Sunday, July 15, 2007

Walk by Faith on Video Sunday

I, along with my husband and children, have been so blessed to visit with our friends, Mike and Cindy Heiniger, while they've been out here from Illinois. Mike and Cindy pastor a church in Monticello, Illinois called Crossroads Church. They started the church in obedience to God's call on their lives about four years ago, and I am excited and thrilled to say that they will be moving into their permanent, new building in September! In four years, they were able to purchase land and build a building, so it is evident to see that God is blessing them and their church. I wish I could see their new building in person, but I'll have to wait for another time to be able to do that. However, I can still be a part of it by continuing to pray for them and the ministry God has given them there.

Well, it's Video Sunday, and I'm using the song that Mike ended the service with today for this week's video. I love what this song says, so listen well!

Please remember Mike's message to us from this morning; I am keeping my notes because I have some things I'd like to say about his first point: "To walk by faith, I need to make my choices based on who God wants me to be, not on who I've been." Wow, I am so grateful that I am not what I was, but it is only by God's power and grace. I have a freedom from shame that I never thought would be possible. Also, his last point of: "To walk by faith, I need to make my choices based on eternal, unseen truth, not on temporary, visible lies," is SO powerful. We need to keep that verse, 2 Corinthians 4:18, before us always because it is counter-cultural in our society today. Mike's message was good for me to hear, and I plan on keeping my scarlet cord in my car to remind me to walk by faith.

Okay, I'm off to the coast with the Heinigers! Fun, fun!

2 comments:

Jonna said...

Gena - Thought you could relate to this song - I certainly did!


"Fighter"
After all you put me through
You'd think I'd despise you
But in the end, I wanna thank you
'Cause you made me that much stronger

Well I, thought I knew you
Thinking, that you were true
I guess I, I couldn't trust
Called your bluff, time is up
'Cause I've had enough
You were, there by my side
Always, down for the ride
But your, joy ride just came down in flames
'Cause your greed sold me out in shame, mmhmm

After all of the stealing and cheating
You probably think that I hold resentment for you
But, uh uh, oh no, you're wrong
'Cause if it wasn't for all that you tried to do
I wouldn't know, just how capable
I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you
'Cause it

Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Ooh, yeah, ohh

Never, saw it coming
All of, your backstabbing
Just so, you could cash in
On a good thing before I'd realize your game
I heard, you're going round
Playing, the victim now
But don't, even begin
Feeling I'm the one to blame
'Cause you dug your own grave

After all of the fights and the lies
'Cause you're wanting to haunt me
But that won't work anymore
No more, uh uh, it's over
'Cause if it wasn't for all of your torture
I wouldn't know how, to be this way now
And never back down
So I wanna say thank you
'Cause it

Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

How could this man I thought I knew
Turn out to be unjust, so cruel
Could only see the good in you
Pretended not to see the truth
You tried to hide your lies
Disguise yourself
Through living in denial
But in the end you'll see
You, won't, stop, me

I am a fighter and I
(I'm a fighter)
I ain't gon' stop
(I ain't gon' stop)
There is no turning back
I've had enough, yeah...

Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
(Oh, ooh yeah, ooh yeah)
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Thought I would forget (thought I)
I remember (ohh)
'Cause I remember (ohh)
I remember

Thought I would forget (ooh)
I remember (ohh)
'Cause I remember (ohh)
I remember

Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter


[edit]Videos
Music video for Christina

mah said...

Thanks for the props... I think the line I like best in the song goes something to the effect of "because this broken road, prepares your will for me."

I still don't like broken roads and pray for nice smooth straight roads, but it doesn't seem as though I grow as much and they certainly don't require as much faith to go down.