“Alive Again” by Matt Maher – Live Music Video on K-Love Radio
“Alive Again” by Matt Maher
from the album “Alive Again.”
Matt Maher performs his song “Alive Again” live on K-LOVE with his favorite guitar.
“Alive Again” Song Lyrics:
I woke up in darkness
Surrounded by silence
Oh where, oh where have I gone?
I woke to reality losing its grip on me
Oh where, where have I gone?
‘Cause I can see the light
Before I see the sunrise
You called and You shouted
Broke through my deafness
Now I’m breathing in and breathing out
I’m alive again
You shattered my darkness
Washed away my blindness
Now I’m breathing in and breathing out
I’m alive again
Late have I loved You
You waited for me, I searched for You
What took me so long?
I was looking outside
As if Love would ever want to hide
I’m finding I was wrong
‘Cause I feel the wind
Before it hits my skin
‘Cause I want You,
Yes I want You I need You, and I’ll do
Whatever I have to just to get through
‘Cause I love You,
Yeah I love You
“For in Him we live and move and have our being.”
— Acts 17:28
Enjoy this song by Matt Maher and have a great day!
God bless you,
Happy Easter! Glorious Day – Casting Crowns Music Video
Happy Easter Sunday!
Wishing you all
today and every day.
Enjoy this music video featuring the song
“Glorious Day” by Casting Crowns.
God bless you always –
Abundance of Joy – 7 Things You Must Know to Overcome a Depressive Spirit!
How to Keep the Abundant Joy of the Lord Flowing in Your Life
Unfortunately many people struggle
day-to-day with a depressive spirit.
Yes, there are those who naturally find it
easy to go about their days light-hearted and joyful.
However, for most of us, we have to learn through the Word
how to keep the abundant joy of the Lord flowing in our lives.
Living in joy is the only way to live. If you agree, and you’re ready to say good-bye to a depressive spirit, then continue reading to get yourself started today.
7 Things You Must Know to Replace a Depressive Spirit with an Abundance of Joy:
1. In Times of Tribulation, Joy Does Not Have to Leave You
You have a choice to either trust God or worry; choose joy or anxiety. Either way you’ll be confronted with trouble. Jesus said it is possible to be in peace and of good cheer, even in the midst of tribulation, because He has overcome the world.
“In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
— John 16:33
Really it’s totally up to you. Just because you have trouble doesn’t mean you have to lose your joy. You can choose to be full of cheer, because you know that Jesus has already overcome.
2. You Can Laugh at Trouble, Rather Than Align Yourself With It
Your reactions to the storms of life are what will determine your success. If you give in to trouble and begin rehearsing the problems, the joy of the Lord in your life will suddenly be replaced with worry and anxiety. To keep your joy, you must major on the promises of God and not the problems of this world.
3. Every Human on Earth is Searching for Joy
Joy is one thing everyone wants out of life. If you choose to live in joy, others will be literally drawn to you. You will become like a magnet for the depressed and brokenhearted who are looking for hope. Joy is contagious.
Living in the joy of the Lord is one of the most effective ways to reach others, share the love of Christ, and be blessed to be a blessing.
4. God Forgives and Wants You to Start Living in Joy Again
God is waiting to forgive those who repent and ask for forgiveness. He wants you to get back up and start living in joy again. It is the devil that condemns and shames you with your past.
Resist thoughts of failure and refill yourself with joy by getting in the Word and dwelling in the secret place of the Most High.
5. Joy Can Keep You Living Well
The healing power of joy works like medicine in your body.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
— Proverbs 17:22
Your body wasn’t created to live worrying about every little thing. You were created to walk in the joy of the Lord every day of your life. His joy can keep you living well.
6. Joy Gives Strength
Joy is enthusiastic and empowering. The joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) Lose your joy and you’ll lose your strength and enthusiasm.
7. In God’s Presence is Fullness of Joy
The joy of the Lord springs out of a solid relationship with the living God. Much is manifested from a solid enthusiastic relationship with Him. God has blessed us abundantly and we have no place to complain, but only to give thanks.
“You will show me the path of life: in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
— Psalm 16:11
So there you have it: When we begin to release the power of the Word in our life, we begin to overcome a depressive spirit with the abundant joy of the Lord flowing in our lives.
May you live a life flowing with abundant joy and growing prosperity!
God bless you –
Is Christian Meditation a Biblical Practice – Does God Want You to Meditate?
Proof Biblical Meditation Empowers Christians!
for many believers these days.
Christians are often misled into thinking
meditation is unbiblical and that
they shouldn’t meditate.
However, this cannot be further from the truth!
Christian meditation is rooted in the Bible. God commands us in the Bible to meditate on His Word day and night so we will obey it.
“You shall meditate day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written.”
— Joshua 1:8
Biblical Meditation References
Take a look at Psalm chapter 119. In this chapter alone, we see that meditation on the Word of God is talked about over and over:
- I will meditate in thy precepts and have respect unto thy ways. (Psalm 119:15)
- Your servant did meditate in your statutes and didn’t bother what others said. (Psalm 119:23)
- I will delight myself in your commandments and meditate in your statutes. (Psalm 119:47-48)
- I will meditate in thy precepts. (Psalm 119:78)
- Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. (Psalm 119:97)
- I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation. (Psalm 119:99)
We don’t count on man’s knowledge. Instead we count on the Word of God and our God given ability to have the eyes of our understanding enlightened when we meditate on the biblical truths of His Word.
