Seasons of Pain

When something isn’t working as well or as fast as we would like we are quick to try and fix things or throw it away and get a new one.

With life, when things don’t seem to be working right or aren’t moving fast enough for us we sometimes do the same thing, we rush into something or demand changes right away.

People are uncomfortable with pain or things that bring pain. So much so, that we will even deny it, pretend it’s not as bad as we think. Coping mechanisms are all part of life too, however not facing reality, accepting it or denying it is not really a solution.

I am a pessimist for sure. I try to put a positive spin on everything but I’m learning more and more that times of being broken, down or even just feeling trouble are all part of life too.

Sure, we’d rather gloss over difficult times rather than sit through them, but, manytimes those seasons have a purpose. We experience droughts, storms, hurt, confusion in order to mold us, to teach us.

We all share similarities but we all go through individual tragedies & even disasters. Going through those things can be as beautiful as the seasons that we count as peaceful, comfortable and carefree. Notice I say “going through” those things.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe that we need to walk around somber or burdened all the time but oversimplifying things or trying to find a quick fix or solution isn’t the answerer either. I’m just saying

Life is full of different seasons & those seasons are important and have purpose

We personally can’t avoid those seasons, nor should we try to glide over the seasons others are going through, rather, we should be willing to be with them during those times, encouraging them but not minimizing their pain and try to fix them.

These seasons, they are not a sign of being broken, they are a sign that things are changing and change is not bad, it is necessary. When we don’t know ‘the why’ we tend to feel out of control and even incapable, that’s ok, a reminder that we are human.

We’d like to think that if we just Pray more, read the Bible more, that we or others won’t hurt or struggle so much. That is just not true.

Christ himself had to experience pain, suffering & separation from His Father and was betrayed by His closest friends.

When Jesus died Peter, the rock, said,”I’m going back to fishing.” That was before he realized Christ rose from the dead. All Jesus Christ’s closest followers hid. They stuck together in one place, locked the doors and took cover, retreated, fearing for their lives.

During those times Jesus didn’t condemn or deny them, no, He offered sympathy. He even cried and pleaded for God The Father to forgive the angry, misunderstanding, hateful crowd gathered around Him participating in killing Him.

He knew and understood necessary pain. He knows, in this world, we will face trials and even death.

*The Psalms remind us that he’s not waiting for us to get it together, or doling out consequences as a result. His great and steadfast love helps remind us that we are not our hurt, our past, or our sins. We are beloved sons and daughters.

he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
Psalm 103:10‭-‬14 NIV
http://bible.com/111/psa.103.10-14.NIV

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
Hebrews 4:14‭-‬15 NIV
http://bible.com/111/heb.4.14-15.NIV

*Today, process through the emotions you’re feeling and focus on the fact that Jesus felt many of the same things, and himself was tempted to give up. As you dwell on that thought, ask God what he feels about what you’re feeling.

* Notes taken when I finished day 3 of the @YouVersion Plan Depression: A Devotional For The Wounded Spirit. Check it out here:
http://bible.com/r/gA

Consider this:

Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:3 NIV
http://bible.com/111/heb.12.3.NIV

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18 NIV
http://bible.com/111/rom.8.18.NIV

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
James 1:2‭-‬5 NIV
http://bible.com/111/jas.1.2-5.NIV

In out season of pain God is still sovereign, in control of everything.

“Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:
Psalm 50:22 NIV
https://psalm.bible/psalm-50-22

We fall apart, crumble beyond repair when we don’t have a solid rock foundation.

If you find yourself reading this while in a dark, cold season of pain, and believe you have nothing to live for, you’re in complete despair, know that, not all is lost. You’re just in one of those seasons & soon spring will come, like a flower in the spring, you will bloom again.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17‭-‬21 NIV
http://bible.com/111/2co.5.17-21.NIV

As a little part of us dies God gives birth to new things for us, making room for the next season in our life. Eventually we will be with Him in glory, where there is no more pain, tears & trials.

Don’t believe the misconception that heaven is just floating around in the clouds. God has given His word describing it for what it is truly like. Go to 👉Scripture Picture of Heaven👈 for the truth.

