Pass It On: Hello My Name Is….

I tell you, I know we all go through things, and deal with them in whatever way we use to cope. But I don’t want to deal with these things myself, I want to lean on God. I want to. Because I found out on my own, even though it was repeated in the bible, that I can not do it alone. Yah, there are a lot of people who do not even understand where I am coming from, and probably–most likely– think I’m just being another Jesus freak and religious nut. I really am a Jesus freak, not so much a religious nut. Anyways back on topic; getting my heart and my head to line up is just, oh my gosh I’m going to say it, the devil of a time. Funny how that guy always pops up.

When you are a follower of Christ, not the religious “I’m going to church, I’m going to pray and then I’m going to do it Sunday again”, you gain knowledge and understanding, and you see the world in a new way. I am not trying to make fun of people who makes this their MO, because we all meet Jesus in different ways. As long as you are seeking him you will grow leaving the milk and moving on to eating the meat. Things we use to do BC (before Christ) and what you do AC (after Christ) is looked at differently by us.

We left the old us, born again (spiritually) and having the new us with the spirit of Jesus living inside. No this isn’t religious crock, and other than my words I don’t know how to even show you proof. I wish you can feel what I feel when I say the name of Jesus when the world is so dark for me. He is peace, utter peace. He is with me, and he loves me. I love him so much, and I get mad at myself when I don’t live the way I know is right. When it takes me a bit longer to go to Jesus and ask for forgiveness, and for help. Not because I don’t want to, but because I am ashamed. Because he will take me back, and it gets to a point where I feel like I am taking advantage. Even when I know I am not.

But what I wanted to get to is that we have a lot of regret after we have lived a certain way, and conveniently forget about god. And if you are a Christian, and invited and accepted the spirit of God, you know that Jesus is always with you. He’s walking with you. I conveniently block out all this, but I know, and so I have regret on top of regret on top of regret, which leads to the woulda-shoulda-coulda, that then leads to a defeated mindset, where I bring myself down and not turn to god.

But there is always good news where Jesus is concerned, and that once you give your life to him, nothing, and I do mean NOTHING, can separate you from him. Not you, not your misconceptions, not what you did, what you will do, and not Lucifer and his demons. And they are real. It’s a spiritual warfare going on, and God is there calling. And if you already went, he’s always with you, wanting to walk with you and help through. He wants to do it, because he loves us.

I think I deviated a bit, but I just wanted to share this song that God has led me to listen to. It literally hit the core of me. So here is Hello My Name is by Matthew West:

This is by Matthew West, and he has other great song. no copyright infringement intended, I got from MatthewWestVevo channel

Lets keep running this race until we are with our heavenly father and creator, the one who loves us so completely.

Pass It On: We Are His And He is Ours

Another song for my Pass it on Section. This song means a while lot to me, and so I want to share it. I have been oppressed by the devil for a couple weeks, and I knew my way out and I didn’t grab it. But have faith, because even though I was going through that, the Good news is that I have My God and Savior on my side. The verse in 1 John 4:4 goes “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world” (New Living Translation). This is so very true, God is All Powerful, and the sooner we believe and learn this, the sooner we understand how great his love is.  And this song, after being oppressed for such a while, where I neglected my relationship with God and just stayed in my disobedience, the Lord who never leaves (which I am seriously thankful for) brought me back to his harbor of love. And Since God Picked me up from my horrible fall I heard this song on the radio and it just completely grabbed me. Its so true and so beautiful and it just makes you speechless. I was speechless, I could not help but to just just  stop and listened.

The song is called “You Alone” by Echoing Angels. They have great songs.

