Category Archives: Music

Feeling stressed and anxious

Today, I felt something that i have not felt in a very long time.  This morning, i felt anxious.  Feeling anxious is something i battled with for a very long time.  As i grew older and my faith in Christ grew as well, the space were being anxious resided was replaced by the grace of God.  This morning (and last night), i found my heart racing a little faster and i even had a “gagging” reflex.  It was scarry in that being anxious is something i do not want to live in again.

As i contemplate why i feel like this, i realize that i have gotten a little to comfortable with life here on earth.  Being comfortable meant less time reading the word of God and talking to God.  Worrying comes when you do not remember that God is with you.  For just a split second, i forgot that and it was eating me inside.

David Dunn says it best…I WANNA GO BACK!!!  PJSLB

Lauren Daigle – Billboard Performance and Review

For the record, everyone here at NeedTheSpirit has been a fan of Lauren Daigle since day one.  From her album – Look Up Child to the inspiration of How Can It Be, Lauren has always been a go to when our spirits need “filling up”

On May 1, 2019 something amazing happened.  With just under eight million people watching their TV’s we see Lauren standing on top of a small platform, ready to perform her hit You Say.  What happens next will take your breath away.

 

It sends shivers down my spine to know that millons of people around the world are listening to this song.  I am not exargerating when i say this.  Despite the Billboard Awards having performances from mega superstarts such as The Jonas Brother and Mariah Carey, it was Luaren’s performance that was the most “Shazamed” act of the night.

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What an inspiring night that will be in the minds and hearts of millions of people for years to come.  God Bless PJSLB

Tauren Wells – Hills and Valleys

 

My walk with Christ has been one big soundtrack.  I can hear a song and immediately go back to a time when i head this song.  Songs that remind of of the power of God (God’s Not Dead – Newsboys) to the inspiration that i need at that particuar moment (Lauren Daigle.)

Lately, my “go to song” has been Tauren Wells – Hills and Valleys.  According to his Wiki page, Tauren has been in the music industry for more than 15 years.  The song i am currently in love with Hills and Valleys peaked at number 3 in the charts in 2017.  The song speaks to me with where i am at in my walk with Christ.  I  have been through the highs and the lows of life and i recognize that in it all, Jesus has been with me the whole time.  Such a beautiful song that is beautifully wrttien and speaks to the heart.  I hope you enjoy.  God Bless –  PJSLB.

 

I’ve walked among the shadows
You wiped my tears away
And I’ve felt the pain of heartbreak
And I’ve seen the brighter days

And I’ve prayed prayers to Heaven
From my lowest place
And I have held Your blessings
God, You give and take away

No matter what I have, Your grace is enough
No matter where I am, I’m standing in Your love

On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the One who set me there
In the valley, I will lift my eyes
To the One who sees me there

When I’m standing on the mountain
I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley
I know I am not alone

You’re God of the hills and valleys
Hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

I’ve watched my dreams get broken
In You, I hope again
No matter what I know
I’m safe inside Your hands

On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the One who set me there (to the One who set me there)
In the valley, I will lift my eyes
To the One who sees me there

When I’m standing on the mountain
I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley
I know I am not alone

You’re God of the hills and valleys
Hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

Father, You give and take away
Every joy and every pain
Through it all, You will remain
Over it all

Father, You give and take away
Every joy and every pain
Through it all, You will remain
Over it all

On the mountains, I will bow my life, yeah
In the valley, I will lift my eyes, yeah

On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the One who set me there (to the One who set me there)
In the valley, I will lift my eyes
To the One who sees me there

When I’m standing on the mountain
I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley
I know I am not alone (I’m not alone)

You’re God of the hills and valleys (yeah)
Hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys (You’re the God of the hills)
And I am not alone

You’re God of the hills and valleys (yeah)
Hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys (You’re the God of the hills)
And I am not alone (God of the valleys)

And I will choose to say
Blessed be Your Name
And I am not alone

What kept Jesus on the cross?

What a beautiful quote from music artist – TOBY MAC.

Free will.  It is something that we all share and have.  As Christians, we are free to act how we like, express our feelings, and do what we want to do.  Our lord and savior, Jesus Christ also had “free will.”  At anytime, Jesus could of said “enough is enough” and not go through all the pain and suffering.  Jesus choice was YOU!  That is how much Jesus loves you.  I pray today that the Holy Spirit moves you with that thought.  You were chosen.  Your life means everything to GOD.  Have a blessed day.  PJSLB