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post #1 of 89
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I have been inspired!

I wanted to start a thread where we christians can come to encourage one another, be encouraged, post our favourite worship songs and basically just praise the Lord!!



I had a look and noticed that it wasnt against the user agreement to post youtube stuff here so I hope Im right. I wanted to start by posting one of my all time favourite worship songs

Jesus, Lover of my soul...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD-ZdMOx_HY

Please feel free to post any of your own favourite worship songs, art, or just your experiences that make you want to praise Him!!!


Jesus
post #2 of 89
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Revelation Song by Kari Jobe... :swoon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZUTt8XINPY

Ok, two of my all time favourite songs... I have to say that the first one is.. Well hard to beat, but this one... Oh my word, it just makes me

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post #3 of 89
Hello sister!

My favorite worship songs are by Keith Green (He went to be with the Lord in the 1980s whe he was 28) (His ministry page)
http://www.lastdaysministries.org/Gr...?id=1000008644

Here is the page where there are samples of his music
http://www.lastdaysministries.org/Gr...sic/Music.aspx the page where there are samples of his music

My favorite CD is the Keith Green Live Experience because his live music really shows his passion for the Lord. My second favorite is For Him Who Has Ears to Hear.

I love "Make my Life A Prayer to You" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd9Ma...eature=related
AND
"Oh Lord You're Beautiful" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ3lv...eature=related
Jen
post #4 of 89
Thank you for sharing those great songs!..I forgot that youtube had music on there! What a great resource for finding more worship songs.

I praise the Lord today for being my Father and bringing me into relationship with Him! Thank you Jesus for being patient with me! Help me to love more and be more like You! I stand in awe of You Lord and your sovereign power over all the heavens and universe. Fill us with Your Spirit. Take away anything that is not You in my heart! Your JOY is my strength! I am so amazed that I get to be in Your presence forever! Nothing can seperate me from Your lavish love. Thank you for rescuing me from myself and my sin! Help me to make your name famous today and to glorify You in my body! I love you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is another favorite "I See the Lord" Ron Kenoly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URQrg...eature=related
post #5 of 89
I'm here, too! The worship music at our church is a little different, but I love it. Here's a link to the music page on our church's website. The squares represent the different bands, and if you click on them, you can choose songs from that band to listen to online:

http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/music
post #6 of 89
My inspirational song this week is one my church's choir sang on Sunday:
I will arise and go to Jesus.
He will embrace me in his arms.
In the arms of my dear Savior,
Oh, there are ten thousand charms!



Speaking of encouraging each other, do any of you ever watch with your kids the TV show "Dr. Wonder's Workshop"? It's on the Christian channel here on Saturday mornings, and the last episode was about encouraging each other. My 4-year-old, my partner, and I all like this show. It's in sign language with voice-over. The main story is about Dr. Wonder and his colleagues in the lab and the lessons they learn about working together. There are also segments with deaf kids talking about the topic of the day, an adult telling a Bible story that relates to the topic, and sometimes kids performing a praise song in both singing and signs. The values in it are really good without being heavy-handed. My partner is not a Christian, but this show does not bug him at all! He says it's basically just good values, plus he gets to hear Bible stories he never heard before and he likes the way they explain/interpret them.
post #7 of 89
Great idea! Here's one of my favorite worship songs, done acoustically:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEXXUdU--Zg

ETA: Here's another great one from Jars of Clay. Jars of Clay does terrific work in Africa helping to ensure sources of clean water for Africans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7peS076rZuw

Today, I praise You Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful family and terrific friends. I thank You for keeping my husband safe while he is deployed, and for surrounding him with Your love. I am in awe of the grace that You show me every day, and ask that you fill my heart with only You, taking away sin, worry, and anguish. I pray this prayer in the name of Your son, Jesus - amen.
post #8 of 89
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Thank you all for responding! I love that Third Day song Tabitha. What a beautiful song.

vbportraits... Wow. I checked out some links at your church's website and the music was awesome, Im adding it to my faves so I can listen at my own leisure. I even listened to your pastor's messages, some of them and its SO nice to see a thriving church talking about Jesus, the cross, sin, and the bible without compromise. Thats so refreshing to see. Thanks a bunch for sharing the link.