I’m desperately wanting to just find a way
I’m searching and seeking for someone to say
That it’s alright and it’s okay like I know You can
That it’s alright and it’s okay like I know You can

You alone are God
I am Yours and You’re mine
And I know the heavens will call out Your name if I don’t

I close my eyes and I drift away
To a place I remember, to a place I feel safe
Where it’s alright and it’s okay ’cause I’m there in Your arms
Where it’s alright and it’s okay ’cause I’m there in Your arms

You forgive me, You accept me just as I am
And You love me, and You want me to understand
I am Yours, You are mine
And I will worship You, yeah, worship You

And with all the heavens
I worship You alone ’cause You alone are God

Oh Praise Him!–Pass It On

I turn to the David Crowder Band again, for my next Pass it On post. It is undoubtedly one of my favorite song and it is so fresh and just …I don’t know how to describe it. Its utterly beautiful and it fills you with such a great need to shout out and say Thank You Jesus. Thank you Father God! Its such a beautiful song. I pray that God will allow me to praise him every day, every time, no matter the hour, no matter how disobedient. God I pray that you shower my family, friends and I with your blessings father. The blessing of your presence and ignite a passion in us that is so fierce father. God please continue to reveal yourself to us, and help us to seek you with our all. Father god, Thank you, Amen.

Oh Praise Him by David Crowder Band

Turn your ear
To heaven and hear
The noise inside
The sound of angels’ awe
The sound of angels’ songs
And all this for a King
We could join and sing
All to Christ the King

How constant, how divine
This song of ours will rise
O, how constant, how divine
This love of ours will rise
Will rise

O praise Him
O praise him
He is Holy
He is Holy (yeah)

Turn your gaze
To heaven and raise
A joyous noise
The sound of salvation come
The sound of rescued ones
And all this for a King
Angels join to sing
All for Christ our King

Oh la, la, la, la, la, la

How infinite and sweet
This love so rescuing
O, how infinitely sweet
This great love that has redeemed
As one we sing

Alleluia
Alleluia
He is Holy
He is Holy (yeah)

Pass It On: Come Close and Hold My Heart

Sometimes I feel so insignificant and that no matter how muuch I pray and pray, it only goes so far. I feel as if imt he only one hearing it and it gets no further than my own ears. I feel as if, no matter how much or how long or how loud I pray god wont hear me. So many others are praying, so many others are calling out. And then there are times when I feel as if whatever i did, or whatever is holding me back is so irreversible.

But you know what’s better than getting our problems or our mistakes reversed? Being forgiven for them. being cleansed. Helped. Feeling so irrevocably relieved that the sun is just a little bit brighter and the sky is a little bluer. Feeling as if what ever other problem crops up tomorrow, the next minute or whenever, you can handle it. Feeling so completely refreshed and optimistic that if you smile at a stranger, you share some of your happiness.

The song that inspired this post is “Hold My Heart” by Tenth Avenue North. As always, the lyrics, the melody–pretty much everything–blows me away. Not only does the song signifies with me,  It also helps me to further examine myself, and brings me closer to god. It helps so much. And whomever reads this post, I also hope it helps. Its a really great song.

How long must I pray, must I pray to you?
How long must I wait, must I wait for you?
How long till I see your face, see you shining through?
I’m on my knees, begging you to notice me?
I’m on my knees, father will you turn to me?
Yeah.

One tear in the dropping rain. One voice in a sea of pain.
Could the maker of the stars hear the sound of my breaking heart.
One life is all I am, right now I can barely stand.
If your everything you say you are, would you come close and hold my heart?

I’ve been so afraid, afraid to close my eyes.
So much can slip away, before I say goodbye.
But l if theres no other way, im done asking why.

‘Cause im on my knees, begging you to turn to me.
Im on my knees, father will you run to me?
Yeah

One tear in the dropping rain. One voice in a sea of pain.
Could the maker of the stars hear the sound of my breaking heart.
One life is all I am, right now I can barely stand.
If your everything you say you are, would you come close and hold my heart.

So many questions without answer, your promises remain.
I cant see but i’ll take my chances, to hear you call my name.
To hear you call my name.

One tear in the dropping rain. One voice in a sea of pain.
Could the maker of the stars hear the sound of my breaking heart.
One life is all I am, right now I can barely stand.
If your everything you say you are, would you come close and hold my heart.

