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'I’m Calling On You' By Patrick Foreman Now Streaming On Digital Outlets


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2019-09-17






There’s just something about Praise & Worship that simply sets me in forward motion, after experiencing turbulence in life. “I’m Calling on You,” by  Patrick Foreman & Family  is an album that reminds you of the grace of God, encouraging deeper connection ( Taylor Valery ) .


PATRICK FOREMAN & FAMILY


Foreman is a clever creator. How? Well, his moniker is all-inclusive. It’s recognizing that its not all about his experiences, but about everyone’s experiences in this world – it’s about Family. About kind community, and collective faith, rebuking any devil in our way. His name is a subtle reminder that all we need is each other to effect positive change in the world.

LISTEN: “I’M CALLING ON YOU”


As a music writer, I’m always seeking new artists to cover. When I received Patrick Foreman & Family’s new album, “I’m Calling on You,” I was immediately impressed by the dedication to God heard in each track.

The album itself is eclectic, including vocals from various artists. When you listen, you’ll hear features from Eric Armstead, Tawan Gray, Richard Davis, David Scott, India Woolfolk, and more. This set has eight songs, excluding two bonus tracks; two are my favorite from the album. I’m going to tell you why ‘ I’m Calling on You ’ ft. Eric Armstead, and ‘ He’s Able ’ ft. David Scott are so effective.

PRODUCTION IS PARADISIACAL


Patrick Foreman & Family’s “I’m Calling on You” has that even energy praise, similar to James Fortune & FIYA’s “Live Through It,” and it has such pure worship, like Micah Stampley’s “Release Me – EP.”

I Need You, I Love You, and I’m Calling on You


What I love most about the title track’s bonus version is that it opens with a profound prayer by Eric Armstead, reminiscent of Grammy-winning music by Kirk Franklin. Song spends a minute on verse one, then seamlessly goes in to the B-section with soothing choral backing vocals, which furthered Foreman into a purposeful praise. Listening to this track gives me a heavenly vibe; so, I sit back and take a deep breath, thanking God for his grace and guidance.

I appreciate songs like ‘I’m Calling on You (Bonus Track)’ ft. Eric Armstead, because they never fail to get my attention completely on God. Song sends me to seek the presence of God, our heavenly home, that quieter consciousness. Having been diagnosed with Epilepsy, I tend to cling to music that helps  calm my mind . I constantly seek peace, and that peace is in God.

Remember, He’s Able


Not contrarily, there’s another song on “I’m Calling On You” that sets me free: ‘ He’s Able ’ ft. David Scott. There’s just something about Scott’s vocal performance that screams gratefulness. He paces the song slowly, acknowledging God in  all   his victory.

Song hits gracefully, like ‘In the Midst of it All’ by Yolanda Adams. And, it’s message of giving your battles over to God reminds me of ‘Encourage Yourself,’ by Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers, and ‘Struggle Not,’ by LeAndria Johnson. I love music that inspires me into action, attention, and appreciation. Music that manages to shift my mindset is a blessing straight from God.

Patrick Foreman & Family was successful in those sending positive vibes with new set “I’m Calling on You,” especially with the song ‘I’m Calling on You' and (Bonus Track) ‘He’s Able.’ The latter song could easily be a companion for Erica Campbell’s stirring new single ‘Praying and Believing,’ which also encourages purposeful prayer.

RECOMMENDATION


I’m Calling on You ” is highly recommended! At this point, I should tell you the standout tracks ‘ I’m Calling on You ,’ and ‘ He’s Able ’ are great for gospel playlists. I’ve already added them to my  SoulGood: INSPIRE playlist . What playlist are you adding them to?

I told y’all, there’s just something about  Praise & Worship  that simply sets me in forward motion. And, this new music from Patrick Foreman & Family hits the spot. I’m talking, when I’m feeling disconnected & discouraged, ‘He’s Able’ reminds me of God’s desire to see us happy (Taylor Valery).


LISTEN TO ‘I’M CALLING ON YOU







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"TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR YOUR LIFE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-09-17

TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR YOUR LIFE


 


I WAS READING MATTHEW 6 AND IN VERSES 25 IT TALKS ABOUT NOT THINKING ABOUT OUR LIVES OR THE THINGS WE NEED TO SURVIVE.  (MATTHEW 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?)  I WONDERED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE HOW COULD WE NOT THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS.  JESUS, HIMSELF, THOUGHT ABOUT PAYING HIS TAXES.  (MATTHEW 17:27 Notw ithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.)  WHY WOULD JESUS TELL US TO "TAKE NO THOUGHT" OF THESE THINGS.

