4-23-2022 Bless My Heart, O' Lord
Doing something a little different this time.
Two weeks ago we did “My Lord, my God!”, an indication as to just how deep is our relationship with the creator of all things. We started with when the apostle Thomas realized that Jesus really IS the resurrection, then how do we get to that point and what does God (the Father) expect from us.
Today, I want to share some songs that Father has me singing along with and which always lift my spirits, especially if I’m feeling a bit down. The five songs are by known Christian artists and which I believe carry God’s anointing. That means, as I sing along with them, I can feel the presence of my Lord. And I mean physically! I can’t really describe the overall feeling I have because it is, literally, all over my body, but I can tell you that I get weak-kneed and, for a while, my legs don’t want to operate so well, sort of like cooked spaghetti. Even though my legs aren’t numb, I feel like Elvis and his shaky leg! No, this doesn’t last forever, sometimes a few minutes, sometimes maybe an hour or so. And, as I implied, my body ‘tingles’ all over.
I think you’ll be blessed by listening to all the songs and, and as I do, sing along with them to get a greater impact. Now, I don’t mean ‘just lip sync, but actually sing along with all your heart. Father doesn’t care what we sound like. He blesses the effort. (amen?)
My payer is that you be blessed and enjoy these songs as much as I.
I give a brief intro (in writing) so as to set the stage (a little bit) for each song.
The 1st is “He’s a Chain Breaker” as recorded by Zach Williams released in 2016.
How many of us make poor decisions and get bound up by things that just aren’t good for us? Father will give us victory – break our chains - and when He does we should go tell people. “If we believe it. If we receive it. If we can feel it. Somebody testify!”
2nd is ”Break Every Chain” as recorded by Tasha Cobbs Leonard released in 2013. Now, she has more than one version of this song but this is the one I like best.
I love this song. Not only does it encourage that we have power in the name of Jesus, but it also prophecies! In verse two an army rises up. We have just entered a seven year period of Holy Ghost explosion! Father is raising up watchmen and regular people to do His work as Jesus did. Jesus told His disciples that, because He returns to the Father, we would do the works that He did and greater (John 14:12)! The church will be shaken and many people will come to realize their true relationship with the Lord!
3rd is “Holy Water (the church session)” as recorded by We the Kingdom featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard released in 2020. Note that We the Kingdom originally released this song in 2019, then Tasha Cobbs Leonard joined them for this version the following year.
Holy Water is what got me going on these five songs. As I sang along with the lyric video and started learning this song, Father then added the first two and then the fourth and said “Learn them and know them!” In my prayer sessions, I sing these four songs almost daily. I feel this song is truly anointed, but to truly feel the anointing we need to sing along with it. However, Father has also told me to do something when I sing this song. So when I sing the first line that has “Like Holy Water on my skin” Father told me to anoint myself with oil. I have a bottle with a mixture of exta-virgin olive oil, frankincense and myrrh. As “Holy Water” is being sung, I anoint my forehead forming a cross, then when “on my skin” is being sung, I touch my forehead again. If you have ever been under the influence of the Holy Ghost, you know what could happen. I (at least) get all ‘fuzzy’ feeling take a couple of steps backward (but I don’t fall down). As James Brown said on one of His songs “I feel good!” Enjoy!
4th is “You Know My Name” Also recorded by Tasha Cobbs Leonard released in 2018.
Come to the understanding that Father knows each one of us – personally! By name! This song encourages the relationship He desires with each one of us. It works for me!
The 5th is “Amazing Grace” sung in Cherokee by Walela and released in 2015. Now there are multiple versions released on this song between 2008 and 2016 and the versions I have looked at all have the same song but a different slide show in the videos. This is the first version I watched and it was released in 2015.
I don’t sing along with this song because the video has no “on screen” lyrics and it is sung in the Cherokee language. What I do is listen to the song for it is sung beautifully, softly and the musical accompaniment sets a very relaxing atmosphere. I sit down, sit back and use this song to relax from the first four and just bask in God’s love.