Lately, some friends and I have been putting together a sort of praise team for our church. It's a lot of fun. If you know me, then you know that I absolutely LOVE music! I can't play any type of instrument, but I love to sing. So, I am really excited about this opportunity to praise the Lord with my friends.
It's also really nice, because we are practicing two amazing songs. The first is one of my favorite hymns, and I am sure that many of you are familiar with it, In Christ Alone. This song speaks so deeply about how we need Christ more than anything else. It is truly 'In Christ Alone' that we find our hope and strength. Without him, there is no way that I could ever get through life.
The second song that we are practicing is a well-known praise song, You Are God Alone. I thought I would go ahead and share the lyrics to this one with you.
You are not a God created by human hands.
You are not a God dependent on any mortal man.
You are not a God in need of anything we can give.
By Your plan, that's just the way it is...
You are God alone, in the good times and bad
You were on Your throne, You were God alone.
And right now, in the good times and bad,
You are on Your throne, and You are God alone.
You're the only God who's power none can contend.
You're the only God who's name and praise will never end.
You're the only God who's worthy of everything we can give.
You are God, that's just the way it is...
You're unchangeable. You're unshakable.
You're unstoppable. That's what you are!
This song means a lot to me, because I have learned that in both the good times and the bad, God is still in control. He is still on His throne and He is still God alone. There is nothing that happens to you or me that does not fit into His perfect plan. We may not see the benefit of some of our trials right now. But He "works all things for the good of those who love" Him.
May the Lord bless you and keep you!