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Thankful for God’s Love

It’s Thankful Thursday and I’ve been so busy this week I didn’t get a chance to write a poem for today. Which doesn’t mean I’m not thankful, even for the things that have been keeping me busy.

One thing I am Thankful for is the love of God and the music that reminds me of His love. Earlier this week I created a YouTube video of the song Better than Life by Trevor Morgan, so I decided just to share that video for today. I am including the link here for those who want to go to YouTube and watch it because apparently embedding it into this post will cause WGM to block it anyway.

So here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb_v8XSQC_Q&feature=channel&list=UL

Never forget that God loves you, and that His love is better than life and better than all the things surrounding you today.

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The Transforming Power of Our Invisible God

I think I mentioned last week that I bought a new (to me) Trevor Morgan CD at the Third Day concert. The name of the CD is Wonderlight and it was released in 2004, but I have been listening to it for the first time all this past week. It is an awesome CD. Trevor’s voice is beautiful and the music is uplifting and encouraging.

I have been wanting to share a few of the songs on the CD, but I couldn’t find any of them on YouTube. Finally on Saturday I decided to see if I could figure out how to make my own video using photos on my computer and the mp3 of one of my favorite songs on the CD that I had ripped to put on my iPod.

(Note: I do almost all of my iPod music that way so that if something happens to the digital file I still have the music on CD and can just rip it again. It’s old school, I know, but I’ve lost music that I had in only digital format before and had to repurchase it, which I did by buying the CD.)

Anyway, I was successful in creating my first music video with pictures and posting it to my YouTube channel. So here it is – it’s a song called Awakening.

Update: Apparently my video said it was pulled from YouTube by WMG if you clicked on the embedded video. So if you want to hear it you’ll have to click on this link and go to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3k3KH_rLbY. And here are the lyrics (first verse and chorus), which are so awesome.

Waking me from my sleep
Bringing me to my knees
I know it sounds crazy
I know it sounds crazy
Reaching into my soul
Burning me like coals
I know it’s amazing
Yeah, it’s so amazing

I know I’m not the man I used to be
But it’s still a mystery
How something I can’t see is changing me

I love this song because it is a reminder that I am not the person I once was. God has changed me in ways I could never have accomplished on my own. I know because for years I tried and failed.

I can’t see God with my eyes, but I know He is there by the eyes of my heart and by the evidence of what He has done in and through me.

It’s a mystery – I don’t know how it happens – but the living God dwelling in the heart of a believer can turn sinner to saint and wash away the stain of all our sin. The transforming power of our invisible but ever-present God is amazing to see and experience.

If you have not experienced this mystery, if you are still trying (unsuccessfully) to change yourself for the better before you think God will even give you the time of day, take heart. Our God is in the business of befriending sinners and transforming them into His image.

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Sharing Our Blessed Assurance

The Third Day concert last night was excellent! The music — including the opening acts The Neverclaim, Trevor Morgan, and Matt Maher — was awesome, energetic, and worshipful. I had such a great time praising God and meeting new friends.

One of my favorite parts of the show was when Mac Powell disappeared off the stage and popped up two rows behind me on the center aisle. I was quick enough to record the first song he sang on my phone and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. It was a good old hymn -Blessed Assurance- which went perfectly with the story Mac later told on stage of how Jesus is his Savior (and yours and mine). All who recognize their sinfulness and trust in Jesus have the blessed assurance of knowing they are saved.

There’s a lot more I could write about the concert, and I do want to share some of the new music that I got while I was there, but it’s been a long, busy day so this video is going to be my post for today. The audio isn’t great because it was just recorded on my phone. But I hope you enjoy it almost as much as I enjoyed the concert.

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Jesus Is the Light of the World

One of my favorite chapters in all of the Bible is John 1, which is not surprising since John is my favorite book of the Bible as well as my favorite of the apostles.

This week I’ve been listening to my Trevor Morgan CD “The Blessed and the Broken” in my car in preparation for the Third Day concert in May, because Trevor is opening for Third Day. It was actually at Fish Fest last summer that I first heard him when he played just a few songs at the beginning of Third Day’s set.

One of my favorite songs on this CD is Light of the World because it is based on John 1. It starts out just as John’s Gospel does: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This song is a beautiful reminder that Jesus is the Light of the world, and the darkness will never overcome His beautiful Light.

I hope you enjoy and are blessed by this beautiful song as much as I have been. I truly hope Trevor sings this one at the concert in May.

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Thankful for So Many Things

Thinking about what to write for Thankful Thursday, I didn’t have an idea for a poem. It’s not that I’m not thankful for anything. On the contrary, I’ve been feeling very thankful for so many things lately.

