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He Made His Home In Me

11 May

Recently another worship leader Dan, John and myself have been writing some new songs around the grace theme.  There have been so many great truths running through our hearts that we decided to try to capture them in song format.  In fact, I had been writing down impacting phrases, concepts and verses for several months in preparation for this experiment.He Made His Home In Me

I didn’t know how this would work because I’ve almost always written love/adoration songs.   But surprisingly, the phrases and melodies began to fall into place… and then it got exciting as the song began to take shape.  Here’s the end result.

The truth is that the message of grace is revolutionizing everything about our walk and relationship with God.  It changes our perspective of God… and who we are in God’s eyes… and in our own eyes.  Wow!  Now, the theological verses about “no condemnation” begin to have experiential realization and application.  It’s an exciting road into freedom.

‘He Made His Home In Me’ focuses on our ‘one-ness’ with God.   And if God and I are one, then I need to get skilled at thinking like that and talking like that and acting like that.  This ‘need’ is not a conformance issue from some pressure forced upon me… but rather this change results from revelation as it begins to emerge from the core of the heart and then my heart begins to change my thoughts, my thoughts begin to change my words, and my words begin to change my actions, and my actions begin to change my world.

Many of us did the Christian thing for many years under a heavy conformance pressure from outside influences.   But as Jesus said, there was the potential to become “white washed sepulchers” with that methodology.  Rather, Jesus’ obvious emphasis was on the heart.

When the Wesley brothers retrofitted the then current bar tunes with the new doctrines that they were preaching, it gave the doctrines a powerful ‘vehicle’ to escort them into the parishioners’ homes.  (BTW – those old bar tunes are now our classic and dear old hymns)   The strategic vehicle was music… then and now.   Catchy phrases and melodies stuck in the singers heart and then washed them throughout the week as the doctrines were reiterated.  Nothing new really… David and the Psalmists ‘sent’ their sermons home with the people.  But the end result is that a culture begins to be changed not just by ‘Sunday’ preaching, but by every man ‘preaching’ to himself as he sings the songs over and over.  How ingenious of God to create human hearts that are captured and respond so well to music.   Thank you God!

So, let your heart listen to this song’s truths.  Get familiar with these truths.  Let them wash your heart and rearrange your thought processes.  Then watch how your world begins to come into alignment with your inner reality.  Proverbs 4:23 says it this way, “… out of your heart flow all the issues of life.”   And Jesus said it this way, “According to your faith be it unto you.” –  Matt 9:29.   

We now have several songs in process, but here you go… a first song of many, we hope.

He Made His Home In Me

Vs 1
Whatever my God believes about Jesus
Is what He believes about me
What’s true of Him is quite true of me
Now I’ve become His glory

Chorus:
There’s not a thing I could do to set myself free
He paid the ultimate price for my liberty
The success of the Cross was full and complete
Now I’m innocent, righteous and holy
For He made his home in me
He made his home in me

Vs 2
When I look into the mirror of His Word
The reflection I see is me
I’ve come to know  now I fully believe
It was Jesus’ delight to reveal Himself in me.

Bridge
Sin and shame have been defeated
He has called me son
No more distance or delay
For God and I are one

His delight is on me now
I’m covered in His love
I’m perfect and complete in Him
All hiding is done
For He made His home in me
He made His home in me

(c) 2015 – Mark Hendrickson, Dan Caudell, John Hendrickson

Click here for a chord chart and click here for an mp3 audio.

— MLH

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Fill your life with Glad-ness

15 Dec

Glad – Enjoy a playlist of one of my favorite groups.  You’ll be amazed at the power and finesse of these five guys… singing acappella!!  Hook your house speakers and turn ‘em up loud.  Grab onto their coattails and let your heart marinate in pure goodness for nearly 1 1/2 hrs.  You’ll be Glad you did.

— MLH

Song: Out of Hiding – by Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger

28 Oct

Out of Hiding is another now-song reflecting God’s current emphasis on Grace.  He wants to shatter our mental strongholds of distance, delay and fear which are huge influences in a spiritual orphan’s mindset.  Even though sons, we don’t comprehend His amazing goodness, so we protect ourselves and hide at a distance in fear.  And to provide for ourselves we sweat because we doubt that God will take care of us… until maybe after we get to Heaven.  But in Out of Hiding, Steffany Gretzinger sings simple yet profound truths from a good Savior… who yearns for us with oozing passion from His love-struck heart.  Then He pleads, “No need to hide.  No need to wait.  Run into My arms.  Do you believe?  Can you believe?  Don’t quit now!  Leave your orphan-ness behind… You’re almost home now to me!”  — MLH 


The Undoing

 

 

 

 

Out of Hiding

by Steffany Gretzinger & Amanda Cook

Come out of hiding
You’re safe here with Me
There’s no need to cover
What I already see

You’ve got your reasons
But I hold your peace
You’ve been on lockdown
And I hold the key

‘Cause I loved you before you knew it was love
And I saw it all, still I chose the cross
And you were the one that I was thinking of
When I rose from the grave

Now rid of the shackles, My victory’s yours
I tore the veil for you to come close
There’s no reason to stand at a distance anymore
You’re not far from home

I’ll be your lighthouse
When you’re lost at sea
And I will illuminate
Everything

No need to be frightened
By intimacy
No, just throw off your fear
And come running to Me

‘Cause I loved you before you knew it was love
And I saw it all, still I chose the cross
And you were the one that I was thinking of
When I rose from the grave
Now rid of the shackles, My victory’s yours
I tore the veil for you to come close
There’s no reason to stand at a distance anymore
You’re not far from home
Not far from home

Keep on coming

And oh as you run
What hindered love
Will only become
Part of the story
(4X)

Baby, you’re almost home now
Please don’t quit now
You’re almost home to Me
(3X)


From the Album: The Undoing

http://youtu.be/XFkDqQtfs0w

Listen to an interview with her about The Undoing Album.

 

 

 

Song: Arrested By Grace by WorshipMob

10 Jun

Sometimes music leads, sometimes if follows… but prophetic worship music will always accompany and reflect the current emphasis God is making.  The liberating and transforming power in the current message of Grace comes through this ‘now’ song.  Enjoy marinating (about 18 minutes)… you may experience meltdown, but you will experience breakthrough… just as these infectious radicals are.  MLH

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ARRESTED BY GRACE – lyrics

(by Garrett & Elaina Chynoweth, w/ Nico Perez)

Stuck in the mire of a standard too high 
Best efforts have left me weary and dry
From trying to trusting, the weight is released
The cross I am bearing You carried for me

Caught in the crossfire, confusion and doubt
Entrenched in this trial, too weak to dig out 
Redemption came running, with righteous decree
“I finished the work, Child, so fall into Me… fall into Me” 
—————-
You call me Worthy, shame flooded by Mercy’s sea
Forever forgiven, a new Life has risen in me 
Righteous and Holy, sin always and fully erased
Beloved, Accepted, my fall was arrested by Grace
—————-
From trying to trusting, this weight is released
The cross I am bearing You carried for me 
Redemption came running, with righteous decree
“I finished the work, Child, so fall into Me… fall into me”

Adopted by Perfection
You rejected my rejection
Made whole by resurrection…I’m Yours

You did what I wasn’t able
Your child, here at Your table
My heart is truly grateful… I’m Yours

Arrested By Grace (You Call Me Worthy)
by WorshipMob’s Garrett & Elaina Chynoweth & Nico Perez 

View here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQGjSCXVLO8
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