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post #21 of 89
Thread Starter 
sapientia,

someone suggested demon hunter... which is supposed to be *very* hardcore. Ive never heard of them tho.

some others recommended were

Decyfer Down
Disciple
Red

They are supposed to be rock, but not so hardcore.
post #22 of 89
Thank you genifer, I will look into them!
post #23 of 89
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Originally Posted by genifer View Post
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
Leave to Genifer to start such an inspiring thread.
post #24 of 89
Thread Starter 
Jane!!

So nice to see you around these parts!

I wanted to share the psalm Ive been meditating on today.

Psalm 51

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,[a]
And blameless when You judge.

5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.


12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.


14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.


18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.
post #25 of 89
I can get into some pretty hardcore Christian music. Demon Hunter is one of my favorites, as well as Red---really, really love Red... Others are Underoath, Project 86, Haste the Day, Showbread, and Thousand Foot Krutch. Even more hard core would be The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying, though I don't get into them much; a bit tooo hard core! lol You might check out RadioU... think the site is www.tvulive.com/radiou They play quite a bit of the hard stuff. :-)

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Originally Posted by genifer View Post
sapientia,

someone suggested demon hunter... which is supposed to be *very* hardcore. Ive never heard of them tho.

some others recommended were

Decyfer Down
Disciple
Red

They are supposed to be rock, but not so hardcore.
post #26 of 89
Oh, and thank you so much for this thread! Have really needed the encouragement today.
post #27 of 89
Thread Starter 
I just wanted to share something I had pondered before but was reminded of today... I find it SO exciting!!

Romans 8:18-22


romans 8:18-21

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

The way I see it is that if ALL of creation is waiting in abated breath to see who the sons of God are... It makes me question 'Well, who am I then, in God, for all of creation to be waiting in such hightened expectation for all of us to be finally revealed??' Its all for God's glory and praise. I dont know about you but when I realise that I get so excited. Its easy to feel fleshy and stuff, but if we can turn it around and see all this for what it really is, WOW, I get tingly and giddy and know joy inexpressably fierce. Bringing such glory to God brings me such joy! Its like creation is saying in its frustration 'Whats all this I hear about God redeeming these people? What is SO special about them?' God is SO excited to parade us as His beloved redeemed!
post #28 of 89
Romans 8: 22-25

We know that until now, the whole of creation has been groaning as with the pains of childbirth; and not only it but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the spirit, groan inwardly as we continue waiting eagerly to be made sons-that is, to have our whole bodies redeemed and set free. It was in the hope that we were saved. But if we see what we hope for, it isn't hope - after all, who hopes for what he already sees? But if we continue hoping for something we don't see, then we still wait eagerly for it, with perseverance.
post #29 of 89
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Its morning for me here right now, and Im just getting up and starting my day. Well my day actually started at about 3am when my dh came to bed... and woke me up . Its no bother tho...

I pray that today you are all very blessed in a very special, and personal, intimate way. But very big! Something that you cant miss! I pray that today we all hear God's wisper of how much He adores us! That in some way, we realise today just how much he's looking after us.

Father, I praise you. You are absolutely wonderful! Knowing you is absolutely incredible. The joy of knowing you is indescribable! The only thing that comes close in comparison is seeing others realise and know that same love. I dont want to force you onto anyone who doesnt want to know it. I dont want to be an offense, but Lord, if there is someone you want to show your love to thru one of us today, I pray you make it clear to us who and how. There are some people I specifically have in mind, you know who they are. I pray for the opportunity to show them your love, but I also pray that you your self would pour out your love and blessings on those people. I pray they would have eyes to see, and ears to hear.

Father, I pray you would keep us humbly focused on you today. When we are tempted to look elsewhere, Father, call us back.

In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.
post #30 of 89
Thread Starter 
Jesus lover of my soul...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J3dRe98zG4

Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Jesus, I will never let you go
You’ve taken me from the miry clay
You've set my feet upon the Rock, and now i know

I love you, I need you,
Though my world may fall, I’ll never let you go
My Saviour, my closest friend,
I will worship you until the very end
post #31 of 89
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_2JpQNpSUA - I will rise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWgeUrD4MHI - How He loves us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RkEA2RKU6M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqJsBRFdrA0



The David Crowder Band is really touching me right now, and I just adore Third Day. I am also digging on Jonny Diaz and Chris Tomlin.

I have recently come to know that "Christian" music is actually cool. I was raised in a strict, no instrumental music type Church and never heard stuff like this. I have never been happier than I am now.
post #32 of 89
I've been thinking a lot about Ecclesiastes 4:9 - 12 and what it means:

9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:

10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?

12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

I praise God for giving me friends and family to stand with me, regardless of the circumstance. These verses also mean a lot to me because my DH is deployed to Iraq, and knowing that he has well-trained friends nearby to fight alongside him gives me great comfort.
post #33 of 89
Thread Starter 
Just been checking out some of those christian rock bands i suggested...

This one's by Red, Never the same (I think its called). Sounded cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so6IQ4GYm2o
post #34 of 89
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Blessed be your name...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cyqn2LxKVk&NR=1

Im not sure what to say today. I find myself in valleys one moment and on a mountain top the next. I find that doesnt change who I am in Christ. It never will. There are days when I can see Him SO clearly, then days when my vision is clouded by any number of things. All the same, nothing changes who I am in Christ. Nothing ever will. I am redeemed, I am cleansed! I am as greatful for the valleys, maybe more so, as I am for the mountains. As long as I keep moving, no matter what comes my way, Im doing alright by all accounts.

