Thursday, November 29, 2012

I'm Not Who I Was!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2Cor. 5:17)

Has anyone ever approached you and made the comment that they noticed something different about you? I know I have (countless times to be exact)!...:-D. From a personal standpoint, prior to accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior, I was a rebel WITHOUT a cause. Nothing like Saul of Tarsus, who prior to having an encounter with Jesus himself, was actively persecuting the Jewish people on behalf of the Roman Empire. Yet, in spite of Saul of Tarsus, Jesus Himself was able to get a hold of him and TRANSFORM him. The Damascus Road experience is one of those rare, radical examples of what can happen when God touches someone with the intent of changing that person into a NEW CREATION.    There are numerous other examples of how someone will experience change. Baptism in the water is one of those rituals that is formally carried out in a public setting to be able to express our faith in an outward manner.

"And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name."  (Acts 22:16)

Two very different examples, one common purpose. That purpose is to experience TRANSFORMATION that will result in God's pleasure, honor, and glory. All of us, including the Apostle Paul can actually say with clear confidence in Christ that WE ARE NOT WHO WE USED TO BE! To God be ALL the glory, praise, and honor from this moment and throughout all of eternity! With that said, and no further delay, I want to bring all of you I'm Not Who I Was by Brandon Heath. May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! Jesus loves you and so do I! Here's the lyrics:

 Brandon Heath
 I'm Not Who I Was
 
I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I'm not who I was
I used to be mad at you
A little on the hurt side too
But I'm not who I was

I found my way around
To forgiving you
Some time ago
But I never got to tell you so

I found us in a photograph
I saw me and I had to laugh
You know, I'm not who I was
You were there, you were right above me
And I wonder if you ever loved me
Just for who I was

When the pain came back again
Like a bitter friend
It was all that I could do
To keep myself from blaming you

I reckon it's a funny thing
I figured out I can sing
Now I'm not who I was
I write about love and such
Maybe 'cause I want it so much
I'm not who I was

I was thinking maybe I
I should let you know
I am not the same
But I never did forget your name
Hello

Well the thing I find most amazing
In amazing grace
Is the chance to give it out
Maybe that's what love is all about

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I'm not who I was



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Love Never Fails!

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.(1 Cor. 13:4-7)

The above verse is by far one of the most popular verses that can and will ever be quoted by any christian that you will run into. The above verse is also very encouraging in the way that it has the ability to be able to express itself with profound thought and tons of encouragement, while it also provides us with friendly reminders within its contents. I have heard it said so many times that "love is the most powerful force on earth". In the eyes of many non-believers, this is definitely true and brings a very positive ring to it. But in the eyes and hearts of every single Christ-following, Christ-loving Christian, love goes from being "the most powerful force on earth" to the most powerful PERSON on earth and throughout the cosmos.

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)

No one has to look any further than the above verse to know without a shadow of a doubt that love does come in the form of a person. Quite frankly, because of the very love that God expresses to His children, WE also have an opportunity to be able to become agents of love. Do you have a burning desire to win a family member, friend, co-worker, even your spouse to the Lord? I strongly encourage myself and every single one of you to share the love of Jesus Christ to all those people described above and anyone that God brings into your life.

BECOME AN AGENT OF LOVE MY FRIENDS!

May God continue to bless you and keep you all! Jesus loves you and so do I! With that said, and without any further delay, I want to bring to you Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath. Here's the lyrics!...:-).

LOVE NEVER FAILS BY BRANDON HEATH


Songwriters: CATES, CHAD ROBERT / HEATH, BRANDON

Love is not proud
Love does not boast
Love after all
Matters the most

Love does not run
Love does not hide
Love does not keep
Locked inside

Love is the river that flows through
Love never fails you

Love will sustain
Love will provide
Love will not cease
At the end of time

Love will protect
Love always hopes
Love still believes
When you don't

Love is the arms that are holding you
Love never fails you

When my heart won't make a sound
When I can't turn back around
When the sky is falling down
Nothing is greater than this
Greater than this

Love is right here
Love is alive
Love is the way
The truth the life

Love is the river than flows through
Love is the arms that are holding you
Love is the place you will fly to
Love never fails you

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Give Me Your Eyes!

