Here is my general worship playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/sesanting-gb/playlist/7t7rbneujL0PswuuJrN8Qi
Here is my 2016 worship playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/sesanting-gb/playlist/476JajCVB2fn2pHPgMN4N5
Hope this helps!
Forgiveness is in Him, Redemption is in Him. I find my satisfaction in Him alone.
Oh, the depths of your mercy
That saves a wretch like me
And the weight of forgiveness
Your blood that covers me
Pour it out // Vineyard Music
New blog post on living a cross centered life as well as emotions & faith
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Goodness…aren’t there much more radical things to sing about God’s character?
I realised that my version of ‘good’ is nowhere near God’s level of good. My version of good is quite literally anything over 51% good and less than 49% bad. My own attempt at being good is an effort to do right with sin getting in the way. God’s version of good is complete holiness and goodness: there is nothing about his character that isn’t good, so he is wholly and completely worthy of our worship.
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“For many years you were patient with them. By your Spirit you warned them through your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so you gave them into the hands of the neighboring peoples. But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.”
Countless times the generations before us have forgotten God, and so have I. Every day things come between me and God, but he is gracious and merciful and he never abandons us. Rather, he sent his son to die for us and rise again so that we may be reconciled back into glorious relationship with Him!
Reading through my journal from last year, I think I was struggling a bit in my identity. I was getting annoyed with myself about mistakes that I made and parts of my personality that I didn’t like.
Isn’t it incredible how God gives us pieces of Scripture at exactly the right time? He knows exactly what we need and he whispers the truth to us in a gentle yet powerful way. In the midst of my frustration and feelings of condemnation, God was teaching me about how I am not condemned, how he gives me strength in my weakness, and how I am called to freedom.
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I knew this truth already. In fact, I have known this truth for a while, but it was through the power of the Holy Spirit in worship that God spoke deeply into my heart.
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That’s so encouraging!
This song has been like an anthem to me this past year. When looking over my prayer journals, I have written down the lyrics as prayers so many times:
- You lift our weary heads, you make us strong instead
- Our affection, our devotion, poured out on the feet of Jesus
- You are the one our hearts adore
- Your constant grace remains the cornerstone
- You cause your son to shine on darkest nights
I am known more deeply by God than anyone else. He sees my flaws, my sin, as well as the beauty that he made in me, and he loves me. He loves me so deeply.
“You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Saviour, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.” (Psalm 65:5)
He is the hope of hopes, when all other hope is gone, he is still there. There’s always an inkling deep down, even if it feels gone.There is still hope with God.
These are probably some of the most well known verses in the Bible, and they are often used at weddings in the context of a relationship between two people. Have you ever thought about these verses in the context of our relationship with God? God loves me, I love God, this is what our relationship is.
God loves me so he keeps no record of my wrongs.
God loves me and he always protects me.
I love God so I always hope in him.
I love God so am not self seeking.
God loves me so he is patient, and his timing is perfect.
I love God so I try not to envy, boast or be proud.
“And the heartbeat of my life is to worship in your light”
Your glory // All sons and daughters
Recently I got to catch up with one of my most inspiring
friends, Ella. We chatted for so long that we agreed to make another date
before she goes to Zambia!
Out of all the many things we were chatting about, Ella mentioned mission and evangelism in the places near to us. There are so many people that are near us that we can so easily reach out to, and in a country like England, what have we got to lose? Our reputation? Acceptance? Yes, maybe, but we will not lose our lives. We need to get out there and share the gospel because it is so needed.
It really got me thinking about the different types of people that God has placed around us. Friends, close friends, neighbours, acquaintances, passers-by, complete strangers, homeless people. Maybe it’s the homeless guy outside the supermarket that I walk past every day on the way to lectures that God wants me to show his love to, or maybe it’s one of my closest friends. It’s easy to sort of set targets, and I guess people might be quite upset if they thought that you saw them as a conversion operation.
But in the end, the thing we want to share with them is the best news ever: Jesus loves us so much that he died to save us from our own ways and rose again to defeat death and give us eternal life. He has plans for our lives that are much greater than our own and he wants to be reconciled with us in a loving relationship. We are not punished for what we have done wrong, but forgiven, and we have in fact received double for our sins in blessings.
Between the old and new testaments, there are ‘400 years of silence’, but the presence of God came down in a new way when Jesus was born. God was breaking into the lives of ordinary people living ordinary lives because he had a rescue plan for them to get back into relationship with Him.
Advent is about anticipating the coming of Jesus, ready to celebrate his coming. This year, I want to focus my advent on why I long and desire for Jesus; I want to understand why my soul yearns for Him so that by the time Christmas comes I can fully celebrate Jesus coming to this earth.
“My soul waits for you alone
Just like the watchmen wait for dawn”
Where I belong // Cory Asbury
Hello! I’m so so glad you have been encouraged by my blog! Thankyou so much for taking the time to message me. It’s so amazing to see how God can use me to reach people as far away as Singapore! <3
Humility is about having your vision filled with Jesus. It is not about having a poor view of yourself, because that is a sort of pride (looking at yourself). Having a vision of Jesus helps us to be honest about our strengths and sins.
“take heart” - the love of Jesus is invincible facing death, its fire stops at nothing, flood waters cannot drown this love. This love is unstoppable.
(from Song of Solomon 8:6-7)
5 lyrics that have stood out for me recently:
1) “Who moves my heart the way you do” (Jesus we love you, Bethel)
2) “All praise to the one who has ransomed my soul” (Calvary, Hillsong)
3) “I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground” (Touch the Sky, Hillsong)
4) “You split the sea so I could walk right through it” (No longer Slaves, Bethel)
5) “Your love is devoted like a ring of solid gold” (Ever Be, Bethel)