Last week we introduced a new song called ‘Forever Reign.’ I love how this song exposes the contrast of us, the worshiper, and our amazing God. Often when I draw near to God in prayer or worship, I am overwhelmed by a sense of unworthiness to come into the presence of such a holy and perfect God. This song captures musically what I often feel when I draw near to God.

The song starts quietly and reflectively as the verses spell out all that we lack and how God fills in those empty spaces. In the chorus it’s like we are gaining confidence as we start to get up and run into the arms of our Father. As it moves to the second verse the song picks up energy and excitment. I think that is a picture of how we are too. Throughout the Old Testament courage is always a product of being filled with God’s presence and having an assurance that God is with us. Cowardice would always come over God’s people when they had turned from God and went their own way. As this song finishes with the bridge we as the worshipers sing in boldness from the depths of our hearts that ‘My heart will sing no other name, Jesus, Jesus…..’

Take time to let the words of this song soak in and let the God whom this song is about fill you with His presence today so that you may be filled with courage and boldness to face your day!

You are good, You are good when there’s nothing good in me

You are love, You are love on display for all to see

You are light, You are light when the darkness closes in

You are hope, You are hope You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace when my fear is crippling

You are true, You are true even in my wandering

You are joy, You are joy, You’re the reason that I sing

You are life, You are life, in You death has lost it’s sting

Oh I’m running to Your arms, I’m running to Your arms

The riches of Your love will always be enough

Nothing compares to Your embrace Light of the world forever reign

You are more, You are more than my words will ever say

You are Lord, You are Lord all creation will proclaim

You are here, You are here in Your presence I’m made whole

You are God, You are God of all else I’m letting go

My heart will sing no other name Jesus, Jesus