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A song I wrote for this time of year…=]

…Before the year ends i always end up asking myself questions.. sort of evaluating myself… thats basically how this song came about. What did i do this year? Where did i go? Thanks for listening/reading my feelings lol… ENJOY!

Recorded Live with The Sunday Sessions (Josh (Me) - Vocals, Jeremiah - Drums, Joseph - Piano) // Preformed at BASIC PROM NIGHT 2010

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It’s that time of year again,

to just stop and think

what have you done?

where have you been?

This Year…

Maybe new love has come your way,

Maybe you learnt to love yourself

You met new people, neew friend along the way

Strengthening old ones you cherish

This year…

It might have been the hardest year of your life, or maybe the best one…

Thinking back on all the things you’ve done, what did you learn, from this year?

Maybe you lost something, it got taken away

Maybe you got everything that you wanted, 

This Year

You wish you spoke up when you knew just what say,

You wish said that you loved them…

This year…

It might have been the hardest year of your life, or maybe the best one…

Thinking back on all the things you’ve done, what did you learn, from this year? (X2)

You wanted to change, be someone new,Maybe you just stayed the same
Did things right,did many things wrong,At least you finished what you started…

It might have been the hardest year of your life, or maybe the best one…

Looking back on all the things you’ve done, what did you learn, from this year

What did you learn?

What will you take?

What will you remember?

What will you hold on to… from This year?

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great song!!! its december!!!

icecreamisbetterwithafork:

this season, this song is all the much sweeter

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jhnmyr:

20 years ago today, the world lost one of the best guitar players of all time, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Stevie defined my love of blues music and my passion to spend as many waking hours as I could with a guitar in my hands. I never met him and I never saw him play live, but he changed my life forever. Stevie quite literally gave me a career in music. Today I’m not John Mayer the famous musician, I’m John, the kid from the Connecticut suburbs who discovered a style of music that spoke for me when nothing else did. And I post this in honor of both Stevie and the thousands of undiscovered guitar players who shut the doors to their rooms, dim the lights and play along to the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan and find their escape through a Fender Stratocaster. Please watch this man play “Texas Flood” from his 1983 performance at the El Macambo. Thank you Stevie.

i downloaded a HEAP of Stevie’s music tonight… it is so inspiring!!!

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copycats:

If I Ain’t Got You by Maroon 5 
originally by Alicia Keys
(via caffeineandnicotine)

sadly:( , THE BEST song on the NEW maroon 5 album… and its a COVER!!

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Foundations by Newton Faulkner
originally by Kate Nash
(via onemoretimewithfeeling)

one of the best covers ive heard!

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its 4.30pm on a thursday afternoon. someone in the library is lsutening a jazz tune full of trumpet and piano through their earphones (turn it up, i like it…)

Ive been at uni scanning things, typing things, getting things certified, all for POSSIBLE jobs that will be my life next year ive settled on 4…its a scary but also exciting process, interviews await in August…i have only 4 weeks of uni after one more week of so called holidays, what is great in this highly stressful time is…its forced me to think of the future, not just tomorrow or next week but 1 year from now…

i thank God and my parents for helping get this education, and next year is going to be the toughest of my life, as a full-time nurse (*fingers crossed lol*)…i use this time as the sun sets on this beautiful thursday which i have spent 90% of inside :(..to reflect what i will carry in my spirit for the coming days, weeks and months as i prepare for the future…

Joshua 1:9
…Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (NIV)

1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. (NLT)

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (NLT)

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. (NIV)

Psalm 71:5 
For You are my hope, O Lord GOD;
You are my trust from my youth.
(NKJV)

Psalm 119:9
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. (NIV)

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (NIV)

and lastly my favourite…

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (NIV)

I give all the stress i feel, the worries, the pressure, the tiredness even the excitement and my dreams all to God…

Whats your future? Where are you today? Where do you want to be? Is it where you are supposed to be? You excited about YOUR future? Or are you scared? Embrace the present and reach for the future… because GOD wants to prosper your FUTURE…

I think i’ll tumblr a lot more in the ocming days/ weeks .. i miss it :)

Take care all!!

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Ive been listening to some of Jason Mraz’s new songs he has recently written… this is one of my favourites, i’ll preview more…soon!

Jason Mraz is currently writing song’s for his new album… and this is one of his best so far…”Jason Mraz’s new song for Life Rolls On a foundation bringing awareness to spinal cord injury.”

great song, great lyrics… a goodie, can’t wait for more…LIFE ROLLS ON INDEED!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTcHSG0PtSA&feature=related

Jason Mraz - Sea Captain

I got a friend he calls him the sea captain

He lives in a boat out in the ocean

He’s taking the waves as they come crashin in

He says you can’t be afraid of being open

So let down your guard and put up your sails

And let the current be your guide

Trust in the stars you’re right where you are

You’re in the perfect place in the perfect place

If you’re nervous take a moment to say thanks

And take your hands off the wheel

And know life rolls on

And there is no secret you can keep from you

And there is no way you can ever be lost

It only happens to those who don’t believe the world is round

But they couldn’t be closer to the now cuz we’re all grounded

Oh we’re sailing through the sound

Don’t let the weather get you down

Trust in the stars they are still where they are

in the perfect place in the perfect place

If heard him take a moment to say grace

And get on your knees

And know life rolls on

Don’t we all get sometimes afraid of the water?