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Phil. 4:8) 


Hello friends! Welcome back for another amazing round of great christian music and biblical thinking! Now, you're probably thinking why I would open up the post this way. Speaking on behalf of myself and the many christian bloggers out there, when we decided to begin blogging about our lives, we had to approach whatever is written from a BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW. With that said, the bottom line for us christian bloggers, book authors, and public speakers, etc...etc... is to be able to see the subject matter at hand the way GOD SEES IT. This music video reveals how God wants us to be able to view the world. God has, is, and always will view everything in black and white. He will never look at anything with a gray lens. Why? Because anyone that understands what happens when we mix black with white and vice versa...we get gray. The gray area represents compromise. In some instances, compromise is a very healthy thing...especially in marriage between husband and wife in an effort to provide stability and safe home environment for one another and any children that may be involved. Compromise from that perspective is healthy. But there's also compromise that is not healthy. Any kind of compromise that would (and will) jeopardize our values and morals, especially in the areas of family and faith would prove to be dangerous and destroy anything that has been given to us from God's hand.  So let me encourage you friends, let's start viewing ALL OF LIFE the way God already sees it. Whenever you find yourself at a crossroads, whether it be a breakthrough that's about to unfold in your life, or you have found yourself in a crisis situation, ASK GOD to give you HIS EYES. Make that request a part of your daily prayer and you will never regret that you have made that decision. Who will you rather follow? God? Or the three blind mice? I think I know the answer to that question...;-).

With that said, and without any further delay, here's Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath. May God continue to bless you and keep you all! Jesus loves you and so do I! Here's the lyrics:

GIVE ME YOUR EYES - BRANDON HEATH

Songwriters: HEATH, BRANDON / INGRAM, JASON

Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere,
Why have I never cared?

Chorus:
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
Ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see
Yeah
Yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what's underneath
There's a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He's out of work
He's buying time
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared?

Chorus

I've Been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving past me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all along

Chorus (x2)

Chorus

[In Background]
Give me your eyes!
Lord give me your eyes!
Everything, I keep missing
Give me your arms!
For the broken hearted!
Give me your arms,
Lord, give me your eyes.

Yeah (x8)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Forever!

                          Forever, O LORD, your word is settled in heaven. (Psalms 119:89)

God bless you friends! I hope and pray that ALL OF YOU have not only given God thanks for the many wonderful blessing He always brings into our lives, but ALL OF YOU have also been able to capitalize on the fact that HIS love endures forever by sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the many wonderful people that God has blessed us with! Awesome! This song by Chris Tomlin speaks for itself and resonates with the millions of Christians worldwide with the constant reminder that from the rising to the setting sun, His love endures forever. What a wonderful thought and assurance that we serve a God who will love us forever! Because of His loving faithfulness to us, we not only owe it to Him and to ourselves, but to everyone that God brings into our lives to reveal and share the everlasting love, grace, mercy, and compassion of Christ now and FOREVER!

With that said, and without any further delay, let me bring to you Forever by Chris Tomlin! May God continue to bless you all and enjoy this awesome song in Jesus' mighty name! Here's the lyrics...:-)

FOREVER BY CHRIS TOMLIN

Give thanks to the Lord
Our God and King
His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
With a mighty hand
And outstretched arm
His love endures forever
For the life that's been reborn
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise
Yeah
Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever
Forever

From the rising to the setting sun
His love endures forever
By the grace of God
We will carry on
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise
Yeah
Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever
Forever
Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever
Forever
Forever
His love endures forever
His love endures forever
His love endures forever
Forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise
Yeah
Forever you are faithful
Forever you are strong
Forever you are with us
Forever
And ever
Yeah
Forever you are faithful
Forever you are strong
Forever you are with us
Forever
Forever
You are God.....
Forever
And ever and ever ....

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Never Give Up!

                                        For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37

Have you ever been confronted with an IMPOSSIBLE situation? I know I have and still do to this day. In spite of the harsh reality that will occasionally come into our lives, THERE IS HOPE FRIENDS! With that said my friends, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE each and every single one of you confront whatever difficult circumstances may come your way no matter how insurmountable or impossible it may appear! NEVER GIVE UP...DON'T EVER GIVE UP FRIENDS! Jesus loves you and so do I! With that said, and without any further delay, I want to introduce to you Never Give Up by Yolanda Adams. Here's the lyrics! Enjoy and GOD BLESS YOU!

