Clayton McDonald's Story

My name is Clayton McDonald, and I am at the end of my life.



There are so many things in this life that distract us from understanding what is truly important. Clayton McDonald's unique perspective has forced an understanding of life that most of us cannot comprehend.

The Story of Zac Smith

This is the touching story of Zac Smith who served God for a majority of his life. After being diagnosed with cancer, he was confused and thought he was being punished. Turning to Jesus, his confusion changed to hope and confidence that God had a plan.








Zac's Story - Part TWO   



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These are some powerful words from the widow of Zac Smith.

Even through cancer and death and grief, God is still God, and God is still good…

God is not God in chaos. He will not leave us. He has a plan for us. We might not understand his plan but we know that this is good.


Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

1 Corinthians 14:33

Because God is not chaotic, but peaceful, as in all the assemblies of The Holy Ones.


Letter to zac

   

40 by U2

U2 Leads Worship With Psalm 40
I waited patiently for the Lord,
He inclined and heard my cry
He brought me up out of the pit, out of the miry clay
I will sing, sing a new song.
I will sing, sing a new song.




I waited patiently for the Lord
He inclined and heard my cry
He lift me up out of the pit
Out of the miry clay

I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song

How long to sing this song?
How long to sing this song?
How long...how long...how long...
How long...to sing this song

He set my feet upon a rock
And made my footsteps firm
Many will see
Many will see and fear

I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song

How long to sing this song?
How long to sing this song?
How long...how long...how long...

He Is With Us - Love & The Outcome


Remember when
Your hope is lost and faith is shaken
Remember when
You wonder if you're gonna make it
There's a hand stretched out
Through your deepest doubt

We can't pretend
To see the ending or what's coming up ahead
Don't know the story of tomorrow
But we can stay close
To the One who knows

CHORUS
We can trust our God
He knows what He's doing
Though it might hurt now
We won't be ruined
It might seem there's an ocean in between
But He's holding onto you and me
And He's never gonna leave, no
He is with us, He is with us, always, always
He is with us, He is with us, always

We believe
There is purpose, there is meaning
In everything
We surrender to His leading
He wants nothing more
Than to have us close

CHORUS

Our faith is sealed
Our hope is real
Come what may
We're not afraid

We can trust our God, always, always
We can trust our God, always, always

CHORUS 

He is with us, He is with us, always, always
He is with us, He is with us, always
Our God is with us

Mary Mary - Sunday Morning


Good morning, I had a goodnight sleep
And it's, my favorite day of the week
And I, I believe I'll start with prayer
Then get ready cause I gotta get there
Soon as I get through the door
My hands up, feet off the floor
Cause all the saints we go to work (ah)
That's how we do it down at my church (ah)

Ushers march (ooh)
Choir sing (ooh)
Kids playing (ooh)
The tambourine (ooh)
Preachers preaching, the mothers prayin
My Sunday best on and we ain't playin
I been workin hard since Monday
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Saturday came and gone (ah)
I can't wait, to get to Sunday morning

Good evenin, night service is about to start
And I gotta go do my part
Cause I sing with the choir
We try to take the people a little higher
And then I give my testimony
Tell everybody what God done for me
Just wanna encourage you (ah)
Cause at my church that's what we do

Ushers march (ooh)
Choir sing (ooh)
Kids playing (ooh)
The tambourine (ooh)
Preachers preaching, the mothers prayin
My Sunday best on and we ain't playin
I been workin hard since Monday
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Saturday came and gone (ah)
I can't wait, to get to Sunday morning

([Background:] oop-oop, oop-oop, oop-oop...)
Maybe you go to the park
Maybe you stay in the bed
Maybe you go and wash your car
Or hang (hang) with your (hang)
Friends down at the mall
And all of those things are cool
And maybe that's fine with you
I been waitin (waitin) 6 long days
To get to my church on Sunday (Sunday)

I been workin (I been workin) hard
Since Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
(Thursday & Friday), Saturday came and gone
I can't wait to get (oh Lord) to
Sunday mornin I can't wait, I can't wait

