Things are not going at all well with my family, lately. And as much as I would like to give you the details–and that’s very much indeed–I am not at liberty to do so. You’ll just have to take my word for it–and pray that the Lord helps us, and soon. I don’t know what to do, and there’s no one to go to… but God Himself and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Meanwhile, all I can do for now is to follow the old advice: pray harder, sing louder. And hope God hears me, and comes to our aid. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Like the lady on the Christian radio show said, so many years ago: “When times get tough–sing louder!”
Let’s sing this, then: Our God Is an Awesome God, performed by Michael W. Smith. At least turn up the volume!
It isn’t often we get two hymn requests in one day, so, sure, I’m going for it.
Requested by Susan, Agnus Dei, performed by Michael W. Smith (piano), Stikyard (wide assortment of drums), and the World Outreach Worship teams (choir). Like the song says, joyfully, “Worthy is the Lamb!”
One of the wisest things I ever heard anybody say was by a woman on this little 15-minute panel show on our local Christian radio station. “When life gets hard and things go bad,” she said, “and when your faith feels shaky–sing louder!”
Turn up the volume on this one, Our God is an Awesome God. May the songs of God’s people cause His enemies to know they’ve picked the wrong side, and move them to repent. It really doesn’t pay to defy Almighty God who made the heavens and the earth. Let the heathen take full warning.
This is the message that the big shots of this world most definitely do not want to hear: Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of All–and someday they will know it. No, the world doesn’t want to hear that at all: they want to get away with what they do. But for us who belong to Him, the lordship of Jesus Christ is the best possible news.
Requested by Linda: Above All, by Michael W. Smith.
Linda asked for this: Shout to the Lord, by Michael W. Smith. I couldn’t find a satisfactory video of Smith performing this himself, so here we have Darlene Zschech.
Remember, anyone can request a hymn to be posted here. Just let us know what hymn you want, and we’ll do the rest.
Yeah, I’ve posted this several times before: Our God is an Awesome God, by Michael W. Smith. He’s giving the concert, but it’s the audience that’s singing. Anyway, this is what my spirit craved this morning.
Suggested by Erlene, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. Music by Michael W. Smith, Inspiration by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, everybody, the hymn shop is always open, and open to all. If there’s a favorite hymn you’d like to see posted here, just let us know. You can do that by leaving a comment under this post.
I happened to listen to Amy Grant’s introduction to this worship song, and it struck me that being a Christian performing artist–a Christian artist, mind you, using one’s art to deliver God’s message–carries with it a burden that cannot be shouldered lightly. People are going to tell you their troubles. And you’re going to wind up praying silently, “O Lord, what can I say? What can I tell this person? And what if I say the wrong thing?”
Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet, taken from Psalm 119, is one of my very favorite worship songs, here performed by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. Now it’ll be with me all day–and I don’t mind at all.
See you when I get back from the nursing home.
Agnus Dei, by Michael W. Smith, comes straight out of Chapter 4 of the Book of Revelation: “Worthy is the Lamb.”
Requested by Susan.