More than Enough

Worship music is powerful. I've been listening to the new song "Jireh" by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Worship pretty much on repeat for the last 48 hours. This song is full of affirmations that I need and have needed for so long. Maybe this song could be a healing tool for God to move in your life too. 



***"FYI the new joint album "Old Church Basement" just dropped (4/30/21). So far, loving the songs!***

I'm going to break out some of the key phrases for me and talk about the lies they defeat by reminding me of truth. 


Lyric   "I'll never be more loved than I am right now."

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19 ESV

Lyric   "Wasn't holding You up, So there's nothing I can do to let You down."

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

Lyric    "It doesn't take a trophy to make You proud. I'll never be more loved than I am right now."

8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 ESV

Lies:  

  • I'm ashamed of you. 
  • How could you shame our family by getting raped?
  • You are such a burden. 
  • You cost too much. Your medical bills are expensive. 
  • Your existence remind me of the woman he was with before me.
  • You owe us. 

This song reminds me of the truth that regardless of what happened to me, I'm not responsible for other people. Its not my job now as an adult and it especially wasn't my job as a child to be a trophy for them, to make them look or feel better about themselves, or to be a pawn for love. God did not create me to be abused. I cannot earn His love. It has been freely given. 


Lyrics

"I'm already loved.
I'm already chosen.
I know who I am. 
I know what You've spoken."

"I'm already loved (I'm already loved)
More than I could even fathom (more than I could imagine) 
And that is enough (and that is enough)
Yes it us, it's enough, it's enough"

"What His truth says is better than anything. 
That is enough (that is enough)
What He's declared over us, it's true"

"When I have You, I have everything (that is enough)
When I have Jesus, I have everything (that is enough)
That is enough (that is enough)"

"You are my portion (You are enough)
More than enough for me ( You are enough)
Say, You are enough (You are enough)
So I am enough (so I am enough)"

Lies: 

  • You were a mistake.
  •  You were almost aborted. 

If you struggle to believe wholeheartedly that you are loved by God, write these lyrics out. Writing them now myself, it is helpful. Its an additional way to transfer the truth into your mind and into your heart. 

Truth

 9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.    1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,   Ephesians 1:5 ESV

12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,  John 1:12 ESV

20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.   1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV


Lyrics

"If He dresses the lilies with beauty and splendor
How much more will He clothe you? 
How much more will He clothe you?
If He watches over every sparrow
How much more does He love you?
How much more does He love you?"

"More than you ask, think, or imagine
According to His power working in us
It's more than enough"

Lies:  

  • What if_________?
  • I can't __________. 

Truth:



Do Not Be Anxious

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:25-34 ESV

27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27 ESV

18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. 1 John 5:18 ESV

13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 ESV

Sometimes when I write a blog, it can take me longer than I would like to publish it. This is one of those times. If I had been super organized, I would have published it on the release date of the Old Church Basement album date. That would have been cool timing. But, in my need and desire to live in the moment, one moment at a time, and one day at a time, that just didn't work out. The last couple of weeks have been tough. This song, "Jireh", really did help me to get through the tough days. I woke up singing the lyrics. The melody was in my head all day at work. I was swaying and in a way the image of the music video worship was carrying me. The Lord rocked me to sleep while tears fell and I prayed and rebuked these lies while listening to this song. I've been told to put something on the altar before referencing the obedience of Abraham and Isaac but I didn't trust God then. Now I believe in the God who provides. Will you?

Father God, Jireh, You are enough!!!! Thank you for your grace and kindness as you patiently reveal your love to me, to us. Shine brightly in anyone's life that needs to see You. Let them feel that You alone are providing. Continue to grow in me the ability to grasp the depth and breadth of Your love for me. Let it never cease to amaze me. Your love is unfathomable. Your love is unending. I'm blessed. Thank you for the gift of salvation through Jesus. In Jesus name, amen. 


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Note: The lyric images were from Elevation Worship's website. The Bible verses from the Bible.com.





 



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