NEVER GIVE UP - YOLANDA ADAMS

1- Visions that can change the world
Trapped inside an ordinary girl
She looks just like me
Too afraid to dream out loud
And though it's set for your idea
It won't make sense to everybody
You need courage now
If you're going to persevere
V- To fulfill your life's purpose
You gotta answer when you're called
So don't be afraid to face the world
Against all odds
C- Keep the dream alive, don't let it die
If something deep inside
Keeps inspiring you to try, don't stop
And never give up
Don't ever give up on you
Don't give up...
2- Every victory comes in time
Work today to change tomorrow
It gets easier, who's to say that you can't fly
Every step you take, you get
Closer to your destination
You can feel it now
Don't you know you're alomost there
VAMP
CHORUS..don't ever give up on you..
B- Sometimes life can place a stubborn block in your way
But you've gotta keep the faith
Reap what's deep inside your heart to fly
And never give up, don't ever give up on you
Don't give up
3- Who holds the pieces to complete the puzzle?
The answer that can solve the mystery, yeah..
The keys that can unlock your understanding
It's all inside of you
You have everything you need....so...
CHORUS
BRIDGE..to the light...
And never give up
Don't ever give up on you, no....
Don't give up
No, no, no, no
Don't give up
Don't give up
Don't give up
Oh, don't, no, no, no, no
Don't give up...

Monday, November 19, 2012

He's Able!

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV).

“The eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His” (2 Chronicles 16:9). 

I love the idea that I serve a God that can do exceedingly abundantly above ALL that we ask or think (hope for). God has, is, and always be faithful and true to His Word because He is the reason for everything that we see, eat, smell, touch, and breathe. He has given a beautiful planet to live on and enjoy the pleasures held within. His grace has totally transformed our lives in so many miraculous ways thus continuing to prove to me and so many others that....HE'S ABLE!

DO YOU THINK HE'S ABLE TO EXECUTE EPHESIANS 3:20 IN YOUR LIFE?

There's no doubt that God not only executes Ephesians 3:20 with laser-focus precision, but HIS EYES are always on the move to and fro to be able to provide the support that ALL OF US as His children will ever need (2 Chronicles 16:9).

With all that said, and without any further delay, I want to introduce to all of you He's Able by Deitrick Haddon. May God continue to bless you and keep you friends! I'm praying for all of you in Jesus' mighty name! Jesus loves you and so do I!...:-)

Here's the lyrics! ENJOY!!!

HE'S ABLE - DEITRICK HADDON

Leader:
Exceedingly
Abundantly
Above all, you can ask or think According to, power That worketh through you and me (yeah)
God is able to do just what he said he would do
He's gonna fulfill every promise to you
Don't give up on God, cause he won't give up on you
He's Able

Chorus (2x):
God is able to do just what he said he would do
He's gonna fulfill every promise to you
Don't give up on God, cause he won't give up on you
He's Able (2x)

Leader;
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
He's Able

Bridge (3x):
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
He's Able

Vamp:
He's Able

Leader:
Don't give up on God (2x)don't you give up I don't care what the devil brings on your way he brought you out before, he'll do it again
He's Able

Ending:
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, He's Able
He's Able (til fade)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Prayer!

                                         
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.(Phil.4:6)

I love this verse because this verse makes it abundantly clear that we are not to be anxious for NOTHING. I don't think God was asking us as a favor to comply with the said verse, He's outspoken in this command as He is making it clear that we are to surrender ALL our cares to Him in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving so that our requests will be made known to God. In the above verse we have a classic recipe for a very dynamic and successful prayer life! I hope and pray that all of you who read the words and listen to the songs contained in this blog will not only be ministered, but also be encouraged that God is indeed listening to our prayers with divine attention and care. With that said, and without any further delay, I want to introduce to all of you one of the most incredible songs ever written and sung by a truly amazing duo in Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams. The name of the song is The Prayer. May God continue to bless you and keep you friends! Jesus loves you and so do I!...:-).

Here's a small disclaimer: This song will be a major tear jerker!

Here's the lyrics:

The Prayer with Yolanda Adams

Y: I pray you'll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don't know

Let this be our prayer
When we lose our way
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe.

I pray we'll find your light.
Y: I pray we'll find your light

And hold it in our hearts
Y: And hold it in our hearts

And stars go out each night
Y: Stars go out each night

Remind us where you are.
Y: Remind us where you are.

