I love to sing and listen to good music. I can get lost pretty quick in a sweet melody that keeps me humming all day long. I can go from the shower to the car, from the car to the desk. I can sing of God's love and not even rest. From the desk to the gym, don't let it be an old hymn. I keep those in my heart for days I don't even want to start. Music is truly an amazing thing God created. Thank God we can sing our way through everyday. God gave us music, and He allows us to express creativity as we sing. No matter what your day looks like add a song to it. Encourage yourself in the car, in the shower, at your desk or as you walk down the street. Sing your way through today. Make it a concert, let your heart sing, your hands clap and your feet pat. God hears you and your voice stands out to Him.
Thought: Today, I choose to worship on purpose and give it my all.
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord all the earth.
I Chronicles 16:23
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim His salvation day after day.
My prayer this morning is simple. The words to the hymn I Am Thine O Lord say it all. Draw me nearer Lord, Nearer blessed Lord. My favorite verse says :
Consecrate me now, to thy service Lord, By the power of grace divine
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope and my will be lost in Thine.
My morning prayer is Lord help us live with purpose and grow closer to you.
Now that’s what I call living on pitch. It’s all about #thatworshiplife.
People like to hear their name called. Recognition for a job well done at work, in church, or anywhere always feels good to have your name mentioned. God deserves to hear His name called out by us and there is nothing wrong with saying the name Jesus. At the name of Jesus every knee will bow. I recognize God’s name is above every name but I don’t always let Him hear me say it out loud. When was the last time you said God’s name and recognized Him for who He is? There is something about the name Jesus, so today I choose to open my mouth and call out His name. I will verbally acknowledge that God’s name is worthy to be praised.
Prayer: God you are everything to me. I thank you for being a Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace. Thank you for being an Everlasting Father, the Great I Am, the Holy One. You are my Master, Savior, Friend, and my King. You are my Keeper, the Alpha & Omega, the Giver of Life, Jehovah, and Lord of all. You are my Healer, my strength and my song. You are my eternal Hope and I love you. Amen.
I recently attended the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference in Jacksonville, FL. It was a great conference experience and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I thank God for Pastor H.B. Charles Jr and the entire Shiloh Church family. I have grown, been equipped for better ministry leadership and met some really great brothers and sisters in Christ. While I am no preacher and I don’t plan on preaching any sermons, I have a greater appreciation and love for pastors. To hear sound doctrine, learn from those who take God’s word seriously and carefully explain the text it makes me want to dig deeper everyday. I attended the conference’s worship track and learned so much about Worship and the Word. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from some of the best worship leaders around. They cut me just straight enough to keep living on pitch with intention to magnify the Lord. I thank God for this conference and highly recommend it to others to attend. There really is something for everyone (senior pastors, associates, ministry leaders, worship leaders, youth leaders, and women’s ministry leaders) at Cutting It Straight. To find out more just click here.
It’s Friday and I am quoting Max Lucado today who reminds me of a blessed hope in God.
“Worship is when you’re aware that what you’ve been given is far greater than what you can give.” from the book titled Hope, Pure and Simple
My friend and brother sang this song at church recently and it really ministers to me! Such a beautiful prayer and beautiful song, I wanted to share it as a reminder to stay purposefully on pitch!
I am not a great dancer. I have never claimed to be but I sure do like to move to music. Sometimes I wonder how David danced when he danced out of his clothes. Continue reading