 

THE ANSWER LIES IN WHAT THE WORD "THOUGHT" OR THE GREEK WORD "MERIMNAO", WHICH WAS USED HERE MEANS.  IT MEANS "TO BE ANXIOUS OR CAREFUL".  WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WORRY OR BE PREOCCUPIED WITH THINKING ABOUT OUR NEEDS. THE BIBLE SAYS GOD KNOWS OUR NEEDS BEFORE WE EVEN ASK HIM.  IF WE DO BECOME PREOCCUPIED WITH ALL THE THINGS WE NEED, THEN WE CANNOT FULLY GIVE GOD THE TIME HE DESERVES. THIS, IN TURN, TAKES AWAY FROM HAVING A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

 

JESUS TELLS US IN MATTHEW 6:19-21 TO "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."  I WANT MY HEART TO BE IN HEAVEN, HOW ABOUT YOU?  HE ALSO SAYS IN LUKE 12:31 "But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you."  LET'S SEEK HIM, NOT JUST BECAUSE ALL OF THESE THINGS WILL BE ADDED, BUT JUST BECAUSE WE LOVE HIM. 

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"THE RESURRECTION POWER" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-09-17

The Resurrection Power




Matthew 22:23 'The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,'





The Greek word used here for resurrection means 'a standing or rising up.' The resurrection is a major theme of New Testament teaching. Out of the 13 sermons in the book of Acts, 11 stress or simply mention the resurrection.

Man consists of three parts - a spirit, a soul, and a body (1 Th. 5:23). The body is mortal while the spirit and soul are immortal. At death, man's body goes through the decomposition process and returns to its original elements.

At the resurrection, man's departed soul and spirit are called forth from either heaven or hell. The material elements of the body are raised up, reassembled, and united with the spirit and soul. Thus we have the complete personality of the individual reconstituted. Everyone will be resurrected - some to life, and some to damnation.

The hope of the believer is the resurrection unto life. The natural, earthly, terrestrial, corrupt, weak, mortal, vile body is said to be raised, changed and fashioned into a spiritual, heavenly, celestial, incorrupt, glorious, powerful, and immortal body. This is the completion of everything that has been purchased for us in Christ.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:12-17 that if there is no resurrection, then our faith is vain and we are yet in our sins. It is the resurrected life of Jesus that brings spiritual life into us and the resurrection of the body that brings physical regeneration, reconstituting us into the very image of God. The transformation from this physical condition to our glorified bodies will be a huge difference, but the power of God can accomplish it easily. If the Lord can work that miracle, then surely, He can heal our bodies and free us from other bondages.


HAVE YOU EVER HEARD NON-BELIEVERS SAY THAT THE BIBLE IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?  DO YOU KNOW WHY THEY SAY THIS AND IS IT TRUE?  YES, IT IS TRUE FOR THEM BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS NOT GIVEN UNTO THEM TO UNDERSTAND. THIS IS WHY JESUS TAUGHT SO MANY TIMES BY PARABLES. HIS DISCIPLES ASK HIM WHY HE DID THIS AND SEE WHAT HE TELLS THEM IN MATTHEW 13:10-13 "And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand."





WITHOUT HAVING HOLY SPIRIT FOR A GUIDE , AS THE NON-BELIEVERS, THEY HAVE NO IDEA AS TO WHAT THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT.  THIS IS WHAT IT TELLS US IN 1ST CORINTHIANS 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  HOWEVER, WE, WHO ARE BORN AGAIN, DO HAVE HOLY SPIRIT TO GUIDE US AS JESUS TELLS US IN JOHN 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 

 

IF WE WILL JUST REMEMBER WHEN WE ARE TALKING TO NON-BELIEVERS ABOUT JESUS NOT TO GET TOO DEEP INTO QUOTING SCRIPTURE BECAUSE THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.  WE MUST SHOW THEM JESUS IN US AND THE LOVE THAT WE HAVE FOR HIM AND THE LOVE THAT HE WANTS TO GIVE THEM.  THEY MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND SCRIPTURE BUT THEY DO UNDERSTAND LOVE AND MOST OF THEM ARE LOOKING FOR THAT LOVE.  LET JESUS' LOVE SHINE THROUGH YOU. THIS MIGHT BE THE ONLY THING THAT WILL GET THEM SAVED AND YOU MIGHT BE JUST THE ONE THAT CAN DO IT.  DON'T LET THEM DOWN.


 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




"OUR LIFE BELONGS TO GOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-09-16

Our Life Belongs To God




Matthew 22:20-21 'And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.'




MATTHEW 22:20-22



The image on the denarius, the only small silver coin acceptable for imperial tax payments, was probably that of Tiberius Caesar (reigned A.D. 14-37). The inscription upon the coin read 'Tiberius Caesar Augustus, Son of the Divine Augustus' with the reverse side reading 'Chief Priest.' This inscription was a claim to divinity and as emperor, the right to be worshiped.

The Jews had tried many times to accuse Jesus on the basis of religious issues and had always failed. Now they approached Him about paying taxes in hopes that His answer might give them the opportunity to deliver Him to Pilate for prosecution.

