Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Beautiful Mess of Songs

Team time is an intentional time each day that we spend to deepen our relationship with our team. Each day's activities vary from deep talks to fun games and everything in between. In today's team time we each shared a song that has been on our mind lately. I love music so much so I was excited to get started. As each song played, I jotted down a few lyrics that stood out to me. I didn't separate by song so all of it is mushed together into one big paragraph. The result is beautiful and my team encouraged me to publish it. So here it is - a big, mixed up, chaotic, beautiful mess.
Death was arrested and my life began. Free! Free! Forever we're free! There's freedom in surrender. Lay it down and let it go. I'm painting beauty with the ashes. You're not alone. Stop holding on and just be held. I once was lost but now am found. Take this life and lay it down at the foot of the cross. Without your love I would be lost. Hallelujah love has won. Like the beauty of the sun, you light my life so I can see. I am overwhelmed by you. I am overcome with joy. You've taken me higher and shown me what love can do. Where would I go or be without you? Brother let me be your shelter. Brother let me be your fortress. I know that in my weakness I am strong but it's your love that brings me home. I could just sit and wait for all your goodness. You have called me higher. You have called me deeper and I'll go where you will lead me, Lord. I will be yours for all my life.
Song references --
Delaney: Death Arrested by Northpoint Inside Out
Kalie: Just Be Held by Casting Crowns
Sara: At the Foot of the Cross by Phil Wickham
Jessica: Overwhelmed by Tim McMorris
Emily: Brother by Need to Breath
Kelsay: Call Me Higher by All Sons and Daughters

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