Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Love is felt most when It's genuine, but I've had my share of love, abuse, manipulated And its strength misused, and I can't help but give you glory When I think about my story, and I know you favored me Because my enemies did try but couldn't triumph over me Yes they did try but couldn't triumph over me.
I'm still here, I'm still alive, I'm still blessed, on my way to My destiny, because the favor of God is on my life. Love is felt most when It's genuine, but I had my share of love, abuse, manipulated And its strength misused, and I can't help but give you glory, When I think about my story, and I know you favored me Because my enemies did try but couldn't triumph over me Yes they did try but couldn't triumph over me.
They whispered, conspired, they told their lies (God favors me) My character, my integrity, my faith in God (He favors me) Will not fall, will not bend, won't compromise (God favors me) I speak life and prosperity and I speak health (God favors me) Repeat 2 XS Love is felt most when It's genuine, but I've had my share of love abused, manipulated And its strength misused, and I can't help but give you glory When I think about my story, and I know you favored me Because my enemies did try but couldn't triumph over me Yes they did try but couldn't triumph over me.
I'm still here, I'm still alive, I'm still blessed, on my way to My destiny, because the favor of God is on my life. Love is felt most when It's genuine, but I've had my share of love abused, manipulated And its strength misused, and I can't help but give you glory, When I think about my story, and I know you favored me Because my enemies did try but couldn't triumph over me Yes they did try but couldn't triumph over me.
The arrangements of these mostly upbeat hand clappers are unique in the way they balance the men's and women's choirs for certain emotional emphases, but there are also standout solo performances by Denise Hazard (“You Have Been Right There”) and Kirby Brown (“Lord Do It”). These songs all feature familiar upbeat themes about grace and redemption, but the power of these voices brings fresh emotion, which makes every word a unique revelation.
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I think doubt is on top of the list we, Christians, don’t discuss along with pride. Mind you, I wasn’t obsessed with her physically or anything like that (I am not saying that she was not attractive), but I never lusted after her for some reason.
Actually that was one of the dearest day to me because my friends (classmates) who knew I liked her were so considerate towards my feelings! They pretty much said comforting words and respected my privacy and gave me space those few days after I found out she got married.
Which was amazing because I am not used to having others know what I am going through, and so I really don’t have many experiences of being comforted by people (I talked about emotional walls here if you are interested: www.flickr.com/photos/001fj/2458054116/). I mean, even though I was disobeying God in having a crush on her, I knew she was not the one for me.
But that evening I truly believed there is no such a thing as God (and few months earlier He had just delivered me from the addiction to porn!) I was so depressed I lied on my bed, and I quickly fell asleep.
A couple of hours later I woke up and my room was dark because it was late in the evening, and outside the sky looked (or at least that’s how it felt to me) so gray. I felt as if I was in hell in a way, you know, total closeness for eternity.
The strange thing is that when I woke up I simply couldn’t convince myself that He didn’t exist! I am going to say something people who don’t believe in God’s existence will think it is a crazy statement.
It was like free-falling and truly believing that gravity doesn’t exist! I mean, even before I became a Christian (when I didn’t believe in God’s divinity, goodness, justice and so on), and when I was living in sin after I became a Christian I didn’t experience a feeling like that.
It was still hard to let go of my crush, but I knew that I could not live without my God, but I could survive without the image I made of her. I knew what I had to do : delete, burn, break, and cut anything that I made of her.
Then I asked Him for three specific signs, so I would know who is my future wife, and again I felt His approval of my requests. I had never told anyone, not a single soul, what those signs are, because people (even well intending people) sometimes try to help us (or God) by doing God’s work in our lives, for example: arrange circumstances to answer our prayers.
Actually, some years after that I had decided that those signs do not apply anymore because I was living by the power of the Holy Spirit and signs are Old Testament stuff (Old Testament stuff! It was not easy at all, but I was determined to put myself in a position where I would not experience the pain that comes from believing Satan’s lies.
I can say with absolute assurance: after that night when I doubted God and then came back to Him was the beginning of me becoming a follower of Jesus Christ as well as a believer in Him. My friend, maybe you are living in such a sinful lifestyle that you are ashamed to even touch a Bible but that’s just another lie of Satan.
That’s the way Martin Luther came to understand true Christianity, and that’s the way God can open your eyes and change your life too. I read Christian magazines and articles, and even daily devotionals…even though I didn’t apply them to my life at the time.
I didn’t just assume that I will drift into obedience one day, but I made definite decisions and carried them out. Spiritual radical amputation of what causes us to sin is an important and vital principle of God’s Word.
Isn’t it interesting how we always get angry at God when Satan tempts us, and we fall for it? The reason we get angry with God because deep inside we know He loves us, and after all we expect Him to protect us, guide us and provide for us…not Satan, our enemy.
It is the same reason why we get angry with our government and Prime Minister when a terrorist attack happens! But doubt that follows what we call “unjust” trials is extremely hard to battle.
I truly have no clue how Job, and Joseph were so faithful to God all the time even in the midst of being treated unjustly for years. I want to ask you few questions here: are you a new Christian who came across very hard trial, maybe you experienced rejection early in your Christian walk, and somehow you were never able to experience a real walk with God because you never put your trust in anyone afterwards, including God.
