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Verse of the Day – Psalm 98:4-6

Psalm 98:4-6

Psalm 98:4-6

Music has always played a part in my life, I found myself listening to worship music and singing along, at least four years before I became a Christian, I was singing along, yet not understanding why, but since then I understand that the Lord deserves my praise and worship.

But I am thankful that He led me to worship music through my dark years, maybe, just maybe that was what kept me going without even knowing it.

MORE by RED ROCKS WORSHIP
I just want more, I just want more
More of You, God, more of You, God
I just want more, I just want more

More of You, God, more of You
Pour out all I have and lay down all I am
Making room for You
Lord, I’m ready to open up my heart
To receive, not in part
But the fullness of who You are

Lord, I’m ready
I just want more, I just want more
More of You, God, more of You, God
I just want more, I just want more
More of You, God, more of You

I pour out all I have and lay down all I am
Making room for You
Lord, I’m ready to open up my heart
To receive, not in part
But the fullness of who You are

Lord, I’m ready
I just want more, I just want more
More of You, God, more of You, God
I just want more, I just want more
More of You, God, more of You

Come and reach into my heart
Come and heal every part, Lord
I want more of You
Just one touch from Your robe
Stills the weakness from my bones
Oh, I need more of You

Come and reach into my heart
Come and heal every part, Lord
I want more of You
Just one touch from Your robe
Stills the weakness from my bones
Oh, I need more of You, just more of You

I just want more, I just want more
More of You, God, more of You, God
I just want more, I just want more
More of You, God, more of You
I just want more, I just want more
More of You, Lord, more of You, Lord
I just want more, I just want more
More of You, God, more of You

Come and reach into my heart
Come and heal every part, Lord
I want more of You
Just one touch from Your robe
Stills the weakness from my bones
Oh, I need more of You, I just want more of You

Let Us Praise – Psalm 95:1-2

Let Us Praise – Psalm 95:1-2

Even in our darkest hours
Let us praise
Raise our voice in praise
Find your voice in a worship song
And let us praise
Let us praise

When joy  thrives within our heart
Let us praise
Sing it loud our greatest praise
Make a new song of your own words
And let us praise
Let us praise

Psalm 95:1-2

Psalm 95:1-2

Faithful People

Faithful People (Psalm 30:4-5)

Here I stand
With Your faithful people
Our voice full
Of our song of praise

All our sins
Were forgotten in a moment
In Your everlasting grace
So our worship we raise high

Each tear now fallen
Our nights fade with the light
Of the new day before us
As we rejoice in Your love

Psalm 30:4-5

Psalm 30:4-5

Glorious Name by Brady Toops

All I can say is that I absolutely love this song, the more I listen to Brady’s album, the more it grows on me, it’s well worth a listen.

GLORIOUS NAME by BRADY TOOPS
You are the one true
God over all the earth
Our King and the Father’s love
Who became our sin 
To save and to overcome
By Your glorious name
By Your glorious name

For You are the Lord
The Lord God so merciful
You are the Lord
And You’re abounding in loving kindness
You are the Lord
Full of grace and full of truth
Oh You never change
Oh what a glorious name

You are the risen Son
High above the earth
Our Lord, the victorious One
Let the nations bring You praise
Let the nations come
To Your glorious name

For You are the Lord
The Lord God so merciful
You are the Lord
And You’re abounding in loving kindness
You are the Lord
Full of grace and full of truth
Oh You never change
Oh what a glorious name

There’s no one like You
Oh no one like You
So great and marvellous
We cry out
Show us Your glory
Only Your glory
You’re great and glorious

There’s no one like You
Oh no one like You
So great and marvellous
We cry out
Show us Your glory
Only Your glory
You’re great and glorious

For You are the Lord
The Lord God so merciful
You are the Lord
And You’re abounding in loving kindness
You are the Lord
Full of grace and full of truth
Oh You never change
Oh what a glorious name

Spine Tingling Moment

In the two years since I’ve been attending Everyday Champions Church, I’ve had many moments, where you just know you’ve experienced something, sometimes you can’t explain, just like the first time I sat in a service on 1st April 2012, that day I didn’t really know what was happening, I knew as I listened to the service that I knew I had found the place I needed to be, I had stopped drinking just a three days before and really was then just looking to find myself.  That morning I cried on at least three occasions and felt something inside, something that I couldn’t explain, it felt a little scary, but at the same time it felt comforting in a moment of my own pain.

Since then I’ve had many such experiences, some were great feelings and moments, others were painful to take, but powerful all the same.