Im SO blessed you guys responded!!

Im very very very thankful today (its night time actually, 4am, I cant sleep ). There's so much I want to say about it but not sure where to begin. I was baptised sunday before last. Ive been a christian for 11 years but only just got baptised (long story, very long story lol). My two daughters and my husband were baptised too. I was SO happy and beeming on that day, let me tell you. I felt like I did when I got married. Im so greatful for so many things. Ive walked thru some dry, airy places, lots of valleys in my walk so far, and the last two and a half years have been the hardest, darkest, the worst. But today, right now, I am so thankful that God never let me go. Thru the doubting, the fighting on my part, the wrestling, He sustained me, carried me when I was weak, Im telling you. And now, He's filled me with Joy and Hope all over again. I cant help but praise Him! I am happy to surrender all to Jesus Christ.
When I was baptised it was wonderful, I thought 'Now, this is the ONE thing I KNOW my Savior and I have both gone thru.' As the water washed over my face I felt what He felt when He did the same thing. The water washing over His beautiful face, I even wondered if He got water up his beautiful nose like I did. Then when I was washing our wet clothes, I got to mine and thought 'These were the clothes I was baptised is... Sigh.' hehe. I felt like a new bride. I know it sounds silly but, man, it was special to me. Had been a long time coming.

I am so thankful that when I feel like Ive lost the plot, when I feel hopeless, He renews me with new hope. He brings me to life again. There are many many things Im greatful for, many things. But tonight I am most greatful for that... New Hope and His promises, His love for me. How He goes to some amazing lengths to show me His love.

post #9 of 89
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Newcastlemama, one of my ALL time favourite songs is Oh Lord You're Beautiful... I used to listen to it over and over and over again. What a beautiful song.

here are the lyrics and a link for it on youtube...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ3lv...eature=related

Oh Lord, You're Beautiful



Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

I want to take your word and shine it all around.

But first help me to just, live it Lord.

And when I'm doing well, help me to never seek a crown.

For my reward is giving glory to you.

Oh Lord, please light the fire,

That once burned bright and clean.

Replace the lamp of my first love,

That burns with Holy fear.

I want to take your word and shine it all around.

But first help me to just, live it Lord.

And when I'm doing well, help me to never seek a crown.

For my reward is giving glory to you.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.
post #10 of 89
Thread Starter 
Ok, I just had to post just one more... this one's ... wow. I love to watch when others sign praise music... awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0A0f...e=channel_page
post #11 of 89
having a hard time today but I'm going to post through it...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngRhPtggfJM
All who sail the sea of faith
Find out before too long
How quickly blue skies can grow dark
And gentle winds grow strong
Suddenly fear is like white water
Pounding on the soul
Still we sail on knowing
That our Lord is in control

Sometimes He calms the storm
With a whispered peace be still
He can settle any sea
But it doesn't mean He will
Sometimes He holds us close
And lets the wind and waves go wild
Sometimes He calms the storm
And other times He calms His child

He has a reason for each trial
That we pass through in life
And though we're shaken
We cannot be pulled apart from Christ
No matter how the driving rain beats down
On those who hold to faith
A heart of trust will always
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"Washed By The Water"

By: Need To Breathe
LYRICS

Daddy was a preacher
She was his wife
Just tryin to make the world a little better
You know, shine a light

People started talking
Just to hear their own voice
Those people tried to accuse my father
They made the wrong choice

Though it might be painful
You know that time will always tell
Those people have long since gone
My father never failed

Even when the rain falls
Even when the floods start rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

Even when the rain falls
Even when the floods start rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

Even when the Earth crumbles under my feet
Even when the ones I love turn around and crucify me
I won't never ever let you down
I won't fall
I won't fall
I won't fall as long as you're around me

Even when the rain falls
Even when the floods start rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

Even when the rain falls
Even when the floods start rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

Even when the rain falls
Even when the floods start rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

Even when the rain falls
Even when the floods start rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water
post #12 of 89
Thanks for starting this thread, Genifer. Today I pray that I make all my decisions with the Lord Jesus Christ in my heart.