I been workin hard since (oh Lord) Monday
Tuesday, Wednesday, (all week long)
Thursday and Friday,
Saturday came and gone (heeeey)
To wait to get to Sunday mornin
Oooooh Sunday Mornin

Come To Me by Jenn Johnson


I am the Lord your God,
I go before you now.
I stand beside you
I’m all around you
And though you feel I’m far away
I’m closer than your breath
I am with you
More than you know

I am the Lord your peace
No evil will conquer you
Steady now your heart and mind
Come into my rest
And oh, let your faith arise
And lift up your weary head
I am with you
Wherever you go

Come to me, I’m all you need
Come to me, I’m everything
Come to me, I’m all you need
Come to me, I’m your everything

I am your anchor, in the wind and the waves
And I am your steadfast, so don’t be afraid
Though your heart and flesh may fail you
I’m your faithful strength
And I am with you
Wherever you go

Come to me, I’m all you need
Come to me, I’m your everything
Come to me, I’m all you need
Come to me, I’m your everything

Don’t look to the right or to the left, keep your eyes on me
You will not be shaken, you will not be moved
Ohhhh

I am the hand to hold, I am the truth, I am the way
Heyyyy
Just come to me, come to me
Cause I’m all that you need

You Brought Me Home - Hillsong London



Your name oh Lord endures forever
Your fame oh Lord for all time
Your praises Lord will never leave me
Oh Lord Your love is all mine

To Him my wisdom made ​​the heavens
And His mercy ever lasting
To the One who gives salvation
I lift up my soul to You

Jesus, Savior, holy Lord
I know that You'll never forsake me or leave me alone
My Redeemer, Jesus Christ
You Sacrificed yourself on the cross to bring me home
You brought me home

Your name oh Lord endures forever
Your fame oh Lord for all time
Your praises Lord will never leave me
Oh Lord Your love is all mine

To Him my wisdom made ​​the heavens
And His mercy ever lasting
To the One who gives salvation
I lift up my soul to You

Jesus, Savior, holy Lord
I know that You'll never forsake me or leave me alone
My Redeemer, Jesus Christ
You Sacrificed yourself on the cross to bring me home

Jesus, Savior, holy Lord
I know that You'll never forsake me or leave me alone
My Redeemer, Jesus Christ
You Sacrificed Yourself on the cross to bring me home
You brought me home

Only You're The One by Lifehouse



This is a night
Like none before
I knew it when you opened up the door
With a look to paint the sky
Let me read between the lines in your eyes
Tonight

It's the event
We dreamed about
Where we whispered all the words they're shouting out
And now it's one two three four
Tonight

I'm with you when the lights go down
Take my hand I'm all yours now
I know you're the only one
That would never leave me out
I'm with you when the lights go down
Cuz you're the one and
You're the one and only ...

The only one
Who keeps it here
In each moment as the voices disappear
The audience stands
The band begins
And it's one two three four
Tonight

I'm with you when the lights go down
Take my hand I'm all yours now
I know you're the only one
That would never leave me out
I'm with you when the lights go down
Take my hand I'm all yours now
Cuz you're the one and ...

Only you're the one
Only you're the one

I'm with you when the lights go down
Take my hand I'm all yours now
I know you're the only one
That would never leave me out
I'm with you when the lights go down
Take my hand I'm all yours now
You're the one and
You're the one and only ...

You're the one and ...
You're the one and only ...

That's How You Forgive by Shane & Shane


Gracious, slow to anger
Abounding in love, good to all
All who call upon you
You will rescue and forgive.

This is why I live ..

Chorus:
You lived the live I could never live
You died the death that I deserve
You rose to life and now You live
That's how Your forgive

Forgive me, in your mercy
I'm Unworthy, of your love
And I'm running back to all I have
In You my gracious king.
This is why I sing ..

2 x Chorus:
You lived the live I could never live
You died the death that I deserve
You rose to life and now You live
That's how Your forgive

That's how you forgive
The measure of Your love
That You came and died for us
Let us not forget
That's how You Forgive.

You lived the live I could never live
You died the death that I deserve
You rose to life and now I live, I live, I live, I live, I live.

