Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Issue
The following posts are part of the Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Issue. Articles that are in this issue contain information about Knowing Your Enemy the devil, find out how not to use God’s love as an excuse, learn God’s definition of homosexuality, discover if you are a light of the world, plus topics on how to be a modest woman and a godly, submissive wife.full course
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #1
- Let Your Yes Be Yes and Your No Be No
- Are You Being a “Light of the World”?
- God is Love, But Don’t Use That as an Excuse
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #2
- How to Be a Godly, Submissive Wife
- So You Think You’re Not Turning Tricks?
- Hope for a Better Tomorrow
- 10 Subjects That Should Be On Your Prayer List
- Modesty Minute: Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman… ?
- Why You Should Sing To The Lord All The Time
- Know Your Enemy
- Don’t Believe the Hype: Homosexuality and the Church
- Predestination without a Choice?
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #3
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #4
Why You Should Sing To The Lord All The TimeI always wondered where certain preachers obtained the guts to sing on stage when they really did not have a “singing” voice. Through my relationship with God, He taught me that singing to Him is a necessity. So I learned, but only through very difficult times.
If you cannot hold a tune, do not worry because once you start singing to the Lord on a regular basis, you will find one. It is highly important to sing to the Lord. Here are several reasons why:
Singing to God Helps You To Win
Singing is a Spiritual Requirement
And Again I Say Rejoice!
We Should Speak to One Another in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
Realize That You Were Born To Glorify God With Your Mouth And That Means Singing.
All You Need is a Right Heart
You don’t need an instrument, a band, a stage, or singing lessons to begin. In fact, avoid people who try to tell you that you cannot sing. While this may be true on a fame level, it is not true on a God level because His ways are higher than our ways. God created the act of singing to glorify Him and to lift us out of pits and struggles. Through God, our godly praise fights against the forces of evil. Of course, all the praise in the world means nothing to God if you do not have an obedient heart that adheres to His Word.
 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord : I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.  When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?  Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.  Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them .  And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.  Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;  Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.  If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: ~Isaiah 1:11-19 KJV
 By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.  But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. ~Hebrews 13:15-16 KJV
Find Some Great Hymns
Here are some of my favorite hymns that support the nature of a gentle and also joyful spirit as a woman of God. These are the only type of songs I listen to now because they soothe my soul differently than many worship songs today. I wasn’t even alive when some of these songs were produced, but I would rather sing many of these melodies because they feel purer to me. It is the simplicity of these lyrics and also the meaningful words of worship, obedience, or praise that is pure; rather than lyrics that are watered-down, over-done, wordy, made to fit secular environments, or has a beat that takes away gentleness. Have you ever listened to the lyrics of your Christian music? Do the lyrics remove the specific attribute to God? You will be able to tell if you think about an unbeliever being able to sing the song attributing it to someone they love rather than to God.
I thought I would post this tweet as a reminder of how easy it is to remove the specific attribute to God.
“Things that are different are not the same.” 2 Timothy 4v22 pic.twitter.com/tQcBzjdOIR
— KJB (@KingJesusBible) August 20, 2015
Here are some great hymns to take you back to the simple things. Enjoy!
All That Thrills My Soul by Joslin Grove Choral Society
I'm singing and praising, so should you.. Click To Tweet
Blessed Assurance by Joslin Grove Choral Society
Count Your Blessings by Joslin Grove Choral Society
In The Sweet By and By by Joslin Grove Choral Society
We Are Marching On To Zion by Joslin Grove Choral Society
Holy, Holy, Holy by Shirley Caesar
It Is Well With My Soul by the Discovery Singers
Let Us Break Bread Together by the Discovery Singers
Great Is Thy Faithfulness by the Discovery Singers
Humble Thyself In The Sight of The Lord by Maranatha! Music
Unto Thee O Lord by David Slater
How Great Thou Art by Loretta Lynn
Worthy by Shekinah Glory Minstry
It Is Well With My Soul by Sandi Patti
Wonderful Words of Life by Discovery Singers
and just about every song by the Alton Howard Singers – Glory Devotional Songs (Super easy to learn and sing)
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