“Greatness of our God,” is available for download today, on itunes! Download HERE.
So, if you’ve been following my world via twitter, you know that I’ve been working on a new project for quite some time! I’m so excited that tomorrow morning, for the first time anywhere, KLOVE will be playing my new single, “Greatness Of Our God.” The single goes for adds at Christian radio on April 9, but KLOVE is giving everyone a sneak peak The other news that I am so excited to share is that Greatness Of Our God will be available for download TOMORROW as well. woohoo! I’m so excited that you will finally be able to hear some new music. The song is from my new album, Love Revolution, due out late summer.
I love one of the definitions I read for the word ‘revolution‘ that said “a sudden, complete or marked change of something.” Before we can see true, marked and complete change of our culture, our families, our schools and communities, we must first have a revolution of our own hearts. “Greatness Of Our God,” written by Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram and Stu Garrard, stirred up a revolution in my heart the very first time i heard it. While I like to write most of the songs I record, I didn’t feel like i was recording someone else’s spiritual experience. I feel like this song is everyone’s experience. God is greater than every circumstance, every problem, every disappointment. And there is NOTHING that can separate us from His love. I so easily get distracted by the little details of life. I have to readjust my perspective. While my mind cannot begin to truly comprehend the greatness of God, neither can any of my doubts restrain His greatness. I’m so grateful that in these strange and scary times – from political unrest, economic struggles, natural disasters or personal catastrophes, God is in control. And though I don’t need to get bogged down with the details of life, I am so glad I serve a God who in interested and involved in every detail.
No sky contains
No doubt restrains
All You are, the greatness of our God
I’ll spend my life to know
And I’m far from close to all You are
The greatness of our God
So give me eyes to see more of who You are…..
Hope you enjoy the song. Let me know what you think about it.
You are invited to our 3rd Annual Benefit Concert followed by our first conference for starting restoration homes for rescued survivors of sex-trafficking.
Natalie Grant is hosting our 3rd Benefit concert at the Historical Belcourt Theater in Nashville TN on March 9, 2010 at 7:30 PM
It will be an incredible night featuring Tenth Avenue North, Brandon Heath, Britt Nicole, Phillip LaRue, and Audrey Assad go to www.belcourt.org to purchase tickets
Are you interested in learning more about the issue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation? Do you desire to be part of the process of hope for the countless number of individuals impacted by the sex trade? Have you felt called to be involved in shelter building for these individuals but over-whelmed by the amount of work required to make this a reality? Here is your opportunity to learn from experts in the field and network with other groups on this journey. This conference will help you to gain a historical perspective on the problem, attain skills which will enable you to move forward in starting your shelter including guidance on how to work with law enforcement, and provide you with tools to develop and assess quality within your restorative program. To download the registration form and get more information click here . The conference will be held in Nashville, TN on March 11, 2010.
It’s time to announce our 2010 Internship programs and we are thrilled to add two internship programs to Greece through the A21 Campaign. All information is on our website. If you are interested in spending 4 weeks or 4 months overseas with one of our shelter partners check out our internship program on our website.
As you are aware, sex trafficking is a huge issue in the United States, and its effects are devastating. Mercy Ministries knows this firsthand, as they already serve this population in their current facilities. Natalie Grant, The Home Foundation, and the Christian Trafficking Shelter Association (CTSA), are partnering with Mercy Ministries to restore lives of those affected by domestic sex trafficking. Mercy is committed to being very intentional about serving even more survivors of this horrific abuse.
I was driving to the airport this morning & saw a group of “workers” picking up trash on the side of the road. Each one was wearing an orange vest with these words emblazoned on the back:
“I AM A DRUNK DRIVER.”
Wow. Most hung their head low, hoping not to make any eye contact with the drivers passing by. There it was, in big capital letters for all the world to see.
Now listen, I’m not about to defend anyone who drinks and drives. They absolutely deserve to be punished by the law. Drinking & Driving has robbed many families of a mom, a dad, a spouse, a son, a daughter. Wearing an orange vest seems a little lenient if you ask me.
But, seeing their shame printed across their backs made me wonder what my vest would say. Can you imagine having to walk around with your sins being announced to the world? My secrets alone would be too many to even fit on one vest.
Many of us walk around wearing a similar vest. No, our mistakes and sins are not printed on the back, but the weight of our guilt hunches us over and we walk with a defeated posture. We avoid making eye contact and light & joy are missing from our face. We’re dressed in shame.
Today I’m shedding that vest. See, I have another vest and it’s just my size. This same vest fits anyone, regardless of who you are. The words emblazoned on the back say:
“I AM FORGIVEN.”
Let that vest show today. Wear your forgiveness. May grace and peace so permeate our own lives, that it can’t help but spill out to everyone around us. This vest is always in fashion, never out of style, and always the perfect fit.
“But those who depend on faith, not on deeds, and who believe in the God who declares the GUILTY TO BE INNOCENT, it is this faith that God takes in to account to put them right with Himself.” Romans 4:5
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
You. Are. Forgiven. Act like it.
With love AND freedom