Relentless Pt. 5

Over the last several posts we have been speaking about the need for the church to get relentless. In yesterday’s post we spoke about the need to be relentless in private praise.

Yet it is not enough to be  relentless in private praise. Church, we need to begin to become relentless in public praise as well. OK this might get a little preachy so hold onto your hats! As a worship leader I have noticed that there is a rising tide of praise in Christendom. People of God are beginning to walk in freedom. In our church I have watched as one time staid saints  are daring to raise up their hands in service. Some who once stood and stared have started to open mouths to sing. Others have begun singing in the Spirit as the Holy Ghost leads.  There is a rising tide of audible worship between the songs. and that audible atmosphere of praise is the power that shuts the devil down and releases the supernatural move of God in the body! The  more free we get in praise the more miracles will take place during our church services; So we need to become relentless in public praise!

But I am not  just speaking about praise in church. We need to dare to praise God in public. Let me dare you dear reader…When something goes right at work  say “Praise Jesus! Hallelujah!” Right out loud.  If you want to change the atmosphere in the work place bring the power of praising Jesus up against the power of cursing Jesus.

Some of you just said “Are you kidding? I would never hear the end of it if I said that at work!”

Dare! You might face persecution. You will also begin to see the world change. And isn’t that what we are after, after all?

Listen to this and then tell me your thoughts!

C.cada: New Artist

Here is one the new artists involved in C.cada.  Evan Foisy has just recently become part of our church and on his birthday no less blessed us with his testimony about God’s amazing grace!  I hope this blesses you!

Oh and just so’s you know, If any of you happen to be traveling through Northern Massachusetts during the time of one of our meetings and you want to come and play with our artists you have an open invite! Just give me a heads up and we’ll have lunch together!

JE’s Top Ten

     I keep a “brainstorming” notebook on me at all times; That way when I have “writer’s epiphany” I can jot the idea down so it’s not forgotten in my next writing session.

     One of the ideas I recently wrote down was, “Share  ten worship lyrics that have spoken to your heart.” I kept pushing it off in favor of other topics until I got this from one of my readers in response to a recent post. Angela wrote:

   “I believe there is a worship song for every season. And finding it can be an adventure and quite exciting. I know when there are hard times before me a “God appointed” song has helped carry me as i carry its tune. “

     Now I took that as a Holy Spirit clue that the time had come to share my top ten worship lyrics. So here they are:

10.  “When peace like a river attendeth my way when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say ‘It is well. It is well with my soul.” 

It Is Well,  Philip Bliss

9.  “Farther along we’ll know all about it. Farther along we’ll understand why. Cheer up my brother live in the sunshine. We’ll understand it all by and by.”  Farther Along,  W.B. Stevens

8. “A mighty fortress is our God. A sacred refuge is Your name. Your kingdom is unshakeable…” A Mighty Fortress, Christy and Nathan Nockels

7. “Let Your fragrance rest in this place as we gather to seek Your face.” Father of Creation, David Ruis

6. “All of my life in every season You are still God and I have a reason to sing. I have a reason to worship.” Desert Song , Brooke Fraser

5. “You are my desire. No one else will do. ’cause nothing else could take Your place, to feel the warmth of Your embrace. Help me find the way. Bring me back to You.” Draw Me Close, Kelly Carpenter

4. “You give and take away. You give and take away. My heart will choose to say ‘Lord blessed be Your name!'” Blessed Be The Name, Matt and Beth Redman

3. “He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.” Amazing Grace, John Newton

2. “When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home what joy shall flood my heart. The I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim ‘My God How great Thou art!'” How Great Thou Art, Stuart Kline

1. “The Darling of Heaven crucified, worthy is the Lamb!” Worthy Is the Lamb, Darlene Zschech

What are your 10 favorite worship lyrics?