Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Am I Truly Doing Enough?

I purchased Casting Crown's CD Lifesong in November. The music from this CD had helped my friend to find God in a very strong way, during a very difficult time in life. I purchased this shortly after visiting her...many of the songs have impacted me in vastly different ways. This song has spoken to me more than once and on the weekend, as I listened to it, I really sat back and thought a few things, (a) "Am I truly doing enough to be out there and ready to share Christ?", (b) "Do I have my ears open to hear people when they are calling out for help?" (c) "Do I show compassion or do I cast judgement?", (d) "Am I too inwardly-focused...do I have my eyes on the ground, instead of out in front of me?", (e) "What changes do I need to make in my life?"

I am posting this song and also the scriptures they listed with the song. I put them in amongst the song for a mixture of song and scripture.

Does Anybody Hear Her?
by Casting Crowns, Lifesong

Romans 10:14 (MSG)
But how can people call for help if they don't know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven't heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?

She is running
A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction
She is trying
But the canyon's ever widening
In the depths of her cold heart
So she sets out on another misadventure just to find
She's another two years older
And she's three more steps behind

Acts 5:20 (MSG)
He said, "Go to the Temple and take your stand. Tell the people everything there is to say about this Life."


Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she's going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?

1 Peter 3:15 (MSG)
Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you're living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.

She is yearning
For shelter and affection
That she never found at home
She is searching
For a hero to ride in
To ride in and save the day
And in walks her prince charming
And he knows just what to say
Momentary lapse of reason
And she gives herself away

2 Corinthians 5:20 (MSG)
We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you.

If judgement looms under every steeple
If lofty glances from lofty people
Can't see past her scarlet letter
And we never even met her

Matthew 28:19-20 (MSG)
Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I'll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age."

The question lingering in my head right now..."Am I truly doing enough?"

4 comments:

Jayleigh said...

-I adore Casting Crowns' music.

-I have had Watermark's Jesus, Light of the World going through my head for DAYS.

:-)

Kc said...

Thanks, I needed to hear that. Great choice of scripture.

audrey` said...

Hey Cinder :)
Did you hear the very good news that our beloved Corry, KC and Kristi are meeting on this Friday?
I'm so excited for them =D

Cinder said...

Jay ~ I too adore Casting Crowns...they have truly amazing music. We have a digital christian station and I've heard Watermark's Jesus, Light of the World, but I really should go and get their CD sometime I think.

:)

Kc ~ Thanks for stopping by...I loved how perfectly chosen the scriptures were that they used in writing the song!

Audrey ~ I just read this morning on Kristi's blog that she's going to be meeting Corry and Kc...that's very good news...I'm excited for them...I hope to someday be able to meet some of you...that would be a terrific experience!

:)