Discover a new Song! Song Scouting

I like sharing things that work for me.   Have you ever heard about song scouting?  Well, it’s no big promoted activity, it is simply searching for songs that you never heard before and listening to them for the first time.   I like scouting for songs when I need to relax a bit; when I wish to be refreshed in my spirit, and there is that stir within me to just bask in God’s goodness, on his character and on his promises.  

When I go song scouting, I would listen to a few songs and then, not too long after, I would hit “play” for the last time, because this time, the song I am listening too has caught my attention, some-how it connects with me and my story and my experiences.

Song scouting, is fun, I love the excitement of finding that new song; there is a thrill about it. Many times, it is a song that I can enjoy singing as well, or I can see myself ministering the said song to others. It is also rewarding to go deeper, researching the song and finding out about the Writer, his walk with God, and the story behind the song, I just fell in love with.  Recently, I scouted, and I found “As it is (In Heaven)” by Hillsong.     I love this song very much.  It speaks to me!  It’s now my newest favourite.

Let me say that many of these songs have ministered to me, and I am truly grateful to experience a true free spirit of Worship.   Contemporary worship has really helped me to relate to God on a deeper level that allows me to be broken and intimate at his feet.

Whenever you go song scouting, be sure to listen to the words carefully, try to understand the context or the story line and ask yourself, “Is this song in line with the Word of God?”

Here are the words of my newest favourite.

Verse 1
Whether now or then
Death is not my end
I know heaven waits for me
Though the road seems long
I’ll never walk alone
I’ve got all I need to sing

Pre-Chorus
I know You love me
I know You found me
I know You saved me
And Your grace will never fail me
And while I’m waiting
I’m not waiting
I know heaven lives in me

Verse 2
Should I suffer long
This is not my home
I know heaven waits for me
Though the night is dark
Heaven owns my heart
I’ve got all I need to sing

Chorus
So I will sing like I will there
In the fearless light of glory
Where the darkness cannot find me
And Your face is all I see
I will sing like a man
With no sickness in my body
Like no prison walls can hold me
I will sing like I am free

Bridge 1
I’ll sing holy holy
My heart cries holy
As it is in heaven
It is in me

Bridge 2
We’ll sing holy holy
The earth cries holy
As it is in heaven
So let it be

This song was written by Joel Houston and Ben Fielding.  This is the YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So97pmyDbVw

Joel Houston is the son of Brian and Bobbie Houston, Founders of Hillsong Church.  He is a Song Writer and Pastor.

Ben Fielding is an Australian born worship leader and songwriter. Some of his songs include
“Mighty to Save”, “This I believe”, “God is Able” and “Anchor”.

 

Worship Expressions – Seeking God!

My God, I need you!   I need you desperately!   My soul longs for your presence. Stay close by, Oh Awesome God!  Wrap me in your arms and breathe upon me.

Oh, awesome God, everything I am is because of you, I don’t want to be without you. You are my inspiration, when doubt sneaks up on me, you lovingly whisper in my ear. “When you are  weak, I’ll give you strength.”

My God, oh how I need you!    I need you constantly!  My heart longs for your comfort.  Stay close by, Oh Awesome God! Saturate me with your substance and renew my mind.

Matchless! Supreme! Master! Every minute is deserving of your PRAISE.  I seek to honour you only.

You are my motivation, when lies seek to redefine who you said I am, you lovingly remind me of my value.   You are always there!

I worship you!!

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Before I tell you how you can get this special offer, let me tell you more about the items being offered:

The pendants of the featured necklaces were hand-made by Roland Benjamin, a contemporary visual Artist, who is from Grenada.  He creates art using valuable resources that we find in our environment.  Roland believes in the power of creative ingenuity and design, and has a passion for working with wood, leather and other fine precious metal.

The Pendant on the left is made of White Cedar, decorated with Wilks’ (Sea Snails) Shells, with a strip of leather at the top.  The pieces are tied together using copper wire. The Pendant on the right is made of Campeche Wood, with a Ring of Coral and again Wilks’ Shells.  The pieces are tied together using stainless steel.

When I saw these pendants, I thought they were beautiful and I decided, while I would love to keep them, I would rather enjoy the thrill of giving them away.  So, with the help of “This and That” Craft Shop in Grenada, I added silk twine to the one on the left and a suede chord to the one on the right, with rings and clasps, making them into exquisite necklaces.  I really love them, and I hope whoever is blessed to get them would love them and take  very good care of them.   The pieces of wood (white Cedar & Campeche) can be maintained by applying a little mineral oil every now and them.

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Worship Expressions: A heart like yours

I desperately want to know you more.

My heart is always in need of your fixing,

your melting and your molding.

Could my heart be like your heart?

It’s my desire, so I press on!

Your heart is full of compassion,

unconditional love and patience!

Oh, how I desire to be like you!

I meditate upon my bed and I think

of how good and awesome you are!

You are the Good, Good, Father and we can run to you, day or night.

I am amazed of your love for me.

I shall pursue you, because in you I see everything

that makes me feel complete and fulfilled.

You are enough for me and I praise you and exalt you!

I worship and adore you, bowing my knees before you!

Only you deserve such worship!

King over all, excellence surround you.

