Today in the lyric lounge we are going to take a look at the powerful words behind the song “Guilty” by the .
I’ll be honest, the first time I heard this song it hit me for the first time that this could become a reality for us in America. I know persecution happens all over the world and many countries don’t even allow you to talk about God in public.
Here in America we’ve been incredibly blessed but because of our nation’s rapid movement away from God, I’m honestly afraid that our blessing is being slowly withdrawn.
So what would you do, if all of a sudden it was illegal to be a christian? Would you be bold and live out Christ all the more? Would you hid your faith? would you consider renouncing your faith?
The Newsboys are calling us to be bold in whatever comes our way and I for one am commiting to be bold with them. Read the lyrics below and reflect on what God is calling you to do. (Lyric Video is at the end)

When did it become breaking a rule
To say your name out loud in school
When your names the only one that sets us free
When did it become incorrect
To speak the truth about life and death
When your life gave us all eternity

Even if it gets me convicted
I’ll be on my knees with my hands lifted

If serving you’s against the law of man
If living out my faith in you is banned
Then I’ll stand right before the jury

If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me
Then I want to be Guilty

I’ll rise up and honor you
I’ll testify to all the good you do
Cause your Grace and your Mercy have overtaken me

So even if it gets me convicted
I’ll be on my knees with my hands lifted

If serving you’s against the law of man
If living out my faith in you is banned
Then I’ll stand right before the jury

If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me

Then I want to be Guilty by association
Guilty of being a voice proclaiming Your ways
Your truth
Your life
I’ll pay the price to be your light

If serving you’s against the law of man
If living out my faith in you is banned
Then I’ll stand right before the jury

If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me

Then I want to be Guilty by association
Guilty of being a voice proclaiming Your ways
Your truth
Your life
I’ll pay the price to be your light

Oh I want to be Guilty