Wednesday, January 30, 2019

MercyMe - Grace Got You - Lyric Video

John 8:12
Hi!

Just today, I read an article that researchers studying popular music have determined that songs have gotten both angrier and sadder in the last 60 years.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6632879/Pop-songs-angrier-sadder-past-60-years.html

If you've listened to much of it through the years—you probably wouldn't have needed a "research study" to tell you that.

So it's wonderful when uplifting Christian music offers an alternative —and points the way to the awesome Grace and Truth offered by our Creator and Lord, Jesus!

MercyMe's joyful and uplifting Grace Got You — from the band's 2017 album "Lifer"— does just that!

Give it a listen and let the author of Life — Jesus — speak into your heart — His Mercy, Grace, Love, Healing and Comfort!

The lyrics are embedded in the otherwise "music-only" video below.

(Learn how to be saved and begin your new life with Jesus below)





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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
May God Richly Bless you!

Jesus is LORD!

Time is growing short!

Seek Him!

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   Romans 10:9-10

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

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If you've made this decision—believed it in your heart and confessed it with your mouth—let God speak to you by reading the Bible—and seek out fellowship with others who also believe.

Pour out your heart to God in Prayer (simply speaking to Him in reverence)—asking Him to reveal Himself to you and to provide for your needs.

Life in Jesus is the best decision you will ever make.

God Bless!

 
Matthew 11:28-29






Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin - Psalm 42 - Live


Hello Brothers and Sisters!

Today you'll find a live performance video from Tori Kelly playing guitar and singing Psalm 42—and accompanied on piano by Kirk Franklin.

Screen Capture From The Video Below
Shot in a single take in black and white—the song is beautifully performed by Kelly and Franklin—and the camera work and lighting are superb. 

I pray as you listen, you will be filled with God's Holy Spirit—and be Blessed, Comforted, and Healed by our Lord and Savior—Jesus the Messiah!

Lyrics are included under the video.

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Read all of Psalm 42 here

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Psalm 42  - Lyrics

There’s a quiet place
That gives me peace when I’m alone with You
There’s a hiding place
Your Spirit’s always there when I’m confused

Only You can purify
All this world won’t ever satisfy
My heart, it cries

As the deer pants for the water
So my soul, I need You Lord 
When thirsty God,
You’re the living water
And my soul, I need You Lord

I need You Lord
I need You Lord

I need You Lord
I need You Lord

I’m a stranger here
Thirsty ’cause I know it’s not my home
Like a desert here
I need Your living Word for these dry bones

Jesus fill us up again
With Your presence flowing deep within
New life begins

As the deer pants for the water
So my soul, I need You Lord
Thirsty God, You’re the living water
And my soul, I need You Lord

As the deer pants for the water
So my soul, I need You Lord
Thirsty God, You’re the living water
And my soul, I need You Lord

I need You Lord 
I need You Lord 

I need You Lord 
I need You Lord 

Quench our hearts and fill this space with Heaven like a flood
Holy One reign down on us with Your consuming love
Quench our hearts and fill this space with Heaven like a flood
Holy One reign down on us with Your consuming love

As the deer pants for the water
So my soul, I need You Lord
Thirsty God, You’re the living water
And my soul, Jesus, it needs You Lord

I need You Lord 
I need You Lord

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
May God Richly Bless you!

Jesus is LORD!

Time is growing short!

Seek Him!

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   Romans 10:9-10

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

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If you've made this decision—believed it in your heart and confessed it with your mouth—let God speak to you by reading the Bible—and seek out fellowship with others who also believe.

Pour out your heart to God in Prayer (simply speaking to Him in reverence)—asking Him to reveal Himself to you and to provide for your needs.

Life in Jesus is the best decision you will ever make.

God Bless!

 
Romans 6:23




Monday, January 21, 2019

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir - Psalm 34 - Live


Psalm 122:1

Hello Brothers and Sisters!

I hope your day is going well!

Recently, I came across a number of excellent videos featuring New York's Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir—and have posted one of my favorites below.

Their performance of Psalm 34 starts out gently and then builds into a powerful and moving time of praise for our God in Heaven! 

Then, as the music ends—the congregation breaks into nearly two minutes of spontaneous praise and worship of the King of kings, and Lord of Lords!

Seeing all the beautiful faces in the choir and congregation reminded me—yet again—of the "choir in heaven" (* See Revelation 7:9-10 below)—and I've attached a comment from another viewer who had a similar thought.

Screen Capture - YouTube Comment
 I pray this song will Bless you and flood your heart and mind with God's Love, Peace, Comfort, Healing, and Love!

Lyrics are posted under the video.