Let this be our prayer
Y: Let this be our prayer

When shadows fill our day
Y: When shadows fill our day

Lead us to a place

Y: Guide us with your grace
D: Guide us with your grace

Together: Give us faith so we'll be safe.

Together:

A world where pain and sorrow will be ended
And every heart that's broken will be mended
And we'll remember we are all God's children
Reaching out to touch you
Reaching to the sky.

D: We ask that life be kind
Y: We ask that life be kind

D: And watch us from above
Y: And watch us from above

D: We hope each soul will find
Y: We hope each soul will find

D: Another soul to love
Y: Another soul to love.

Together: Let this be our prayer
Y: Let this be our prayer

D: Just like every child.
Y: Just like every child.

Together:
Needs to find a place
Guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Give Me A Clean Heart!

             Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalms 51:10

The above verse sums up the desire of every Christian's life! As we humbly submit to God's authority and His righteousness, the lifelong process of having a clean heart begins! God has an unusual way of cleansing our hearts, it's called life. Think of life as one HUGE washer machine where there is plenty of tumbling (hard times) happening in our lives while getting soaked (blessed) in the process. Are you willing to go through that huge washer machine called life with the desire to have the clean heart that God Himself is more than happy to provide you? God is indeed Faithful and True my friends! All we need to do is trust Him and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime while He not only creates a clean heart in you, but will also renew a right spirit within you as well! With that said, and without any further delay, I want to introduce to you Give Me A Clean Heart by Fred Hammond and the RFC (Radicals For Christ). Here's the lyrics friends! God bless you and enjoy in Jesus' mighty name! Jesus loves you and so do I! Be blessed!...:-D

Give Me A Clean Heart by Fred Hammond

[Verse 1]
Give me a clean heart
To see You like I should, hey
To walk the path that's right
To do the thing You would
Give me a clean heart and I will serve nobody, but You

[Verse 2]
Give me a clean heart
To lose the double mind
To believe You when You tell me
Everything will be just fine
Just lay Your hands on me Lord
And I will be brand new

[Chorus A]
And I am calling out to You for a strength exchange
I will gladly take Your joy for my weakness
Give me a clean heart and I will serve nobody, but You
(Give me a clean heart and I will serve nobody but You)
{Hey, yeah let the band play for two now, come on now}

[Verse 3]
Give me a clean heart
A better one I pray
To stay on the path You've chosen
And stick with it all the way
Give me a clean heart and I will serve nobody, but You

[Verse 4]
Give me a clean heart
I'm coming now to You
To keep my heart from fainting
This is all I know to do
Just lay Your hands on me Lord
And I will be brand new

[Chorus B]
And I am worshiping Your great and holy name
I'm determined to have life with no chains
Give me a clean heart and I will serve nobody but You
(Give me a clean heart and I will serve nobody but You)
{Noel won't you play now, won't you play now, now, now}

[Chorus B: w/ parentheses]

[Chorus A: w/ parentheses]

[Chorus B: w/ parentheses]

[Chorus A: w/ parentheses]

[Vamp]
Give me a clean heart and I will serve nobody, but You

[Vamp x2: Out]

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Like An Avalanche!

Hello again friends! Coming back to you with a song that I have just finished hearing for the first time. This song describes how God's grace is like an avalanche. The idea of God's grace acting like an avalanche is a foreign concept to me. Just when I thought I knew God, He pulls off another truly amazing "stunt" in the form of His grace coming upon us like an avalanche. Throughout my life in this Christian walk, I have always understood His grace to come gently into our lives. Anyone that knows anything about avalanches will know that an avalanche is one of the most violent acts of nature destroying anything and killing and/or burying anyone that is caught in its path of destruction. So your probably thinking. How is it possible for God's grace to be like an avalanche? The best answer I could come up with is that His grace comes down upon us in such an overwhelming and overpowering manner that we have no other choice but to submit to it power. Does that sound about right? I think so!...:-).  Many of us will experience His grace much in the same way a soft breeze comes and goes around us. Some of us will experience the total opposite! Grace in the form of an avalanche! When Saul of Tarsus (aka Paul), was knocked off his horse with a blinding light that came from Jesus, he experienced God's grace in the form of an avalanche. Now that's what I call a supernatural act of God! If you have yet to experience God's grace in the form of an avalanche, don't be afraid to ask Him friends! He will never give you anything you cannot handle on your own! With that said, and without any further delay, I will to bring to you Like An Avalanche by Hillsong United!  May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name friends! Jesus loves you and so do I! Here's the lyrics...enjoy!...:-D