These Pharisees and Herodians reasoned that any answer that Jesus gave would be wrong. If He approved of the Roman taxes, then He would lose popularity with the masses. If He spoke against the Roman taxes, then the Jews would hand Him over to the Roman government and Pilate would dispose of Him. It looked like they had Jesus trapped. Jesus, however, answered with such simple wisdom that these Pharisees and Herodians were caught in their own trap and made to look like fools.

Jesus declared, 'Render (give back) to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's' (Mk. 12:17). People are made in God's image, so we must render to God the things belonging to God (our lives) and to Caesar the things belonging to Caesar (his money and other benefits of his rule).


SPEND SOME QUIET TIME WITH JESUS



WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH JESUS LOVES US BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID FOR US, BUT HE DOES LITTLE THINGS FOR US THAT SOMETIMES WE DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT.  I WAS READING ABOUT JOHN THE BAPTIST AND WHEN HE WAS BEHEADED, I AM SURE IT WAS A BAD TIME FOR HIS FOLLOWERS. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT IT, THEY CAME AND TOOK HIS CORPSE AND PUT IT IN A TOMB. WHEN THEY HAD DONE THIS, THE BIBLE SAYS THEY GATHERED THEMSELVES TOGETHER UNTO JESUS AND TOLD HIM ALL THINGS.

 



WHEN THEY HAD COME TO JESUS, LOOK WHAT JESUS DID. HE KNEW THEY WERE HAVING A BAD TIME SO LOOK AT THE LOVE JESUS SHOWED TO THEM. MARK 6:31-32 SAYS "And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. And they departed into a desert place by ship privately."  HE IS ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT US JUST AS HE WAS THINKING ABOUT JOHN'S FOLLOWERS.

 

WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO LEARN FROM THIS.  WHEN THINGS GET REAL HECTIC, WE NEED TO GET AWAY AND REST IN THE LORD.  WE CAN'T BE ON EVERY COMMITTEE AT THE CHURCH AND TRY TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING AND EXPECT TO FUNCTION AS GOD WANTS US TO FUNCTION.  WE HAVE TO HAVE TIME FOR HIM.  WE NEED TO RENEW OUR SPIRITS ONCE IN A WHILE.  ALTHOUGH THE DEVIL CAN'T KEEP US FROM GETTING ON FIRE FOR JESUS, HE WILL TRY TO STOP US BY TELLING US THAT WE HAVE TO DO ALL OF THESE THINGS SO WE WILL GET BURNED OUT.  SPEND TIME IN GOD'S WORD AND FEED YOUR SPIRITS. LOOK WHAT IS SAID IN PSALM 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."  REST IN HIM AND HAVE SOME QUIET TIME WITH HIM.  HE DOES TALK WITH US IF WE WILL ONLY LISTEN.  OPEN YOUR BIBLE AND SEE WHAT HE HAS TO SAY.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS IN CHRIST" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-09-15

Our Righteousness Is In Christ




Matthew 22:11 'And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:'



MATTHEW 22:8-14



In this time, it was customary for the host to provide their guests with wedding garments to wear to the wedding. It was an insult of the highest degree to refuse to wear the clothing provided since the guests were brought in directly from the highways and streets. The wedding garment speaks of the righteousness of Christ that God so graciously provides for all who accept His invitation into the kingdom. It must be put on by both good and bad (Mt. 22:10).

Right standing before a holy God is not to be achieved in keeping the law but in humble trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ. No one, who is trusting in his own righteousness, can have the benefit of Christ's righteousness. The righteousness that gives men relationship with God is the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, and it comes freely through faith in Jesus Christ.

The way we obtain this righteousness is by putting faith in what Christ has done for us. When we place our faith in Christ, then the righteousness that Jesus obtained by His faith becomes ours.

Through faith in Jesus, we can receive the very righteousness of God as a gift. God's righteousness is infinitely more in quality and quantity than man's puny righteousness. No one can ever be justified in the sight of God based on his own righteousness which comes through acts of holiness. One must have God's righteousness which only comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. Paul said in Philippians 3:9, 'And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.' This is 'the righteousness of God.'



Righteousness Depends On God, Not On Self




Matthew 21:28-30 'But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.'



MATTHEW 21:23-24; MARK 11:27-33; 12:1-2; LUKE 20:1-9



This parable was given in response to the religious leaders rejecting Jesus' authority. Through this parable, Jesus reveals God's rejection of the Jews in response to their rejection of His Son. Jesus is showing that those who do the will of God are actually the ones invested with God's authority.

These leaders had a form of godliness like this second son, but they were not doing the will of God. The publicans and harlots had no form of godliness, but when confronted with the preaching of John, many of them repented and began to do the will of God like the first son in the story.

