Tune-In Tuesday: The Stand

Welcome to Tune-In Tuesday! If this is your first time visiting on a Tuesday, I hope you will find this as a place to worship together. Each week, I share about a song that God is using in my life. One that is speaking to me in whatever season I may be going through. The invitation is for you to jump in and do it, too! This year my goal is nothing more than “toward Him.” Basically, my prayer is that we will all begin to seek Him like we never have before… starting this year. So for Tuesdays, pick a song that leads you to Him.

Here are the steps:

  1. Pick a worship song, share it, and write about it… one that points your heart straight to Jesus.
  2. Link up here using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Use the name of your song as the title of your link. (If you haven’t done this before, feel free to email me with questions.) If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a comment sharing your song. ***Please use the permalink to your post, not your blog’s main site. Because of the specialized nature of this weekly series, any links that are not specifically for Tune-In Tuesday will be deleted.***
  3. Visit other people’s blogs and let them know you stopped by.
  4. Spread the word. Grab the button in the left column and add it to your post. That way, others can link up, as well. Tweet about it… Try to get others in on the conversation.
  5. Worship! :)
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Today’s song is The Stand… the Kristian Stanfill version.

This is another one of those I-could-listen-to-it-over-and-over-and-never-get-tired-of-it songs. I still remember the first time I heard it… and how it spoke to me then. When I hear (or sing) it now, I’m reminded of that time… about 3 years ago… when I was “seeing” God work in my life. I’m realizing more and more now that we’ve got to stop worrying about if we’re “seeing” Him work. He is always working.

There are moments when we feel like God is doing something just for us. Moments when God seems to be calling us to Himself. That happened to me this Sunday morning. We were singing this song (which we haven’t done in a long time) and the words just grabbed my heart. This week has been a self-focused, self-destructive spiral. God sought me and pulled me back on Sunday morning. I’m still struggling, but it always helps when we are reminded that God is for us and that He just wants us to surrender.

Here are the lyrics to The Stand:

You stood before creation, eternity in Your hand
You spoke the earth into motion, my soul now to stand

You stood before my failure, carried the Cross for my shame
My sin weighed upon Your shoulders, my soul now to stand

So what can I say, what can I do
But offer this heart O God completely to You

So I’ll walk upon salvation, Your Spirit alive in me
This life to declare Your promise, my soul now to stand

So what can I say, what can I do
But offer this heart O God completely to You

So I’ll stand with arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the One who gave it all

So I’ll stand, my soul Lord to You surrendered
All I am is Yours

Are you standing with arms high and heart abandoned? In awe of Him? We need to stand and surrender… to say “all I am is Yours” and to offer our hearts completely to Him.



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