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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2019-01-31
Living For God is A Life-Long Process
DaeShawn Forrest from Antioch, California is a young Christian Hip Hop Recording Artist who is constantly being taught living a life for God is truly a lifelong process. At the young age of 19, DaeShawn tries to maintain a lifestyle using biblical principles. Occasionally God had to remind DaeShawn to stay on course as a result of his poor decision making. Through the newly released album “State of Mind” DaeShawn recorded the song titled “Automatic” which reflects his journey and the life-long process ahead of him.
Living For God Mean Building A Relationship
It’s strange to think about how someone like DaeShawn who has been raised in the church, whose childhood has been filled with teachings of the gospel, and accepted Christ at the age of 12 found himself in a place where he doubted God. He never questioned his existence, but he did second guess, and even at one point didn’t believe in the path God kept tugging him to follow. Instead of listening to God to step out on faith and record Christian music DaeShawn found himself in a mindset where he didn’t believe God would use his music for His purpose. DaeShawn had doubt because his relationship with God was weak.
Living For God Mean Eliminating Doubt
Since DaeShawn had not built enough faith to eliminate his doubts, it was easy for the devil to convince him that God would never use him. DaeShawn had the notion that he was inexperienced and to young for God to use his music for His glory. Perhaps DaeShawn was thinking if he does not make it to the big stage it must mean that God has not chosen him to be a Christian Rapper. Be that as it may, DaeShawn realized that he would never know how God will use his music until he steps out on faith and do what is in his heart. DaeShawn had to build his faith and guard himself from the negative chatter in his mind.
Living For God is Casting Away Lust
DaeShwan struggled over the years with lust. From what he can remember it started when he was about 10 years old when he suddenly got this random thought to search up pornographic pictures on his old PSP. He would wait until everyone gets in the bed so he could quietly hop on the computer to watch porn videos and clear the search history so he wouldn’t get caught. It wasn’t until he was almost 13 that he had finally chosen to stop because of how it affected his thinking and the conviction of God telling him to do better. DaeShwan gave it up and didn’t look back. However, he found himself dealing with more lustful temptations as he went through high school and different relationships. He never went as far as to fornicate, but on a few occasions, he did cross the line and had to repent. DaeShawn says he has gotten better fighting temptations through prayer, fasting, and reading God’s word concerning his behavior. He does better when he draws closer to the Holy Spirit. He uses his past mistakes as a mental landmark where he will never return.
Living For God is Dealing With Anger
The hardest thing DaeShawn had to deal with is his anger. People that know him best can relate. Over the years DaeShawn done well with controlling his emotions and channeling his anger through exercises and working out. DaeShawn learned that his weakness is recognizing when he is holding anger inside. This type of anger is not the usual “I’m ticked off and ready to fight” kind of anger, but the anger that comes from being hurt because someone did him wrong. At his worst, DaeShwan had hatred towards a couple people, but it wasn’t until he was in a prayer line one revival day and the evangelist was prophesying and told him to let go of all his anger. After giving it some thought, DaeShawn realized that he had been holding on to that anger for a couple years, and it was time to move on. He prayed asking God to help him release the anger and felt a relief instantly. It’s very rare that situations occur that cause him to hold on to anger. Nonetheless, DaeShawn still pray to God for strength to handle things the right way whenever undesirable issues occur.
Living For God Eventually Become Easier
Living for God became easier when DaeShwan made it a habit not to stress too much on the things that are out of his control. He began to do what God had put on his heart and gave the rest of his concerns to Christ. The song “Automatic” is just one of his tracks that represents how good and relaxing it feels to cast his concerns at Christ’s feet. The more DaeShawn relied on God, the better he felt. This song has been extremely encouraging for DaeShwan. Today, DaeShawn is more confident to minster the Gospel through his music and continue to live out his life long process serving God.
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2018-09-11
Singer Songwriter Palmyre Boldly Sing The Truth
Singer Songwriter Palmyre is not the average Gospel Recording Artist. She has a gift to sing in 3 different languages. She is known to the Haitian community for her album success and publicity. In Haiti, she’s known for her performance and Revelation of The Year award. Her second album was a highly anticipated Gospel project that was nominated for Best Album, Best Song, and Best Duo Collaboration. The interest and blessings from her Haitian music fans give rise to extend her inspirational compositions to the Christian/Gospel community in America. Palmyre’s 1st release to her target audience in America is “You better know what time it is”. It’s a bold song she wrote and recorded to speak the Gospel truth. She shares why she put God 1st and how she neglected to do so for many years. You will learn about Palmyre faults, success, and best tips for using time wisely.
