You're gonna be ok

Wow, this song. It is so real, so raw, and so true. "Just take one step closer, put one foot in front of the other. You'll get through this, just follow the light in the darkness, you're gonna be ok." 

Keeping it together, appearing and being strong, remaining hopeful. Those things are hard. But we want to encourage you today to put this song on and keep hoping in your Savior! You ARE going to be okay.

When your heart is heavy. When you're overwhelmed. When you're drowning in life or death or sadness or anxiety. HOLD ON. "Just take one step closer. Put one put in front of the other. You'll get through this, just follow the light in the darkness. You're gonna be ok."

You're gonna be ok.

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When you feel let down

Have you been enjoying Worship Wednesdays? This week I have a burden. A burden to remind my friends that God does not fall off of His thrown. That He is good and always will be. That He will never let you down!

This song is currently one of my absolute favorites. The cry of my soul is that God alone would be the wind inside my sails, the anchor in the waves, and the fire inside my veins! I want HIM to be my song. I want everyone who sees me to feel God's goodness.

I love the bridge- "You're never gonna let me down."

But you have been let down, right? I have too.

I've been heartbroken, abandoned, isolated, left out and uninvited. I've been let down. I've had to wait, and I've had to struggle. I've been sick and I've lost babies and I've had to fight. But GOD NEVER LET ME DOWN.

The enemy has attacked. The Lord has allowed challenges. He's allowed them to grow my faith, to develop my character, and to enhance my weaknesses so HE can be glorified. And through it all, He was and is good. And He never let me down. I know I will have disappointments and hurts and struggles in the future. God never promised us an easy life. But He did say He'd be there with us through all of it!

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.
— Deut 31:6 NLT

In fact, when I look back at every one of the struggles, heartbreaks, and failings in my life– He was there. He was right there. Every bit of good that has come in my life has been from Him. 

There's a live version of this song on YouTube with Steffany Gretzinger that includes some spontaneous worship, and I'm SO drawn to these lines:

"When nothing's going right and it all falls apart– You're good.

When everything is going right– You're still good.

So we will prophesy this morning into every situation. That you have never changed and you never will. Because you are good."

It's not in His nature to let us down. And He never will.

Worship with us today, and lay your disappointments at His feet. 

King Of My Heart by Bethel Music

Every Battle

Join us for a moment of worship today!

Every battle, even the seemingly impossible, belongs to the Lord. He is fighting for you as you hide in Him. Lay down the burden of fighting for yourself and lift your hands to the Lord! 

I encourage you to read through the lyrics before you listen. Let them soak in! 


Every Battle by Rita Springer

Every imposter, every contender will fail to compare with You
There is no kingdom, authority, power like Yours
No one more royal, no other loyal than one God, one truth
No other kingdom, no other freedom like Yours

You are high, high and lifted up
Strong and mighty enough, You are King
And I hide, covered by Your wings
And it’s there You fight for me
And every battle, every battle is Yours

No greater rescue than when You came through with strong love, strong love
All my accusers, silenced and scattered by You
Your people arising, we realize it is finished, it’s finished
Stand in the promise it is accomplished in You

You are high, high and lifted up
Strong and mighty enough, You are King
And I hide, covered by Your wings
And it’s there You fight for me
And every battle, every battle is Yours

No gods or idols, no princes or powered will have my worship
No threat of darkness, no fear of failing will steal my purpose
You’re my surrender, protector, defender
And every battle, every battle is Yours

You are high, high and lifted up
Strong and mighty enough, You are King
And I hide, covered by Your wings
And it’s there You fight for me
And every battle, every battle
Every battle, every battle is Yours
Is Yours

Take Courage- Bethel Music

"So take courage my heart,

Stay steadfast my soul

He's in the waiting

He's in the waiting

Hold onto your hope

As your triumph unfolds

He's never failing

He's never failing" 

Nothing is Impossible!

It's Worship Wednesday here at I Am Fruitful, and we hope you'll take a few minutes to submit yourself before the Lord and praise Him!

I feel like this community needs a good reminder that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!

Read the chorus and then worship with us!!

I know, nothing is impossible
I know, every chain is breakable
I know, on Christ the solid rock I stand!
My fear, is conquered by His perfect love
My life, is ransomed by His royal blood
I know, on Christ the solid rock I stand
 

He dries every tear that falls

It's Worship Wednesday, and man do I need it. I need to worship EVERY day!

This week I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to share Rita Springer's This Blood. It's been a heck of a week, I'll be real. A LOT of emotions this week as my family is facing a horrible situation. A lot of pain and desperation and heartbreak. And as I've been interceding for a situation and just crying out to the Lord and asking a lot of "why" questions, these lyrics keep standing out to me: "He dries every tear that falls."

