Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lauren Daigle: Come Alive (Dry Bones)


Lauren Daigle – Come Alive (Dry Bones) Lyrics

Through the eyes of man it seems there's so much we have lost,
As we look down the road where all the prodigals have walked,
One by one the enemy has whispered lies and led them off as slaves

But we know that you are God,
Yours is the victory
We know there is more to come
That we may not yet see

So with the faith you've given us,
We step into the valley, unafraid *Yeah*

As we call out to dry bones
Come Alive, Come Alive
As we call out to dead hearts
Come Alive, Come Alive
Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise,
We call out to dry bones, Come Alive

God of endless mercy, God of unrelenting love
Rescue every daughter, bring us back to wayward sons

Then by your spirit breath upon 'em, show the world that you alone can save, You alone can save

As we call out to dry bones
Come Alive, Come Alive
As we call out to dead hearts
Come Alive, Come Alive
Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones, Come Alive

So breath, Oh breath of God, Now Breath, Oh breath of God.
Breath oh Breath of God, now breath. Breath oh breath of God, Now breath oh breath of God, breath oh breath of God
Now breath.

As we call out to dry bones
Come Alive, Come Alive
As we call out to dead hearts
Come Alive, Come Alive
Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise,
We call out to dry bones, Come Alive (x2)

Oh, come alive
--
Jennifer Ehidiamen 
M.A Arts; Business and Economics
Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Katy Perry - By The Grace of God

"By the grace of God (there was no other way)
I picked myself back up (I knew I had to stay)
I put one foot in front of the other
and I Looked in the mirror
and decided to stay
Wasn't gonna let love take me out that way"



Read more: Katy Perry - By The Grace Of God Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Be kind to yourself. Manage expectations well.

Image via artofhomage

I took a sweet nap in Church last Sunday. So wrong, yeah? I shamelessly rested my head and just allowed myself doze off. My neighbour (the young man who sat beside me) nudged me once to wake up but I gave him a power-nod. You know, one of those nods that confuses even the guy trying to wake you up-- is she sleeping or in the spirit?

As a child I used to hear that when you feel drowsy in church it meant that the devil was beside you fanning you to sleep in order to steal your blessings. That memory must have been one of the things that jolted me back to reality. The nap was for like five minutes but it felt way longer.

The message for that day was about managing expectations in order to reduce the amount of disappointments we experience in life. As the passion of the preacher roared through the hall, I took some notes.

The jenniferized version:

Most times disappointment comes when we are the ones engineering things...we set goals with a now-now attitude. And so when things don't happen as we "engineered", we hit the rock bottom. Disappointed. 

He also said something about the risk of comparing ourselves with others. You know. We sometimes forget that we all have our times and seasons. Living by another person's timing is risky. A big catalyst for disappointment.

It is okay to fail. Life is about winning some and loosing some. But the latter can be better managed to become a stepping stone for something greater. 

The preacher man pointed out a few examples from the Bible to back each point he made. I caught some: 

2 Kings 5 -- Naaman who almost missed the opportunity to be healed because he was expecting the Prophet to give him a VIP treatment. His high expectation did not match the simple instruction that he was given. If not that he tucked away his pride, God knows...  Some of us have lost so many things because of pride. 

Psalm 38- But God is merciful. David understood that so well. 

Psalm 37:4- that key!

Yo! Have a fantastic Friday! Manage your expectations well and be kind to yourself. I am learning too.

Shalom!

--
Jennifer 

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Death was arrested!


"Death Was Arrested"
Artist: Laura Story
Album: Open Hands
Released: 2017
Genre: Christian/gospel

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin
Lost without hope with no place to begin
Your love made a way to let mercy come in
When death was arrested and my life began

Ash was redeemed only beauty remains
My orphan heart, was given a name
My mourning grew quiet, my feet rose to dance
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh Your grace, so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You

Released from my chains I'm a prisoner no more
My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore
He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh Your grace, so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You

It's Your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with You
Ohh with You

Our Saviour displayed on a criminal's cross
Darkness rejoiced as though Heaven had lost
But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand
That's when death was arrested and my life began, ohhh!

Oh Your grace, so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You

Ohh, it's Your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with You

Oh we're free, free
Forever we're free
Come join the song
Of all the redeemed

Yes we're free, free
Forever amen
When death was arrested and my life began

We're free, free
Forever we're free
Come join the song
Of all the redeemed

Yes we're free, free
Forever amen
When death was arrested and my life began
When death was arrested and my life, began.
--
Jennifer 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Relationship over religion: The message from an old man...


Had a sweet conversation with an old man in a bus yesterday (Sunday). Learnt a lot from him! He said that I would tell people about our meeting. He was right 😁.

Summary: 
Stop making noise that you are a christian. Let them see the LORD reflected in you. Context: the early apostles did not call themselves christians. The people saw them model everything Jesus taught and called them "christians". They were like Christ. Are you? Am I? 🤔 Are we?

Shalom!


--
Jennifer 

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Queen Esther (the movie)

Trying to watch at least one movie per month. I've just seen Queen Esther... one of my favorite scenes is the tête–à–tête the king had with Esther after Vashti lost her throne due to "rebellion". The king fearing that Esther might rise up to become another activist within his palace asked, "Will you be an obedient queen?". Esther's response included, "Will you be a faithful king?". I liked that she had a very "strong voice" (confidence and wisdom) in the presence of the king. Any royalty will be attracted to that. The rest of the discussion is pure poetry. You 'll enjoy it. But I still prefer the book as it is recorded in the Bible 😊. I guess I'm just a bookaholic.

--
Jennifer 

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tongue-Power: How do you use your tongue?

 "An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered," Proverbs 11:9

"There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health," Proverbs 12:18

"A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit," Proverbs 15:4

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof," Proverbs 18:21

Speak life! 

Shalom.


Photo Credit: Emmanuella C.







--
Jennifer 

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