Podcast #61: “Come As You Are” by Crowder

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

As a culture we are not good at reality. We are good at hiding it, faking it, denying and escaping it, but good ole’ reality…we’re not so good at. This week’s song, “Come As You Are” by Crowder, forced me to evaluate my own reality and reminded me of a lesson I learned recently.


Of course, it also sent me searching through Scripture where we meet a hopeless fellow often referred to as “The Prodigal Son”.

In this episode, I discuss the following:

  • A story about an artist and a beggar
  • It’s okay NOT to be okay
  • Necessary Endings” by Dr. Henry Cloud
  • Awareness of hopelessness is what finally causes people to wake up, realize that an ending must occur and finally feel energized to do it
  • The Lost Son and how he had to get to the place of hopelessness in order to make a change and return to his father – Luke 15:11-32

Enjoy the official music video below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Spend some time in Luke 15 and 16 this week. At the beginning of the section Scripture I read on this week’s podcast is the phrase, “To illustrate the point further.” Your next question should be, “What point?” We focused on the hopelessness of the Lost Son in this passage, but the purpose of the story is to talk about why He chose to eat with “notorious sinners!” He even told several parables to make His point and threw in a couple more to make some fresh point to key members of His audience — the Pharisees…the religious elite. Read the parable we read on this week’s podcast in context of all these others and it will really come to life for you.

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