You are glorious and mighty; your splendor engulfs me

and I am in awe of your presence.

I seek to know you more, to be like you, my heart, reflecting yours!

Worship Expressions – Saviour

 

He was wounded for me and it is touching to admit; he did it all for me.   What a demonstration of LOVE, Sacrificial, selfless love.  For me He endured the pain, the mockery and the shame.

I sing today, I sing out loud, He Arose! My Saviour Lives today!

I worship a Saviour who has gone to the deepest depths to redeem man.   I serve a Saviour who risked it all for me.

It is a Saviour with such love that I speak about, sing about, and shout about.

A Holy God left his glorious comfortable home in heaven and stepped into man’s corrupt environment to connect with us, to reach us and rescue us from a path of destruction.  He desires to call us his children, he wants our company, our fellowship and our worship. I worship a Saviour who has walked this Earth, experienced our pain and resisted temptation.

It is a Saviour with such love that I speak about, sing about and shout about.

He was betrayed by the Evil one, delivered to those who accused him falsely. He was beaten mercilessly, still he came to extend mercy.  I worship a Saviour who extends Grace to every man, woman and child.

It is a Saviour with such love that I speak about, sing about, and shout about.

So, for me, Easter is not just a memory, it is not just an exciting, religious moment, but it is a reminder of how great a gift I have received, ONLY because my God and Saviour dared to stoop so low, from heaven’s glory to earth’s corrupt domain.  He accepted our faults, our sins as his own, He took the Blame.

Because of such sacrificial love, I can choose to follow Christ and not be controlled by the Devil.   I can choose to be free from fear, resentment and anything from my past, that may keep me back from experiencing meaningful living.

I can worship a Saviour who loves me enough to die for me and I know that he is interested in my affairs, in spending time with me, in helping me to grow and to overcome every obstacle that comes my way.   I can experience true intimacy with the most powerful being of this universe.

I am certainly thankful for what he’s done, what he has given up.

He is truly Saviour of this world and His name is Jesus, the Resurrected King!

WORSHIP EXPRESSIONS! Creator & King

Oh Lord, early in the morning you are there!

I feel you in the warm sunshine,

caressing my face, reminding me that you exist.

You exist before all men existed;

before the very beginning of this earth you were there!

You are the beginning.   In you all things live and move!

There is no one who compares to you;

your foundation is before all ages!

God of all Ages!

The Universe obeys your voice.  Let there be light and there was light!

Indeed!

You command all things as you please!

The seas obey you, keeping their boundaries!

You can cause the waters to roar or you can say

“peace be still”.

The skies obey you, spreading its beauty above the land,

displaying your heavenly beauty.

The trees and the flowers display your delicate splendor,

and your care for even the temporary things.

The Animals reflect your thoughtfulness, and consideration for man

and the beautiful space he lives in.

You are the most creative being!  Father of Creation!

Your hands are full of greatness!

Your power and your might are Amazing!

My Creator and My King!

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WORSHIP EXPRESSIONS! – Reflections

Chronicles 16:29 “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name:  bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness”

The verse above creates a spurt of joy inside me, every time I read it!

Sometimes I would just take some time off, when I am alone, and just tell God how much I appreciate him.  I would express myself  out loud, digging deep for those words that, as much as possible, explains how I feel about his greatness, about the sweetest person I know.   The very nature and character of God amazes me every day and it is always special to be able to say out loud, just how I feel about Him.

Here are some of my expressions to Almighty God, statements that come from my heart as I reflect on who he is.

What an awesome God you are!

You are magnificent, Most High God!

King of Kings and Lord or Lords, You Reign forever and ever!

No one compares to you; you are perfect in all your ways.

I lift my hands to you, you are worthy of my attention.

All creation yields before you, your power is matchless!

Thou art most Holy!  Holiness belongs to you!

My heart yearns for your presence, for in your presence is an  unexplained  joy.

Your love reaches me, touches my deepest pain, fills my emptiness, you are my substance , the reason why I smile.

How big you are!  How Great you are!  Your might extends over all the earth. Your great arms keep me safe from all evil.

You are all knowing, always present!  You alone are God!

You are the giver of all good gifts, most precious, awesome, Saviour!

Every praise belongs to you!!  You deserve every ounce of my praise!  How excellent is your Name!

How do you express God’s greatness?  What words do you use?

Intimacy with GOD; Becoming more intimate but less familiar

Recently, I was brainstorming a bit, as I examined myself trying to identify signs that I am either just familiar with God or I am truly enjoying an intimate relationship with him.

Signs of familiarity

  • Trusting him now then doubting again
  • Refusing to take that step of faith
  • Allowing fear to control my actions
  • Thinking I can spend time with him later
  • Asking his forgiveness for the same sin over and over

Signs of Intimacy

  • True repentance when I do wrong.
  • Spending time with him because I look forward to it and desperately want to do so.
  • Missing my personal quiet time with God when it does not happen
  • Submitting to his wisdom and guidance and making sound decisions as a result
  • Experiencing worship that is deep, that takes me away from the cares of the world and my current circumstances.
  • Entering into his glory where my body and mind is renewed and I break out in adoration and tears, as I think about all the great things about his Character and how valuable I am to him.

If you were to do this assessment, which category would you find yourself?