IS THIS THE WORLD YOU WANT?

ella & the MESSIAH

The mere thought of how big the universe is and how small I am to make any significant impact on this earth often leaves me feeling overwhelmed. But  serving as a Saved Commune volunteer  at Gentle Hands Orphanage made me realize that I need not to be a superwoman to change the world.

God commanded us to look after orphans and widows. I’ve always held this truth in my heart. But I’ve never believed it to be as real as it is until, for the first time, I literally spent time with orphans. It burdens me on how I can live comfortably while there are 85 fatherless kids under the roof of that humble orphanage. But those kids don’t need my pity. Instead, they need love, care, and people who will believe that they are destined for greater things. And I am truly grateful to God for the privilege to…

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COMPLETELY by Ana Laura

“They just wanted the perks like blessings and favor that Christians have but they do not want to take seriously the responsibilities that go with it.  One foot on worldly things. The other foot on holy things.”

This words came from my mentor. Such powerful words they are indeed. Sad but true. Some Christians just want the blessings but are not committed to carry their own crosses and follow Christ.

Many of Jesus’ followers live powerless lives and act like losers and weaklings because they are not sold out to God’s cause and still want to get the best of the world. Many Christians still fall for the same old trap of money, fame, and fortune, choosing to settle for lesser, “less tasky” things, thus forsaking their greater calling.

With great power comes great responsibility. Christians carry the greatest responsibility in the entire universe because they carry the greatest power in the world, which, was handed to us when Christ made the greatest sacrifice that could ever be recorded.

It’s easy to forget this simple yet profound truth when we want to take over our lives. Many of us don’t want to yield to His ways. Many of us don’t submit to His plans. Many of us carve our own paths than to stick with God’s plan for us. We call Him “Lord, Lord” but we don’t want to let go. We are just so afraid to die to our own selfish ways…

To all of us who have been called, let us make up our minds to follow only one Master, and to follow Him with no reservations.

“Let all that is within me lift up to you and say, ‘I am yours and yours alone  -Completely.'”

MEET: ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS

Hail to Tennessee’s Christian Acoustic-folk duo, Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, a.k.a. “All Sons And Daughters.”  From their humble beginning as worship leaders at Journey Church in Franklin, Tennessee, they now have released 3 albums under Integrity Music, with the latest released only May this year. Some of their most wanted hits are Brokenness Aside, Reason to Sing, and my favorite, Oh How I Need You.

These seasoned musicians play some absolutely mesmerizing acoustics accompanied by soulful vocals and creative & worshipful lyrics. They have very unique and distinct sound, personality, and identity.  Their songs are the kind that you can listen to anytime of the day and put you into worship right where you are.

As mentioned in their official website (http://allsonsanddaughters.com), All Sons & Daughters will be going on a tour with the Crowder band this coming October.

OH HOW I NEED YOU BY ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS

MEET: TobyMac

Toby McKeehan (born Kevin Michael McKeehan; (October 22, 1964), better known by his stage nameTobyMac (styled tobyMac), is a Christian recording artist, music producer, hip-hop/pop artist, singer-songwriter, and author.

TobyMac was one of the first Christian rappers. He was first known for being a member of the Christian singing trioDC Talk, staying with them from 1987 until their announced hiatus in 2000.

“I’ve worked very hard not to fall into the trap of making this just a gig,” he says. “If it is a labor, it’s a labor of love. I know music can’t change the world, but who says God can’t speak through a song.”

-TobyMac

Know more about TobyMac’s music, his life, and his God through:

http://www.tobymac.com/

http://www.facebook.com/tobymac

https://twitter.com/therealtobymac

http://www.youtube.com/tobyMacmusic

http://www.shoutlife.com/tobymac

http://www.godtube.com/artist/tobymac/

 

ME WITHOUT YOU by TobyMac

And where would I be without You
I’d be packing my bags when I need to stay
I’d be chasing every breeze that blows my way
I’d be building my kingdom just to watch it fade away
Its true
That’s me without you
That’s me without you
That’s me without you
Dont know where I’d be without you

MEET: Jesus Culture Band

Jesus Culture Band is based on Bethel Church in Redding, California.

Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, and Melissa How were worship leaders at Bethel Church’s youth group, and are worship leaders of the Jesus Culture Band. Jesus Culture states the purpose of music in their movement is to “ignite revival in the nations of the earth…compel the Body of Christ to radically abandon itself to a lifestyle of worship, motivated by a passion to see God receive the glory that is due His name…” and to “encounter His extravagant love and raw power.

Know more about them, their music and their God via the following links:

http://www.jesusculture.com/

https://twitter.com/jesusculture