Sunday Songs ~ Revolutionary and Miracles

Welcome to Sunday Songs!  I’ve brought a couple good ones!!  The first is so timely, as it deals with the currently escalated “social unrest” in the US (protests regarding racism and prejudice).  Josh Wilson has done a fine job with his song, “Revolutionary”.  Call me crazy, but it gave me hope.

“How do miracles just happen like that?” is Colton Dixon’s question in his song, “Miracles”.  It’s a great question, and I know my answer to it…I’ll let you ponder and come up with your own response.

I hope you enjoy the music.  I pray the Lord God will make Himself so obvious to you that you can’t ignore Him.  He often does it through unexpected blessings—whether provision, protection, a rescue, deliverance. 

I try to not be a pushy preacher…just want to remind you about God’s abundant grace (free gift), His great mercy and everlasting love.  Why not, “Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8)

Have a wonderful week ahead, filled with renewed strength and joy, hope and peace.  We have each other, we can make it through this unstable season…God is on the job 24/7Rhen

“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing”. Psalm 34:7-9, Berean Study Bible

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Sunday Songs ~ Eben (South Africa) and Jonathan Nelson

Welcome to Sunday Songs!  Does your faith feel weary and beaten down (like mine), with all that’s goin’ on around the globe?  Then you’ve come to the right place!

#1  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

#2  LEAVE YOUR GUILT/CONDEMNATION BEHIND, because they won’t buy a thing!

The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, in His incredible LOVE and FAITHFULNESS, delivered the remedy “Express” so I could share it with you.  First up: Eben, from South Africa—both of his songs are fabulous, you won’t be able to restrain yourself from dancing!  

And when I heard Jonathan Nelson’s “Island Medley” I knew it would be Awesome too!  Don’t sit down, you’ve got more dancin’ to do!  (I’ve included the lyrics at the end because you seriously need to hear them, they’re Too Good!)

God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3)…and the truth is, sometimes we need people like my two music guests to jump start our praise engines.  

If you’ve not met the personal God, the Lord Jesus Christ who was crucified, buried and resurrected to reconcile ALL the world to God the Father—TODAY HE OFFERS HIS LIFE-CHANGING INVITATION TO YOU, THE GIFT OF FREE GRACE.

He’s not Santa Claus, He doesn’t hand you a magic wand…but He promises He’ll never leave you alone in a ditch!  He’ll bring you through the seemingly endless pandemic season, and give you ‘beauty for ashes’.  Amid the “unrest”, He’ll give you His Peace which passes human understanding.  

He’ll love you like nobody else can, and feed you the Bread of Life and Living Water for your soul.  You can REST IN HIM, He’s trustworthy, His Word is TRUTH. 

You can say YES to Him today—let Him take the wheel of your life and He’ll keep you on track, good days and “less than” ones.  AND, you’ll spend Eternity with Him (I’ll be there too!).

How do I know??  Because He’s been my Rescuer, my Hope…my daily Salvation when I don’t think I can crawl through another 24 hours.  I’ve experienced that peace I mentioned, from time to time, so I know it’s real.  I promise that you don’t have to be perfect, to find a home in His heart—His arms are wide open to everyone, everywhere.

If you’ve read me at all, you know I’m genuine and authentic…I couldn’t offer you blessings if I didn’t know intimately the ONE whose supply is never ending.  Together, let’s claim today as a great start to the days ahead of us!  Let’s sing and dance with gratitude to the Living Lord who LOVES us!Rhen

Romans 10:8-10, ‘But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved. For with your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess and are saved.…’, Berean Study Bible

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I Believe (Island Medley)
Jehovah, You
I trust (say it)
In You (In You)
Oh Lord
(Jehovah) Jehovah, You
I trust (I trust)
In You (I believe say it)
I believe, I believe
You
I trust (I trust)
In You
Oh Lord (Oh Lord)
Jehovah, You
I trust
In You
I believe, I believe (You are the God of miracles)
You are the God of miracles
You are the God of wonders (You are the God of wonders)
You are the God all powerful (You are the God all powerful)
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
Jehovah, You
I trust (I trust)
In You (In You)
Oh Lord (Oh Lord)
Jehovah, You
I trust (I trust)
In You (I believe say it)
I believe, I believe
You
I trust (I trust)
In You
Oh Lord
Jehovah, You
I trust
In You
I believe, I believe (You are the God of miracles)
You are the God of miracles
You are the God of wonders (You are the God of wonders)
You are the God all powerful (You are the God all powerful)
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
So long, bye bye
So long, bye bye
Goodbye to my pain
And my sorrow (So long)
So long, bye bye
So long, bye bye (So long, bye bye)
So long, bye bye (Goodbye to my pain and my sorrow)
Goodbye to my pain
And my sorrow (So long)
So long, bye bye
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye yeah
So long, bye bye
Goodbye to my sorrow ehh
Goodbye to my pain (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye (Bye bye)
You ain’t welcome here (Bye bye)
Goodbye (Bye bye)
You ain’t welcome here (Bye bye)
Yeah so long (Bye bye)
Yeah so long (Bye bye)
Yeah so long (Bye bye)
Yeah so long (Bye bye)
So long (Bye bye)
I can hear you say (Bye bye)
I can hear you say (Bye bye)
I can hear you say (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my pain (Bye bye)
Goodbye you all (Bye bye)
Everybody bring it up (Bye bye)
You are the God of miracles (You are the God of miracles)
You are the God of wonders (You are the God of wonders)
You are the God all powerful (You are the God all powerful)
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
So long (Bye bye) yeah
So long (Bye bye) yeah
So long (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my pain (Bye bye)
Too many mama (Bye bye)
So many papa (Bye bye)
You ain’t welcome here (Bye bye)
You ain’t welcome here (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my trouble (Bye bye)
Goodbye to my pain (Bye bye)
I can’t hear you up there (Bye bye)
Somebody (Bye bye)
Somebody (Bye bye)
You are the God of miracles (You are the God of miracles)
You are the God of wonders (You are the God of wonders)
You are the God all powerful
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Al Stillman / Ervin Drake / Irvin Graham / Shirl Jimmy