But all of those moments have been personal, just me experiencing them and just my actions and feelings.

Yet this morning, I had one of those moments, but this time it was different, so different.

As part of our Resurrection Sunday service, our Worship team put on a performance of the song Man Of Sorrows, from my vantage point on my platform behind the camera, I had a great view of the whole church, sat watching the great performance our band were putting on for them, then midway through the song, something happened that gave me one of those spine tingling moments and almost drew a tear from my eye.

It took just one person, one person to stand and raise their hands and almost immediately and at once the whole Church stood to their feet, raised their hands and their voices, at that moment it just felt electric.  Apart from the band, I probably had the best view, but it really was a moment of amazing worship, as the whole Church rose to give thanks for Christ’s sacrifice for us upon the Cross.

From that point onwards, their seemed to be just an amazing atmosphere within the building, probably the best that I every experienced in the Church, apart from the day of my Baptism, but that was an amazing personal buzz, not one where everyone just seemed to give their everything in praise and worship.

MAN OF SORROWS by HILLSONG LIVE
Man of sorrows Lamb of God
By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused
Beaten mocked and scorned
Bowing to the Father’s will
He took a crown of thorns

Oh that rugged cross
My salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out
Hallelujah
Praise and honour unto Thee

Sent of heaven God’s own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree

Now my debt is paid
It is paid in full
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled

Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed

See the stone is rolled away
Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised
He’s risen from the grave

Worship, A Little Bit More Like I Used To!!!

For the first Sunday in what seems like ages, I actually felt like I could worship like I used to.

A few weeks ago I was in such a hole, I couldn’t even bring myself to sing along at all, I just stood at the back against the wall staring at the words on screen, I just couldn’t lift myself to do anything, I was empty.

The weeks prior to that it seemed like a real effort to sing along, I think I did, but not with any real feeling, more an obligation.

Last weekend was better, but I still wasn’t really with it. Today was a big improvement, I’m getting there, it’s a day at a time, but each day is a step forward, I feel more like I was a number of months ago.

The kids have been at their Gran’s over the weekend, so I’ve been on my own. It’s was nice to be invited to friends for lunch today, thank you David and Ceri for having me, also thank you to Leanne, Rebecca, Michael and Naomi for keeping me company, I really enjoyed it.

I’m still not sleeping well at the moment, last night I slept for a few hours, woke around 1.30am, I was then awake until around 5am, until I fell asleep again for a couple of hours. That seems to be about the norm at the moment, I think I can count on one hand the times I’ve slept right through the night in the last month.

I’m back at the Doctors on Friday for a medication review, obviously I’ll discuss this with him and see what he says.

The draw back at the moment is when I get tired the jitteriness sets in again, which can be really frustrating, especially as sometimes it feels like my hands aren’t doing what I want them to, this doesn’t happen that often now, just when I’m tired, but it does get to me.

But on the whole, I’m feeling better each day, it’s a day at a time, but it’s definitely getting easier as each day passes.

WAITING HERE FOR YOU by JESUS CULTURE & MARTIN SMITH
If faith can move the mountains 
Let the mountains move 
We come with expectation 
We’re waiting here for You, waiting here for You

You’re the Lord of all creation 
And still You know my heart
The Author of Salvation 
You’ve loved us from the start

Waiting here for You 
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s You we adore, singing Alleluia

You are everything You’ve promised
Your faithfulness is true
And we’re desperate for Your presence
All we need is You

Waiting here for You 
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s You we adore, singing Alleluia

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, singing Alleluia, we’re singing Alleluia

Waiting here for You
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s You we adore
Singing Alleluia

Chasing The Light

Chasing The Light

The cloudless skies endless reach
A walk so fast, still couldn’t touch
Lifting eyes to process the endless dark
Keep moving on, soon to change

Gradual steps, the dark is defeated
Power of the light proves it’s point
Horizons burn bright under blue sky
Longing to touch to feel the warmth

Frost has fallen in the darkness
A lake has frozen, it’s flow delayed
The mill pond surface hidden below
Reflections so different yet beauty still

Pausing to take the glory to a heart
To taste the light that defeats the dark
Light creeps across the icy lake
Reaching out to a hopeful soul

Another sunrise enriches the heart
One more day to count as he goes
To walk a journey of dark to light
Strength returns as passion ignites

Singing words of worship as he goes
Raising hands in praise to God above
A man rebuilt by the Father’s love
Offering thanks for life in brighter days