Hope! Its not what the dictionary has written. It is so much more. We have a secured future in Him and no one else. He gives us a better end.
So its another genre of music. This time hiphop. Many times,hip hop music has been associated with gang banging, violence, the promoting of drugs, rape, sex and every other vice one can think of.
However, what happens to the individual who likes this genre of music, who is born again spirit filled and has no association with the “death” secular hiphop seemingly projects?
The good news is that gospel hiphop has come and has come to stay. The beats are as sick as the beats of the secular style and the lyrics aren’t lame. The rappers and artistes of this genre have a story and a testimony of what God got them through and they are so real.
Remember in the How to enjoy gospel music, I pointed out ways to recognise an authentic gospel song. The enemy is crafty, dressed as a lamb in sheep clothing. With the steps mentioned, I trust God to guide you as you begin enjoying music the godly way.
Enjoy Trip Lee,Canon & deraj ft. Jeanie Ortega PRAISE AND ARROWS courtesy of Rapzilla.com
Before you ask, I am in no way advertising the college. What I am doing is sharing theses important tips and adding a few of mine. We all need to be cautious yet not live in fear. So what happens when you face a serious or grave situation? Dont panic, stay calm and do the needful.
I love the way the video puts it. Stay where you are, silence your phone , get under furniture, call the emergency number of your country. My first and last point added is PRAY. In every grave , scary situation take a deep breath and pray. Pray while you are barricading the doors, pray while you are getting under the furniture. PRAY!
Prayer works and its available for us all. Dont ever think that while you are praying, God and His angels would go through a check list making sure you are right standing to get an answer. The word says, and whatever you ask for in prayer believe(trust and be confident) that it is granted to you. Mark11:24(amp).
Dont I have to Born Again for Jesus to Answer my Prayer?
Answer: None of the people Jesus healed in the bible were born again. “Jesus went about doing good, healing all who were under the power of the devil….”Acts10:38
I hope that sinks in. Probably you are reading this and you havent turned your life over to Jesus, Jesus LOVES you and was crazy in love with you to lay His life for you. So how about it. Say a prayer first. Give God the permission to help you.
So remember, in any type of situation you find yourself in, whether you are running away or hiding, PRAY! and pray not in fear but in FAITH…..BELIEVING GOD WILL DO IT.
We fear that who we are is not enough, so we deal with jealousy. We fear not having enough, so we live out of scarcity. We fear not being good enough, so we live with insecurity. We fear being abandoned, so we refuse to love. We fear being rejected, so we become approval addicted. We fear betrayal so we don’t trust..esp God..we fear His condemnation because those even who are meant to secure and safeguard our lives, secrets and weaknesses use it against us..
We fear not being strong enough, so we cover it up with pride. We fear not measuring up to others, so we wrestle with comparison. We fear chaos, so we grapple for control. This fear we truly cant handle it on our own. What we’ll discover is that our greatest fear will always come true. Job 3:25 what I have feared has come upon me, what I have dreaded has happened to me. But there is an even greater truth to replace it. Joshua1:9.Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified;do not be discouraged,for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. God knows about these fears. That’s why in the word some verses start with FEAR NOT,HAVE NO FEAR.
What is it you are afraid of? Hand it over to Jesus right now. Forget what the voices are saying within your head.. You are worth His love.. He died for you while u were yet a sinner. His word says, don’t be frightened! Isaiah 43:1-2 This what the Lord your creator who formed you says, Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name,you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the waters, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; and the flames will not set you ablaze.
God isn’t far.. He is right there beside you as you read this, with His outstretched hand waiting for you to grab a hold of Him. So are we going to grab His hand and let Him take care of this fear?
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Don’t be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you – yes, I help you – yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!