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Revelation 7:9-10
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Psalm 34 - Lyrics

I sought the Lord
And He answered me
And delivered me
From every fear

Those who look on Him
Are radiant
They'll never be ashamed
They'll never be ashamed

This poor man cried
And the Lord heard me
And saved me from
My enemies

The Son of God
Surrounds His saints
He will deliver them
He will deliver them

Chorus

Magnify the Lord with me 
Come exalt His name together 
Glorify the Lord with me 
Come exalt His name forever

Oh, Taste and see
That the Lord is good
Oh, blessed is he
Who hides in Him

Oh fear the Lord
Oh all you saints
He'll give you everything
He'll give you everything

Magnify the Lord with me 
Come exalt His name together 
Glorify the Lord with me 
Come exalt His name forever

Let us bless the Lord 
Every day and night 
Never ending praise 
May our incense rise

Magnify the Lord with me 
Come exalt His name together 
Glorify the Lord with me 
Come exalt His name forever 

Taste and see
That the Lord is good
He'll give you everything
He'll give you everything


Psalm 34:19
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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
May God Richly Bless you!

Jesus is LORD!

Time is growing short!

Seek Him!

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   Romans 10:9-10

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

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If you've made this decision—believed it in your heart and confessed it with your mouth—let God speak to you by reading the Bible—and seek out fellowship with others who also believe.

Pour out your heart to God in Prayer (simply speaking to Him in reverence)—asking Him to reveal Himself to you and to provide for your needs.

Life in Jesus is the best decision you will ever make.

God Bless!

Matthew 11:28





Thursday, January 17, 2019

In Christ Alone - Christina Grimmie


Hi!

Recently, I was reminded of the Gospel Hymn, In Christ Alone.

Many artists have posted lovely renditions of it, and I set about to find the right one to share here.

After quite a bit of searching I found not only a beautiful version—but one with a POWERFUL testimony attached to it as well.

Screen Capture From The Video Below:  Christina Grimmie Performing In Christ Alone

 Some may be familiar with Christina Grimmie—who was a contestant on the TV Show "The Voice" in 2014—and won high praise from coaches and music stars and eventually finished in 3rd place on the show—and secured recording contracts through her appearance.

Sadly Grimmie was shot and killed by a deranged man while she interacted with fans after a concert in 2016 after she initially opened her arms to give the man a hug.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Grimmie

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While I remembered hearing about her tragic death—what I didn't know is that she was an outspoken Christian.

In 2012, Christina posted her performance of In Christ Alone, as an Easter Greeting to her YouTube viewers.

The lyrics take on a special significance—considering that just four years later—at just 22—she would truly be "home with the Lord.":

"No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand"

(complete lyrics posted below)

James 4:14

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I pray as you listen to her sweet rendition—she describes as one of her "favorite songs, EVER"—that you feel the amazing Love and Call of our Savior, Jesus the Christ.

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Act 4:8 and 12
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In Christ Alone - Lyrics

In Christ alone, my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
May God Richly Bless you!

Jesus is LORD!

Time is growing short!

Seek Him!

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   Romans 10:9-10

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

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If you've made this decision— believed it in your heart and confessed it with your mouth—let God speak to you by reading the Bible—and seek out fellowship with others who also believe.

Pour out your heart to God in Prayer (simply speaking to Him in reverence)—asking Him to reveal Himself to you and to provide for your needs.

Life in Jesus is the best decision you will ever make.

God Bless!

1 John 1:7





Friday, January 11, 2019

Through It All - Andrae Crouch - Live



In the 1970's and 1980's, Top Ten singer and multi-instrumentalist Barbara Mandrell had a very popular National TV variety show helping make her "one of the most successful singers of that time."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Mandrell

The show featured Mandrell and her sisters performing songs—and doing silly, comedy skits.

At the same time the talented and influential Christian artist Andrae Crouch (1942-2015) was making the rounds performing his original Gospel songs.

Andrae Crouch - Screen Capture From The Video Below
In 1980 Mandrell introduced Andrae to her TV audience and he sang one of his most popular songs, Through It All—written after God had healed him from a severe illness.  

His performance on the show is one of my favorites—and his voice is clear and strong—and his piano playing is superb.

I pray you'll give this video a spin—and let God's Holy Spirit whisper His Love into your heart!

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Lyrics Are posted under the video—and the video is cued to start 22 seconds in—near the end of an introduction by Mandrell.





1 Peter 4:12-14
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Though It All - Lyrics

I've had many tears and sorrows
Had questions for tomorrow
There've been times when I didn't know right from wrong

But in every situation
God gave me blessed consolation
That all my trials come to only make me strong

Oh....

I've been a lot of places
And I've seen millions of faces
Oh, but yet there were times I felt like I was all alone

But right there in my lonely hour
It became a precious lonely hour
Jesus reminded me that I was His own.