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:22‭-‬32 NIV
http://bible.com/111/eph.4.22-32.NIV

Feelings Vs. FAITH

The Scriptures are quick to remind us that just because there’s no rescue in sight doesn’t mean God is indifferent. They also emphasize that even when we can’t feel or see him moving, he sees our pain and hears us. In the midst of depression, hurt, and struggle, the only thing that feels real is our emotion. Because our feelings are so overwhelming, they can often block our ability to feel God even though he’s close by. (Taken from -Day 2 of the @YouVersion Plan Depression: A Devotional For The Wounded Spirit. Check it out here:
http://bible.com/r/gA)

Feelings by Greg X Volz:

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18 NIV
https://psalm.bible/psalm-34-18

The veil has been torn.

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”
Matthew 27:50‭-‬54 NIV
http://bible.com/111/mat.27.50-54.NIV

Walk by faith not by sight.

For we live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV
http://bible.com/111/2co.5.7.NIV


EXTRA-

Here is one man’s an inspirational account of how Christ’s body helped him:

Tone (shut your mouth when you’re talking to me)

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 KJV
http://bible.com/1/pro.15.1.KJV

Watch just a few moments of almost any reality t.v. show and you’ll hear people so angry at someone else that they can’t even think straight.

I recall some comedian yelling at someone, mimicking those type of arguments saying, “You shut your mouth when you’re talking to me!”

Today’s proverb is really good advice.

A SOFT answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. [Prov. 25:15.]
Proverbs 15:1 AMPC
http://bible.com/8/pro.15.1.AMPC

A soft and gentle and thoughtful answer turns away wrath, But harsh and painful and careless words stir up anger.
PROVERBS 15:1 AMP
http://bible.com/1588/pro.15.1.AMP

A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.
Proverbs 15:1 MSG
http://bible.com/97/pro.15.1.MSG

Some people like to argue & debate. Personally I like to be slow to anger & difuse anger in my self, as well as try to de-exculate anger around me. It is a verbal judo of sorts.

God’s Word advises,

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be

  • quick to listen,
  • slow to speak and
  • slow to become angry,

because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
James 1:19‭-‬20 NIV
http://bible.com/111/jas.1.19-20.NIV

It takes practice and I haven’t always done this, however, with each conflict that arises I try to pull away from what ever anger is brewing, stop & listen to what the other person is saying and slow down my response time.

Sometimes, in the heat of what we see as a challenge or battle, we may feel like we have to be quick to come back with…well, a ‘come back.’ God tells us the opposite. Many times God tells us to just react the opposite way that our human nature would normally reply, react or respond.

When we do that it may even shock us & those around us. It’s just not ‘normal’ and doesn’t give fuel to the fire of the continuous argument.

It never hurts to listen more & talk less. Some take that to the extreme too and give the silent treatment but giving a simple short answer or reply like, “O.k.”, lets the person know you’re not shutting them down or out and yet you are not giving them anything to throw back &, after they’ve blown off some steam, maybe you can both talk rationally & civil, rather than saying somethings you may not even really mean.

Don’t stir up anger, don’t let it brew, take it off the heat. Try giving soft answers that are warm and watch as a gentle answer turns away wrath.

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 NIV
http://bible.com/111/pro.15.1.NIV

He Stinketh

Looking at John 11 when Jesus went to the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus arrived at a time that others felt was too late. He tried earlier to explain that death, for believers is just a type of sleep. When telling them to open the tomb Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
John 11:39 KJV

I’ve heard this account many times but one particular time someone pointed out how those standing around believed that if Jesus had been there Lazarus wouldn’t have died, others believe he’ll raise in the last days and I’m sure some just assumed Lazarus was already in heaven.

We think in limited ways (Is.55). We can’t fully understand God’s supernatural powers. We can trust & believe but there is now way for us to fully comprehend or explain His power.

Martha said, “By now he will stink. He’s been dead for days, ‘four’ days.

Logically our finite minds allow us to believe in the afterlife, but also tell us that physically somethings are just not possible and we accept those facts. God understands, He knows that we don’t know and understand His infinite powers & existence.

In life we expect and accept certain things happen, or just will not happen. We live in a world of action & reaction and we know there are consequences for our actions.

This account in John 11 gives us a deeper look at Jesus. He shows those alive in that day something unexpectedly. He allows them to be eyewitnesses to His ability, far beyond our capabilities.