Like An Avalanche

VERSE 1
Beautiful God
Laying Your majesty aside
You reached out in love to show me life
Lifted from darkness into light
Oh

VERSE 2
King for a slave
Trading Your righteousness for shame
Despite all my pride and foolish ways
Caught in Your infinite embrace
Oh

CHORUS 1
And I find myself here on my knees again
Caught up in grace like an avalanche
Nothing compares to this love love love
Burning in my heart

VERSE 3
Saviour and Friend
Breathing Your life into my heart
Your word is the lamp unto my path
Forever I'm humbled by Your love
Oh

BRIDGE
Take my life
Take all that I am
With all that I am I will love You
Take my heart
Take all that I have
Jesus how I adore You

CHORUS 2
And I find myself here on my knees again
Caught up in grace like an avalanche
Nothing compare to this love love love

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I Will Rise!

Hello everyone! I want to introduce you to another Chris Tomlin video called I Will Rise. In short, Jesus has risen and ascended to the right hand of the Father. In that example, Jesus has taught us that we also have the ability to rise above the circumstances that we are confronted with in life. My dear friends, let me encourage you that in the same way Jesus has risen, we can also rise and become the people that God longs for us to become and become servants of the living and risen Christ! With that said, and without any further delay, I want to introduce you to I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin. May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' might name! Jesus loves you and so do I! Enjoy the video my friends! Here's the lyrics:

 "I Will Rise"

There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

[Chorus:]
And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

[Chorus:]
And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
[x2]

[Chorus:]
And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

Friday, November 9, 2012

Indescribable!

Hello friends! I must admit, I have been guilty like millions of other people out there of trying to put and adjective to God. How many times have you heard, our God is an awesome God? Granted, they have even made a song by the same exact title. Without a doubt, our God is indeed an awesome God! But in all reality, exactly how much justice do we give to God my applying our finite minds to describe an infinite God? When I took the time to read the lyrics of this song, I was at awe as I sat there and attempted to wrap my mind around God and His majesty. He is indeed indescribable! He is worthy of all of our praises! Let us render to God what is due to Him to experience the fruitful life we call Christianity! Do I still have the habit of describing God as "awesome"? You bet! But the word awesome and any other word we use to attempt to describe Him will never give it any justice because in His very nature, He's indescribable. With that said, and without any further delay, I wanna bring to you Indescribable by Chris Tomlin. God bless you my friends! Jesus loves you and so do I! Here are the lyrics....enjoy!....:-)

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blessed Be Your Name!

Hello again friends! This time I'm kind of getting away from Hillsong in the meantime, and bring a "fresh" face that many of you perhaps already know. This next video blog revolves around blessing the name of the Lord. No matter what we go through in life, with all of its ups and downs, we can always weather the storm and keep praising the name of the Lord. Whenever we lift up the name of Jesus Christ, it has to be one of the most amazing and profound experiences we will ever have. Can you imagine the day that we will be standing before God Himself while He sits on His throne praising Him, worshiping Him, blessing His name for ALL of eternity? I wholeheartedly believe that there will come a day when I will get to meet all of you in Heaven, hopefully sooner to lift up the name of Jesus because that is what God has created us for. May God continue to bless you and keep you as you enjoy this incredibly popular song! Let's bless the name of the Lord TOGETHER friends! Without any further delay, here's the lyrics to Blessed Be Your Name by Matt Redman! Jesus loves you and so do I! Enjoy!!!....:-)

Blessed be Your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in
Lord, still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the "world's all as it should be"
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say.
"Lord, blessed be Your name."

Monday, November 5, 2012

Mighty To Save!

God bless you everyone! I hope and pray that all of you have really enjoyed these Christian music videos because I know I have and have been deeply blessed through this experience! This is another Hillsong video titled Mighty To Save. Our God is indeed mighty to save us! I pray that you will enjoy and be ministered to through this video in Jesus mighty name! Without any further delay, here's Mighty To Save from Hillsong. God bless you all! Jesus loves you and so do I friends! Here are the lyrics:

Everyone needs compassion
Love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations

Chorus:
Savior, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever, Author of Salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

Verse 2:
So take as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

Bridge:
Shine your light
And let the whole world see
We're singing
For the glory of the risen King, Jesus

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Love Like Fire!

