FLN: A Ministering Message

06.15.10 | Terese Main | Comments[2]

Ministering Message

Are you ever struggling in life and then turn on the radio and hear a song that ministers to you so perfectly?  God is so good to use the Family Life Network.  Recently it happened to me.  I had been studying “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan, and had struggled with the idea of God’s unconditional love.  God is God.  Creator of all things.  Master of my life.  How can I possibly love Him enough?  It is a respecting love, as we acknowledge his authority.  It is a sacrificial love, as we give up the worldly things we desire.  It’s a head-over-heels, cartwheel inspiring love too, as we realize how amazing he is!  Driving down 390 one day, I heard Jason Gray’s “Falling In Love” and it spoke to me.  

“I need more than a truth to believe.  I need a truth that lives, and breathes, to sweep me off my feet.  It out to be more like falling in love, than something to believe in.  More like losing my heart, than giving my allegiance.  Caught up, called out.  Come take a look at me now.  It’s like I’m falling.  Oh, it’s like I’m falling in love.”  

Sometimes I’m in awe of how perfectly a song fits an event in life, especially when it’s a new song, and a recent event.  It is proof that God’s timing is perfect.  Clint and Lindsay Owens are newlyweds, from our church family.  They moved to Kentucky to start their new life together.  Just as the wedding gifts were unpacked and their new home was painted and decorated to their liking, flood waters came, and destroyed all they had.  Lindsay quickly posted the lyrics to Mikeschair’s “Let the Waters Rise” to her facebook.

“There’s a raging sea right in front of me.  Wants to pull me in, bring me to my knees.  So let the waters rise, if you want them to.  I will follow you.  I will swim in the deep, cuz You’ll be next to me.  You’re in the eye of the storm and the calm of the sea.  You’re never out of reach.”

When have the lyrics of a song spoken right to your heart?  What were the circumstances?  How did God use the ministry of music to pull you towards His comfort, or open your eyes to something He wanted you to learn?  While contemporary Christian music is never a replacement for Biblical learning, it’s a nice compliment.  Thank you for choosing to listen to the Family Life Network.  I can’t wait to read your comment below!

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on 06.15.10 Patty commented

I was in a bad marriage and God helped my get out and I moved here to Pa. Ayear and a half ago. When I was in Missouri God put a friend in my life. She was reintroducing to God. With her help I started praying and he lead me back to my family. Then when I got here God put another friend in my life, and he introduced me to Family Life. I was starting to feel like that I didn't have a lot of Faith in God. Then I heard the song "What Faith can do." The words Don't you give up now the sun will soon be shining, you gotta face the clouds to find the silver lining. then the chorus I've seen dreams that move the mountains hope that doesn't ever end even when the sky is falling. And I've seen miracles just happen Silent prayers get answered broken hearts become brand new that's what faith can do. That song touched my heart so much that I just cried. I thanked God for being there just when I needed him with me.I listen to your radio station every day and I thank God for people like you God bless all the people who work at Family Life

on 06.17.10 Katie commented

Loved Jason Grey's Falling in Love- He does whoo us when we let Him!

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