The deeper the water gets, my legs grow longer

Oh it’s over my head, our bodies lie over the ocean

So be brave don’t let the contents keep you down

Trust in the stars always

You’re in the perfect place, in the perfect place

And if you weren’t take a moment to say thanks

And think of the man out at sea

He says life rolls on

You’re in the perfect place, in the perfect place

To think Life rolls on

You’re in the perfect place, you’re in the perfect place

He knows Life rolls on

You‘re in the perfect place, you’re in the perfect space

To know that life rolls on

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Pst Elijah Waters - Generation church

"Have you ever started something that you were really pumped about, but you get distracted and then you stop and forget about it..and it doesn’t get finished?”

Starting many things, but don’t finish them…

  • God never gets you started into something and not finish it…
  • God brings freedom, but it isn’t a moment or point in your life
  • Freedom isn’t a temprorary thing, its a process…

Philippians 1:6

"being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…”

  1. Presence  (Freedom)

    2 Corinthians 3:17

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

  2. Process - of maturity…(Transformation)

2 Corinthians 3: 18

"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."

Process people get really religious and legalistic, we need both presence and process to come together…

God set me free form this…so what now? FORMATION/TRANSOFRMATION…taking steps that sustain freedom, not just wait for the next conference… the next paryer meeting, but its a daily thing!

  • You can have the presence in the process
  • Jesus is the spirit, where he is… there is FREEDOM!
  • the spirit of God is in you!
  • get past freedom is in external things, but we forget freedom is in us!

Sustaining Freedom? Most important thing is to make a decision…desire comes in the presence of God, discipline comes in the process .. there are days yo dont want to!.. but the process continues…

  • the devil really gets scared when even when i don’t have that desire… that desire to worship, pray or go to yg… i still do it!
  • we don;t need that goosebump feeling, worship with thousands or hundred of others, or go to conferences but its the discipline to say i can do things by myself and still get fed and be close to God…
  • theres a presence then there is a process, its after that presence that feeling where u can truly walk in FREEDOM

Matt 9: Jesus heals a paralyzed man…

  • Arise
  • take up your mat (take authority, take your testimony)
  • go to your house (i want you to walk, miracle in action)

AMEN =]

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Pastor Judah Smith - The Original Freedom - Part 12 “Two Sons”

WATCH IT HERE..http://thecity.org/media/watch/5857

Galatians 4:21 - have you studied the law? do you really know what you are getting yourself into? Enamoured with?

Paul uses a familiar story of Sarah and Abraham…to communicate, living according to GRACE by FAITH, its not about ethnicity but of faith!

Galatians 4:22 - two sons (Gen 16)

Abraham has a promise of God that takes YEARS! So long that they think God needs help..

Same dad, two mums, two sons - Paul says this is symbolic 4:23 -24

Two covenants or two ways to relate to God

HAGAR: represents the law. Ishmael who lives under the law…

SARAH: The promise fulfilled Through Isaac

Difference between the two covenants…

First of all, The covenants God made with King David and Abraham aren;t old covenants, they are bits of the new covenant based on GRACE and FAITH!

OLD covenant: Moses (Exodus 19 - 24) - the law

Exodus 20: Ten Commandments verse 13…

YOU SHALL…emphasis on YOU, under the old covenant layed responsiblity on the backs of men, you better do GOOD… YOU SHALL!

Hebrews 8: - 9 TOOK them BY THE HAND, external, God lead people by their hand, what they could do with your hands…

What will i do with my hands…?

Problem: We could be doing GOOD with our hands.. but our hearts were still wrong.. and the heart wins out..

Inferior to new…

The old covenant was just OUTSIDE…

YOU SHALL…

Judgement under the law/

Exodus 32:28 3000 men FELL and died…

DEATH

Hidden in Moses

Served a temporary job…to point us to Jesus

Bible says old covenant had faults, not the law but that people had the ability to rely on themselves, it could never happen…

NEW covenant:

BUT verse 10 - On their hearts, the old is by hand, the new is by heart…old emphasizes external, NEW IS INTERNAL…

What will GOD DO WITH MY HEART?

Here, the hands may be doing still bad…but the HEART is good, and the hands will conform as the HEART wins out!

From the heart flows the issues of Life, Jesus comes to transforms the heart..

Its from the inside out!

HE WILL!

Under new covenant 3000 souls were made alive in jesus Acts 2:41

LIFE

Hidden in Jesus

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Galatians 4:25 - Listen, Abraham is your dad, but who is your mum?, LAW (HAGAR?) or FAITH (SARAH?) - Paul is trying to get back to faith, responding to God’s goodness in faith!

