Easter Sunday morning, I led a set of worship songs through Facebook Live on our church’s Facebook page. Here is a link to it on youtube.
Occasionally someone will say to me, “How about you pray for me? Your connection is better than mine.”
We both understand the thought, but reality is it ain’t true. Just because one person may practice praying more than another doesn’t mean their connection is better. For a really clear illustration of that, check out Jesus’ teaching in Luke 18:9-14. Frequency of praying doesn’t assume better.
Does that mean we shouldn’t bother praying regularly? SMH. It means we should take advantage of the access God graciously gives everyone. My connection ain’t better than yours. No ones is. Well, except Jesus. Why? Because of Jesus’ resurrection. That’s right. One of the many impacts of his resurrection for all people is direct access to his Father through him. His sacrifice gave everyone equal access. His job right now is to sit by his Father to intercede on your behalf.
So if you’re tempted to believe the lie that you don’t have equal access and maybe give yourself an out for praying, why not tell Jesus, “How about you pray for me? Your connection is better than mine.”
On Christmas day 2018, my album producer Dave Bechtel posted this video of our work on this song. You can now view it on my YouTube channel.
This song is one of ten originals on my soon-to-be released album “In the Shadows.”
Question: if the video weren’t shot at Christmas and you only heard the lyrics, would you think Easter or Christmas?
If you leave your answer, I will reply with my original inspiration for writing “No Other King.”
Thank you for leading us in the Lord’s Supper last night. One of the most precious times I’ve ever experienced it. I think there is something wrong in our hearts if we don’t get emotional every time we take it.
This text came to me this morning from a choir member in reference to our time together before last night’s Good Friday service.
Yesterday was a day of solitude and remembrance at my house. Mostly reading, listening to Easter songs, and resting. The day prepared me for the night.
One of the songs on my Easter playlist is “O The Blood,” by Kari Jobe. It’s what we listened to in remembrance last night. You can follow this link to remember and to prepare your heart for tomorrow.
O The Blood [feat. Kari Jobe] by Gateway Worship on Amazon Music
This will come as great news for my fellow employees and friends…the cheesecake drought is over!
Note to the single people: When you’re the only living creature in your dwelling place, you can lick anything you want however you want.
The Oven is Now Open! Happy Easter to me and to those blessed with any leftovers!