Another song I was looking for 'Purify My Heart'. I found it but not the version I wanted. The one I like is of a woman singing and I could only find different guys singing.

This is the best version I could find.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va4X4riF28w&feature=fvw
post #35 of 89
have you heard of Wayne Monbleau? Lets Talk about Jesus?

www.lovinggrace.org

I really think that you would like his teaching! He is just about Jesus. Really down to earth.
post #36 of 89
Thread Starter 
Nazsmum I put it into bookmarks so I can check it out later! thanks!
post #37 of 89
I have been singing
I've been delivered Praise the Lord
I've been delivered by his blood
All that I am is under his control
I've been delivered Praise the Lord

It's that Holy Ghost on fire keeping me alive
keeeping me alive, keeping me alive
It's that Holy Ghost on fire keeping me alive
Jesus is keeping me alive.

And working na a bible study of Galations and Ephesians. I can't tell you how much closer to the Lord I have felt and how much peace I have had in this house of chaos. I am only hoping that slowly by my example that things will change.
post #38 of 89
Thread Starter 
Zona, you sound like a woman after my own heart... Do you believe God has brought you to your circumstances for a reason? I believe in those times he refines us. He moulds us into what he wants us to be. I love the song refiners fire, did I post it yesterday... yeah, purify my heart...We are like that precious metal, he is the Master refiner. Everytime he places us into the fire, some of the dross burns away and he takes us out and looks to see if he can see His reflection a little more clearly. He never takes a lump of that metal and thinks 'Naaa, I cant work with that, its a mess!!!' He keeps putting us back in, sometimes even cools us off, lets us rest first for a bit, the back in we go. Till we reflect Him.

Two songs have been on my mind this morning...

Burn for you by Toby Mac

I'm a brand new man, I'm a conscious man
I�m a man who�s burnin� for you
The mistakes I�ve made have been chased away to the bottom of the ocean blue
I�m a brand new man in a foreign land, I�m a man who�s feelin� that fire
And it�s all so clear when I�m standing here at the peak of my desire

So won�t you move me like you used to
I want the world to know I burn for you

I feel revived again, I am alive again
(Burnin� for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up
I feel revived again, I�m energized again
(Burnin� for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up

(Let the smoke clear)

Woke up in a sweat, those ghosts in my head
Had a grip, but I slipped on by
It�s a whole new day as the darkness fades
And the sun�s shinning in the sky
I concede, my love, that I need your love
I�m before you, a broken man
And it�s only you, no substitutes who can renew this soul again

So won�t you move me like you used to
I want the world to know I burn for you

I feel revived again, I am alive again
(Burnin� for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up
I feel revived again, I�m energized again
(Burnin� for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up

I feel revived again, I am alive again
You got me lifted and lifted you lift me�

You got me higher than Kilimanjaro
Got me believin� I can �save the day�
I�m up and running like there ain�t no tomorrow
I�d rather burn for you than fade away
I�d rather burn for you than go my way

I�m a whole new guy with a whole new vibe
Changed inside � more flame in the fire
Can�t stop, won�t stop praying for desire
Like the bunny on the screen feel so energized
Old shell gone without a trace, new face
No more shortness of breath, new pace
Live life now without the taste of fear
TOBYMAC, Double Dutch now let the smoke clear

(Let the smoke clear)
I want the world to know I burn for you
(I feek revived again)

I feel revived again, I am alive again
(Burnin� for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up
I feel revived again, I�m energized again
(Burnin� for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up

I feel revived again, I am alive again
(Burnin� for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up
I feel revived again, I�m energized again
(Burnin� for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up

(I am alive again)
You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up
(I�m energized again)
You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up

I am alive again
You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up
You lift me up


bc there is a burning in me that no matter what I go thru, I want to know Christ more and more thru it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S85Hl...eature=related

And one Ive posted before
Bring the rain by Mercy me

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You


Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times


So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain


I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above

Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain


So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0A0fZML5Hc


So, as time goes by, I dont necessarily relish in pain and suffering, but I understand what Jesus was saying when He said 'Blessed are those who weep, who hunger for righteousness...' et al... I am blessed in knowing Him in all my circumstances.
post #39 of 89
genifer: I believe I am right where I am supposed to be right now. I accepted Christ and was gifted with tounge=ues at 8. Turned to witchcraft in my teens and Satan has been in a struggle for my soul. It is only RIGHT now that I am not just reading but I am maturing in the word. I am fiding myself thinking of verses I have read becasue God seems to be giving me just what I need. I could complain incessantly about what is going on but I have finally decided I am not in control, I can't give it to Him and take it back This just shws I do not truly have faith. I am praising himn hwne things are good and praising hime when things are bad. Right now the "project" is to undo damage to my kids 12 and under becasue of the strife I had allowed in the house by believeing Satan's lies--I am not good enough, God doesn't trruly have a plan for me, I am still sinning. I am being showne the verses not that dispel his lies and realize I was a really good withc. Could do thinkgs that were just scarey and he is working overtime on me. But I praise him still for in him I am washed clean in the blood. No matter what I do ast long as I am repentant then I am his and I intend to remain his. I see the change in how I reprimand and it just proves what a mightly God I serve for if he can change me and it is a struggle, then he is definitley omnipitent and no other Gods come before him. He is first laways ( although I sometimes forget!) Praise himn today, praise him tomorrow and praise him when I sit at his table.-
post #40 of 89
Yea! A place to encourage each other and praise Him!

This is my new favorite worship song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls68i...rom=PL&index=3

I also love Hillsong's "The Enemy Has Been Defeated" and David Crowder Band's "Everything Glorious."
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