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Rika - Rai New Single "Blazin" Is Painfully Relatable, Soul-Stirring, And Speak Directly To The Heart
By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2017-03-28
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Inside Rika - Rai’s New Project “Blazin”
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2017-01-26
By David E. Maxwell
Christian Music Examiner
CEO of D.E.M. Beats Production
LIGHT THE NIGHT MUSIC REVIEW
As I listened to the music of “All The Astronauts” (ATA), I felt as though I was taking a journey with this astronomical group to a special place of praise and worship. I love the way each song builds upon one another. The lyrics of each song really tells a story that many can relate to. It inspired, encouraged and brought comfort as I listen to the way they flow one after another.
The music is alive, energetic and grabs your attention. This album is full of emotion from the first song intro to the last song. If I had to pick a favorite it would be a difficult task because they are all so meaningful. Nonetheless, I would say track #5, “Come As You Are”. It's a cover from The David Crowder Band. It tells a story of the need for hope and restoration amid sorrow and despair. There are so many who may want to come but allow their condition and situation to prevent them. This song takes away those barriers.
The album sounds like it’s a live performance, thus give you a truly unique worship experience. Not often does a band come along that have this level of anointing in their music. This is the type of music you can pop in your cd player and set on repeat to listen to over and over again.
All The Astronauts truly lives up to their name! They take you on a journey out of this world and ushers you in the presence of God!
CHURCH MUSIC SHOULDN'T BE BORING
It's a phrase that All The Astronauts throw around a lot with their Foo Fighters, U2, Angels & Airwaves rock/alt modern worship style. Throw in some modernized hymns and you’re getting close to hitting the mark of describing what you’ll hear.
All The Astronauts (ATA) have been playing together for the better part of a decade as part of the worship ministry at Crosspoint Church in Fishers, IN, but it wasn’t until worship pastor/lead vocalist and guitarist PJ Towle started crowd funding a recording project in the summer of 2016 that the band took on the official form of ATA. Fueled by a deep passion for the church and connecting with people that don’t connect with Church as it’s been known, ATA’s sound grew organically as Towle introduced songs to the church. “I started writing these songs working through my own baggage with my faith,” says Towle. “Over the years these guys joined the band at Crosspoint and things just clicked. They all had the same drive that I did: to do what God wanted them to do with their music.”
After a successful, crowdfunding campaign the recording process began to show signs of larger aspirations for everyone involved. Towle explains, “I never wanted to be seen as a solo act so I had this ‘band name’ lined up to keep the focus off me (I’m just a guy who wears a lot of flannel). But as the recording process went on, it was pretty clear that everyone bought into the vision of what this thing was all about.” And, thus, the official All The Astronauts was born.
ATA ON THE WEB
By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2016-01-23
A great Contemporary Gospel song to listen to that best reflects the meaning of this concept is an Amazon Featured Single by Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers. The song is called “Dedicate” and it’s brilliantly composed and written. The amazing vocals of the singer put listeners in a trance with the somber outcry to the Lord. She expresses how it seems so long since she last talked to God. She admits that the worries and the cares of this world has choked and taken her very breath away. Intentional or not she lost her focus on the word of God. However, there are many things we can do as Christians to decrease our chances from being distracted.
First, we must truly offer our body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God (Ro 12:1). That is a Christian true and proper worship to practice consistently! Be encouraged! God knows our heart and the truthfulness of it. Pretty much as the vocalist that sing "Dedicate” made her outcry to the Lord for help, you can do the same to get back aligned to the word of God. Request that God bring you close to Him and give you the fire and power to dedicate your life. Keep up your relationship by investing more time with Jesus through prayer. Constant prayer is our high speed connection to Christ. The lack of praying would put you right back on dial up connection, which we know can take forever before a message is delivered.
Some Reasons We Fall Short
Of course, we may sometimes fall short in the mist of our walk with Christ in one way or another. Most believers, if transparent and real, would admit that there are times when we lose focus in our relationship with God. It could be times we cease to pray faithfully and fervently. Times we don’t read the word of God consistently. Times we fail to serve others, evangelize, and obey the will of God like we should. In certain cases, some believers find themselves in a state where they backslide and lose focus completely.
I once worked with a good buddy and we often chat when we were off duty. But when my friend transferred to another division, we lost touch. I hadn’t heard from my friend in months. When my good buddy called from an anonymous number to see how things were going, I had no clue who he was and did not recognize his voice.
The same can be said about our relationship with Christ. You may not discern when he is reaching out to you if you don’t stay in a close relationship. Don’t imitate the behaviors and traditions of this world. Dedicate yourself to God and cast all your cares and worries unto the Lord. He will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. (Psalm 55:22)
By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2015-03-31
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2015-03-09
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2015-02-27