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VIDEO: Let It Be Jesus

Have you heard this song by Jonas Myrin , Chris Tomlin , and Matt Redman? Christy Nockles is the artist below. It’s such a beautiful song with a profound message!

Here are the words:

Let It Be Jesus
by Jonas Myrin , Chris Tomlin , and Matt Redman

Verse 1:
Let it be Jesus
The first name that I call
Let it be Jesus
My song inside the storm
I’ll never need another

Chorus:
For me, to live is Christ
For me, to live is Christ
God I breathe Your name above everything
Let it be, Let it be Jesus

Verse 2:
Let it be Jesus
From the rising of the sun
Let it be Jesus
When all is said and done
I’ll never need another, Jesus there’s no other

Bridge:
Should I ever be abandoned
Should I ever be acclaimed
Should I ever be surrounded by the fire and the flame
There’s a name I will remember
There’s a name I will proclaim
Let it be, Let it be Jesus (x3)

LetItBeJesus

Guitar Playing Tips From Soccer Observations

soccerSeveral of my friends are glued to the TV watching the World Cup Soccer Games. Have you seen any of the games? They certainly run a lot! Was thinking about it this morning and came up with 7 tips guitar players can learn from Soccer.

1. Practice

You know these players have practiced all of their lives. When you spent time with a sport, or playing and instrument, you become a better player/musician. Like these Soccer players, guitarists can practice.

2. Love Playing

They got great by loving the sport. Like them, we can love playing the guitar. We can have a joy and passion learning to play this wonderful instrument. When you love something, it’s fun to spend time doing it. When you are playing worship songs, don’t you just LOVE expressing how much you appreciate our God?

3. Study To Improve Your Skills

To reach the level of playing they have, you know they have studied the best players and learned new tricks of the trade. Learning from guitar teachers will help you avoid some bad technique that can slow you up or injure your hands. Yeah, it’s not uncommon to hear people having pain playing their guitar.

4. Play Their Best On Stage

During the game, they are giving their all. When performing, we can play our best. When they fall, they just get up. If we mess up, don’t stop. Keep playing. People don’t notice any mistakes unless you make a big deal about it.

5. Keep Your Eyes On The Ball

Everyone playing on the field is focusing on where the ball is on the field. As a Christian, in whatever we do, we are to focus our attention on Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith. We can have our eyes fixed on Christ even while playing the guitar. For years I used to play background music at parties, and spent the entire time worshiping our Awesome God.

 

St. Patrick’s Day

shamrockIn the 5th Century Patrick was kidnapped from his home in Great Britain. He was a slave in Ireland for 6 years. He was born into a Christian family, but experienced a closer relationship to God in Ireland. He escaped and later became came back to preach Christ to the Irish pagans.

He used the shamrock to explain the trinity… Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In fact, St. Patricks day was originally a religious holiday in Ireland celebrating the day that St. Patrick brought the gospel to them!

In celebration of the original reason for this day, here is a beautiful worship song from Ireland. Thank you God!!!

Answered Prayers

prayer-handsWe have access to our Creator God 24/7, because of the cross. Before Christ, only the high priest could go into the most sacred place once a year. This holiday is still observed and is called Yam Kipper. It’s the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people.

In Christ, we can lift up our prayers and petitions to God any time, and any day. In fact, it says in Scripture that we are seated in the heavenly places with Christ! (Eph 2:6)

I remember talking with one of my guitar students a number of years ago. He told me he used to be a Christian. He said that he didn’t read the Bible and that he did not pray. He said prayer doesn’t work anyway.

The Missing Datebook

For about an hour I told him answered prayer after answered prayer and he then confessed that he actually had an answered prayer story too. He had been visiting his mom in Bakersfield and when he returned his datebook was missing. He called his mother who told him it wasn’t there.

For several days he looked all through his car and also through his apartment. It was lost!

His mother had a prayer group on Thursday Nights and during the meeting she called him. She told him that God had just told them his datebook was on the back seat of his car. He insisted that it couldn’t be in his car because he had thoroughly looked in his car and had even taken everything out of it. His mom said to just take another look now. He went to his car and was shocked to see his datebook in plain view on the backseat. Read More…

Work

SkyscraperDriving home yesterday, I saw nearly a dozen workers laying HUGE bricks between steel enforcements on the freeway overpass. Each brick was very heavy, judging by how difficult it was for them to carry. I usually don’t think about the individual people who make our high rise buildings and other types of construction.

It’s very hard work and requires not only muscles but skill to perfectly line up the bricks or whatever material is being used. These men certainly would not need a gym membership and driving by, I started looking at all the tall buildings and thought of the men who built them.

They would need to work at the very top of those buildings I saw. Work is a gift from God. Whatever you do, work with all your might as unto the LORD.

In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon said, “So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because this is their lot.” Read More…