This was one of the first songs I shared when started doing Music Mondays. That was a few years ago when I had 100 followers. I felt led to share it again because the message is powerful and wonderful.
We can feel dried out and lifeless at times for various reasons. Perhaps we have been through a rough patch in life. Maybe it is a severe trial or loss. Maybe it is our own mistakes.
Whatever the reason, God is always there to give us new life. Jesus is always saying come to him to find rest.
So today I want to share this wonderful song with you. Come Alive by Lauren Daigle. I hope it refreshes you as you start your week.
I love simple yet powerful worship songs and anytime Tasha Cobbs is part of it, it will be a powerful worship song.
As crazy as the year has been and looks to continue to be, I thought it would be a nice break to just enjoy a powerful worship song and let it take me into the presence of Jesus and share that with you.
It is easy to express gratitude and praise when things are going well in our lives. But what about when life is difficult?
Life can be rough at times as we go through down times with the twists and turns . Who do we look to when life seems to fall apart around us?
Jesus promised to never leave us. He will walk through the storms of life with us.
I love the message the lyrics of Praise You In The Storm by Natalie Grant. Jesus does not need our worship or praise. He does not need an ego boost. Praise helps us not Jesus. When we choose to praise in the middle of a storm, we enter his presence to receive strength, grace, and comfort.
In times like these, it would be easy to lose sight of the fact that God is in control and has a plan for us. If we look around us and see the chaos, the pandemic, and the turmoil, we could lose heart.
But if we keep our focus on Jesus, we can be strengthened and encouraged.
This song is a gentle song reminding to look to Jesus for his plan for us. If we give him our circumstances, our concerns, our abilities, our lives, he can do wonderful things.
I bought a dozen eggs this week, which caused me to ponder a few things about eggs. One time I made the mistake of putting eggs in a bowl, not in the shell, and microwaving them. They didn’t taste very good but the bigger problem was how much they stuck to the bowl.
So I had a few questions about cooking eggs. One was if I cook them in olive oil in a pan but then put ranch dressing on them are they still healthy? I never got an answer for that one.
I did get an answer to my other question. I wondered if one could make hard boiled eggs in a slow cooker. Fortunately a friend from my Life Group had the answer and gave me instructions. So later today will be my first time to try to cook hard boiled eggs in my slow cooker.I hope it works out.
Why is it that learning other language is easier for me than figuring out what to do with eggs?
We are so fortunate that God is omniscient-all knowing- and nothing is too difficult for him. He knows what we need before we ask. Jesus taught that in Matthew 6.
You can have complete confidence in Jesus when you pray to him. But you should have zero confidence in me to cook for you 🙂
I love the song So Will I as it focuses on the majesty of God expressed through him creating the universe, earth, all life and more. I came upon this acoustic performance of the song by Tori Kelly. It is a soft beautiful performance and one that as I listen to it brings a peaceful feeling.
Sometimes in the midst of chaotic life going on around us, it helps to slow down and listen to a song like this that helps to bring us into the presence of Jesus and experience his peace.
A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
That was the scene in John 6. The disciples in a boat in the midst of a storm and Jesus comes walking to them on the water.
We are not in a boat in a storm, but are we ever in the midst of difficult times and uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, violence in our major cities in the USA, economic problems and more.
Now envision Jesus walking on the water in the storm with the waves threatening only the waves and storm are the chaos of life at this time and Jesus walks up to you and says- It is I, don’t be afraid.
I love the lyrics from the song Dancing on the Waves:
I’m reaching out, I’ll chase you down I dare you to believe how much I love you now Don’t be afraid, I am your strength We’ll be walking on the water, dancing on the waves
Jesus is reaching out to you in the midst of the storms in your life. He is saying don’t be afraid, it is me and I have got you.