I decided to share another video for Thankful Thursday, like I did last week. This video illustrates several things that I’m thankful for. I am thankful for music in general. I am thankful for the music of Trevor Morgan specifically. I am thankful that I get to see Trevor in concert with Third Day in less than a month. I am thankful for the Psalms and for hearing them set to music as they were originally intended to be. And I am thankful that even though I may walk though the valley of the shadow of death, I need not fear because the Lord is with me.

I hope you are as blessed by Psalm 23 by Trevor Morgan as I have been listening to it in my car this week.

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Psalm 23 in Song

Last night, as my husband was watching the Super Bowl, I was thinking about what to post for today. I glanced at the table next to me and my iPod was sitting there. So I decided to go to my Christian playlist, hit shuffle, and share the first song that came up. It was Psalm 23 by Trevor Morgan.

I love this song. I love that Trevor Morgan took a wonderful Psalm – which originated as a song – and put it to such beautiful music.

I was very happy that this was the song that came up because it reminded me that I get to see Trevor Morgan when he opens for Third Day in May. I am really looking forward to the concert because Third Day is my favorite Christian band. The last time I saw them at Fish Fest last summer, Trevor Morgan was there and I got to hear him play a few songs, including Psalm 23. I bought his CD and have enjoyed it a lot. I am hoping he will be singing more at the upcoming concert.

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Jericho

Have I mentioned lately that it’s been a crazy week? I know it’s Recipe Friday, but I just don’t have a recipe to share today. Last night as I drove home from a late-night work meeting, I was listening to my Trevor Morgan CD. I decided I wanted to share the song “Jericho” for my post today. I was only able to find a live version on YouTube, but it sounds pretty good. But I also wanted to share the lyrics.

Jericho, by Trevor Morgan

I see your sunrise
In my dark skies
But I’m not ready for the day

Cause I can’t hide
In your light
No, I can’t keep you away

I hunker down behind my walls
But your love’s a wrecking ball

CHORUS
And I’m just like Jericho
You’re marching around
My defenses are tumbling down

Yeah, I’m just like Jericho
You’re marching around
My defenses are tumbling down

I feel your warm breeze
Through my bare trees
Chasing winter with your spring

I fought the good fight
Thinking I was right
To push away your offering

I kept my guard up through it all
But I am ready now to fall

CHORUS

I can feel your attack
My foundation cracks
But I’m not fighting back
No, I won’t fight you back
This is what I needed all along
So break me down and build me back up strong

CHORUS

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Would You Recognize Jesus?

Last Saturday I went to our local Fish Fest concert event. The headline act, and the reason I went, was Third Day. They are my favorite Christian band. I had intended to write something about one of the songs they sang or about the concert generally for my Music Monday post today. But something happened at the concert that changed that.

When it was time for Third Day to start, their lead singer Mac Powell came out and said that first a new artist that they were promoting, and whose first album Mac helped produced, was going to play a few songs for us. His name was Trevor Morgan. He played two songs before Third Day came out and they were great. I decided I wanted to get a copy of his CD before I left the concert.

As a side note, I want to say that this is one of the things I love about Third Day. They are always promoting new Christian artists and helping them get a start. All the fame has not gone to their heads and they don’t mind sharing the stage with someone new.

Later in the show, Trevor came out again and with Third Day as his back-up band he sang a song called “Jesus Rides the Subway.” I had videotaped a few songs during the concert, including one of Trevor’s solo songs at the beginning, but I really wish I has known this one was coming because I would have taped it. Thankfully someone had taped this song at an earlier show and posted it on YouTube.

The third verse of this song really hit me.

Jesus went to church on Sunday
He sat in back and sang the hymns
Jesus went to church on Sunday
But they didn’t recognize Him

I thought to myself, if Jesus came to my church would I recognize Him? Jesus said that whatever we do for the least of His brothers and sisters, we do for Him. (Matthew 25:40). The downtrodden, the poor, the hungry, the poorly dressed, the homeless – all of these are Jesus Himself. The humble, the contrite, the ones who encourage others and seek His will, those who feed and clothe the hungry and the naked, those who in their weakness rely on God – these represent Jesus in our midst.

But often we are so busy looking for perfection in church that we don’t recognize Jesus when He is right in front of us. A critical spirit prevents us from seeing His grace and mercy.

So yesterday before church I prayed that He would guard against a critical spirit that I might recognize Him if He was there. I was blessed to see Him. I saw Him in the service of the women setting up for an after-church social event. I saw Him in the eyes of a friend when I asked how her son who has cancer was doing. I saw Him in the beautiful musical offerings. I saw Him in the wonderful sermon we heard. I saw Him in the heartfelt prayers offered for our congregation and God’s church. I saw Him in the kids playing on the grass after church.

Sadly, not everyone recognized Him. Would you?

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