“To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” I Cor. 9:22
“Christian Youth Groups”, “Praise Teams”, “Rappers for Christ”, “Stomp or Stepping Teams”, “Dance or Mime Groups”; no matter what avenue God may have for the Praise & Worship that young people use to adore and honor Him – It’s all Good! We all need to give today’s style of Christian Music a chance.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
If I can hear the names of God, Jesus, words of hope, encouragement, or what the Lord has done in the lives of these young artists; then by all means, allow the “rhythm of the beat” to usher us into the presence of the Lord.
Sometimes, even when I’m listening to the radio, TV, or a church choir; I can’t understand the words coming from the mouths of some seasoned saints. It may be the acoustics in the room, or poor enunciation that does not enable me to understand the words of a song (thank God for overhead projectors & monitors). It’s usually the beat that grabs us first. There are many established and also some up & coming Christian artists who bring the name of Our Lord out into the world. We need to support them.
The world is being consumed with melodic lyrics of hate, disrespect, violence, immorality, impurity, cuss’in and other attributes of Gal.5: 19-21. Let’s allow the Fruit of the Spirit to flow through the airways, which proclaim the love of God. Let’s be open and not too judgmental. Let’s not Stop Praising His Name – by any means necessary — stop the violence.
My skin continues to return to its original Christ-like state. The enemy tries to plague my mind through little sign of doubt (one day a lesion started coming back on my arms. The devil tries to work on your mind and that can transfer to your physical being); yet God’s Word has promised that “I am healed”. The heat sensation tried to arise again, nevertheless I am a conqueror through Christ Jesus; reciting healing scriptures caused the symptoms to desist. The elasticity is returning day by day. “It ain’t over until it’s over”. I am healed and I am whole by the Blood of the Lamb. “I’m feeling well because, I’m feeling God”.
As CeCe Winans sings from her new CD: “I’m tired of principalities messing with me (Waging war). I’m tired of the devil stealing from me (Waging war). I promise that he won’t get one more thing (Waging war). I’m taking it back, I'm taking territory (Waging war). I’m ready for the battle I’m ready to win (Waging war). My weapon of power, He lives within (Waging war). I can't be defeated, the enemy has gotta flee (waging war). I’m taking it back, I'm taking territory. Going into battle.”
Until next time, Be Blessed in Order to Be a Bigger Blessing.