These religious Jews, who sat in the seat of Moses, disqualified themselves from being God's representatives here on earth, because of their hypocrisy and hard hearts. Even the publicans and harlots, who repented at John's preaching, were ahead of them. There is no sin more frequent among religious people than that of self-righteousness; that is to honor the Lord with the mouth when the heart is far from Him.

These sinners were entering the kingdom of God ahead of the very religious Jews because they knew they were sinners and they put their faith in a Savior. One of the deadliest things about religious self-righteousness is the deception that we will be saved because of our good deeds. We cannot save ourselves regardless of how good we act. Who wants to be the best sinner that ever was sent to Hell?


"ARE THESE THE LAST DAYS?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-09-14
ARE THESE THE LAST DAYS?

 

DO YOU DREAM OF GODLY THINGS LIKE ONE OF MY FRIENDS DOES?   I MEAN LIKE YOU HEALING THE SICK, PREACHING TO THOUSANDS, OR EVEN RAISING THE DEAD?  TAKE HEED OF THESE DREAMS AND DON'T JUST PASS THEM OFF AS IDLE THOUGHTS YOU MIGHT HAVE HAD BEFORE YOU WENT TO BED.  GOD JUST MIGHT BE TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.


THE BIBLE SAYS GOD WILL POUR OUT HIS SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH IN THE LAST DAYS.  SO, IF YOU HAVE FLESH, HEADS UP.  (ACTS 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.  GOD JUST MIGHT BE GIVING YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT HE WANTS FOR YOUR LIFE.  


WE KNOW HE GAVE DREAMS TO THE OLD TESTAMENT PROFITS, BUT THEY WERE NOT THE ONLY ONES.  WHAT ABOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT?  LET'S LOOK AT CLAUDIA, PILOT'S WIFE.  SHE HAD A DREAM AND WARNED PILOT NOT TO DO WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO TO JESUS.  (MATTHEW 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.)   HE WAS SO AFRAID OF WHAT TIBERIUS CAESAR WOULD DO TO HIM THAT HE WASHED HIS HANDS OF THE WHOLE THING.  IT DIDN'T DO HIM ANY GOOD THOUGH BECAUSE HE WAS  DEPOSED ANYWAY AND DIED IN EXILE IN GAUL IN A.D. 41.  GOD WAS TRYING TO HELP HIM BUT HE DIDN'T LISTEN.  REMIND YOU OF ANYONE YOU KNOW? 


SO, DREAM YOUR DREAMS AND ASK GOD WHAT THEY MEAN.  IF THEY ARE FROM HIM, HE WILL TELL YOU.  HE CALLS US TO HIS MINISTRY IN SO MANY WAYS AND WE JUST HAVE TO LISTEN AND OBEY.  KEEP YOUR HEART TUNED IN TO GOD AND HE WILL GIVE YOU SOME OF THE MOST PLEASANT DREAMS YOU COULD EVER ASK FOR. AND, THROUGH HIM, THEY REALLY MEAN SOMETHING.


GOD BLESS YOU ALL. 

"ABIDING IN THE VINE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-09-13
 

ABIDING IN THE VINE

 

ARE YOU BEARING FRUIT?  IF YOU ARE BORN AGAIN YOU SHOULD BE. JESUS SAYS YOU ARE A BRANCH AND HE IS THE VINE.  IF YOU ARE NOT ABIDING, OR CONTINUING PERMANENTLY, WHICH IS WHAT ABIDING MEANS, IN THE VINE, THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE FRUITFUL.  HERE IS WHAT JESUS SAID IN JOHN 15:4-5 "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."   WE LOOK AT THIS AND SAY, THIS IS GREAT, BUT IS IT?  IT IS IF WE ARE BEARING FRUIT.  WE KNOW THAT JESUS IS ABIDING IN US FROM WHAT HE SAYS ABOVE BUT ARE WE ABIDING IN HIM.  I PUT THE DICTIONARY DESCRIPTION "CONTINUING PERMANENTLY" TO PUT A LITTLE MORE POWER TO THE WORD ABIDE.










AS A BRANCH, IF WE ARE NOT CONTINUING PERMANENTLY IN THE VINE, WE ARE "cast forth as a branch, and is withered."  HOWEVER, IF WE DO ABIDE IN HIM, THERE ARE REWARDS.  JESUS TELL US THIS IN JOHN 15:7 WHERE HE SAYS "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."  



WE NEED TO KEEP HIS WORD STRONG IN OUR HEARTS AND KNOW WHAT HE WANTS US TO DO AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT HE HAS PROMISED.  IT TELLS US THIS IN PROVERBS 4:20-22 WHERE IT SAYS "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.  IF WE KNOW HIS WORD, THEN WE KNOW HIS WILL AND HE WANTS US TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT HIM AND WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR US.  HAVE YOU TOLD ANYONE ABOUT HIM THIS WEEK? 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.







 
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