God, You’ve Been Working

Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now,
and I have been working." John 5:17, NKJV

In the shadows of my memory,
I see You working behind the scenes.
Times when I might have battled alone,
You were there, keeping my heart in Your Word,
Defeating evil forces come to take me captive.

In the secret parts of my heart,
I feel new strength growing.
Courage dissolves my fears.
Hope that I thought had died
Has come to life again.



God’s presence, God’s provision, God’s protection, trusting God, thankfulness, grateful, God, You’ve Been Working, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies

The Perfect Song

I have been hoping to find the perfect song.

I’ve heard some beautiful music in my lifetime. I grew up at a church that had glorious music—timeless hymns, contemporary praise choruses, and stunning choral arrangements. Every Christmas, we’d put on a Christmas pageant that included hundreds of volunteers and amazing songs like “The Hallelujah Chorus” and “Mary, Did You Know?”. Every Easter, trumpeters standing in the balcony would echo each other’s notes, as the choir and orchestra celebrated Christ’s resurrection with music fit for heaven.  

The songs that I heard twenty years ago, I still sing today.  I love to sing them when I’m cooking dinner, driving down the road, or drying my hair (when no one can hear me). But when I really want to focus on God and think about what He has done for me, it’s hard to pick a song to express my gratefulness. I’m speechless. I know plenty of songs that exalt God’s name, His character, and His ways, and some come close to being the song that I need. Yet, I still can’t think of a song that reflects the fullness of my gratitude to God.



grateful, gratitude, music, singing, worship, praise songs, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies