I’m definitely obsessed with Bach’s lute music right now.
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“All Creatures of Our God and King” was written one year before St. Francis of Assisi died.
“All Hail the Power,” written by Edward Perronet, was penned when Edward was the youthful age of 55.
A good number of the hymns we sing across the world today were written by men and women who had been writing for a lifetime.
What does this tell us? Songwriters, keep writing. Musicians, keep playing! If you remain true to your calling, the Lord will bless your efforts in your latter years after he has made you a master songwriter and a master musician.
The world is upside down. They want to glorify the 20 year-old singer and discard the 50 year-old washed-up has-been. When the world scoffs at maturity and wisdom, God smiles upon it.
Just a year ago, the David Crowder Band broke up. Is David Crowder finished writing? Of course not! His best songs are yet to come.
Are you finished writing songs? Never! Because your best songs, just like David Crowder’s, are yet to come!
Revival doesn’t come when people simply desire it. Revival comes when the saints believe for it.
?Don?t be ashamed of your song.?
If you are a worship leader or songwriter, remember that God has given you a song. Write it. Sing it. Never be ashamed that your song sounds different from John Foreman or Bob Dylan.
It must be different. Because you are different. Now, go. Play. Write.
?God created you to worship. If you?re not a worshiper of God, you forfeit the reason you exist. And you wonder why nothing ever really comes together in your life. When you walk in a state of forfeiting the reason you exist, you can never know the full favor of God and the purpose for you being here.?
– Ray Hughes
"He will always relieve, answer, and bless if people will pray from the heart, and if they will give…"
?He will always relieve, answer, and bless if people will pray from the heart, and if they will give themselves to real, true praying.?
– E.M. Bounds
Listening to a great word from Ray Hughes. Here?s a piece of it:
Consider the brush in your hand or guitar in your lap to be a tool to embrace God and all of his mysterious possibilities for your future. Get your song back! Begin to sing the songs that you hear in your heart. Begin to sing the songs I may have been hidden through all the dark ages the death in the disease and the curses that come to our family bloodlines. It?s time for someone to get their song back.
Freedom is a beautiful thing. Never forget that true freedom is not political, racial or otherwise. True freedom is the Good News that Jesus died for us while we were still sinners so that we could trust in Him and receive His forgiveness and wholeness.
That’s a truth that never gets old.
I remember growing up watching Bill Nye nearly every week. I loved how much fun he made science. In fact, I think he is one of the reasons I love science so much today. For that, Bill Nye, thank you.
I must, however, strongly disagree with your perspectives on evolution and creationism. It saddens me–and frankly sickens me–to watch you give your life to studying the handiwork of God and deny His existence completely. I will be raising my son to look at a world through the eyes of our loving Father and Creator–the One who created the stars one by one. He will grow into a man that is Biblically and scientifically literate–two characteristics that in no way negate one another.
For those who are still on the fence in this evolution vs. creationism debate, read both sides. Read the secular scientists, read the Word, and read the Christian scientists. Then, make your own decisions. What should you research first? Take it from Bill Nye and look into how stars were formed.
As for and my house, we will continue to believe that God made every star and every species on this earth. And who knows. Maybe my son will even become an engineer and solve a problem or two.
My wife said this to me and it really inspired me:
"I don’t want to get to the end of my life, stand in front of Jesus and tell him that I didn’t do everything that he asked of me because I was too lonely, too busy or too wrapped up in myself. I want to get to the end of my life, look back on all of it and say to Jesus, "That was a really hard, but it was completely worth it."