Y’all, I recently had the opportunity to review Julie Elias’s new CD, A Girl Like Me. (Thanks, FrontGate Media!) And, you know, being a music lover, I jumped all over the chance to blare some new music in my car.
If you haven’t heard of Julie Elias yet, let me take a second to introduce you to her. Julie is a Christian singer and songwriter, but you may have seen her on your television screen. CSI:NY or Grey’s Anatomy, anyone? When she realized Hollywood wasn’t filling her with happiness, Julie turned her life to the One that could– God. Now, Julie runs a non-profit that she founded, Aurora Ministries, that’s aimed at bringing quality music and resources to young girls and teens.
You know how we all have past mistakes that Satan likes to throw at us from time to time and make us forget who we really are in Christ? Sometimes I think the adversary of soul likes to practice his Major League Baseball pitching skills and throw every weakness, every shame, every regret, and every sin in our direction to trip us up. Anyone else feel like there are some days where Satan just hits us over and over again with things from our past? Things designed to make us feel dirty, stained, and bound in sin? Things that make us doubt God’s love for us?
That’s why I like Julie’s title song, A Girl Like Me. Julie’s song is a great reminder that no matter what, God still loves us and calls us His own.
Even when Satan has us down on the ground and wrapped up in our troubles, God still loves us. He loves us through our mistakes. He loves us through our stumbles. He loves us through our weakness. He loves us when we fall apart and our emotions get the best of us.
When I fall apart, You see my heart
Every weakness and shame
And yet You still love me.
You still believe, a girl like me
Could be worthy of a King
God sees you exactly where you are and He knows your heart. And, friend, even if you think your heart is dirty, or bruised, or you’re ashamed of it, He still wants it.
Friend, it does not matter what you have done, what others have said about you, or the shame that you are carrying. There is redemption and freedom at the foot of Calvary. There is no condemnation in Christ. You can lay it all down at the foot of the Cross.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1
P.S- Friend, do you want a chance to win your own copy of Julie’s CD, A Girl Like Me? I thought you might. 😉 The good people at FrontGate media are hosting a giveaway. Click here to enter for your chance to win a copy of A Girl Like Me!
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