There’s a line and we’ve crossed it

Theres_a_LineThere comes a time when we’re no longer satisfied with playing it safe, keeping the Lover of our soul at a distance. For we have experienced something that we cannot explain but it consumes our soul.

It is here where we become the misunderstood ones. They say our worship is too emotional, too fanatical…but what should fullness of joy look like? And just how should we respond to being filled with the fullness of God?

We’ve come out of hiding behind the safety of our religious construct that kept God at a comfortable distance with all our learning and principle-based living. We have seen the One who loves us, we have heard His voice, felt His heartbeat and have experienced a freedom that only comes from being fully affirmed in His embrace.

There’s a line and we’ve crossed it
Some would say that we’ve lost it
But who cares what the world thinks
We have found our joy

We have finally abandoned fear and crossed this line…to be fully loved and to fully love.

We’re not trying to start a revolution…but He is our revolution

We’re not trying to bring about a reformation…but we are being reformed

We’re not looking for revival…but Love has surely revived us

We have found our joy.

This is the life meant for His beloved. For true obedience is not found by following rules but by living within His love, being filled with His joy and letting it overflow from our hearts to those around us. It’s the deepest kind of love that changes everything.

“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me.
Live within my love.
When you obey me you are living in my love,
just as I obey my Father and live in his love.
I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy.
Yes, your cup of joy will overflow!” (John 15:9-11 TLB)

We have Found Our Joy (Spontaneous worship)
By Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger
(From Bethel live worship with Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger, Jeremy Riddle and William Matthews – March 2, 2014)

There’s a line and we’ve crossed it
Some would say we’ve lost it
Oh, but we’ve found our our joy
It’s all in knowing You

There’s a line and we’ve crossed it
Some would say we’ve lost it
Oh, but we’ve found our our joy
We’ve found our joy
It’s the joy of loving You

There’s a line and we’ve crossed it
Some would say we’ve lost it
Oh, but who cares what they say
Who cares what they say
We have found our joy

There’s a line and I’ve crossed it
Some would say that I’ve lost it
But who cares what the world thinks
Who cares what the world thinks
We have found our joy

There’s a line and we’ve crossed it
Some would say that we’ve lost it
Let it go, let it go
Who cares what the world thinks
Because we have found our joy

There’s a line and we’ve crossed it
Some would say that we’ve lost it
But I don’t care, who cares what the world thinks
Who cares what the world thinks
We have found our joy

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About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 37 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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14 Responses to There’s a line and we’ve crossed it

  1. Mother Hen says:

    Would love to have been there…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Haha! Yea for freedom! It’s so much better on this side of that line. May we be a holy people compelled by love, energized by joy, exploding with praise, brilliantly displaying His glory for all to see! Let us be God’s sign that makes people wonder!

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  4. gailmanizak says:

    Amazing worship. Its wonderful to cross over into freedom. Free to receive His fullness, frrree to be loved and to love. Amen.

  5. secretangel says:

    Reblogged this on My Spiritual Breakfast and commented:
    “There’s a line and we’ve crossed it; Some would say that we’ve lost it”
    Powerful and so true…

  6. jodiwoody says:

    Mel, I stumbled upon that video about a month ago and it really convicted me on worrying about what others might think about my passion for God. I needed the reminder today! Thanks.

  7. Ethan Fenton says:

    Great stuff, Mel. Just stumbled upon this. Good to hear the Father’s heart spreading far and wide.

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