ARE YOU A LIFER? Or do you know what that is? The most common definition would probably be a person spending a life term in prison, for committing some heinous crime (unless, of course, you live in some country where what we would consider a minor felony gets you a life sentence). But another definition would of someone who spends their career working in a specific field, like my husband, who will probably always be an engineer. He was born to it. (I have changed careers, so I wouldn’t be considered a work lifer in one particular area.)
But what would think about calling yourself a “lifer” if you’re a Christian? I think it’s a great term, and one MercyMe has used title a song and their new album and tour. It’s a great song reminding Christians that once a believer, nothing is ever going to separate you from God’s love. At the moment you’re saved by grace, it’s hardwired into you. You are a Lifer! And this song is going to make you proud of it! (Put your Funk dancing shoes on because it’s a toe-tapper!) And keep singing!!
WELCOME BACK TO MUSIC MONDAY! We’re singing and praising! (I just love Music Mondays because I HAVE to listen to worship songs to research for my post. Tough job.)
Don’t just love finding something valuable? Do you remember what it’s like to be found? It’s a wonderful feeling, a feeling of belonging to someone. Being special. And you are!
Right after singing and worshipping to Lifer, then you can retrace your faith to the time God found you, and sing about it. It’s MercyMe’s “You Found Me” and it’s a great reminder that when that happened you knew you would never be the same again. (Keep your happy shoes on for this one, too.)
“You Found Me” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oViqhHTGKxU
NAGGING, NEGATIVE THOUGHTS?
Are regrets sneaking up on you? Are you fearful? Are you at the end of your rope? Do you feel alone? Emptiness making you feel worthless and purposeless? Remember who you belong to. Remember who your God is and rejoice. Or maybe you need to give all of that up to the God who can take it from you and know what to do with it. The One who will replace it with love, purpose, hope, joy, peace, and a future. Life CAN be beautiful. Remember who you are and what is meant to be. Walk out of the prison cell and stop playing the victim to realize it!
“Say Hello to Beautiful” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtvuq79kKHg
Have a great week reminding yourself of your salvation and identifying yourself as a genuine Lifer! (Can you tell I just can’t get enough of MercyMe’s latest album?)
Until next week.
May you prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers (3 John 2).