2 x Chorus:
You lived the live I could never live
You died the death that I deserve
You rose to life and now You live
That's how Your forgive
You forgive
You forgive

He Is With Us - Love & The Outcome


Remember when your hope is lost and faith is shaken
Remember when you wonder if you're gonna make it
There's a hand stretched out through your deepest doubt
We can not pretend to see the ending or what's coming up ahead
To know the story of tomorrow
But we can stay close to the One who knows

 
We can trust our God
He knows what He's doing
Though it might hurt now
We will not be ruined
It might seem that there's an ocean in between
But He's holding on to you and me
And He's never gonna leave, no
He is with us, He is with us
Always, always
He is with us, He is with us
Always

 
We believe there is purpose, there is meaning in everything
We surrender to His leading
He wants nothing more than to have us close

 
We can trust our God
He knows what He's doing
Though it might hurt now
We will not be ruined
It might seem that there's an ocean in between
But He's holding on to you and me
And He's never gonna leave, no
He is with us, He is with us
Always, always
He is with us, He is with us
Always

 
Our faith is sealed
Our hope is real
Come what may
We're not afraid
Our faith is sealed
Our hope is real
Come what may
We're not afraid
We're not afraid

 
We can trust our God
Always, always
We can trust our God
Always, always
We can trust our God

 
He knows what He's doing
Though it might hurt now
We will not be ruined
It might seem that there's an ocean in between
But He's holding on to you and me
And He's never gonna leave, no
He is with us, He is with us
Always, always
He is with us, He is with us
Always, always
He is with us, He is with us
Always, always
He is with us, He is with us
Always
Our God is with us

Believer by Audio Adrenaline



I want to live this live unsafe, unsure, but not afraid
What I want is to give all I got somehow
Giving up letting go of control right now

‘Cause I’m already out here, blind but I can see
I see the way You’re moving
God how I believe that

I can push back the mountains, can stand on the waves
I can see through the darkness, I’ll hold up the flame
Take me to the ocean I want to go deeper
I’m not afraid no, I’m a believer

And so I lose this life to find my way and come alive
They can try to deny what’s inside of me
But there is more, can’t ignore all the things unseen

Oh I believe I can walk on water with You, Lord

When I walk through the valley of the shadows
When I’m trapped in the middle of the battle
I will trust in You
‘Cause trouble comes, but you never let it take me
I hold fast ‘cause I know that You will save me
I will trust in You, I will trust in You

Oh here I stand all alone waiting on you, Lord
Waiting on You

One Drop by Plumb



I need you, and you need me
Left alone, we will never be who we could be
So take my hand and, don't forget that
We can do anything together

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Just one drop of your love
A single ray of sun
Just one thing to change the world
It's just you and me
Starting with a dream
And giving it all we've got
Only takes one drop
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Only takes one drop
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Only takes one drop
Only takes one drop

Come with me now, look and see how
There's an ocean overflowing with our hope so
Let's jump in and, take a swim, it's
You and me, yeah forever

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Just one drop of your love
A single ray of sun
Just one thing to change the world
It's just you and me
Starting with a dream
And giving it all we've got
Only takes one drop
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Only takes one drop
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Only takes one drop
Only takes one drop

I need you, and you need me
We can do anything together

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Just one drop of your love
A single ray of sun
Just one thing to change the world
It's just you and me
Starting with a dream
And giving it all we've got
Only takes one drop
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Only takes one drop
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Only takes one drop
Only takes one drop

This Is The Day - Planetshakers



This is the day You made
I’ll rejoice and be glad with all that I am
This is the day You made
I’ll rejoice and be glad in You
Whoa

This is the day You made
And Your mercies are new, Your promises true
This is the day You made
I’ll rejoice and be glad in You
PRE CHORUS:
There’s a supernatural praise rising up in my heart, up in my heart
A sound that has to be made, O Lord

CHORUS:
So my heart will sing
You are good, You are good
And with everything
I will praise, I will praise
BRIDGE:
This is the day You made
So I will give You praise
Whatever comes my way
I’ll rejoice in You