Growing up in the church, I always enjoyed the music before the pastor presented his message. Whether it was from the church choir presenting a piece that they rehearsed for several weeks before perfecting it to present to the church or a special singer ushering us into the presence of God through song, it has been something that I have looked forward to each time I have come into the house of the Lord. There is just something about raising your voice in song that invites the Holy Spirit into our mist.
Recently, I had the opportunity to review the CD entitled Let It Be Jesus by Christy Nockels. From the moment it first began playing, it had my full attention. Not only does Christy have a powerful voice, but the music invites you to tap your toes along with it or put your hands together to clap. Better yet, as you move from the first song into the next and right on down the album, you find yourself lifting your hands in praise of our Heavenly Father. He is worthy to be praised, and there is something so freeing about lifting up your arms, raising them high to the Heavens to praise His Holy Name!
Oh Father, you are so good to us.
The powerful words rang from my speakers not only to my ears but straight to my heart. How beautiful this CD really and truly is.
I sat in the living room just soaking in all of the words – marveling in His Holy Presence.
Friends, if you’re going through a trial right now and feel battered by the storms all around you, put on some praise and worship music and allow yourself to just praise Him. Yes, it is a sacrificial praise when you are so troubled and yet you lift up your voice in song to Him … sing along with Christy … or any praise and worship song … and feel your spirits being lifted. Feel the stress and anxiety leaving your body as God renews you and strengthens you. Yes, praise Him, even in the mist of the storms. That is when we need to praise Him the most. The bible tell us to praise Him in ALL things … that means the good, the bad, and the ugly. Is it easy to do when you’re going through something horrible? No … but if you will just surrender and allow God to fill you, oh what a difference it will make. I promise that if you just stop what you’re doing, stop focusing and worrying over things that are beyond your control and just surrender to God at that moment and offer your praises to Him, you will receive a touch from Heaven, from Our Father.
Christy did an excellent job in reaching us and revealing God to us through the words in her songs. You see, Christy was a worship leader for many years, so encouraging you to worship is not new to her. She truly knows how to usher you into God’s presence through her songs.
I loved getting to know more about Christy and learning that she was a pastor’s child, and she grew up singing in church. She definitely has a passion for music that comes through in her songs.
I have a great appreciation for music. It was one of my favorite things about church growing up and in my adult life. I joined a choir where I would sing my heart out every opportunity I got and boy, did it ever bless my soul. After singing with the worship choir, I branched out and fought the case of the nerves as I began singing solo at church. These are, indeed, the type of songs that I would go in search of to present to the church on Sunday mornings. How truly beautiful are the words, and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to review this CD.
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