Your tears are not forgotten. They are all collected by a loving Father. And even when we turn our backs on Him, betray Him, forget Him, don't trust Him (whatever it is)... He is still good. He is still faithful. He still loves us and would give anything, even His son, to bring us close to Him.

Another thing about this song that rocked me this week is the power of the blood! It heals the sick, it finds the lonely, it frees those who are bound!! And that same blood has the power to free the heaviest, thickest, and most tightly bound chains.

So as you worship with us this week, give your burdens over to Him. Cry a few tears if you need to (Lord knows I've cried enough for all of us this week). Worship the Lord and let Him take your chains and your pain and whatever is keeping you bound.

 

Lyrics:

There is a blood
That cost a life
That paid my way
Death its price
When it flowed
Down from the cross
My sins were gone
My sins forgot

There is a grave
That tried to hide
This precious blood
That gave me life
In Three Days
He breathed again
And rose to stand in my defense

So I come to tell you He's alive
To tell you that He dries every tear that falls
So I come to tell you that He saves
To shout and to proclaim that He's coming back for you
This Life, This Price, This Blood, This One


There is a Blood
That sights the blind
That Heals the sick
The lonely finds
It has the Power
To free the bound
As chains they fall
Upon the ground

So pour it out and
To cleanse my soul
And let its crimson Glory flow
Because it lives
To make me whole
I owe my life
I owe my soul


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Speak to Us!!

Worship Wednesday is here! How's your week going? Would a word of God change your answer to that question?

Let's take a few minutes today to lift our voices to our God who hears AND speaks. Speak to us, Lord! 

It's National Infertility Awareness Week, and you may be a little discouraged by this point. There are lots of sad stories being shared, there is a lot of negativity, there is a ton of anger in the ttc community. I don't see much hope.

But when we are surrounded by darkness, the best thing in the world is hearing His voice. He makes the darkness tremble and He silences fear. If you relate even a tiny bit, listen below and WORSHIP!

Mosaic MSC "Speak To Us"

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Let's Worship Together!

It's Worship Wednesday, so let's get our WORSHIP on!

Any Kari Jobe fans in the house?!? I love her! Her new song "The Garden" is so raw and relatable. It reminds me so much of the woman with the issue of bleeding (Luke 8:42-48). Jesus was surrounded people. With her hope high, the woman made her way through the crowds. Maybe like her, you've seen the doctors, you've spent the money, but still nothing has changed. God, let us have a fringe moment right now as we worship, help us to see the garden today.


In the crowd that day there was a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with hemorrhages. She had spent every penny she had on doctors but not one had been able to help her. She slipped in from behind and touched the edge of Jesus’ robe. At that very moment her hemorrhaging stopped. Jesus said, “Who touched me?”

When no one stepped forward, Peter said, “But Master, we’ve got crowds of people on our hands. Dozens have touched you.”

Jesus insisted, “Someone touched me. I felt power discharging from me.”

When the woman realized that she couldn’t remain hidden, she knelt trembling before him. In front of all the people, she blurted out her story—why she touched him and how at that same moment she was healed.

Jesus said, “Daughter, you took a risk trusting me, and now you’re healed and whole. Live well, live blessed!”
— Luke 8:43-48

Kari Jobe "The Garden" 

It's Worship Wednesday!

This song is so dear to my heart. My darkest seasons of life have been marked by lies from the enemy that God is not near to me. Everyone else? Oh yes... Just not me. That is so WRONG! Do you ever feel this way? Let worship be your weapon today. God has NOT forgotten you. He loves you deeply, completely, and constantly. 

I love this song because it reminds us that He doesn't give us pieces of His heart, and He doesn't tease us! So often, miscarriage can feel like a big tease from God. But it's not!! And I know that because He does NOT tease us. 

Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?
— Matthew 7:9-11

Bethel Music "Pieces" 

First Ever Worship Wednesday!

It's Wednesday... Worship Wednesday! And we want to start by reminding you that God is the God of miracles!!!

We are going to start sharing one song every week on Instagram. Our team will choose a different song each week– something that we believe will draw you closer to the Lord as you worship. 

We highly encourage you to give a "sacrifice of praise" as you begin worshiping. 

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
— Hebrews 13:15 ESV

It's not a sacrifice to praise God when life is going perfectly. But He asks us to praise Him continually– not just in the good times. So begin your worship by praising God for simply who He is.

As a community, let's lift up our voices and praise the King of Kings together. In your car, in your kitchen, wherever you are let's take a few minutes to declare that our God is the God of Miracles! 

Jesus Culture "Miracles"