For our Held and Beloved online study friends, today I am sharing a song that speaks the heart of chapter ten … that our one desire would be to “𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯!”
The story He weaves for each of us is threaded with cords of love to draw us to Himself. He wants us to truly know Him! Our story then becomes the most powerful witness we can share with someone else. The reality we are living can meet the cry of that person’s heart and lead them closer to the Savior!
Thrive by Casting Crowns
please enjoy their official lyric video (with stunning images of a tree planted by the water!) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ71RWJhS_M
“𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱
𝘛𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘍𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵
𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵
𝘛𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦
𝘚𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩
𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘸𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶
𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴
𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦
𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯
𝘞𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩…”
In this final chapter, there isn’t any mention of my personal story, because I am more interested to hear 𝘠𝘖𝘜𝘙𝘚!
Have these Held and Beloved stories impacted your heart? Helped you recognize the miraculous parts of your own story? Have they encouraged you to notice the hand of GOD moving and working in your life? Sharpened your vision to trace His handiwork and His eternal purposes that are always moving forward? Have these stories won your heart to value the beauties of the One who loves you more than any other, knowing you hold a unique and precious place in His plan?
What story has He given you to tell?
Join the chorus of praise to our GOD. Tell of His mighty works as displayed in your life. Finding words for your experience will bring you more JOY than you can imagine! Especially when the cry of your heart meets the deep need of another. Don’t keep the Love of your life a secret. Find your voice. Tell your story!
Go and tell what great things the LORD has done for you! Luke 8:39
ps: What a PERFECT verse image to “stumble across” from Our Daily Bread during this final week of our study!!!!
All I can say is YES!!!! For hearts that know grace cannot stay silent. Ask Him how and with whom you can share your story. Bear witness of the reality of GOD in your life.
It will deeply touch His heart.
It will draw others to Him.
It will bring you JOY!
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