Maurette Brown Clark's powerful voice proclaims in "I Hear the Sound of Victory" that there is a victory coming in your way. You may not know how to get from point A to B but you gotta know that your praise and worship seals your victory. Marvin Sapp already has a song called "Praise Him in Advance" which encourages us to praise God even before we can see the finish line. Remember that the sound of victory does not have come from afar but it can come from you. Just think about Joshua and the wall of Jericho...they yelled and then the walls came down. What about Paul and Silas in jail? They praised and praised while imprisoned in chains and an earthquake came down and freed them from their shackles. So don't forget to make the "sound of victory" this week and forever.
You can find "I Hear the Sound of Victory" on youtube.
God's hand has a mighty impact on your life. Sometimes you may not see it or feel it. However, all you need to know sometimes is that His hand is upon your life and everything will work out the way it needs to. Marvin Sapp has a powerful song called "He Has His Hands On You" and some of the verses say, "Just know He has His hands on you/He said He will see you through/And when you cry he's holding you so just lift your hands up high for He will provide". His hand will protect you from the enemies you can see and cannot see. And, God's hand will hold yours when you reach up for His...and that is how you get closer to your turnaround and/or breakthrough. Go and read the book of Job if you want to learn more about the power of God's hands. His hands can move you around the enemy and turn your "mess into a message" (Kia Granberry in "Take me to the King Sermon on sound cloud").
"I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all; but whatever I placed in God's hands, that I still possess". Martin Luther
Have you ever been told to wait on Jesus? Better yet, have you heard Juanita Bynum's song called "I don't mind waiting"? In the song, she sings, "I don't mind waiting, I don't mind waiting on you Lord". Of course, there is something powerful in choosing to wait on God. However, did you know sometimes God is the one waiting on you? He is sometimes waiting on you to have a little more faith, patience, love, peace, grace, kindness, and the list goes on....before He does what he wants to do and is the best for you. With all that said, don't forget to wait on Jesus because it's true that:
"When God is in it there is no limit"- Israel Houghton from "It's Not Over" song
"God has the final say"- Maurette Brown Clarke in "It Ain't Over" song
"He's an on time God"-Dottie peoples in "He's an on time God"
"Jesus defeated all your enemies way before the fight began"-Maurette Brown Clarke in "It Ain't Over" song
I first heard a song by Micah Stampley called "Holiness" about ten years ago on a WOW music CD. There was something so powerful about the song and the vocal arrangements were on point. Last week, I heard his version of the song, "Our God" and it was also amazing. He starts by singing softly "Water you turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind, there's no one like you". Even before the chorus, the first lines are crucial as they show the diversity of Jesus' many miracles. In fact, I am still puzzled by the fact that Jesus' first miracle was at a wedding. Aren't weddings trivial to some? Well I guess clearly not to Jesus because he cared enough to the extent to perform his first miracle. So sidenote, there's nothing too small for Jesus to do. #Take the limits off of Jesus.
PS. You can find Micah Stampley's songs on youtube too. That is where I get all my music.
Have you ever been tired? Like sick and tired of being tired? Have you ever been down? Well there is good news for you. God can be your strength, all you have to do is trust Him fully. William Murphy's song called "You are my Strength" eloquently shows this as the lyrics say, "In the fullness of your grace, in the power of your name, You lift me up". So fear not, God will help you soar like an eagle over all your fears as Murphy's song decrees, "You are my strength, strength like no other, strength like no other reaches to me". You can find this song also on Youtube or somewhere else online.
Have you heard the song "No Limits" by Israel Houghton and New Breed? You can find it on youtube or elsewhere. There is a powerful message behind it. How many times have you limited God by your faith that was tinier than a mustard seed or just obsolete? How many times have you asked God to break chains in your life? I bet many however you got to know that sometimes you chain and limit yourself through perceiving things through your human ability. Take the limits off yourself and God and watch Him perform exceedingly and abundantly. God wants you to "take the limits off " of Him and "release" Him. Do you want to hear the rest of the song? Well go to youtube!
Thank you everyone of my readers for bearing with me during my sudden hiatus. I am now back and there are some changes. The blog is now devotional and through the different themes there will be a mention of Bible verses, gospel songs, and more. Stay tuned.