"None"

"None"
For this last week of February I have chosen the song "None" written and performed by Elevation Worship. This is the church I attend and when this song was released I was singing as a background vocalist on the worship team. When we sang this song the atmosphere in the room always changed immediately. I will never forget seeing tears in the eyes of people worshipping the Father with this powerful worship song. The bridge is also one of my favorite bridges- every time I was on stage singing this I had to try hard not to fall to my knees in worship when singing that bridge- ahhh I pray you enjoy this one!

You are the One, who knows my need
Before I call
You tell the storm, when it will cease
Before it starts
The God of all, who searches me
Within my heart
The highest praise, cannot proclaim
How great You are!
There is none like You, none like You
The faithful One, Jesus
There is none like You, none like You
The faithful One, Jesus
No sacrifice, can now repay
The debt I owe
Or earn this gift, of righteousness
That was Your own
Still I will give, myself away
To make You known!
The Name above, all other names
Is Yours alone
There is none like You, none like You
The faithful One, Jesus
There is none like You, none like You
The faithful One, Jesus
There is none like You, none like You
The faithful One, Jesus
There is none like You, none like You
The faithful One, Jesus!
Everlasting, everlasting
Name above all!
Jesus You are the...
Everlasting, everlasting
Name above all!
Jesus You are the...
Everlasting, everlasting
Name above all!
Jesus You are the...
Everlasting, everlasting
Name above all!
Jesus You are!
There is none like You, none like You
The faithful One, Jesus
There is none like You, none like You
The faithful One, Jesus...










I Love You Lord/I Exalt Thee

I Love You Lord/I Exalt Thee
When it comes to pure simple worship there were two songs that immediately came to mind when I was thinking about the theme for this month and I was so pleased to find a lovely medley that combined them both. Like many who are my age, I grew up on these two songs and remember as a young girl singing them, not quite grasping the full meaning of them. I knew we were singing to the Lord, but these songs are pure love songs to the Father.

I just want to share a special story with "I exalt thee" quickly. In 2001 I lost my mother suddenly. Needless to say it was extremely hard on me and for many months I was very angry with the Lord. I also stopped singing which is a big deal because singing is often how I coped with things, and the fact I just didn't feel like singing should let you know how sorrowful I was feeling. Well many many months later I felt the need to sing something and I wanted to sing something "worshipful". I wasn't attending church at the time and the only song I could thing of was "I exalt thee". I really wanted a CD to sing along too. It was so long ago I couldn't just go download a song like we can today, so I had to actually go to a music store that sold CD's. So many of the gospel songs at the time were fast (think Kirk Franklin and "STOMP") I just really wanted to sing "I exalt thee" for some reason. Well I finally found a CD by an artist I had never heard of at the time. Israel and the New Breed. On this CD was the song I was looking for " I Exalt Thee". I was able to take that CD home and sing that song at the top of my lungs- it was so therapeutic. But you know what ended up being on that same CD? Songs with titles like "Trading My Sorrows" and "New Season" "and "Your Latter Will Be Greater". 

I went into that store looking for a CD with the song "I Exalt Thee" because It was the only song I could think of, but then the LORD used that entire CD to help me in my darkest days- in the middle of the night I would play that CD and hear the words "I'm trading my sorrow-I'm trading my pain-I'm laying it down for the joy of the Lord". Over the following several months I my grief started to lift.

I pray this medley blesses you this week! 



And I lift my voice
To worship You
Oh, my soul, rejoice!
Take joy my King
In what You hear
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
In Your ear
And I lift my voice
(And I lift my voice)
To worship You
(To worship You)
Oh, my soul, rejoice!
(Oh, my soul)
Take joy my King
(Take joy my King)
In what You hear
(In what You hear)
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
(Let it be a sweet sound)
In Your ear
For Thou, o Lord, art high above all the earth
Thou art exalted far above all gods
For Thou, o Lord, art high above all the earth
Thou art exalted far above all gods
I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee, o Lord
I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee, o Lord
For Thou, o Lord, art high above all the earth
Thou art exalted far above all gods
For Thou, o Lord, art high above all the earth
Thou art exalted far above all gods
I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee, o Lord
I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee, o Lord
We exalt Thee, we exalt Thee
We exalt Thee, o Lord
We exalt Thee, we exalt Thee
We exalt Thee, o Lord
Oh with all we have
And with all we are
We have come so far
To lift Your name
Lift Your name on high, Jesus
Cause it's all about You, oh Jesus
Oh it's all about You - oh yeah yeah yeah
And this love, this song, this praise
Is what we bring to You
We exalt Thee, we exalt Thee
We exalt Thee, o Lord
We exalt Thee, we exalt Thee
We exalt Thee
We exalt Thee, we exalt Thee
We exalt Thee, o Lord



