5 Albums You Should Have on Your Playlist

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“Hymn of Heaven” by Phil Wickham

This album has been encouraging me so much. I love every song on it. I especially like “Reason I Sing” and “House of the Lord”.

“The Worship Project” by Jeremy Camp & Adrienne Camp

The songs on this album are true worship songs that point to Jesus. I appreciate this about these songs. This was truly needed in the days we are living in.

“Woven and Spun” by Nichole Nordeman

I think Nichole is a brilliant songwriter. I can relate so much to her songs. I hope these songs will reach your hearts as well. One of my favorite songs on this album is called “I Am”. I cry each time I listen to it.

“Portals” by Fleurie

I highly recommend this album, it will take you on a beautiful adventure. I could not find the album playlist but here is a playlist of her songs.

“Her Heart Sings Volume 2” by Sounds like Reign

I love this band that includes their entire family. This album only features one of them but I want to share it because I love the hymns.

I hope that you will give these a listen and add some of these artists to your playlist. What are some of your favorite albums?

Reflections: God Fights for You

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I have been wanting to share a song with you all that has been a big encouragement to me. This song reminds me that I must be still and let God fight my battles and that I have to worship God instead of taking out my sword.

The first time I heard this song it reminded me of the story in 2 Chronicles 20:1-30.

The people of Israel were about to be attacked by a large army. God spoke through one of the believers while they were all gathered and told them they would not have to fight at all in that battle.

2 Chronicles 20:15-17 KJV — And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

Your battles belong to God!

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I will carry these words with me and let them remind me of the truth that God is before me and is fighting for me. I must trust God and praise him even as I face the challenge.

2 Chronicles 20:20-25 KJV — And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

To my fellow believers, next time you face a challenge in life remember this story and the truth that God is fighting for you. To those who do not believe, remember God fought for you on the cross. Jesus Christ, God in flesh fought death and sin on the cross and his blood defeated sin.

He rose to life on the third day defeating death and sin. Those who die trusting in him awake in heaven to everlasting life.

I hope these words will encourage you to trust your life to the best captain in this battle through life.

Reflections: A Wonderful Friendship

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This month is sometimes considered the month of love and friendship due to Valentine’s Day being on the 14th of February. This month can also remind some people of the fact that they are alone if they are not near family and friends. This pandemic has only increased the number of people that are feeling lonely.

There is a cure to this feeling of loneliness. Jesus Christ is the answer. He is available to be a friend and is available at all times. When you put your faith in him and ask him to save you from hell forgiving you of your sin he then becomes your closest friend. The hymn “What a Friend we have in Jesus” is a great reminder of this friendship.

Jesus Christ is the one we must go through to reach God. God listens to our prayer when we have trusted in his son Jesus Christ. Jesus cleans our sins and he also takes on our sorrow. He is a constant friend. He understands the pain we face on this earth and he can relate to us with any issue we face in life.  

He is there to give peace and rest. He is there to comfort us in the hard moments. 

When you feel sad or alone like no one understands remember this hymn and let it encourage you. If you are in a season without friends Jesus is there for you and he is available at every hour of the day or night. Take heart things will get better.

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Reflections: All the Work is Done

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It really is all about grace when it comes to being a Christian. It is only possible because of what Jesus Christ has done. I am so thankful for this truth because it means that salvation is dependent on what he has done and I just have to put my faith in Jesus Christ to be saved. I think that this song really captures the gospel and it encourages me each time I listen to it. Give it a listen below and let it encourage your heart today.

All the work is done. Jesus Christ did all the work on the cross and then he defeated death coming back to life. The gospel is simple, being saved is simple.

Galatians 2:16 KJV — Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Here is a message on how to be saved from hell and be forgiven.

Please grab this opportunity to be saved before time runs out.

John 5:24 KJV — Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Reflections: God is with his Children come what may Come

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Today I want to share a song that has really encouraged me this month. It reminds me that God is with me no matter what I face.

I remember the story in the book of Daniel when his friends were faced with worshiping an idol or being thrown into a furnace but they chose to obey God. The king saw an extra person in the fire and that was Jesus Christ protecting them. The men that threw Daniel’s friends into the fire died due to the heat but Daniel’s friends did not even smell like smoke.

I love this story so much and it always encourages me when I read it. I hope this song reminds you that you have a faithful friend in Jesus Christ.

God is with his children come what may come.