me!! “He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
I don’t wanna hear anymore, teach me to listen
I don’t wanna see anymore, give me a vision
That you could move this heart, to be set apart
I don’t need to recognize, the man in the mirror
And I don’t wanna trade Your plan, for something familiar
I can’t waste a day, I can’t stay the same

[Chorus]
I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
‘Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there’s something different
So come and be different
In me!

[Verse 2]
And I dont wanna spend my life, stuck in a pattern
And I don’t wanna gain this world but lose what matters
And so I’m giving up, everything because …

[Chorus]
I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
‘Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there’s something different
So come and be different; oh-ohhh

[Bridge]
I know, that I am far, from perfect
But through You, the cross still says, I’m worth it
So Jesus beating in my heart and
Come and finish what You started
When they see me, let them see You
‘Cause I just wanna be different! ye-ey

[Chorus]
I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
‘Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Ohh is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there’s something different
So come and be different
I just wanna be different
So could You be different
In me! …

Music: Reckless Love – Cory Asbury

I heard this song this morning for the first time and it wrecked me so intensely I began to weep/sob/ugly cry lol as I sat with a group of wonderful women.  Almost immediately, I felt a sting to my eyes as the song began, and when he sang these words, “When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me” I lost it… because the truth penetrated my soul… “There’s no wall You won’t kick down, no lie You won’t tear down, coming after me” is exactly what He’s done. Everything in the way of me being as close to and intimate with Him, He’s pushed through and broken off of me. He has never given up on me. The love I feel from Him is truly overwhelming and just simply wrecks me… no matter what I’ve felt: worthless, undeserving, insignificant, and unimportant, He keeps showing me how He sees me… and He paid the ultimate price to express that deep love He has for me. He gave Himself away because I matter to Him.

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Before I spoke a word
You were singing over me
You have been so, so
Good to me
Before I took a breath
You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so
Kind to me

[Chorus]
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it
I don’t deserve it
Still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

[Verse 2]
When I was your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so
Good to me
When I felt no worth
You paid it all for me
You have been so, so
Kind to me

[Chorus]
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it
I don’t deserve it
Still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

[Bridge]
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
No lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

Music: By Our Love – for King & Country

“All people will know that you are my ·followers [disciples] if you love ·each other [T one another].” John 13:35

Lyrics:

We are one in the spirit
We are one in the Lord
We are one in the spirit
We are one in the Lord
And we pray that all unity will one day be restored
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

They’ll know us by our love (love love love our love love love)
They’ll know us by our love (love love our love love love)

We will work with each other
We will work side by side
We will work with each other
We will work side by side
And we’ll guard each other’s dignity and save each other’s pride
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

They’ll know us by our love
Our love
They’ll know us by our love
Our love
They will know we are Christians by our love by our love
Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love

Music: The Gospel by Ryan Stevenson

Lyrics:

A restless generation
We’re turning over every stone
Hoping to find salvation
In a world that’s left us cold

Can we get back to the altar?
Back to the arms of our first love
There’s only one way to the Father
And He’s calling out to us

To the captive, it looks like freedom
To the orphan, it feels like home
To the skeptic, it might sound crazy
To believe in a God who loves
In a world, where our hearts are breaking
And we’re lost in the mess we’ve made
Like a blinding light, in the dead of night
It’s the Gospel
The Gospel that makes a way
It’s the Gospel that makes a way

It’s the cure for our condition
It’s the good news for us all
It’s greater than religion
It’s the power of the Cross

So can we get back to the altar?
Back to the arms of our first love
There’s only one way to the Father
And He’s calling out to us

To the captive, it looks like freedom
To the orphan, it feels like home
To the skeptic, it might sound crazy
To believe in a God who loves
In a world, where our hearts are breaking
And we’re lost in the mess we’ve made
Like a blinding light, in the dead of night
It’s the Gospel
The Gospel that makes a way
It’s the Gospel that makes a way
It’s the Gospel that makes a way!
It’s the Gospel that makes a way

The amazing news of the Gospel
Is not that we can receive Jesus into our lives
But that He’s already received us
Into His

In my own life, it means forgiveness
When I know I deserved the fall
It called me out of my darkness
And carried me to the Cross
In a moment, my eyes were opened
In that moment, my heart was changed
Like a blinding light, in the dead of night
It’s the Gospel

To the captive, it looks like freedom
To the orphan, it feels like home
To the skeptic, it might sound crazy
To believe in a God who loves
In a world, where our hearts are breaking
And we’re lost in the mess we’ve made
Like a blinding light, in the dead of night
It’s the Gospel
The Gospel that makes a way
It’s the Gospel that makes a way
It’s the Gospel that makes a way!
It’s the Gospel that makes a way

It’s the Gospel
The Gospel that makes a way…