Frankly Speaking ........Now!
Music
The focus song for now is "Free", by Shawn McDonald.  To listen click play.



The lyrics for the song are awesome.  I can really relate as Frank means "free" and I have needed to find new freedom and liberty so many times in my life.  Enjoy!

Free

I feel like the weight of the world is all - crashing down on me
And some how I just don’t believe this is how - it is suppose to be
And all this expectation on - the way I’m suppose to live
Becomes my minds distraction - with nothing left to give

You said your burden is light and your load - is no more
You said your ways are right and in you I would soar

I want to be free - free to dance and free to sing
Free to live and love and free
Oh, free to be me

I feel like my heart is being beat - down into the ground
In you I’m longing for some peace - to be found
I know the heaviness that’s - making me cold
Is stealing my youthful soul and - making me old

You said your burden is light and your load - is no more
You said your ways are right and in you I would soar

I want to be free - free to dance and free to sing
Free to live and love and free
Oh, free to be me


The Power of Praise and Worship


Hello, it is good to see you at the music part of this site.  I hope you are happy and life is good for you  right now. God wants us to be content no matter what situation we find ourselves.  Having  taken piano lessons at an early age and teaching myself guitar when I was 13,  I have consistently played music.  It is a love, a passion, a desire and a need.  Though I am not a natural (one of those guys that make you think you don't  know anything when they pick up an instrument),  I work very hard to find time to play.  Music is a vital part who I have become.

At this stage of my life, I find myself using the guitar to offer praise and worship to God in my private times .  I love to sing a "new" song unto the Lord and find myself singing scriptures during my prayer time.  There is something inside and around us that changes as we offer the sacrifice of praise. I remember reading about David playing before the king. There was a distressing spirit that would trouble Saul from time to time. It always amazed me that when David played, Saul would be refreshed and the spirit would leave.  There was another time in 2 Chronicles that the singers and the musicians played and sang as one.  They praised the Lord, singing something like this......"For the Lord is good.....and His mercy endureth forever and ever."  I believe they just kept singing this phrase over and over until it got into their spirits, hearts and minds.  It was then, as the people sang in one accord,  that God's glory filled the temple so the priests could not stand to minister.  The "kabod", or weightiness of the Lord had arrived.  God continues to show that He inhabits the praises of His people. 

Another example I find, very similar to the last,  is found in the same book, 20th chapter. There were "singers" appointed unto the Lord that were to praise the beauty of holiness before the armies of the Lord.  As they went forth praising and singing, "Praise ye the Lord", for His mercy endureth forever", the Lord set ambushes and the enemy destroyed themselves.  They literally attacked one another, leaving dead bodies everywhere.  It reads that none escaped. Wow, talk about a top secret weapon!

How many times do we have great opposition in our lives that could readily be removed if we would only learn to offer Him the praise and worship that is due Him.  I believe that p&w changes the "atmosphere" of that which surrounds us and fortifies that which needs to be strengthened. As we can see,  God moves freely on our behalf.  We become stronger, refreshed and experience His presence.

This briefly touches upon the power praise and worship releases into our situations and lives.  Rest assured, there will be more to come, so keep checking back for new updates to this section. Until then, remember to praise Him.  He is good!  Worship Him......He is worthy!  Taste and see that the Lord is good.  Start witnessing all that He wants to do in you life today!














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