He also allowed His Word to endure so that we can read it for ourselves here and now in this day and age.

Our minds say, “certain circumstances & situations suck, smell & stink!” He says, Roll away the stone anyway! Turn it over, expose it.

Jesus said…in John 11:40

“Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

And now for the rest of the story…

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

(Note: come out of the grave, out from under the curse of death, exposed, out from behind or under the tomb)

The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

(Note: remove the stone then take off the grave clothes. Rid yourselves of those old dead habits & filthy ways…Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.
James 5:1‭-‬2 NIV
…take off our old ways, like they took off the grave clothes…Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:1‭-‬12 NIV

So what happens as a result of seeing Jesus, firsthand, raise someone from the dead right in front of their eyes? Looking back at the account in John 11…

Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. “What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs. If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”

(That is what some choose to believe. They went on human logic, rationale & reason, again trusting human consequences, circumstances & comprehension, not God’s ability, plan & provision)

Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.” He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one.

So from that day on they plotted to take his life. (Crowd/mob mentally)
John 11:40‭-‬53 NIV

I chose to believe Jesus Christ is truly who He claims to be and that He lives to this day & on into eternity, way beyond all we know & think we know & understand.

In Christ, beetle

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
James 1:21 KJV
http://bible.com/1/jas.1.21.KJV

When You Don’t Get Better

What do you do when you or a loved one doesn’t ‘get better’?

Watch “for KING & COUNTRY – “Without You (feat. Courtney)” Official Music Video” on YouTube

You know the story of how Adam landed us in the dilemma we’re in—first sin, then death, and no one exempt from either sin or death. That sin disturbed relations with God in everything and everyone, but the extent of the disturbance was not clear until God spelled it out in detail to Moses.

So death, this huge abyss separating us from God, dominated the landscape from Adam to Moses.

Even those who didn’t sin precisely as Adam did by disobeying a specific command of God still had to experience this termination of life, this separation from God.

But Adam, who got us into this, also points ahead to the One who will get us out of it.

Yet the rescuing gift is not exactly parallel to the death-dealing sin.

If one man’s sin put crowds of people at the dead-end abyss of separation from God, just think what God’s gift poured through one man, Jesus Christ, will do!

There’s no comparison between that death-dealing sin and this generous, life-giving gift.

The verdict on that one sin was the death sentence; the verdict on the many sins that followed was this wonderful life sentence.

If death got the upper hand through one man’s wrongdoing, can you imagine the breathtaking recovery life makes, sovereign life, in those who grasp with both hands this wildly extravagant life-gift, this grand setting-everything-right, that the one man Jesus Christ provides?

Here it is in a nutshell:

Just as one person did it wrong and got us in all this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of it.

But more than just getting us out of trouble, HE got us into life!

One man said no to God and put many people in the wrong; one man said yes to God and put many in the right.

All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers.

But sin didn’t, and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace.

When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down.

All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it.

Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end.
Romans 5:12‭-‬21 MSG
http://bible.com/97/rom.5.12-21.MSG

We have a “Living Hope.”

The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living.

It’s our handle on what we can’t see.

The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.
Hebrews 11:1‭-‬3 MSG
http://bible.com/97/heb.11.1-3.MSG

There is more to real life than what we can see.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven-things into which angels long to look.

Therefore,

  • prepare your minds for action,
  • keep sober in spirit,
  • fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:3‭-‬13 NASB
http://bible.com/100/1pe.1.3-13.NASB

AMEN

HOW CAN i BE SAVED? What does that mean?

Watch “My Utmost For His Highest – Justification by Faith -” Read by Luke Smallbone on YouTube

The Apostle Paul wrote to young Timothy,

Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever. Deep honor and bright glory to the King of All Time— One God, Immortal, Invisible, ever and always.

Oh, yes! I’m passing this work on to you, my son Timothy.

The prophetic word that was directed to you prepared us for this.

All those prayers are coming together now so you will do this well, fearless in your struggle, keeping a firm grip on your faith and on yourself.

After all, this is a fight we’re in.