I Really Love You

I Really Love You
This week I have the most beautiful song for you all. It is actually one of my very favorite songs out of Bethel church. The most amazing part about it is it is a spontaneous worship song. It is a perfect example of a pure love song to the Father. Just telling Him how much we love him over and over again, not asking for anything back in return. I could not think of a more perfect song heading into the valentine's day weekend.


I really love you, I love you right now
I really love you, I love you right now
I really love you, I love you right now
I really love you, I love you right now
Pour yourself out for our Savior, our friend
We really love you. We love you right now
And this is all about you, and we love you right
Now
And this is not religion, oh as some would suppose
This is a love song. With every fiber of my being I
Compose
Cause I really love you, my strength and shield
I love you right now, my victory and my strength
I really love you, yeah I love you right now
I really you, I love you right now
Cause I really love you, I love you right now
Youre my victory Jesus, oh
Youre my everything, youre my everything
And I love you right now
You are my everything, and I love you right now
You are my everything, and I love you right now

Great Are You Lord

Great Are You Lord
For the month of February I thought I would pick very special songs for my Worship Wednesday selections. This is a month filled with the talk of love. So how fitting would it be to choose songs dedicated to our pure love for the Father. Not asking for anything- just pure worship to Him as our worship is the one thing He cannot give Himself. He loves our worship to Him.

The first song for this month that I chose is "Great Are You Lord" by All Sons & Daughters. This song is a love song to the Father-I love the harmonies-its just so beautiful. 




You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
And great are You, Lord
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only
You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore (You restore)
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only
And all the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord
And all the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord
And all the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only




Hidden

Hidden
It was back in 2016 when I was laying on my couch feeling very weak and tired because I was unable to eat or drink anything.  My muscles were starting to ache from the lack of calories and I just had no energy. I had been feeling that way for several weeks at that point and was starting to get discouraged and really fearful of the unknown.

At that point I was so sick, my doctors couldn't do any of the necessary testing so all of the "what if's" were running rampant throughout my mind including the C word-which is actually what my gastroenterologist thought I was dealing with due to my rapid weight loss and other symptoms.

It was hard for my family to see me like this because these symptoms came on fairly suddenly- one morning I was okay and the next I was not.  

Needless to say it was a lonely and isolating time.

During the most scary times in life what has helped me most is music- especially worship music. The saying is true. You simply cannot worry and worship at the same time. So I diligently and intentionally played songs to encourage me during this time period and the song "Hidden" by Will Reagan and United Pursuit was one of the songs that stayed on repeat daily.  If you are facing a storm I pray it blesses and lifts your spirits today!





"HIDDEN"

There was one when I was young
Who knew my heart
He knew my sorrow
He held my hand
And He led me to trust Him
Now I am hidden
In the safety of Your love
I trust Your heart and Your intentions
Trust You completely
I'm listening intently
You'll guide me through these many shadows
As I grow
And as I change
May I love You more deeply
I will lean upon Your grace
I will weep because Your goodness is unending
You are my vision
My reason for living
Your kindness leads me to repentance
I can't explain it
This sweet assurance
But I've never known this kind of friend
I can't explain it
This sweet assurance
But I've never known this kind of friend
The sun, moon, and stars
Shout Your name
They give You reverence
And I will do the same
With all my heart I give You glory
The sun, moon, and stars
Shout Your name
They give You reverence
And I will do the same
With all my heart I give You glory
I want to seek You first
I want to love You more
I want to give You the honor You deserve
So I bow before You
I am overcome by the beauty of this perfect love
I want to seek You first
I want to love You more
I want to give You the honor You deserve
So I bow before You
I am overcome by the beauty of this perfect love
Now I am hidden
In the safety of Your love
I trust Your heart and Your intentions
Trust You completely
I'm listening intently
You'll guide me through these many shadows
Now I am hidden
In the safety of Your love
I trust Your heart and Your intentions
Trust You completely
I'm listening intently
You'll guide me through these many shadows







 
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