Well, you can either obey God by trusting Him again, and that means you open up your heart, so He can start working on your wounds and pains, or you can put an emotional “wall”--a wall that does not protect--around yourself and live a long miserable settled for life wondering all along, “What if I had trusted God then…would I be here today…?” I know these are harsh words, but I’d rather you wake up, so you make the right decision today, than see you live in misery. I certainly would rather be harsh with me and directs me to a good path, then be nice to me and let me drift into nothingness.
Or do that?” when I read the Bible, and often times than not I responded the same way if not worse to much simpler situations! It was a small church, cozy, and had such a lovely and relaxing atmosphere; they even sang a Christian song that I really love called “I Need You to Survive” by Hezekiah Walker.
The service didn’t take long and afterwards as we stood up this older lady comes from the front pew which was only a couple meters ahead of the last row, and she tells me, “Young man, God has a word for you” Well, I had grown in a church that didn’t even teach that God speaks, nevertheless they believed in prophesy! And so the many years I was exposed to false teachings by the church I had grown up in made me skeptical about prophesy, even though the Bible says it is a sign of a true apostle.
Then my uncle’s wife got a piece of paper and pen quickly and started writing down what the lady told me, and so I will type what the lady said and my uncle’s wife wrote down: As you can imagine why like Sarah I laughed secretly at God’s words.
And the same thing with doubt: what might shake my faith may not even cause you to notice it. That’s why it is so hard to go to someone and tell them what is making you doubt, because more than likely they won’t be able to associate with what we are talking about.
Well, he was caught because the floppy disk he sent authorities they could trace to a church which he was a member of for many years. That didn’t shock me because anyone can fake being a “Christian” by attending church, etc.
Imagine your disappointment, and disillusion with the God you’ve been serving for so many years if that turned out to be your husband! The same thing applies to me, I could’ve been in your situation many times and probably the idea of doubting God wouldn’t enter my mind.
That’s because doubt is tailor designed to our individual fears, hurts, priorities, desires, goals, etc. Then something like a huge empty half-ball metal thing rotating from above the jet engine’s back opening until it covered it completely.
It was like a cap of some type, but it didn’t fit above the back opening perfectly, there was space between this cap and the back opening’s edge for the heat to come out. But of course the heat now was coming out in the opposite direction because of this metal cap.
Later that morning, I had a dynamic class and the prof likes to take what he calls “coffee breaks” and talks about nuclear accidents (he used to work in the nuclear industry) or some other topics related to engineering or physics. We all raised our hands in agreement with the option we thought was more plausible.
Or does He only give vision in regard to important things that will happen in the future? I am telling you this story because I want to make one simple point: Doubt comes from within us.
44The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. 45Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him.
Abraham’s argument in Luke 16 which I had questioned happened exactly in John 11, and how did the people respond to it? A lot of times we, Christians, think that doubts kind of just drifts in our lives then leaves just it came, without us noticing it.
But that’s rarely the case; people who love God and experienced fellowship with Him for many years and His grace, mercy, and forgiveness don’t just wake up one day and decide they don’t need Him anymore. I think we all know someone who was tried and simply couldn’t overcome that trial.
I can recall two instances where comments about faith made all the difference in my life: He was visiting us one evening and people were talking about God and so on, and at that age 16 I had given up on calling myself a “Christian” because I didn’t believe in Christianity, and so I doubted God big deal.
To make a long story short: few months later I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. What if that gentleman had said, “Well, doubt is a personal thing, and he has to find his own way...” I probably wouldn’t be a Christian today, 9 years later.
So we settle down for the old and boring religion we call “Christianity”, and completely forget about the Powerful and Loving God who is Christ the Lord. So he prayed in the car for a green minivan; he was, I think, 3 years old at the time.
When they came home he looked so excitingly at the garage expecting a green minivan to be there because he asked for one just a couple of hours ago, and so he was surprised when there was no green minivan in the garage! But that story also illustrates why we don’t pray as often as if we truly believed that God answers prayers: we play it safe because we hate getting disappointed.
We have replaced God’s exciting purpose and plan for our lives with the comfortable American Dream. All I wanted to say is that for most of us doubt is not a passing phase but a state of living our “Christian” life for long periods of time.
I mean, the hardest thing is to find someone to share his testimony with pride or doubt. But the Bible didn’t say those things to scare us into hiding our sins away, but to open our eyes and to repent of them and turn back to God.
I am not encouraging people here to open the Bible, find what promises they like and claim them and deceive themselves into believing they are getting them. Now you’ve made returning to God a much complicated issue than just dealing with doubt.
But if we pass the test and believe God was in it and cling to Him, we can expect Him to reward us like He did to Joseph and Job. Because this little drop of water represents the hope we have when we sense God’s presence in times of doubt and pain.
The last thing I want to say is this: there is far more joy, blessings, and peace if we willingly choose to believe God, love Him, and draw closer to Him, than He brings us to a point where we have no other choice but believe in Him.