Can someone recommend a very very early childhood bible? My son is only 13 months, but we'd love to start getting into the habit of daily family bible reading time. Thanks!
post #13 of 89
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ShineliketheSon... I loved that first song you posted, I can really relate to it.
Quote:
Sometimes He holds us close
And lets the wind and waves go wild
For me when Im being held close, it doesnt even matter that the waves are going wild. I really cant explain it but its the most amazing thing. Keeping focused on Him, knowing Him, it is that peace that passes all understanding. Sometimes it is for His glory, for other to see and say 'How do you do it? How do you get thru?' Other times its just for me. Some trials nobody knows about but me and Him. Those have been some of my most special moments.

I found a youtube video for that second song... Which is amazing btw!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txnToAs2RY4

Hold fast, press in, stand close, seek His face, Jesus will NEVER let you down! He will carry you thru, He will lift you up.

Romans 8 is my absolute favourite chapter in the bible... Its hard to pick my favourite verses from those ones but here goes the best. It starts off good and gets better and better!

Quote:

Romans 8 18-39

18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

More Than Conquerors

28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,whohave been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen!
post #14 of 89
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ILoveSweetPea, I never used one when they were that young, but I did use bible story books. Stories about Jesus' parables and such. Sorry I couldnt be more helpful. I also told my kids stories, just from what I knew.
post #15 of 89
Thank you for posting Romans 8, genifer. That is exactly what I needed this morning. I'm going through some stuff here and there and while I am trying to practice being peaceful through prayer and meditation, sometimes I forget just to pick up The Bible and read. I needed that today.
post #16 of 89
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Newcastlemama, one of my ALL time favourite songs is Oh Lord You're Beautiful... I used to listen to it over and over and over again. What a beautiful song.

here are the lyrics and a link for it on youtube...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ3lv...eature=related

Oh Lord, You're Beautiful



Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

I want to take your word and shine it all around.

But first help me to just, live it Lord.

And when I'm doing well, help me to never seek a crown.

For my reward is giving glory to you.

Oh Lord, please light the fire,

That once burned bright and clean.

Replace the lamp of my first love,

That burns with Holy fear.

I want to take your word and shine it all around.

But first help me to just, live it Lord.

And when I'm doing well, help me to never seek a crown.

For my reward is giving glory to you.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.
I love this song, too, genifer!
post #17 of 89
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Well, today, Im just praising the Lord because he is the great I Am! Because He just is! I dont know about anyone else, but Im often washed back and forth between doubt and awe. This weekend God showed me beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is, that he cares about me, us, that he cares about the same things I do, that his promises are real and are never disappointing. Every detail of this sunday's church service seemed to have been planned just for dh and I. And I KNOW to some that might not sound right, but Im always blown away by how the Lord is SO specific in getting our attention. And so intimate. I got out of the car on our way into church singing the refrain to 'To God be the glory'...

Quote:

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.
And when we walked in they were just starting the song...


To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.

Refrain

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Refrain

Great things He has taught us, great things He has done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

Refrain


In fact every song they sang on sunday was a song I had been looking up and singing at one point all week.

Also, the message was something that dh and I needed to both be there to hear, which I wont say what it was, but lets say we were both convicted.

Ill just say that today, I am thankful, Ive been convicted, Im repentant, and thankful all over again! Praise the Lord for his patience, for his love, which is like nothing else and Im convinced that no one can love like God can, nor without His help. Thank you Lord for teaching me to Love when its tough. For being patient with me when I wanna run away, but for never letting me go. Thank you Jesus Christ, for the JOY of serving you! I do pray others come to know Christ and His love. I cant help it!

post #18 of 89
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have you guys ever heard this one?

Adoration by Newsboys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JATtx...46BE5A&index=1
post #19 of 89
Anyone know of any heavier christian bands? (I'm not a creed fan, btw!) I tend to heavier music.

Other than that, I love the old gospel songs that I grew up with like 'Looking for a city' and 'I'll fly away'. Some of the best memories I have of Church (I grew up in a very back woods Church of God in a town that was nothing more than a road or two) is singing those old time songs.
post #20 of 89
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Sapientia, what about Skillet? Ill ask around for ya. Im not hardcore rock kinda gal myself but I know people who are.
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