Monday, 22 September 2014

music monday// lighthouse

this song echoes the urgency i need to have as a Christian to not slumber on my duty to proclaim Christ as i pass through this earth to my heavenly home. it's a wake up call to all of us.
lighthouse~anthem lights
like ships bound for shipwreck most people just simply drift along
and miss their destination without knowing anything is wrong.
no direction and without a care
feels so good and then you're lost out there.
don't you remember how it felt till someone showed you the way?

it's up to you, it's up to me to be the lighthouse
they should know they're not alone.
so shine so they can see the lighthouse and find their way back home.

tragically we've forgotten the reason we're even here at all
worse still, we remember, it's just that we feel so comfortable
do we notice? do we even care? all the people that are lost out there

so climb to the highest point, scream in your loudest voice
there's a Lifeline waiting for you
strike up the brightest fire, fan the flames and let it burn
just let it burn, the world is waiting.

"you are the light. a town built on a hill cannot be hidden. neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. instead they put it on its stand. and it gives light to everyone in the house. in the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." matthew 5:14-16

"for we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." ephesians 2:10

so what are we screaming on the highest point with our words and our lifestyle? 
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." romans 3:23

"if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 john 1:9

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. no one comes to the Father except through me." john 14:6 
we are proclaiming that
"if you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." romans 10:9

we are proclaiming God's greatest commands 
"Jesus replied: 'love your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' this is the first and greatest commandment. and the second is like it:'love your neighbor as yourself.' all the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments." matthew 22:37-40

how do we love God? 
"Jesus replied, 'anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. these words you hear are not my own, they belong to the Father who sent me.' " john 14:23-24

we are declaring the importance of living out the great commission of exalting Christ among all unreached peoples of the world.
"then Jesus came to them and said, 'all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. and surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.' " matthew 28:18-20

dear Christ follower, let's not get too comfortable on this earth, knowing that we have an all important task to fulfill here wherever we find ourselves-home, school, work, vacation-everywhere. let's reflect Jesus, the Light of the world. dear unbeliever, i love you, i do. and God loves you wayyy more. i pray you come to believe in His Son, Jesus and walk closely with Him before it's too late. 
when we pass on, there are two places our souls will go to-heaven or hell. a life with Jesus leads to heaven. choose wisely.

xoxo, gen delali.


  1. I've never heard this song before - powerful.

    Your words at the end Gen... and the scriptures are perfect.

    The lighthouse... I like that.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I thought this was going to be a different song called My Lighthouse ;) I can't listen to this now (on my work laptop), but love the verses you posted! Love Matthew 5!

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    2. hahah, yeah. i bet you thought it was rend collective's- my lighthouse. :) well, i hope you got to listen to this!


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