Hello everyone! It gives me great pleasure to be able to share with you another great music video from Hillsong. The name of this particular music video is named Love Like Fire. What is it like to love like fire. Fire as we all know has the ability to consume everything in its path. In some instances fire can be a very destructive force. But fire can also be used in a productive and very beneficial way as well. Fire has the ability to be able to consume and refine certain items so that it may come out bright and without blemish. Love works the same way. Love also has the ability to consume us and refine us in ways that are so mysterious, it would be pretty difficult to be able to describe what it really does to and for us. The same way fire has a way to be able to spread affecting every single aspect of our lives, so does love. Love, like fire, when left unchecked, can cause great harm. But when we make a deliberate effort to focus on the One Who loves us like no one else can, we will be able to express that love in ways that will not only be beneficial, but bless us in such a miraculous and mysterious way that our love for Christ will spread into the lives of every single person that comes into our lives, even those people that our ungodly society considers not important or don't matter. So friends, let Jesus' love for you, your family, your friends, and anyone else in your life spread like a wild fire. Let it spread so that they can see Jesus in, through, and around you like never before! Without any further delay, here are the lyrics! God bless you and enjoy! Jesus loves you and so do I! Be abundantly blessed always!...:-D

Love Like Fire by Hillsong

I am desperate for Your touch
a glimpse of heaven
for the glory of Your Son.
In a moment You can
turn a life around
forever to be found in You.

I am reaching out to find
there's nothing greater than
Your love that holds my life.
Your grace and mercy that
have saved me by Your blood,
and swept away my shame Oh Lord.

Chorus
Your love is like fire
that burns for all to see.
My only desire
to worship at Your feet.
So let this fire
consume my life.
Let Your love take me deeper
pull me closer to where You are,
'cause all I want is more of You.

and I'll surrender to Your love
forever humbled by the
message of the cross.
I stand abandoned in
Your presence and Your grace,
and I'll never be the same Oh God.

Chorus
Your love is like fire,
that burns for all to see.
My only desire,
to worship at Your feet.
So let this fire
consume my life.
Let Your love take me deeper,
pull me closer to where You are,
'cause all I want is more of You.

When You call I will follow.
At the cross I surrender all,
Jesus I belong to You.

I belong to You Lord

Your love is like fire,
that burns for all to see.
My only desire,
to worship at Your feet.

Your love is like fire,
that burns for all to see.
My only desire,
to worship at Your feet.

So let this fire
consume my life.
Let Your love take me deeper,
pull me closer to where You are,
'cause all I want is more of You.

When You call I will follow,
at the cross I surrender all,
Jesus I belong to You.

Let Your love take me deeper,
pull me closer to where You are,
cause all I want is more of You

When You call I will follow,
at the cross I surrender all,
Jesus I belong to You.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Friends!

Hello everyone! I hope and pray that this blog finds you well and alive in the Lord! This blog post will talk about friends! Many of us, including myself knows what it's like to have great friends. But what if I were to tell you that there is One who loves you so much that His only desire is to be your best friend? For what will be almost 22 years since I met Jesus and accepted Him into my life as Savior and Lord, there have been moments in my relationship with Him where I have had my fair share of struggles. Struggles of uncertainty and constantly questioning the validity of our friendship when the really hard times came into my life. In spite of myself and the circumstances that appear to overwhelm me, I have found assurance that Jesus will always be the closest friend I will every have based on what He has done for all of us. In the movie, Passion of the Christ, He reveals His heartfelt desire to be friends with all of us by doing what no one has, is, or will ever do for you and me.

The above music video by Michael W. Smith titled Friends will serve as an honest and friendly reminder that a friend is a friend forever if the Lord is the lord of them and a friend will not say never because the welcome will not end. It will be so hard to let you go in the Father's hand we know because we know that a lifetime is not to long to live as friends. With that said and without any further delay, I want to introduce you to Michael W. Smith and his song, Friends. God bless you and enjoy it! Jesus loves you and so do I!...:-)

Words:Deborah D. Smith
Music: Michael W. Smith

Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you
Can't believe the hopes He's granted
Means a chapter in your life is through
But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

Chorus:
And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say "never"
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

With the faith and love God's given
Springing from the hope we know
We will pray the joy you'll live in
Is the strength that now you show

But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

Chorus