Sunday Songs ~ I Will Wait

Welcome to Sunday Songs, better late than never🙂

I have 2 songs for you today.  “I Will Wait” spoke to me specifically, as I’ve found it difficult to “wait out” a season of continuing personal challenges.  And I’m certainly no “lone ranger”everyone around the globe is growing weary of the daily impact of Covid-19.  Faith in God is essential, as we hold on to hope of better days ahead.

“The Father’s House” is a wonderfully comforting song, a gift from my dearest sister-friend.  God does not ask for perfection, only our hearts—what a tremendous relief, since perfection eludes me no matter my fervent efforts!

Hope you enjoy the songs.  May each of you feel the warm embrace of our Loving Father God, and experience His blessings this weekRhen

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Sunday Songs ~ Always There

Just one song for you but it’s a beauty, from Celtic Thunder.

Take good care of yourselves this week, and remember you’re always in my heart and prayers.

May the One True God open the Heaven’s and pour out a bounteous blessing on all of you…He’s ‘always there’ beside you.

Until I return…love, Rhen

Sunday Songs ~ Feelings and Faith (and a bonus song!)

Good morning, Sunday bloggers!!  Thanks for being here, I’ve come to “preach” a little Encouragement🙂  Some of you know that I’m all about being genuine/authentic, so I’ll begin by stating the obvious:  most of us are “worn down, exhausted, discouraged”.  Perhaps our faith and hope are weakening…we feel doubt about the future, creeping in…our positive perspective is slumping.  It’s okay to admit it, our feelings are legitimate.

(Full Disclosure:  I’m sick as the proverbial dog, some kinda stomach thing…but I’m in my cubicle, happily doin’ what the Lord gives me to do🙂)

As a devout Christian woman, I can tell you that God does not shun our feelings.  He’s well aware of all that’s going on—in the world, and in our individual lives.  He doesn’t run away when we feel pressed against the ropes, flat on the mat.  He loves us and desires two-way communication with Him…speak to Him honestly without fear of rebuke.  Psalm 34:18 says, “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”

So if you’re feeling near the end of your rope, God is saying, “I’m close to YOU, I understand this is a difficult time; I’m holding you tight, I’ll bring you through.”  Need more?  

The second song today is about God who’ll break open the skies to rescue those who call on His Name—yes, it’s that simple.  Just say His Name.  Watch what happens.  Things will change—miracles abound when we speak the Name of Jesus!  This I KNOW!!  (Hang out in your bathroom for a day/night, you’ll be cryin’ Jesus.)

The third song, “The God I Know”, is really FUN!  When I hear it, I always visualize little kids singing it with hand/body motions: “I threw my hands UP, worries DOWN!”  She sings of God who’s about relationship—who knows we can’t get religious rules right every time.  It doesn’t stop Him from LOVING US!  He’ll still rescue and help us, give us His strength, peace, grace in each situation.  HE’s REAL.  “Invisible” doesn’t mean “imaginary”.

So, go ahead, let Him know how you feel…listen for His Voice which soothes and guides.  Then, don’t forget to dance with the joy of children: “throw your hands UP, worries DOWN!”  Yep, you’ve got it—lookin’ GOOD!!

I pray that you’ll feel His Presence near, and receive the abundant blessings He has for you in the coming week.  He loves you…so do I.Rhen

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Sunday Songs ~ We’re Never Alone

A great song from Hillsong, “Another In The Fire”, tells us that whether we’re in the fire or the flood—whatever our trying circumstances, and how alone we feel—God is right there with us, and He’ll bring us through.

May you experience the comfort of His loving Presence, and be abundantly blessed this weekRhen

Sunday Songs ~ It’s a 3-Song Day!

Well, I wept my way through a list of possible songs to bring you today, and narrowed it down to three.  Sometimes life is just HARD, and our hearts can barely hold the weight of the world’s (and our own) sorrows.  Music is great, no matter our mood—we can dance or cry, music carries us along.

And, there’s something else—LOVE, and Someone—JESUS.  First day to last, beginning to end, Jesus is the Love who comes into our lives and never leaves…if we open heart’s door to Him.  He is “the blessing in the broken pieces”, as Zach and Dolly sing in the last song today.

If you’re burdened, hurting, lost…consider the Savior, who took everything mankind would suffer upon Himself at the Cross of Calvary.  His shed blood is salvation, grace, power, healing, peace, deliverance, wisdom, wholeness, joy, discernment, strength, light, life…and LOVE beyond all we can imagine,offered freely.

May you feel His touch, His Holy Spirit’s refreshing…and abundant blessings each day to comelove, Rhen

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Sunday Songs ~ Arise and Shine

Welcome to Sunday Songs!  I hope you’ll like this one by Here Be Lions as much as I do🙂

For everyone who celebrates Memorial Day in the US, we have a long weekend—and my prayer is that your remembrance of loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice while in military service will be softened with joy.  We are proud of them, and grateful…may they one day ‘arise and shine’.

God’s compassionate presence is always near…still your heart and soul, listen for His voice.

God bless you abundantlyRhen