Like This: Waste Another Day, Brooke Fraser

Found this old Brooke Fraser song recently… I bought her first album years back and listened to it continuously until I misplaced it one day.  She has definitely grown and changed much as an artist over the span of her career but one things that has remained all the way through is her ability to weave a beautiful story in her songs.  This one was no exception:

Don’t you say it’s too early
Baby I don’t wanna waste the day
When we’ve everything on our side
And nothing in our way

We can do what we wanna
‘Cos today the world is ours
Nothing gray, just real-time and colour
In which to whittle away the hours

We could speak ’til nothing’s left unspoken
We could drive ’til we’ve run out of road
We could drink ’til we’ve emptied the ocean
But I’d be happy here
Happy just to hold you

[Chorus]
‘Til the suns and planets disappear
I could stay in your arms all year
Even if that means infinity through
If being productive is being with you
Then baby I don’t want to waste another day

I’ll shout aloud what I’m feeling
Let my tongue be still no more
Now I know that it’s the real thing
Just try and keep me quiet about it
Oh…

‘Cos we could stare until we both are blinded
We could fall ’til gravity gets tired
We could lose our love just to re-find it
But I’m just happy here
Happy staying beside you

Waste Another Day, Brooke Fraser

I’m looking forward to singing this to you one day :).

– Ames – 

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not like, LOVE this – How He Loves Us

There’s been a lot happening down this end; too much to comprehend, too much to condense into a few lines before slumber befalls me.

All I’ll say is, Oh how HE loves me!  

He is jealous for me 
Love’s like a hurricane, I am a tree 
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy 
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory 
and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me. 
Oh, how He loves us so 
Oh, how He loves us 
How He loves us so. 

Yeah, He loves us 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves. 

So we are His portion and He is our prize, 
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes 
If grace is an ocean we’re all sinking 
So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss and my heart turns violently inside of my chest 
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way 

That he loves us, 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves 

He loves us, 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves 

Well, I thought about You the day Stephen died and You met me between my breaking 
I know that I still love You, God, despite the agony 
…they want to tell me You’re cruel 
But if Stephen could sing, he’d say it’s not true, cause… 

Cause He loves us, 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves 

Yeah, He loves us 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves us 
Woah, how He loves

– How He Loves Us, Jesus Culture

– Ames –

worth the wait.

I recently bought a book for a friend of mine and I couldn’t help but smile at the author’s dedication (to her husband) at the front:

Doesn’t that just make your heart go, “awww” ? :)

Though I don’t know who you are yet, I’m looking forward to saying,

[insert your name],

you make me love Jesus more. 

thank you.

And I found this song through another blog (I’ve forgotten which one it was sorry!) and it relates to the above sentiments but could very well be in relation to whatever prayers that you’ve still been waiting on God to answer… don’t worry, the wait is by design and it will be worth it ;).

I can see your heart is yearning
Everything is so unclear
Is the answer ever coming
After all these years
It’s not an easy feeling
Sometimes it seems unfair
But He knows just what He’s doing
With unanswered prayers
So hold on

It’s worth the wait
Just keep believing
God has perfect timing
Never early, never late
It takes a little patience 
And it takes a lot of faith
But it’s worth the wait

What if what you’re desperate for
Isn’t what you really need
What if there was something more
Than what you dreamed
We may not always see
We may not understand
But He knows just what He’s doing
He’s got a bigger plan
So hold on

CHORUS

In His time, you’ll be fine
All this waiting, now, is by design

CHORUS

In His time, you’ll be fine
All this waiting, now, is by design

– Worth the Wait, 33 Miles

– Ames – 

Like This: Well Done, Moriah Peters

Such a happy song – just puts you in a good mood :D

Moriah Peters just exudes joy and the balloons in the video are just so bright and colourful…. love it!

Also love the story behind the song too ^^

I want to bring as much joy if not more into places of darkness and sorrow.  I can’t wait to hear Him say, “Well done” :).

– Ames –

Like This: God I Look To You

Heard this on my iPod while at the gym… this is my prayer right now.

God I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed 
Give me vision to see things like You do 
God I look to You, You’re where my help comes from 
Give me wisdom; You know just what to do 

I will love You Lord my strength 
I will love You Lord my shield 
I will love You Lord my rock forever 
All my days I will love You God 

Hallelujah our God reigns 
Hallelujah our God reigns 
Hallelujah our God reigns forever 
All my days Hallelujah

– God I Look To You,  Jenn Johnson (Bethel Church)

– Ames –