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Nothing I Hold On To (Live)
  • Nothing I Hold On To (Live)
  • United Pursuit Band
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I lean not on my own understanding,
My life is in the hands of the maker of heaven

I give it all to you God, 
Trusting that you’ll make something beautiful out of me

I will climb this mountain 
With my hands wide open
I will climb this mountain 
With my hands wide open

There is nothing I hold on to
There is nothing I hold on to
There is nothing I hold on to
There is nothing I hold on to
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Nothing I Hold Onto + Spontaneous Worship | Bethel Church ft. William Matthews

  I lean not on my own understanding
  my life is in the hands of the Maker of heaven

  I give it all to You God
  I trusting that You’ll make something beautiful out of me

  I will climb this mountain
  with my hands wide open

 There’s nothing I hold onto

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Nothing I Hold Onto

I lean not on my own understanding

My life is in the hands of the maker of heaven

I give it all to you God

trusting that you will make something beautiful out of me

Nothing I Hold Onto

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Wow you guys this song is so powerful to me. Let me give you some context about how I learned about United Pursuit. I have a really talented friend who decided that we should do worship every Thursday night at school. I used to go, but I’m going to be honest, I felt uncomfortable. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the worship sessions, in fact I think they’re beautiful. It’s just not how I send my glory to God. I like listening to worship music privately because of how it makes me feel. But my really talented friend taught us a lot of United Pursuit because it’s a lot of repetition and easy to pick up.

Anyways, I’ve listened to this song about three or four times tonight already, I tweeted the lyrics tonight, too. Wow, this song is just so powerful to me because of the classic pair of Bible verses, some of the first I ever memorized, at VBS at my grandparents church: Proverbs 3:5-6, which reads, “Trust in the Lord in all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight.”

FRIENDS DO YOU GET WHAT THIS MEANS? Because it’s absolutely incredible and it fills me with that joyous feeling of wholeness and completion. My life is in the hands of the maker of Heaven, which is the most satisfying place in the world. Y'all this guy has already made you beautiful, you just have to trust in him that you are beautiful and that you were meant to do great things here on Earth on his behalf.

And in case you were curious, that is how I send my glory to God. Through love. I really, truly do my best to love everyone and to be the nicest, kindest person to people. It’s really hard, but I love when people need me and benefit from something I can do for them. I love helping my mom. I hate when someone has something wrong with them and I can’t help them. That happened today with my roommate. She’s in Michigan right now and I can’t help her. If I could, I would literally drop everything and drive straight there just to give her a hug.

One of the parts of this song that I get really excited about is the part that says, “I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open.” It just confounds me because I picture a dude climbing a mountain but not holding onto anything. He just flies up there. Straight to Heaven. Because he trusts and loves God with everything that he has. There’s nothing he holds onto.

Anyways, I told y'all I was going to do a song thing and this song is really on my mind. In fact, I’ve just hit replay while I conclude this puppy. Something I’ve really been hearing from God in the past few months is that God has a plan. And friends, I am a sucker for spoilers in TV shows. I want to know what happens so badly. I guess you could say that I hate being left in the dark. But trusting God provides such a fulfillment. He’s making something beautiful out of me. I can feel it and I love that. Peace and blessings to you all <3

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This song is so beautiful and it speaks to my heart in such a perfect way. I don’t know what God is asking of me, I don’t know what His plans are, and that scares me. I’m not good at letting go; I don’t always know how to surrender. But, I trust Him. I trust Him even when I try to take control. I trust Him even when I don’t understand. I trust Him, because His plans for me will always be better than the plans I have for myself. I don’t understand. I don’t have the slightest clue as to what God is doing with my life. Nothing makes sense to me, but I trust him. I give it to Him. I surrender and I know that He will make something beautiful out of me. My life is in the hands of the maker of heaven.

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To anyone who needs the encouragement right now.

5.26.14 
I wrote these lyrics in my journal today. After feeling inadequate, unequipped, overwhelmed, and stressed for the last several days, I really needed this reminder.
This summer I made the decision to work for a youth mission camp. I honestly wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it. But something kept nagging at my heart. I felt that I needed to be obedient to God and apply for the job. So I did. And I got it. And as I get closer and closer to starting this job I am filled with more and more self doubt. I am filled with anxiety.
But I heard this song tonight and realized that I needed to give up my worries and doubts and trust God. After all, my life is in the hands of the Maker of Heaven.

"I give it all to You God, trusting that you'll make something beautiful out of me."

I remember making a post about this on my old blog… but it never ceases to amaze me and take my breath away that God makes something beautiful out of something so undeserving and unworthy of His Grace. Do you believe in miracles? In the impossible being made possible? Because that’s exactly what happens when God makes something beautiful out of us: ugly, selfish, sinners. 

Isaiah 1:18 - “‘Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, 'Though you sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.’”

Have you ever gotten spaghetti sauce, kimchee, or some sort of ridiculous stain on your favorite white shirt? Let me give you some advice, it ain’t coming out. You can use every method you find on google or even pour a galloon of bleach on the stain but some stains are just so stubborn that they’ll never come out. That’s like us times a million. Every sin, every misstep, every time we’ve fallen short - that’s a stain. And God makes us white as snow. Most of the time, when we get a stain on a shirt, yeah we’ll “try” and get it out if we care enough about the shirt, you know, if the shirt is worth the effort. We’re not even worth it. 

We’re. NOT. Even. Worth it.

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Nothing I Hold Onto - United Pursuit Band