Happy Spring Break, Austin Ridge Southwest! This has been a week of vacations and family, sunshine and bluebonnets, music and great food in this very blessed city of ours - Austin!  I hope you are enjoying it and giving big thanks to God for all these amazing blessings.   This Sunday we sang a fairly new song called – Only King Forever.  (Check out the song and lyrics here.)  It’s a song of celebration declaring that our mighty and awe inspiring God is the only true God worthy of ALL of our adoration.  He rules with love and justice and is full of mercy and compassion for those that call on His name.  The older I get the more I realize how ‘beyond me’ that God is and how desperately I need His grace and strength.  He is truly great and I am nothing without Him!  

Paul says in I Tim 1:16-17 '16But for this very reason I was shown mercy, so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His perfect patience, as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life. 17Now to the King eternal,immortal, and invisible, the only God, be honor and gloryforever and ever. Amen.'

We have much to be thankful for – chiefly our salvation.  The more we realize how much we have been saved from the more passionate our worship becomes!  This week count your blessings, enjoy God’s creation, and give thanks to Him who is the only King forever.  To Him be all the glory and honor forever and ever!  Amen.

Here are the songs in order of appearance from today's service.  ;)

Only King Forever - Elevation Worship

Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) - Passion featuring Chris Tomlin

Even So Come - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill

Stronger - Hillsong Live

Death was Arrested - North Point InsideOut (featuring Seth Condrey)