There are some, you know, who by relaxing their grip and thinking anything goes have made a thorough mess of their faith. Hymenaeus and Alexander are two of them. I let them wander off to Satan to be taught a lesson or two about not blaspheming.
1 Timothy 1:15‭-‬19 MSG
http://bible.com/97/1ti.1.15-19.MSG

Here is a song by “For King and Country” (the above video -reading, is from one of their singers). I feel likethis song fits well…it is because of what Christ has done that we are set free from our burden of sin.

God is not a crutch, HE is a stretcher. He carries us.

Our salvation & sanctification (being set apart for God, made Holy) is not accomplished by what we do or don’t do, it is all a gift from God, just waiting to be opened up & lived out in every day life.

Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready.

And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway.

We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.

Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way. (Sanctified, made Holy)

If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life!

Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose.

We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!
Romans 5:6‭-‬11 MSG
http://bible.com/97/rom.5.6-11.MSG

Where Ever You May Go

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 NIV
http://bible.com/111/col.3.15.NIV

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—theRomans Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
Colossians 3:15‭-‬17 MSG
http://bible.com/97/col.3.15-17.MSG

Where ever I go, where ever I am, whom ever I am around I will continue to be in Christ & Him in me.

Living Life is not just going through the motions.

Romans 12 (the message translation) encourages me just as other true believers in Christ do…

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:

Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.

Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.

Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.

Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.

Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you.

Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.
Romans 12:1‭-‬3 MSG
http://bible.com/97/rom.12.1-3.MSG

Enough said.

TWO ROADS

“TWO ROADS” By Daniel Band

You have heard the truth
Now what you’re going to do about it ?
I said you have heard the truth
Now what you’re going to do about it ?
For the time has come to welcome God’s Son
Don’t you hear Him call
Give Him all, now, give Him all

There’s only two roads
Which one do you chose to travel on ?
I said there’s only two roads
Which one do you chose to travel on ?

Well He died on a cross
For those who are lost
Won’t you hear Him call
Give Him all now, give Him all

You can only serve one master at a time
You can only serve one master at a time
To the one you obey you become a slave
Don’t you hear Him call
Give Him all now, give Him all
Everything


“Do not store up for yourselves [material] treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart [your wishes, your desires; that on which your life centers] will be also.

“The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts]. But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of God’s precepts].

So if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].
MATTHEW 6:19‭-‬24 AMP
http://bible.com/1588/mat.6.19-24.AMP

Song “Two Masters” by Servant:

“TWO ROADS” By Daniel Band Live:

EXTRA:

Ad Man by Servant:

Hear That Cry?

Have you ever seen someone so high they are now longer in their right mind? Have you ever heard someone brag about breaking the the law or grasping for street credit by doing something just plan mean to a stranger or authority figure?

Have you considered that what they need isn’t to be preached at but loved and accepted, regardless of how much hate or anger they display ?

Take a moment to watch this lyric video, rather than getting caught up in questioning what kind of negative message it is giving think of it from the perspective of someone who feels trapped & realizes it…

Watch “AC/DC Highway to hell (with lyrics)” on YouTube

Now, here is a song by a band that has been around just as long as that classic rock band. They are offering an opportunity, while you’re still young, to take a different route.

Listen to Daniel Band’s Sixteen (lyrics order video)

Lyrics:

Sixteen, have you seen
You’ve got to listen to me
That Jesus lives and Jesus gives
He died to set us free
Well, I feel it’s for real
The love that comes from above
And I sense your offense
To hear what I’m speakin’ of

I should’ve done it a long time ago
I should’ve given my life to the Lord
I should’ve done it a long time ago

Things change and things range
From the good to the bad
So watch out, don’t get caught
Don’t give your life to a fad

You should’ve done it a long time ago
You should’ve given my life to the Lord
You should’ve done it a long time ago

I should’ve done it a long time ago
I should’ve given my life to the Lord
I should’ve done it a long time ago

Sixteen, have you seen
You’ve got to listen to me
The road you choose will win or lose
Will make you slave or free

You should’ve done it a long time ago
You should’ve given my life to the Lord
You should’ve done it a long time ago

I should’ve done it a long time ago
I should’ve given my life to the Lord
I should’ve done it a long time ago

You should’ve done it a long time ago
You should’ve given my life to the Lord
You should’ve done it a long time ago
A long time ago

Daniel Band – Sixteen” performed live

Christ has paved the way.


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