 

Pass It On: Hope For You And Me

Recently I have been going through some things that just seems to want to take all the hoping and caring out of me. If what im facing now, happened about two years ago, I dont know what I would’ve done. Most likely give in. But Today,  I didn’t. I dont want to say “I Didn’t” all nonchalantly as if to minimize just how much of a hardship it is for me. Its really hard, in an emotional and mentally eroding sense. It would of taken a huge toll on me if I hadn’t been prepared basically. Alot of people, probably wont believe me, and thats okay, but reading my bible totally helped me.  It reinforces hope and and the import of ones’ self. That said, a little of the sadness still lingered, until I heard the song “Before The Morning” by Josh Wilson. I mean, I’ve always heard it and sang along with it. But I’ve never actually listened to the lyrics until I started going through this. I hope this helps you too.

Do you wonder why you have to
Feel the things that hurt you
If theres a God who loves you where is He now

Maybe there are things you cant see
And all those things are happening
To bring a better ending

Someday somehow you’ll see you’ll see

Would you dare would you dare to believe
That you still have a reason to sing
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It cant compare to the joy thats coming
So hold on you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
Its just the dark before the morning

My friend you know how this all ends
And You know where youre going
You just dont know how you’ll get there
So say a prayer

And hold on cause theres good for those who love God
But life is not a snapshot
It might take a little time but you’ll see the bigger picture

Would you dare would you dare to believe
That you still have a reason to sing
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It cant compare to the joy thats coming
So hold on you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
Its just the dark before the morning

Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory

Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory

Would you dare would you dare to believe
That you still have got a reason to sing
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It can’t compare to the joy thats coming.

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still got a reason to sing?
‘Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It can’t compare to the joy that’s coming

Come on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
‘Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It’s just the hurt before the healing

Oh, the pain that you’ve been feeling
It’s just the dark before the morning
Yeah, yeah, before the morning
Yeah, yeah, before the morning
I really like this song, and its really helping me. I dedicate this song to me and my dear friend S, D and K. And also to you, whoever has the fortune to see this post. Theres hope and healing thats coming. God bless you all.

Pass It On: For The Hard Times

      We have a lot of hard times in life. Really hard times. Some that we can’t comprehend, and when that happens we (christians, Athiest, all of us!) tend to turn to god and ask him why. If not that, we pull away from god and blame him, and just give up. Well I dont have the answer for why things like that specifically happen, but I believe that it does happen for a reason. The bad times in our life that is just so completely bleak it’s hopeless.  The good times when we laugh and just feel content. They all happen to us for a reason.

      Theres an amazing singer named Heather Williams, and she wrote one of the most beautiful and precious song there is that just inspires us to go on even in the hardest of times. She wrote the song after she lost her infant son  to cardiomyopathy, a heart condition. The most beautiful part of this song is that she still held on. She still believed and put her trust in god.  Her story behind this song is just amazing . The words and her voice really reaches into the recesses of your heart.  Here are the lyrics:

Jesus, please come, please come today. Heal me, hear me, be near me I pray. I have fallen so far flat on my face i’m in need of your grace today. I stumble and fall, but inspite of it all your love always stays the same. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

Jesus, please come, please come today. Break me, mold me, use me I pray. But dont give up on me now, I’m so close to you now, i’m in need of your grace today. Wipe the dirt off my face, hold me in your embrace. Your love always saves the day. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

On my knees here I fall in spite of it all. hallelujah. And thought it seems hard, I’m still trusting you lord Hallelujah. Hallelujah. I have fallen so far flat on my face, i’m in need of your grace today. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

Jesus, please come please come today.

The message in this song is so beautiful and its such a wake up call for whomever needs it. It helps you to hold on.

Pass It On: A Kind Word or 2 For You

This may seem like fluff to some of you, but it truly means alot to me. I’ve decided to add this section for me and any other person who might come across it. Sometimes a kind word is all it takes to make a bad day turn into one thats good. It might also be that kind word that touches something in us, and helps us to pass it on.

“You are more than the sum of your past mistakes.”

All some of us need sometimes is a little encouragement, a little positive push. Because sometimes life gets so hard for us, that we fail to see what we truly are and how awesome we are. The Kind words that I  am sharing  today is from one of my favorite song “You are More” By Tenth Avenue North

I especially want to shout this out to a friend of mine, who I believe is so awesome and that god made her for so much more. Only if she would look and just believe in herself.

A kind word, Pass it on.