Center My Life

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This morning I am sitting at Starbucks.
People watching, drinking not one but TWO S’more frappuccinos, reading the Bible, and listening to worship music.

My YouVersion app suggested a verse today:
Psalm 94:12-13
NIV: Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord, the one you teach from your law;
you grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.

NCV: Lord, those you correct are happy; you teach them from your law.
You give them rest from times of trouble until a pit is dug for the wicked.

As I was reading this today I was reminded of a song we sang recently in church called Center my Life by Austin Stone Worship.

I felt like the lyrics of the song were in line with Psalm 94.

Jesus, there is none more beautiful than
Jesus, there is none more powerful
The risen Christ lifted high, Jesus now be glorified
Center my life on Your name

Turn my eyes away from searching for lesser glory, turn my eyes
Teach my heart with all Your wisdom to live for Heaven, teach my heart

The Lord disciplines/teaches/directs/corrects us because he loves us. Because He wants nothing more that to be in constant communion with us.

The result of this guidance isn’t shame or guilt.
It’s happiness, it’s blessing. it’s relief from trouble. It’s rest.
Although it feels hard while we are walking through it, we are going to be better for having gone through it.

So today let’s welcome God to take control.
To lead us along his path and to lean on him when we feel hurt or lost.

Take a few minutes and listen to the song below.
With your hands face up to heaven, give it all to God and ask him to be the center of your life.

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Sinner turned saint. Lover of Jesus. DIY crafter. Mom of 3. Blogger. Friend. married to her high school sweetheart. I blogs to share about the things I love. My hope is that my love for crafting, Jesus, family, and food will inspire you to try something new. If you enjoy what you read, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog!


  1. Thank you for sharing these Bible passages, Chrissy, and your expressions of faith. I am glad you find comfort in them, as do many of us – I particularly like the lines from Psalm 94. All the best to you!

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