Song of the Week

Hey good folks! I hope all is well with everyone of you. I know during these perilous times sometimes we can feel ourselves diving into a black pit. However, what does the word say?

Why my soul are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 42:5,11; 43:5)

So, for this song of the week, I wanted to go backwards in time to one of my favorite songs as a kid (you will see how young I am now). Not only is it catchy, but the message was uplifting then and still is now.

Hold On (Change is Coming) by Sounds Of Blackness

This hit, released in 1997, brought optimism, positivity, and overall message of knowing that everything will be alright. Though very contemporary with its roots, this song always played on our local Gospel radio station.

However, I cling to this song more than ever because of this stanza:

When the troubles of life weigh you down
Just lift your head up, yeah, yeah
When the love you seek is hard to find
Don’t give up, just keep strong, keep the faith

The first two lines remind of the scripture, Psalm 121:1 (KJV), “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help“. I firmly latch onto this verse just because it puts life into perspective. When it feels like you’re in a hole surrounded of darkness on every side, you can always look up to see the light. That light for me is Christ Jesus.

In John 8:12 it says, ” ‘When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.‘ ” The path of righteousness is illuminated because of Jesus, but when we turn from the son, we cannot see it. However, that doesn’t stop God from loving us.

We know that God’s love for us goes above and beyond what any man, woman, or child can give in this world. It is unconditional. Although Sounds of Blackness talked about the difficulty of finding the love we seek, and to persevere, we don’t have to go very far to know that God loves us. He wouldn’t have sacrificed His Son, if He didn’t (John 3:16).

As a reminder to myself, I think on these things when I feel down or unwanted in the world. Especially right now as many are fighting for change, through protests, hard conversations, and petitions of justice. I hope that as you listen to this song, that they encourage you.

Hold on and know that change is coming!

Matthew 7:7 it reads, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Song of the Week

Hello Good Folks! I hope your Palm Sunday was amazing in the celebration of the King!

I’m so excited about the upcoming days in celebration of both Passover and Easter. To know that Jesus took on our sin, died on the cross, then rose again with all power… it overjoys my soul!

When I think of the goodness of Jesus, and all that He’s done for me! My soul shouts…

To refocus, when I think about the love of Christ, it washes over me like a flood. To know that God sent his only Son, just for us, to die so we may live again, is a love that surpasses anything I could ever imagine. I am so grateful to the Lord for it!

And what do I do when I feel strong emotions? We match it with music! But I know that in Romans 5:5 (NIV),

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

This week, we have a song from gospel royalty, the Clark Sisters. In the hit, “His Love”, they expound upon the love of Jesus and how it’s everlasting. Partnered up with Snoop Dogg, the composition flows together mixing the old with the new. So take a listen below and remember:

HIS LOVE LASTS FOREVER!


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Be Blessed!

Chan

Song of the Week

Morning, Afternoon, or Evening wherever you are! How are y’all feeling out there? I know with all the pandemonium around; I wanted to remind you that God is still in control!

Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One. (Philippians 4:6-7 The Voice (VOICE))

Moving on, we’re still focusing on living above and beyond just existing.

So how are you living? Are your actions matching up with your faith?

Well, just like in February, we had a heart check. In March, we’re checking for the fruits of the Spirit!

The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22 KJV):

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Longsuffering
  5. Gentleness
  6. Goodness
  7. Faith
  8. Meekness
  9. Temperance

The Fruit of the Spirit aren’t just listed for fun. These are to teach us how to conduct ourselves. There are nine of them and I encourage you to study more, but the Song of the Week helps with learning them.

Kevon Carter’s “Check Their Fruit” is an easy-listening, message-giving song about the Fruit of the Spirit. The song highlights that the actions we do are more telling of our character than our outward appearance. “We should identify people by the things that they do.”

I hope this song encourages you to: Check. Their. Fruit. (And yours too.)


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Chan

Song of the Week 2

Usually, I like to tie in the Song of the Week to the Weekly Soap, but this time I feel led to do something different. Since it is the last week of January, I wanted to reflect on what has happened just in the first month of this year.

So… take a moment right now and thank God. Think about how great God is to have brought you this far! Think about where He’s taking you from here!

Sometimes, I realize that even the smallest things that we overlook, I can thank God for. With God, I don’t have to want for anything, because he has everything (Psalms 34:9-10). Even concerning my body, God protects that too (Psalms 34:20). That’s just how great God is.

So what does this have to do with the Song of the Week? Everything.

“Great Big God” by Lisa Knowles-Smith fully encompasses what many of us think about when we think of God. As the track begins, the upbeat tempo and high energy mirror the way we should describe God, with joy in praise and worship. As the lyrics follow, the songstress goes into detail about our “Great Big God” we serve and the things He does. That He is:

  1. ” He’s a Miracle Worker.”
  2. “God will ease the pain.”
  3. “God will be whatever we need him to be.”
  4. “God is peace in my problems.”
  5. “God has already won over the enemy.”
  6. “He is grace in decisions.”
  7. “All-Knowing God.”

The list can run on even further than that, but God is the “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:14). He is so mighty and powerful that the Avengers ain’t got nothing on Him (Psalms 18:47). So as you begin to listen to the song, don’t forget about the mighty God we serve and what He can do not just in your life, but the lives of others.


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Be Blessed!

Chan