Unpleasant Experience Birthed A New Song
The death of a friend’s mother hit home for multi-talented Singer Songwriter Palmyre! Her death was so sudden and unpleasant that when Palmyre saw her lying in the casket she went to the bathroom and thought it could have been her own mother in that casket. Just a few years before the funeral, Palmyre’s dad had a heart attack right before her eyes. He survived but Palmyre started having anxiety attacks because she was worried about losing her loved ones. She lived in constant fear. She didn't listen to the phone ring without thinking it was someone calling to tell her a death occurred in the family. On many days Palmyre lost sleep over it. So it’s easy to understand what she was going through at the funeral. Death is real and one way or another just like her friend Palmyre will have to deal with it.
Collecting Thoughts For A Composition
While at the funeral, somehow Singer Songwriter Palmyre used her creative thinking and decided to use her experience for a musical testimony. Palmyre’s song would be the result of all things working together for her good and those who love God and called to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Her story had to be told and “You better know what time it is” became her new project and the first song of her collection in English. Palmyre decided she would provide a new targeted audience with her best tips that will help them understand the importance of knowing God before making plans in life. Using her Singer Songwriting skills and the revelation she was experiencing her project would be an upbeat inspirational sound.
Catching The Ear Of The Listener
While Palmyre was in the bathroom at the funeral, she kept repeating to herself "You better know what time it is" because there is no exact time for death. She knew that creating a hook in a song is by using a short riff, passage, or phrase that is used to "catch the ear of the listener". So she used what she kept repeating as her hook. It was perfect because you are never too young or too old to die. That is one thing that man cannot control. Not only it can occur at any moment, but will you be ready to meet the creator is the question Palmyre wondered? In the coming days, her question would be a reality sooner than she expected.
Make Plans With Guidance
The best tip Singer Songwriter Palmyre offer here is “prepare your self in advance”. That means growing in the Spirit. Had Palmyre done this before going to the funeral it might have prepared her to take on the fear that caused her to break down. She was affected following the funeral as well. One day Palmyre thought she was having a heart attack while driving. She remembers calling her mom and telling her what clothes to put on her if she would die. A few weeks later the same symptoms of having a heart attack kept reoccurring and lasted months until she had a diagnosis. The results revealed that Palmyre was having a panic attack and anxiety attack. She never heard of such things before. It dawned on her if she had died she would have probably not made it to heaven. Palmyre was not spiritually prepared.
God Will Humble You
Although Palmyre is a Singer Songwriter who called her self a Christian all her life, she has not always lived like one. She grew up going to church but she lived her life clueless. Palmyre woke up every morning for years, jumping in and out of her bed without dedicating the day to God. Without a thought Palmyre left her house without praying, ate without praying, made plans without praying, yet she called her self a Christian. Apparently, Palmyre thought she was in control and felt no harm would come to her. She had no fear until she got sick. The sickness humbled her, to say the least. As she sat on her bed fearing for her life, Palmyre finished writing the song as if it was her last words.
Time Doesn't Belong To You
A voice kept reminding her that her time is not her own. Death can come right where we are sitting and we need to be ready to meet the Lord. It wasn't long ago Palmyre only thought was about earthly satisfactions. She always ran after her next goal, fulfilled her next ambition, achieved her next dream, fulfilled her passion while forgetting that she also need to make time to prepare for heaven. She loved routines and could not stand anything that was unpredictable. In most cases, it became a problem when anything got in her way. Palmyre's best tip for those who live that way is that "God is a jealous God" (Exodus 20:5). He is ultimately in charge of the plans we make so please be sure to put Him first.
People Relate To Experiences
"You better know what time it is" is a song to remind people that heaven is around the corner and it's real. As a Singer Songwriter and Christian, Palmyre would like to hear more ministers speak about heaven. David E. Maxwell, a Minister of Music and a Music Reviewer provided such content. In his music review published on Truli, The Faith and Family Entertainment Network he provides descriptive insight to Palmyre's experience. Unfortunately, many ministers only focus on how we can overcome tough situations. That’s great but what about preparing for heaven? Palmyre met people who claim to be a Christian and think that heaven is not real. They think that it is just an embellished story. This is not acceptable to Palmyre. “The whole point of Jesus death is the promise of heaven”.
Growing The Relationship
With her new release song, Palmyre has a great chance of sharing her information with those interested in rhythmic upbeat music. “You better know what time it is” is a song that will encourage people to get their act together before it’s too late. Until Palmyre got sick, she never knew the beautiful feeling of longing for God. Palmyre now wants to spend time with Him. In fact, Palmyre needs to spend time with God in prayer and reading her bible on a daily basis. In her past she never felt the need to.
A Living Witness
Like many, Palmyre had to experience what it means to be broken. She put all her faith into her self and none into Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, there are many Christians living their life like Palmyre once did. We owe it to God to make a change! We cannot call ourselves a Christian and not look towards heaven on a regular basis. Today Palmyre is a living witness and uses her song “You better know what time it is” and the story behind the music as a tool to help more people get saved and born again!
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2018-06-05
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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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.
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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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