Through it all.
Through it all, Oh, Yes!
I've learned to trust in Jesus
I've learned to trust in God

Let me tell you that—

Through it all
God never failed me
Through it all
He never let me down
I've learned to depend upon His word

So now I thank God for the mountains
And I thank Him for the valleys
And I thank Him for those storms
He's brought me through

For if I never had a problem
I'd never know that God could solve them
You see, I'd never, never know
What faith in my God's work could do

But now I can tell the world

That through it all
Through it all
Don't you know I've learned to trust in Jesus
Oh, I've learned to trust in God

Let me tell you

That through it all
Through it all
I've learned to depend upon His word
I've learned to depend upon His word

When the doctor walked from my bed and shook his head

I've learned to depend upon His word
I've learned to depend upon His word

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
May God Richly Bless you!

Jesus is LORD!

Time is growing short!

Seek Him!

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   Romans 10:9-10

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

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If you've made this decision — believed it in your heart and confessed it with your mouth — let God speak to you by reading the Bible — and seek out fellowship with others who also believe.

Pour out your heart to God in Prayer (simply speaking to Him in reverence) — asking Him to reveal Himself to you and to provide for your needs.

Life in Jesus is the best decision you will ever make.

God Bless!


John 14:6






Monday, January 7, 2019

Praise The LORD - Russ Taff And The Imperials


Video Below: Praise The LORD - Russ Taff And The Imperials

Psalm 68:4

Can you believe we are already a week into another year?

I pray that 2019 is off to a great start for you and that God will Bless you through-out the year—and shower you with His Peace, Comfort, and Love!

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Recently, I was watching a Christian themed movie and a song was playing in the background of a scene.

I'd almost completely forgotten about it over the years—even though it was a huge hit for the Imperials—featuring Russ Taff on lead vocals—during a time when his powerful voice brought the band it's greatest commercial success.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Imperials

Their beautiful song, Praise the Lord, was released during that time and it's message and powerful melody, music, and lyrics spoke—and STILL speaks—into the hearts of Christians all around the world.

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I pray as you listen — the great Compassion, Mercy, Healing, Forgiveness, and Love of our Lord Jesus will flood into your life and heart!

(Learn how to be saved and begin your new life with Jesus below)

Lyrics are embedded in the video





Psalm 146:1-2

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
May God Richly Bless you!

Jesus is LORD!

Time is growing short!

Seek Him!

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   Romans 10:9-10

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

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If you've made this decision — believed it in your heart and confessed it with your mouth — let God speak to you by reading the Bible — and seek out fellowship with others who also believe.

Pour out your heart to God in Prayer (simply speaking to Him in reverence) — asking Him to reveal Himself to you and to provide for your needs.

Life in Jesus is the best decision you will ever make.

God Bless!


John 10:27-30






Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Fred Hammond - I Will Trust


Psalm 9:10 - Painting: Charles Bosseron Chambers - 1882–1964

Hi!

Happy New Year 2019!

I hope you had a wunnerful Holiday Season and will have a Blessed year walking and growing with Jesus as Lord!

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Recently, I happened to catch the beginning of a music video on a local Christian TV station.

It was clear from the start that the vocals, and the track and song were amazing!

The song started out gentle and soft and built up nicely to a powerful chorus with full-throated vocals—and the lyrics spoke of placing complete trust in God.

I knew immediately I wanted to share it here—so I did a quick search based on the lyrics and discovered it is I Will Trust by Fred Hammond.

You'll find a "music-only" video of it below—followed by the lyrics.

I hope you'll give this awesome track a spin—and let it speak into your life Gods' Mercy, Blessings, Healing and Love!

(Read how to be saved below)





I Will Trust - Lyrics

There was a time I truly believed
That I could do it on my own
But all that I found at the end of that road
Is that concept for me was all wrong

I found a savior who turned me around
And he placed his love on me
And I will trust in him
Till my last heart beat

Some put their trust in earthly possessions
But in the end
It won't bring them through

I will not lean to my own understanding
But with my whole heart
Here's what I'll do

I will trust
(Trust in the name of The Lord)
In the name
(Trust in the name of The Lord)
Of The Lord
(Lord I will)
Lord I'll trust in You

I will trust
(Trust in the name of The Lord)
In the name
(Trust in the name of The Lord)
Of The Lord
(For I know)
He will see me through

The name of The Lord is a mighty strong tower
The righteous run in and they're safe
I will trust you

I will trust
(Trust in the name of The Lord)
In the name
(Trust in the name of The Lord)
Of The Lord
(Lord I will)
Lord I'll trust in You

I will trust
(Trust in the name of The Lord)
In the name
(Trust in the name of The Lord)
Of The Lord
(For I know)
He will see me through

Repeats

Psalm 118:1

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
May God Richly Bless you!

Jesus is LORD!

Time is growing short!

Seek Him!

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   Romans 10:9-10

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

---------------------------------

If you've made this decision — believed it in your heart and confessed it with your mouth — let God speak to you by reading the Bible — and seek out fellowship with others who also believe.

Pour out your heart to God in Prayer (simply speaking to Him in reverence) — asking Him to reveal Himself to you and to provide for your needs.

Life in Jesus is the best decision you will ever make.

God Bless!