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Focus on God’s Goodness-His Glory

john : May 15, 2024 11:09 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Exodus 33, verses 18 and 19.

Moses said to the LORD, “Now show me your glory.”

And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”

This conversation happened as the Israelites were on their way to the Promised Land. The Presence of God is what Moses desired. He requested this of the LORD, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.”

On our journey of faith, this can be our request of God. “Wherever You are, that is where I want to be. Wherever You are working, that is where I want to be involved. Wherever You guide me, that is where I want to go. Wherever Your name is honored, that is where I want to be found.”

The glory of God reveals the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Focus on God’s Goodness-Peace Plan

john : May 14, 2024 3:30 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Isaiah 2:4.

“He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.”

God has a peace plan for the world. His name is Jesus. He is described by the prophet Isaiah as the Prince of Peace. The first time Jesus came on a mission to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. The next time He comes will be as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will disarm the nations and establish His Kingdom with justice and righteousness.

God has a peace plan for our souls too. His name is Jesus. Romans 5:1 says that “since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

God’s peace plan through Jesus reveals the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : May 12, 2024 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Our Mother’s Day edition of the Praise & Worship Playlist is themed! It’s Songs From The Garden for the first half of the program. The second half is a lineup of songs from worship leader moms including TAYA, Rita Springer, Meredith Andrews, Jenn Johnson, Natalie Grant, Katie Torwalt and more.

Kristi Leigh, DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com




Song Title Artist Album Year
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Bloom (ft. Lindy Cofer) Mitch Wong Bloom EP 2023
Catch Me Singing Sean Curran Single 2020
In the Garden (There Is None Like You) Watermark A Grateful People 2006
Wildflower Clay Finnesand Springside 2019
Cherry Blossoms MoveSomebody MoveSomebody 2020
Praise Before My Breakthrough Bryan & Katie Torwalt Praise Before My Breakthrough – EP 2018
God Moves In A Mysterious Way Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
Springtime Chris Renzema Let the Ground Rest 2020
Seasons Hillsong Worship Christmas: The Peace Project 2018
Creation Sings All Sons & Daughters Poets & Saints (Deluxe Community Edition) 2016
Joyful, Joyful Casting Crowns Until The Whole World Hears 2010
Good Ground Citizens Single 2023
Grow Jason Upton God Finds Us 2020
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Beautiful Things Shane & Shane The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1 2014
The Garden Kari Jobe The Garden (Deluxe Edition) 2017
Roses Andrew Ripp Radio Single 2023
Hymn Jars Of Clay Much Afraid 1997
Garden NEEDTOBREATHE The Outsiders (Deluxe Version) 2009
Evergreen Gable Price and Friends Fractioned Heart 2020
Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake) Elevation Worship LIVE Radio Edit 2020
Sparrows Cory Asbury To Love A Fool 2020
Wildflowers Brandon Lake House Of Miracles 2020
Sparrows and Lilies Pat Barrett Pat Barrett 2018
Fairest Lord Jesus Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deeper 2012
Old for New (Live) Hannah McClure Starlight (Live) 2017
Every Season Canyon Hills Worship All To Jesus 2023
Resurrecting Elevation Worship Here As In Heaven 2018
Way Maker (Live) Leeland Single 2019
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Goodness of God (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Victory (Live) 2019
I Think He Is Rita Springer Single 2024
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (feat. Taya) Hillsong United Zion 2013
Forever YHWH (feat. Tiffany Hudson) Elevation Worship LION 2022
Bless God Brooke Ligertwood EIGHT 2023
God of Israel (ft. Naomi Raine, Maryanne J. George) Maverick City Music Jubilee 2021
Who Else Natalie Grant Strings Intro 2021
The Dove (feat. Kari Jobe) The Belonging Co. Single 2022
Age To Age (Live) The Belonging Co & Mia Fieldes See The Light (Live) 2021
Holy Holy Here With Me (feat. Kirby Kaple) Housefires Housefires VII (Live) 2021
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God of the Living Meredith Andrews Single 2023
You Are My One Thing Bethel Music & Hannah McClure We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) 2015
Be Glorified (Live) Lindy Cofer & Circuit Rider Music Single 2023
Only You (Live) Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart (Live) 2020
Holy Spirit Francesca Battistelli If Were Honest 2015
Knees to the Earth / I Surrender All (Live) Christy Nockels (Live From Keeper’s Branch) 2024
Flood the Earth (feat. Katie Torwalt) Jesus Culture Love Has a Name (Deluxe) [Live] 2017
Revivals In The Air Melissa Helser Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
The Love of God (feat. Bethany Barnard) The Worship Initiative The Worship Initiative, Vol. 24 (Live) 2021
More Than Able (ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard) Maverick City Music Radio Single 2023
Take Courage (Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music Starlight (Live) 2017
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Focus on God’s Goodness-Gospel

