The God of this City?

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater thing have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
~ “God of This City” by Chris Tomlin

We sing these words, we raise our hands, and we close our eyes. And it’s a great song.

But do we believe it?

Do we really believe that He is the God of this city? Do we really think that greater things have yet to come & will still be done? Continue reading

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Music, The Language of Heaven

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ~ Jane Swan

Simple, music is the language of heaven. That’s why, whenever there is an announcement from Heaven, it is always accompanied by “a chorus of angels”. It’s why both Isaiah & John, when having a vision of heaven, see the angels singing as they surround the throne of heaven.

It’s why, thought I don’t know the scripture reference for this, they say that before he fell, Lucifer was the highest position in heaven and his job was music.

If you make music, you have the ability to speak the language of heaven. Use it well.

 

God Speaks Through Shuffle

Today’s post is going to be short, since I don’t know that I have a whole lot to say on the subject…

Have you ever found yourself driving in your car, listening to your iPod while it is on shuffle and the perfect song for whatever you are going through comes on? Continue reading

Music, The Great Connector

Music is so incredibly important and incredibly powerful that it has this ability to connect us. It can connect us to people, and it can connect us to God. Music has a way of digging deep into our souls & connecting us with the God who created us.

When God made us, he made us as both physical and spiritual beings. I believe that is what the bible meant when it said that we were made in God’s image. The reason we were made to be spiritual beings is so we would have the ability and the desire to connect communicate with God, which translates to connecting to others as well, and I believe the language of heaven is music. Continue reading

Out of the Ordinary

This past sunday I had the pleasure of working with Trevor Heinrich of Life’s Resonance on a music video for one of their songs… (and getting a crazy farmers tan while I was at it)

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Ruined by Majesty

I’m falling at Your feet
Ruined by Your majesty

~ “Falling At Your Feet” by Among Thorns

This song is one I used to listen to all the time and have recently “rediscovered”, in fact, I blogged about it very early on, it was one of my first posts. But today, I want to revisit it.

This idea of being “Ruined by Your majesty”. What does that mean? And why does this fill us with such joy? Why does this make us want to press into God more? Continue reading

Escape

I gotta get outta here
I’m stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
I gotta get outta here
And I’m begging You, I’m begging You, I’m begging You
To be my escape
~ “Be My Escape”, Relient K

I like to do this thing where I put my iPod on shuffle, and then play all songs. It’s kinda fun because you never know what’s coming next. But as I was shufflin’ through  my iPod the other day, I realized so many songs are about people looking for escape from something. Bands like 30 Seconds to Mars, Metallica, Gwen Stefani, Prince, Mayday Parade, Muse, Devil Wears Prada, Relient K, and so many more. So many different bands, of many different styles.
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Recovering

Lately I’m not who I’m supposed to be
Thoughts and words are acting differently
Where do you even begin when you’re too lost to see
the beginning or end?

Have you ever felt like you weren’t where you were supposed to be in life? Ever felt like your not who you think or feel like you should be? And on one hand, you don’t like it, but on the other, you don’t want to forget or “cure” it

I don’t want a cure to leave behind this part of me
I hide on a stage
Inside a dream

Do you ever find yourself hiding, sometimes right in plain sight, but not really as honest or authentic as people think? I know I do. I find myself thinking all the time “if only you knew what was going on inside my head, you wouldn’t love me so much, or at least have a lot less respect for me…”
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Rap and other odd things

Well, since my tag line says “Some of the many random thoughts that run through my head”, and since a lot of my posts recently have been fairly depressing, I though I’d share something fun and light…
 
So there I was, Friday night, at the front desk where I work. I was done all the work that I could do there (everything I needed to do I needed to do in my office). It was a slow night, so I got a little… bored…
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Dry Bones

Above is a song. I would encourage you to either listen to it before reading, or at least let it play while you read this, most of this post is going to be based off of that song…

I guess you could say this is a guest post by Cody Hall, because as I was reading his notes for his sermon last week, I thought “This is a GREAT blog post” so I asked his permission, copied and pasted his notes, and then just added my own thoughts to it, so like 95% of this is actually Cody’s… (you can find the whole sermon here)

This song is about God’s ability to restore and redeem and to takes us back to that state that many of us have given up on.

Today, many feel stranded in a desert of hopelessness and emptiness. This song refers to a man named Ezekiel. (You can find the story in Ezekiel 37.) God showed Ezekiel through a vision this vast valley of dry bones, which symbolized the nation of Israel who was in captivity. The people had lost hope and had given up on ever being a free nation again. They were in a tragic desperation, but God planned a spiritual miracle to demonstrate His power over any circumstance.
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