It won’t be long at all

I have been watching a video from Everlast called “Long At All” over and over again today. It is amazing the truth that is in this video. Not just the song lyrics but the comments made by the man in it.

It is a shame that we get so caught up in the things that really don’t matter. We get caught up in having the newest and best things in life. We get caught up in what we want others to think we are instead of  who God made us to be. We get caught up in ourselves instead of being there for others. Amazing how we as humans have lost the importance of love in our lives.

I heard a statistic that even with all the new ways we have to communicate we are more lonely than ever.  I just wonder if we truly showed love to others how would it effect our world? If we just cared enough about our neighbor or even a stranger to walk alongside of them on their journey we would have a lot less lonely people. People are people there isn’t anyone better than the other. We are all just messed up hurting people that need love and grace. Lets be a people of second chances and love well.

Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV

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Worth Dying For – Destroy

Worth Dying For – Love Riot Album

What an awesome battle cry!

The Gloreous Unseen, Hear Our Prayers

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Here is an awesome band with great lyrics. The Glorious Unseen. This is one album you will play over and over again.

Here are the lyrics:

Hear our prayer

Hear our cries Lord, hear our prayers.
Take our burdens, calm our fears.

God will you make us, a people that love You.
Please take our offerings, that we set before You.
God hear our prayers that we’re lifting up to You.
God see our tears that we’re struggling to see through.
God hear our prayers, to You.

In our weakness, You remain.
When we’re broken, You sustain.

God will you make us, a people that love You.
Please take our offerings, that we set before You.
God hear our prayers that we’re lifting up to You.
God see our tears that we’re struggling to see through.

And God hear our prayers we lift them to You.
God hear our prayers, Lord make our hearts true.

Dan Wakefields Broken Hearted Music Video

A friend of mine Dan Wakefield created this video of a song that he and his wife Mariana wrote. The lyrics are so simple and so true. Make sure to check out his blog http://danwakefield.typepad.com/


NEEDTOBREATHE YAHWEH

This is a great song and an interesting video by the group NEEDTOBREATHE. Check out their website here. NEEDTOBREATHE.net This is one of my favorite bands right now. The video is made of over 3000 pictures put together.

KJ-52 Are You Real

I came across a blog that had this song on it. I am not real big into hip hop but the lyrics are great. How many times do we question God when he is the one who should be questioning us. Check out this blog for the song: http://floatingaxhead.com/

Here are the lyrics of “Are you real” from http://www.azlyrics.com

KJ-52

“Are U Real?”

Yeah uh uh
So my stress keeps running through my mind now.
Fell into a mess that I that wish that I could climb out.
I guess I hide it so nobody’ll find out,
The way everyone thinks that everything is fine now.

At home things are messed up with mom and dad,
And at school all my friends stab me in the back.
No one is real anymore; I the way they act.
There’s so many things that I wish I had.

So God if your there do u understand?
Don’t you care about anything that’s happenin?
It’s not fair to put me through all this junk again.
You see that I’m scared, so help me if you can.

So please speak loud and clear ’cause I’m listenin’.
I need to know that you’re real ’cause I’m strugglin’.
You need to show that your here ’cause I’m stumblin’.
Show me that you care this is why I’m saying this

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it go (you got to let it go)

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it show (you got to let it show)

It was right then, when everything began to change.
I started looking at these things in a different way.
I saw life through God’s eyes and it wasn’t the same,
And it was right at the time I called on your name.

Then I saw all these lies that was thrown away.
I recognized that I need you and on that day,
I cried out and seek you, that was when you came.
Now that I see you, I’ve been through a major change.

And I believe that you’re real ’cause its so plain.
I finally feel I can make it through anything.
It don’t matter what they speak or if they .
They can’t keep me down no more ’cause I seen your face.

And for now or never will I be the same
‘Cause I’m staying strong and I won’t bend this way.
Now that I know that you’re real, it’s gonna be ok.
Yeah, you’re speaking in my ear and this is what you say

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it go (you got to let it go)

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it show (you got to let it show)

See there’s a war that’s going on outside,
And you can try to ignore and just run and hide.
But everyday more and more people die.
See the battles for souls, we’re on the front lines

So many souls, just too scared to fight
They’re too worried about what people thinking of their life.
How can you fight if you don’t lay down your pride?
And how will anyone see if you won’t shine your light?

So many of your friends walking around blind
You got the source that can open up their eyes.
It’s y’all’s choice what you do with your lives,
But I’m gonna go to war ’cause I made up my mind.

Jesus gave us life when he went and died.
So the least that I could do is give him all of mine.
So how many of y’all are ready to fight by my side?
‘Cause this is what he’s saying right now here tonight.
Come on!

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it go (you got to let it go)

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it show (you got to let it show)

Cross or Christ?

Ok I am going to rant a little. As it gets closer to Easter I have been hearing more and more songs about “The Cross”. Like the song “Wonderful cross“. and others. I visited a church this weekend with some family and it seemed like almost every song talked about “the cross”. And no, I am not picking on that church. Our church sings songs about the cross also. At times it almost seems like we are worshiping a cross instead of Christ. Worshiping wood instead of our Lord. The cross it self has nothing to do with our salvation. It’s about Jesus death and resurrection. So why put so much emphasis on the cross?

Before you start sending me comments about the symbolism: I ask you, why do we need symbolism, we have Christ? Wood or God? What do you think? 🙂