john : May 10, 2024 5:29 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Romans 10:17.

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

The message about Jesus is the Gospel, which is good news for the soul. The testimony of Jesus inspires us to follow Him. His testimony consists of His identity as the Son of God and Savior of the world, His teachings, His ministry of healing and deliverance, His death on a cross and resurrection from the dead; His love for us and His saving grace. Jesus has also promised to return for those who are His faithful followers.

This testimony about Jesus stirs us to faith in Him as our Savior and Lord. So, if we keep our ears and heart open to the message about Jesus, our hope will be renewed and our spirit will be refreshed, knowing that we are loved by the God who created us.

The Message of the Gospel reveals the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Focus on God’s Goodness-Counsel

john : May 8, 2024 4:17 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Psalm 73, verses 23 and 24.

“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.”

It can be easy to lose perspective in a troubled world, even for people who love the Lord. Asaph was the writer of Psalm 73. He started to notice the prosperity of those who had no regard for God. He became envious of those who were arrogant. And he nearly lost his foothold. But the loving guidance of God helped him to regain perspective.

When Jesus becomes our Wonderful Counselor, He takes us by the hand to guide us in the truth and to lead us to life-giving places. He is our source of peace and security. He is our living hope. He shows us how to live a life of love. He is the author of our salvation. With our faith in Him, our destiny with Him in glory is secure forever.

The counsel of God reveals the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Focus on God’s Goodness-Presence of God

john : May 7, 2024 11:41 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Joshua 1:9.

The LORD said to Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you.” Joshua had the assurance of God’s Presence as he led God’s people into the Promised land.

The Bible highlights God’s presence as a source of encouragement, strength, comfort, and help.

When Jesus gave the Great Commission to His disciples, He said, “Surely I will be with you to the end of the age.” As they preached the gospel, the Lord worked with them. This gives us great encouragement whenever we share the Gospel with others. As we go, we are not alone. God’s Presence is with us to help us share the testimony of Jesus in a moving way.

The Presence of God reveals the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Focus on God’s Goodness-Attention to Details

john : May 6, 2024 5:08 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Matthew 10:30 and 31.

Jesus said, “Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So, don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

In Psalm 139, David praised the Lord because he recognized that he was fearfully and wonderfully made.

The same is true of us. God is familiar with every detail of our lives. He knows how we are wired, because He made us. He knows what we are doing every moment of every day. He also sees what other people don’t see. He perceives our unspoken thoughts. He is familiar with our dreams, hopes, and fears. He even knows what we will say before we say it. When David pondered this reality, he said, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”

We may not comprehend all that God understands about us, but we can marvel over the fact that He knows us better than we know ourselves.

God’s attention to the details of our lives reflects the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : May 5, 2024 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

This week’s Praise & Worship Playlist starts with an hour of songs celebrating God’s goodness! There are also brand new songs from Mack Brock and Red Rocks Worship. Plus, I have favorites like “King of My Heart”, “You’ve Already Won”, “Praise”, “King of Kings” and more.


Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
So Good (Live) Covenant Worship Take Heart (Live) 2016
So Good to Me Zach Williams Chain Breaker 2016
God Is Always Good (Live) Covenant Worship Covenant Worship Live 2018
Good Lord David Leonard Light a Fire – Single 2022
Altogether Good (feat. Sandra McCracken) Citizens Single 2020
Good (Cant Be Anything Else) [Live] Cody Carnes Single 2022
So Good (feat. Chris McClarney) Rita Springer Light 2020
Good Plans Red Rocks Worship Ascend 2023
How Good Is He (Song Session) Vertical Worship & Essential Worship Songs Sessions – EP 2022
What A Good God Mack Brock Single 2021
Good Things Futures Worship Hills & Horizons 2022
Too Good To Not Believe (feat. Jenn Johnson) Brandon Lake Co-Lab Single 2021
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Because Of Christ (ft. Mitch Wong) The Belonging Co TEN 2024
1,000 Names Phil Wickham Hymn Of Heaven 2021
Praise The Lord (Brighter The Morning) Sean Curran 1,000 Names 2021
Praise Him! Pat Barrett & Katie Torwalt Shelter 2023
Coming Back Again (Holy, Holy, Holy) Jaime Jamgochian & Citizen Way Single 2024
Crowns Down (Live) Gateway Worship & Josh Baldwin Crowns Down (Live) 2023
Worthy Of My Song Maverick City Music The Maverick Way Complete 2022
Who Else (ft. Abbie Gamboa) Gateway Worship Single 2024
Holy Forever Chris Tomlin Radio Version 2023
Worthy and Wonderful / Worthy of Worship Elevation Worship Echo The Angels 2023
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Forever & Amen (Live) Cody Carnes & Kari Jobe God Is Good! (Live) 2022
King Jesus (Live) Brooke Ligertwood SEVEN (Live) 2022
Thats The Power (feat. Benjamin Hastings) Hillsong Worship These Same Skies (Live) 2021
Faithful and True (ft. Dee Wilson) New Life Worship Single 2024
Theres No Way (Song Session) Red Rocks Worship & Essential Worship Single 2024
King of My Heart John Mark & Sarah McMillan You Are the Avalanche – EP 2015
His Mercy Is More (ft. Cochren & Co.) Matt Boswell & Matt Papa Single 2024
More Than Able (ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard) Maverick City Music Radio Single 2023
greater than (acoustic) Citizens i can’t find the edges of you 2023
Greater Still Brandon Lake & Essential Worship Song Sessions – EP 2022
Magnify Mack Brock Single 2024
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King Of Kings Brooke Ligertwood EIGHT 2023
Abandoned (ft. Brandon Lake) Benjamin William Hastings Single 2024
Give Me Jesus (feat. Abbie Gamboa) UPPERROOM Moments: Light 006 2022
Show Me Your Glory (feat. Leeland) Brandon Lake House of Miracles (Live) 2021
Light a Fire David Leonard Single 2022
Keep Me Burning Josh Baldwin Where The Glory Is 2022
Rise And Shine (Live) (feat. Mitch Wong) The Belonging Co Now (Live) 2022
Pour Your Spirit Out Thrive Worship Lets Have Church (EP) 2021
Youve Already Won (Live) Shane & Shane Single 2022
Praise (feat. Brandon Lake, Chris Brown & Chandler Moore) Elevation Worship CAN YOU IMAGINE? 2023
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Focus on God’s Goodness-Promises

john : May 3, 2024 4:07 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Second Corinthians 1:20.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

The promises of God are true and reliable. We can count on God’s Word to fulfill what He says He will do. His goodness moves Him to follow through on His Word to us. His power has the ability to make it happen. No force is able to stop Him.

Throughout history, God has worked through circumstances that were humanly impossible and made them reality. Abraham and Sarah had a baby when they were well-advanced in years. The Israelites passed through the Red Sea on dry ground.  Jesus was born of a virgin. And after He was crucified, He rose from the dead. Nothing is impossible with God. Joshua 21:45 says, “Not one of all the LORD’s good promises failed; everyone was fulfilled.”

The Promises of God reveal the goodness of God and are reasons to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Focus on God’s Goodness-Fullness of Life

john : April 30, 2024 11:18 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in John 10:10.

Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

The Gospel offers us not just quantity of life that lasts forever, but also a quality of life that abounds with joy, peace, and love.

Those are qualities found in the Fruit of the Spirit and they flow out of a faith that walks in relationship with Jesus.

These qualities are just a fraction of the fullness of life that Jesus provides for His followers. Our cup overflows to represent Jesus and to bless those people that God brings into our path.

The fullness of life reveals the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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