Friday, October 26, 2018

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Chris Tomlin “Holy Roar” CD

What does it mean to praise God? Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead say:  "In the ancient world something extraordinary happened when God’s people gathered to worship him. It was more than just singing; it was a declaration, a proclamation, a time to fully embody praise to God for who he is, and what he has done. In fact, in the Psalms, there are seven Hebrew words that are translated into the English word “praise,” each of which represents a different aspect of what it means to truly praise God."

You can read more about this in their new book:

And, if you enjoy listening to worship music, Chris Tomlin's newly released companion CD will not disappoint you. I am listening to it as I write this, and its great. The words and the music are an uplifting reminder that God is good, He loves me unlike any other, and He is worthy of my praise.

HOLY ROAR: the freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It’s every voice together, changing the way we worship.  

There are so many great songs on this CD. Here's a sample of just one:

LYRICS:  Nobody Loves Me Like You
Morning, I see You in the sunrise every morning
It’s like a picture that You’ve painted for me
A love letter in the sky

Story, I could’ve had a really different story
But You came down from Heaven to restore me
Forever saved my life

Nobody loves me like You love me Jesus
I stand in awe of Your amazing ways
I worship You as long as I am breathing
God, You are faithful and true
Nobody loves me like You

Mountains, You’re breaking down the weight of all my mountains
Even when it feels like I’m surrounded
You never leave my side


Oh, what a song to sing  (x3)
Jesus, You love me 
And I love You, God

© 2018 Rivermusic Holdings, LP, 
under exclusive license to Capitol Christian Music Group, Inc. 


I am able to give away a copy of this CD to one of my blog readers! If you are interested, please leave a comment on this blog post, or leave a comment (or a "like") under the post on our Facebook page:  HE HOLDS MY RIGHT HAND MINISTRIES. Entries will be accepted until Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Central Time. Open to United States only.

10-28-18 WINNER:  Rhonda J.


Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

TRUST #37: Selah "Lord I Trust You"

Todd Smith is one of the vocalists in the Christian group, Selah. He says, "This song was inspired by believers in persecution who are standing for the name of Jesus even when it costs them their lives." However, it is a great song for all of us to be reminded that our God is God, through the good times and the hard times. TRUSTING in Him is a choice we need to make, regardless of joy or loss.

Co-written by Todd Smith and Travis Ryan

Verse1:  It may not seem I have what it will take
I fear that in the face of trial I'll break
Any trouble's just a day away

Verse 2:  The best to worst of days are yet to come
Be glorified regardless of the cost
Be magnified whether joy or loss
Lord, I trust You

Lord, You are life inside the fire
Lord, You are the grace that rises higher
Oh, there will never be
A day that You are not with me
Oh Lord, I trust You

Verse 3:  I believe but help my unbelief
Help me go wherever You will lead
Do with me whatever You would please
Lord, I trust You


Bridge:  I can't find the strength to pray
All seems lost and it's too late, oh-ohh
I cannot fear what comes my way
Find me faithful in the day, oh-ohh
'Cause the only hope I have is You will be enough


Oh Lord, I trust, You

Sunday, October 14, 2018

TRUST #36: David Nevue and Psalm 5

David Nevue is one of my favorite piano players. I love listening to his relaxing inspirational music each night as I fall asleep.

One of my favorites of his is Psalm 5. It is so calming and peaceful and . . . oh, the words . . . they are a beautiful picture of what it means to really TRUST in God.

You can't audibly hear the words in Mr. Nevue's piano music but, if you know what they are, you can hear them in your mind while he is playing. Many years ago in the 70's and 80's, I remember listening to this song being sung by the Maranatha singers, so I do know the words. I encourage you to learn them as well, as the words are taken directly from Scripture - Psalm 5:1-3 - 

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Using the Lexicon on Bible Hub, I came up with the following paraphrase that might give you a little better understanding of this passage:

Give ear to my words, O Lord 
Listen to me, Oh Lord (Yahweh - Hebrew name for eternal God)
consider my meditation 
understand my groanings, musings, whisperings
Hearken unto the voice of my cry 
Give attention to my cries for help
my king, and my God 
my king, and my God (Elohim - Hebrew name for strong and powerful God)
for unto thee will I pray 
I ask You to intervene
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord
You will hear me in the morning, Yahweh
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, 
in the morning I will lay my requests before you,
and will look up 
and will keep watch, or wait expectantly.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

TRUST #35: Choose to Cease Striving

Charles Swindoll, a well-known Bible-teaching pastor and the Founder of INSIGHT FOR LIVING, has a quote based around the verse above. He says:

"We must cease striving and TRUST God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith." - Charles R. Swindoll

If we wish to strengthen our TRUST, we must choose to exercise our FAITH.

How do we do that?  We cease striving.

In other words, BE STILL! Exodus 14:14 - "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." Stop fighting and struggling to win a war YOU cannot win! Be at rest as you pray and acknowledge that God is in control of your circumstances. BELIEVE He will not fail you. Have FAITH in Him.

I've heard it said that FAITH is "believing without seeing." In fact, Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." (NIV)

Having faith means:

  • Believing God is real, and good, and is always watching over us, even when we can't physically see Him.
  • Choosing to "see" God through the actions of other Believers, and in the beauty surrounding us.
  • Believing God's Word is true, and that He will always keep His promises.
  • Trusting that ALL things will work out for the good of those who love Him. 
  • Having hope that better things are on the way.

Cease striving (be still) and know that HE IS GOD.
It is a choice.