Heard some crazy talk about metal bands yesterday, and that made me want to share this! I have huge respect for these guys and I believe God has strategically placed them in the middle of a dark place where their light shines the brightest.
I’ve watched and read interviews with For Today, followed their facebook page and have read what people have to say about them. All of it leads me to say this – they have more fruit in their lives -more joy, peace, love and heart to bring Christ to the broken – than a lot of the people I see looking pretty in church every Sunday, year after year.
“Lord of glory, make us worthy to possess your name. Lord of glory, make us worthy to possess your name. And give us a new name. And call us your people, God. And give us a new name.
‘I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. You will live in the land I gave to your forefathers; you will be my people and I will be your God.’
Lord of glory, make us worthy to possess your name. Lord of glory, make us worthy to possess your name. And give us a new name. And call us your people, God. And give us a new name.
And through all of this, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, no fear, no insecurity, no doubt, no hesitation that will ever, ever stop us. Because we are the sons of the living God, because we are the children of the Almighty, because we are the residents of the kingdom of heaven, and we are soldiers in an army of the immortal. And when we speak life, life happens, and when we speak healing, healing happens, and when we speak truth, truth happens. And when we go take what we found to a dead world, we’ll see it come to life again, and when we take what we found to a hopeless world, we’ll see hope come back. We’ll see the heart of our world start beating again, and we’ll see the color come back into people’s faces. Absolutely nothing will ever stop that. Mountains will move before us, and oceans will part before us, and the dead will raise before us. And the world will know that our God is the God that heals, and our God is a God that lives, and our God is a God that loves, and like anything that anyone has ever felt before, because we are fearless, and because we are His hands, and because we are His feet. Forever, and ever.
Lord of glory, make us worthy to possess your name”
So when you think of it, pray for the band, their families and those that surround them. They’re on the front lines and they go home from each show with blood on the swords that God has placed in their hands. May they continue to taste victory and to stand strong in the Lord and the power of His might!