Day 9 – Countdown to the Release of The 30 Day Praise Challenge

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I am loving reading all your comments!  I am encouraged as I read the verses that mean the most to you or the songs that you love.  Each comment brings joy and hope to others as well.  The winner of yesterday’s I-Tunes gift card is Alyssa Ryan!  Alyssa, send me your mailing address and I’ll get your I-Tunes gift card in the mail.

Early this morning I watched the sunrise from my back deck. It was breathtakingly beautiful! Then I turned to Psalm 33 which begins with these words, “Let the godly sing for joy to the Lord: it is fitting for the pure to praise HIm. Praise the Lord with melodies on the lyre; Make music for HIm on the ten-stringed harp. Sing a new song of praise to Him;” I have found when I feel sad or gloomy, tense or frustrated, fearful or lonely that the best way to turn my mood around is to turn on some praise music and start singing along!  There is something about singing praises to Jesus that lifts our spirits in a way I can’t describe.

Today, I will be giving away a novel, (Rebel by Linda Windsor) but you must answer this question.  What is your favorite worship song? (I realize some of you may have many – so you can list 2 -3) When we list these songs we help others who might check them out and feel encouraged.  The 30 Day Praise Challenge is filled with song suggestions from some of America’s top Christian artists.  Your going to love it!!!  Leave a comment and one of you will win a novel published by DavidCCook……for fun summer reading!~

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  1. Laura McClave
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    Favorite Worship Song would have to be, Praise You In the Storm by Casting Crowns.

  2. Susan Washabaugh
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    My favorite worship song is In Christ Alone. These are the lyrics:
    In Christ alone my hope is found
    He is my light, my strength, my song
    This Cornerstone, this solid ground
    Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

    What heights of love, what depths of peace
    When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
    My Comforter, my All in All
    Here in the love of Christ I stand

    In Christ alone, who took on flesh
    Fullness of God in helpless Babe
    This gift of love and righteousness
    Scorned by the ones He came to save

    ? Til on that cross as Jesus died
    The wrath of God was satisfied
    For every sin on Him was laid
    Here in the death of Christ I live, I live

    There in the ground His body lay
    Light of the world by darkness slain
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    Then bursting forth in glorious Day
    Up from the grave He rose again

    And as He stands in victory
    Sin? s curse has lost its grip on me
    For I am His and He is mine
    Bought with the precious blood of Christ

    No guilt in life, no fear in death
    This is the power of Christ in me
    From a life? s first cry to final breath
    Jesus commands my destiny

    No power of hell, no scheme of man
    Could ever pluck me from His hand
    ? Til He returns or calls me home
    Here in the power of Christ I stand

    I will stand, I will stand
    All other ground is sinking sand
    All other ground, all other ground
    Is sinking sand, is sinking sand
    So I stand
    Lyrics from

  3. Jes Olson
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    You’re right, I have a TON of favorite worship songs…but one that will always remain true to my top faves is “How He Loves Us” by David Crowder. One day a few years ago when I was reconciling my relationship with my mom, I heard the lyrics “I don’t have time to maintain these regrets, when I think about the way He loves us”. It crushed my heart (in a good way) and I must have listened to the song 10 times in a row. The song always rejuvenates my spirit to forgive, because I have been forgiven. Excited for your book release!

  4. Brenda
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    Right now, I think my top three faves would be Blessings, by Laura Story; Redeemed, by Big Daddy Weave; Beautiful Things, by Gungor; and an always favorite is “Day by Day”, old hymn category. All these songs remind me that no matter what God loves to redeem (rescue, deliver, save) and always offers His strength to carry on. Also, Hillsong’s “None but Jesus.” (Becky, had lunch with two new friends today and mentioned you and your new book, as we all encouraged each other with the importance of praising Him.) Blessings!!

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