Wishful Thinking

People have asked if this new passion for identity and grace shows up on the upcoming MercyMe album “Welcome To The New”…April 8 by the way (wink)

Yes. Hence the title of the album and the name of this blog “TheNewBart”

But just in case you’re not sold, here’s a song from said album.

Thanks to our awesome label, Fairtrade Services, for being totally cool with me letting the cat outta the bag. Well, actually it’s more like giving the cat visitation rights. Then it’s BAG IN THE BAG CAT!!!!

Wishful Thinking

verse
Lord is it possible
To get this far
and just now understand
who You are?

feeling foolish
Yet relieved as well
cuz what i bought before
I just can’t sell

pre
but now
my eyes are open wide
if this is wrong
i don’t wanna be right

chorus
could it be that on my worst day
how you love me simply will not change
what if it’s really not about what i do but what you did
oh what if
this ain’t wishful thinking it’s just how it is

verse 2
i guess i’m better late
than not at all
or did you plan it this way
all along

cuz without struggling
grace is hard to see
so maybe I’m right where
i’m supposed to beo

Breakdown
But now
My eyes are open wide
If this is wrong
Please Lord do not make me right

chorus
Now I know that on my worst day
The way you love me it ain’t never change
it’s never really been about what i do but what you did
Yes it is
this ain’t wishful thinking it’s just how it is

20 comments on “Wishful Thinking

  1. Love it Bart! Feel good song.. I know our suffering and struggles brings us closer to God- and we have to learn that we are not getting there through good works but God’s Grace.. and his Gift of Grace makes us want to be better, but he loves on our journey through all our doubts and weakness and we bring glory to him through our faith and trust that he knows best and he has a better plan for us than we could ever have for ourselves.

  2. Love it Bart! Feel good song.. I know our suffering and struggles brings us closer to God- and we have to learn that we are not getting there through good works but God’s Grace.. and his Gift of Grace makes us want to be better, but he loves on our journey through all our doubts and weakness and we bring glory to him through our faith and trust that he knows best and he has a better plan for us than we could ever have for ourselves.

  3. Guys. Please give me some guitar chords. Goes right along with a talk I am giving next week a youth retreat. PLEASE

  4. Guys. Please give me some guitar chords. Goes right along with a talk I am giving next week a youth retreat. PLEASE

  5. Understanding God is like a sea shell. The same truth going closer and closer to the center- God; building upon itself, pulling tighter all that we once learned. It tightens our focus on the center, the road is more focused. We do not learn something new, but a deeper understanding of what truth we learned- which dispels the baggage we may attach to it. At first we learn and speak as children… 1st Cornth 13- 11.When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.…

  6. Understanding God is like a sea shell. The same truth going closer and closer to the center- God; building upon itself, pulling tighter all that we once learned. It tightens our focus on the center, the road is more focused. We do not learn something new, but a deeper understanding of what truth we learned- which dispels the baggage we may attach to it. At first we learn and speak as children… 1st Cornth 13- 11.When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.…

  7. Bart, God has been stirring this message in my heart for the last couple of years (I’m 52 and I also wonder why it took me so long). I’m glad to see Him confirm it through His songsmiths as well. It is finished, sins are forgiven, “Welcome To The New”. With thanks, Eddy

    btw – The band I’m in will use this song in worship this weekend.

    2 Corinthians 5:17-19
    New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation

  8. Bart, God has been stirring this message in my heart for the last couple of years (I’m 52 and I also wonder why it took me so long). I’m glad to see Him confirm it through His songsmiths as well. It is finished, sins are forgiven, “Welcome To The New”. With thanks, Eddy

    btw – The band I’m in will use this song in worship this weekend.

    2 Corinthians 5:17-19
    New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation

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