Biblical Examples of Meditation
The Bible gives us examples of great men of God that meditated:
- Isaac went out to meditate in the field. (Genesis 24:63)
- Paul instructs Timothy to meditate on these things so his profiting may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:15)
- The psalmist prayed that the meditation of his heart be sweet and acceptable to God (Psalm 104:34, 19:14)
- Joshua encourages meditation day and night in order to do it and become prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)
These references and examples are only just a sampling; to prove that yes, Christian mediation is biblical.
Do not be fooled: A reason so many Christians live empty, unsatisfying lives is due to the lack of obeying God’s command to meditate on His Word. Their deep spiritual need to be filled with the life transforming power of God is not being met.
Now that you are armed with this information, why not let God’s divine light shine in your life through meditation? There are many rewards of meditating on the Word of God and it is a major key to living a life of victory as a Christian.
Why not purpose to make Christian meditation a daily habit and get started today?
God bless you always,
“The Way” by Jeremy Camp – Christian Music Video
“The Way” by Jeremy Camp
from the album “We Cry Out”
Song & Lyrics for Jeremy Camp’s song “The Way” from the “We Cry Out: The Worship Project.”
“The Way” Song Lyrics:
All creation cries out with longing
With groans only You could comprehend
And with wisdom, You always answer
And give the words of life
And Your glory shines all around us
Your faithfulness shown for all to see
When we think of all of Your wonders
The beauty of Your plan that’s been revealed
We walk in Your light
When we walk in it
Let Your glory fill this land
The King of kings and great I AM
Jesus, You are the way
We can see the works of Your loving hands
With the hope and peace not made by man
When You poured out Your grace and Your mercy
And You held out Your arms
So we can see
And bled for all mankind
Set the captives free
Jesus You are the way
Jesus You are the way (X4)
“Let not your heart be troubled:
you believe in GOD, believe also in Me.
In my Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again, and receive you to Myself;
that where I am, there you may be also.
And where I go you know, and the way you know…
Jesus said to him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man comes to the Father, but by me.”
— John 14: 1-4,6
Enjoy this worship song by Jeremy Camp. May it touch your heart and all glory be to God!
God bless you always,
The Race – Inspirational Video with Heather Dorniden
Life Knocks Us Down, But the LORD Gives Us Strength to Get Back Up!
Heather Dorniden of the University of Minnesota races the 600m at the Big 10 Indoor Track Championships. In lap 2, Heather got cut off and took a bad fall… BUT SHE GOT UP and not only continued the race, SHE WON!
Heather reminds us that even in the race of life we will eventually fall, but God is always there to help us get back up.
Heather has said that she always hoped that she could become famous enough in her running career to act as a positive example of a strong Christian, female athlete so that she could use her position as a platform to inspire young girls to chase their dreams and stay true to their faith.
Well Done Heather! Keep Running Strong!
“When I fall, I shall arise.”
“I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me.”
— Philippians 4:13
Soar higher in Him,
Prosper and Experience the Good Life – 2 Keys to Discovering God’s Best!
2 Keys to Discovering GOD’s Best!
Are you one of the many seeking
to experience the good life?
Have you been searching for a
secret formula to have God’s best
poured out on your life?
The thing is, as we make decisions every day, our choices determine the quality of our lives. This is why it is very important to seek God’s guidance in order to experience His best.
How do we discover God’s best? The answer is two-fold.
2 KEYS TO DISCOVERING GOD’S BEST:
1. Realize that God’s Way is the Best Way
We must first realize that God’s way is the best way.
“My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
— Isaiah 55:9
Realizing that God’s way is better than our way is a difficult process for many of us. We like to think that we can figure things out on our own. We pride ourselves that we don’t need help from anyone else as we wrestle with our troubles and decisions.
However, our pride only keeps us from enjoying God’s best. And as many of us have already discovered, pride comes before the fall. (Proverbs 16:18)
We must understand that God longs to help us and bless us. There is truly no one who knows our needs better than He does.
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
— Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Acknowledging this opens our hearts to the second key that will help us discover God’s best.
2. Learn to Listen to God’s Voice
When we understand the first key, and that God not only knows our needs better than anyone else, but that He also longs to bless us, our hearts will be fertile ground to receive His guidance and instruction.
We can then begin to welcome the promptings of the Holy Spirit and to find practical insight for our daily lives as we read God’s Word.
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.”
— Isaiah 30:21
A true indicator of hearing God’s voice will be a new and complete sense of peace. Jesus said that He gives peace “not as the world gives” (John 14:27), but “a peace that passes understanding.” (Phil. 4:7) His peace, then, must be the guiding force of each decision we make.
Get started today: Choose to let the peace of God guide you in your next important decision, while keeping in mind that God’s best will far exceed any good thing you could create on your own. Put these two keys to work in your daily life choices and get on track to discovering God’s best.
May you allow God’s voice to guide you into His best and a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –