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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Do You Have Works by Faith?

Here we are again at the end of another week! In celebration of this supernaturally silly sing song Saturday, we are sharing the lyrics to the song “Welcome to the New”, By Mercy Me:

Got to live right, just stay in line. You’ve heard it all at least a million times; and like me you believed it. They said it wasn't works, but trying harder wouldn't hurt. It sounds so crazy now, but back then you couldn't see it. But now here you are, eyes open wide. It’s like you’re seeing grace in a brand new light, for the first time.

Let us be the first to welcome you. Welcome to the life you thought was too good to be true. Welcome to the new.

You broke your back, kept all the rules, jumped through the hoops to make God approve of you. Oh tell me was it worth it. The whole time you were spinning plates, did you stop to think that maybe He is ok with just you? There’s no need to join the circus. And now here you are, a new point of view, and now it all makes sense why it's called the Good News! 

And oh let us be the first to welcome you. Welcome to the life you thought was too good to be true. Welcome to the new. Look at you, shiny and new, look at you! You got the proof of purchase. You were purchased, ‘cause you're worth it. Look at you, finding your groove. Don’t you dare think that you're not worth it, ‘cause you're worth it, yeah you're worth it.

Let us be the first to welcome you, welcome to the life you thought was too good to be true. Welcome to the new!

Follow this link if you’d like to watch the music video for the song: 

In reading scripture, we come across this verse:

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? ~ James 2:14

Some people believe this verse is saying if you don’t do works, you will not be saved and they often forget the message of grace. When this happens, it is easy to be deceived into thinking by doing works they will be saved. This is not faith by works, this type of work is done in your own strength. When we travel down a road like this, it is easy to find yourself exhausted and depleted. When you stay in constant communication with the Lord, you will find your faith strengthened through each difficult circumstance you go through. When your faith is strengthened, you will produce works because the Holy Spirit Himself will cause you to move and to be moved. When your relationship with the Lord gets to this level, you really do have something joyous to sing about because you will have discovered the true meaning of “Welcome to The New”.

Please share the good news with your friends by inviting them to like our page on FaceBook! https://www.facebook.com/youareworthytoo

Your sister in Christ,

Wendy Glidden
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