Do you ever feel unworthy of entering into God’s presence? Do you ever come to church on Sunday morning and find yourself hiding in the back corner? Do you ever avoid people because you don’t want them to find out what is really happening in your life?
Well I have news for you… God’s grace is bigger than our sins. God’s mercy is wider than our outcomes. And God’s love is stronger than our downfalls. No matter what you are dealing with in this very moment, don’t ever be afraid of coming into God’s presence. He knows everything about you, yet He is not backing down from you. In fact, He is pursuing you every moment of every day. In the same breath, we need to be a people of grace. This is why I love our church. We are a crazy bunch of imperfect people and we are all on a journey of becoming more like Christ. It is a hard journey, but a fulfilling journey. And it is much more effective if we do it together. In the words and song of high school musical… “We’re all in this together!!” 🙂
This week at CCV’s San Dimas Campus, we are introducing a new song “Heart After You”, written by myself, Jeff Jansen, and Lance Beckford. This song is based off of Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Hopefully we are all striving to have a heart after God… a heart that is pure and holy and righteous. And for those times that that we mess up (and we will mess up), God’s grace covers our sins like rain clouds cover the land. He washes all of our stains until they are clean again. How refreshing.
May we all strive to have a heart after God. And may the lyrics of this song be your prayer today and every day. In fact, wherever you are right now, read the lyrics of this song out loud as a prayer to God…
HEART AFTER YOU
This is my prayer, God be my cure, This dirty heart make it pure
Clouds of Your grace pouring like rain, Washing away all my stains
Here are my hands and my feet, Take all of me
Create in me a heart that’s clean, A heart that’s after You
Spirit dwell in my soul, Let Your truth overflow