Galatians 4:26 - Heavenly Jerusalem, an unseen, those of faith, mother of us all isnt Hagar, its Sarah, its not LAW, its FAITH

Paul is saying here, we dont mix faith and law, we don;t mix hagar or sarah, they don’t go together

Galatians 4: 27 - 28 - Children of Promise, we are! As Isaac was WE ARE! How was Isaac? Isaac was prosperous Gen 26: 12 - 14

Isaac was God’s child of promise that he promised to Abraham, in Isaac is the plan and purpose of God…You are his child of promise 1 John 4:17

God sees us as he sees JESUS!

BY FAITH we become as Isaac, as pleasing to God as JESUS IS!

You reflect on Him…God wants to give you MORE THAN ENOUGH! So we can bless others and extend the good news around the world… YOU ARE HIS CHILD OF PROMISE… Isaac is in heaven and doesn’t need the book of GENESIS, we need it! It’s about US!

Unbelievers envied him… so be it with YOU!

YES, there will be trials, yes there will be hard times, BUT GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOU and take care of your needs because you are HIS CHILD, SON AND DAUGHTER!

You think, it doesn’t make sense, well if you live by what makes sense you will never live by faith..sometimes you got to shout it out…

We are BLESSED =]…

Galatians 4: 29 - because you are blessed, people aren’t going to like you

Ishmael doesn;t like Isaac, they don;t get along… people who live under the rules and the law despise those who live in FREEDOM..GRACE AND BLESSING, undeserved, unmerrited BLESSING..Make no mistake, you will SUFFER persecution

Continue to preach, the centrally, supremacy of Jesus and Him alone…

4:29 - According to flesh -Hagar, Ishmael- made semse, Hagar was young could still have children, what could be seen, natural, logical…help God out…THIS IS NATURAL

According Spirit - Isaac & Sarah - 90 and barren, doesn;t make sense, how could Sarah be with child at old age? It’s against nature…Abraham at 100 + and Sarah 90…this is SUPERNATURAL

This context is uncomfortable, because its not a formula, its not logical…

Its Grace, its Faith…its the unseen… Faith is the things hoped for , for the the things unseen

Thats the pull to the old covenant, its logical and makes sense, we think God needs help… in the null and the delay…because it makes sense and before you know it we live in SELF RELIANCE, SELF SUFFICIENCY…

Galatians 4:30 - What does the scipture say? Sarah because Paul’s voice Gen 21:9, Sarah acknowledge Ishmael was mocking Isaac.. The LAW will mock your GRACE life, the law will say you don’t measure up…you’re not good enough…who do you think you are?

Ishmael will always MOCK Isaac, the cannot co-exist, they cannot live together…because you feel it on the inside…

Sarah comes to Abraham Galatians 4:30..Are you of Ishmael or of Isaac?, you cannot be both! Cast out Hagar and Ishmael KICK them OUT!

God was telling us, you have to get rid of legalism, get rid of the law, get rid of self sufficient, natural, low level thinking and living, CAST IT OUT, doesnt say wait it out, pray it out it says throw it out!

CAST OUT? Your thoughts, natural thoughts come into your mind..

Matt 21: where jesus cleanses the temple, jesus’ passion, flips tables over, whips and casts out

Zeal and love of Jesus will come and cleanse your temple 2 Cor 10:4 - 5 not carnal, weapons are not just of your own making, but they are empowered by God…

It’s not about me, its Him, im not going to be anxious, fearful.. THOUGHTS BOW, cast out THE BONDWOMAN and her son…I will live by grace and faith in jesus christ

1 John 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love CASTS OUT FEAR, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love…

Do you know why Sarah and Abraham got Hagar involved in the birth of Ishmael? FEAR…fear that what God said, might not happen…What if i get my hopes up and realy start believeing and it doesn;t happen… that thinking drives people back to themselves, putting the responsibility on their own back and they say IAM going to make it happen because i am AFRAID..

Antidote to legalism…its perfect love not just love, but PERFECT love… where can we get that perfect love? JESUS. ony jesus is pefect only his love is perfect!

OLD COVENANT is FEAR BASED, what if it doesn;t come to pass? what ifs….riddled by fear… only one answer, not just church attendance, not just good preaching, its the PERFECT LOVE OF JESUS!

No. 1 prority each day… TO LOVE GOD, AND TO BE LOVED BY GOD…as christians we are good at loving God, but what were arent as good at is LETTING GOD LOVE US..we have been taught worship God, honor God…these things are right… but what about LETTING GOD LOVE YOU??

Jesus, wants to serve you…Jesus washed his disciples feet…He wants to wash your feet, its the STOP, TURN off the computer, the phone and let Jesus love me…perfect love come into your temple and cast out self sufficiency, that fear based mentality and lifestyle…

When is the last time you let Jesus wash YOUR FEET? When did you last just STOP and let perfect love wash over you?

AMEN…