hey gals!! i just got back from a semi annual youth gathering. there was a special guest musician from a group called dakota road. anyway, they have a cd called "from the ashes" with accompaning bible study. unfortunately i don't know how to post songs, but i thought i would post the lyrics along with the study. i hope no one minds.
(chorus) Good luck, baby if you give up, I would understand. It's too much to believe when you're crawling on the ground but I'll try to lift you up.
If my son should ask where I've gone and how long the emptiness will last, please convey that I wll hold on somehow but don't say I'm not coming back.
Good luck, baby my love I hope you'll understand that every window you throw your reflection through you'll see why I'm complete. (chorus)
Psalm 52.8 --
But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
2 Corinthians 4.6-11--
For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh.
1 Corinthians 13.12-13
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
What are some things you "know for sure" as Oprah says? If you could say one sentence to tell someone that most final, important thing in life, what would it be? How do we live out these values in everyday life?