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February 15th, 2020 No comments

NIK — NEW AT THE LISTEN TAB on wjtl.com is a motivational interview with recording artist Jason Fowler. Click the link The REQUEST Show Jason Fowler (part 1 and part 2 both available to download)

Hear “Healer” on WJTL or request it on The REQUEST SHOW m-th 8-10 w. Nik (at Night)

NEW on WJTL this week: The weekend Nik Pik from The Top 25 Countdown “Miracles” from Colton Dixon! We’re also spinning the latest song “So Alive” from sibling group The Young Escape, and a Latin number called “Amadeo” from Ryan Stevenson! And…this week our new #1 song features a multi-generational family band!

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The Top 100 Songs of 2018 are in!

December 31st, 2018 1 comment

The Full Top 100 is listed on the WJTL facebook page!  Come Visit! Find the complete list of your favorites in 2018 by visiting the WJTL facebook page and tell us about it!  We’d love to hear how this music has impacted you too!  Thank you for your support of great music like these 100 songs and so many more in 2018; let’s do it again next year, shall we!  We look forward to a great ’19 with YOU!  Blessings and Peace to you and your family! – Nik

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The Non-Stop Worship Block

May 24th, 2016 1 comment

NIK – It’s not new that our faith fights against flesh.  Some days, it seems, the war wages more than others.

I was thinking on the statement:  My faith.  Isn’t it interesting “my faith” starts with the very thing we are to lay down.  It’s true that faith is individual for each one of us, and it is a gift to know that my faith doesn’t originate with me, I am equipped by the LORD!

During The Non-Stop Worship Block, we posed a question: who is our LORD?

(I encourage you to visit John Shirk’s blog Q & A Segment exploring the question, “What is the meaning of Yahweh?”)

So, how do I focus more on the “faith” of my faith, instead of focusing on “my” and “self?”  We visited three great places in the Word highlighting the assurance in love and mercy of our LORD.  (Maybe you’ll want to commit one or more of these to memory) challenge yourself to a be equipped with the sword of the LORD, so next time temptation arises to act otherwise, you “can keep the faith”–first!

The Non-Stop Worship Block

M-Th 10:37 with Nik at Night

3 songs + 3 verses to reset your day and encourage your faith

[Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!”  Deuteronomy 4:31, Matthew 5:7]

On a personal note: I’m blessed to share in this time with you;  I hope you’re encouraged to step out in boldness this week—for Him, our merciful LORD, Savior, Yahweh!  What a privilege that he has revealed His name to us, so we may glorify Him. Bless you–Nik

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The NON-STOP WORSHIP BLOCK [M-TH 10:37 p.m.]

May 10th, 2016 No comments

NIK – Join Nik at Night for a three song set f/ today’s worshippers doing what they love most:  Lifting the name of Jesus High!  A fresh new week of Worship Blocks are coming up just for you!  This is great time to reset your day, reflect on the Word of God in the featured scripture and to refocus your purpose-being a light in this world!  Featured week of 5/9 (Monday)

artists: Brian Campbell, David Crowder & Matt Redman
songs: “High Places,” “O Praise Him (All This For A King),” “Magnificent”
verses: Rom 8:1-2, Is 6:1-4, Jer 17:14
encouragement from: 
Billy Graham —

“When my moment comes to die…I know there will be an angel that will come and take me by the hand and usher me into the presence of my Lord…I’m trusting in Jesus Christ and Him alone as my Lord and Savior.  I know where I’ve come from, I know why I’m here, and I know where I’m going…you can have that same peace…assurance [and] joy by putting your confidence and your faith in Jesus Christ.”

http://billygraham.org/ click on Grow Your Faith

VISIT the WJTL facebook page for artist images and special links to more fully know God.

https://www.facebook.com/wjtlradio/

 

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The Non-Stop Worship Block

April 26th, 2016 No comments

NIK – I invite you to join me, Nik at Night M-TH at 10:37, for The NON-STOP WORSHIP BLOCK. It’s an opportunity, weeknights Monday through Thursday, to reset your day.

I am blessed to know lyrics have been poured over by the God pursuing men and women we play here at WJTL so just the right message has the opportunity to soak into our soul.

You’ll hear the Word of God, and a theme supporting surrender–not only of the day, but also a surrender of our hurts and hang-ups over to our Savior!   I invite you to bring your heart to the table and let your mind rest as we settle into some prayers in melody– inspired by and offered back to our God, Most High!

Each night features a three song set where you’ll find a progression: a starting point of our surrender which grows lyrically to a point of praise and thankfulness. We conclude each Worship block with an encouraging word from:

http://billygraham.org/grow-your-faith/

I encourage you to go to that site at any time for assistance in growing your faith.  God longs that we desire to grow in our faith and in His provision, His healing, His Mercy, and His Blessing!

The Monday block featured Mac Powell “By His Wounds” f/ Steven Curtis Chapman and Mark Hall, Matt Maher “Abide With Me” and New Life Worship “Bless The Lord.”  And Billy Graham talked about the disciples, although young, willing of heart to do God’s will.  Our focus was from Micah 6:8.

Pictured on WJTL’s facebook page Non-Stop Worship Block: Mac Powell with Steven Curtis Chapman (recently together on the SCC 3D Tour), Matt Maher w/ Nik at the recent WJTL concert in York, New Life Worship, and Billy Graham].

Thanks for joining me to hear the Non-Stop Worship Block M-Th at 10:37 PM.

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“Rock and Hard Place” Obedience

March 24th, 2016 No comments

NIK – As I played the song,* I was thinking is it “my joy to say ‘Your will Your way.  Always’” to Jesus?  Honestly, joy seems like a strong word next to “rock and hard place” obedience.  Then I remembered a word Jesus said to his three closest friends, followed by a prayer Jesus said to His father (a question or maybe a different way), followed by full and vital surrender, agreement with His father.  This is true worship that has forever changed life; changed my life.

Matt 26:37-42 says it best.  I marked it in my Bible for you, and it’s posted on facebook.

*visit the WJTL facebook page for song info from the Non-Stop Worship Block (M-Th at 10:37) with your host Nik at Night.

 

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Mud Pies in Green Pastures

March 16th, 2016 No comments
NIK – Was I six or seven years old making mud pies that night? (I was ready to start a catering business. So many mud pies, so little time.) While I played, there was one rule: “Be in before dark.” In a muddy and green pasture in rural Montana, there was only one thing to determine “that” time; no interference, no street lights, no car lights, simply the setting sun. That night, I came to realize darkness creeps up, stealing a little light at first, then a little more, until suddenly darkness shadows the whole landscape.
Tonight’s non-stop worship block featured songs that spoke of the LIGHT OF GOD in our lives with words like: “Light that pierced the dark,” “light broke in coming in like a song…like a Son.” That light is a gift of God and a warm assurance of His presence in our life. * If your relationship with God is currently in a holding pattern or maybe you’ve even said, I pray sometimes, or I’ll get my life together before things get bad. Know this: darkness sets in subtly, a little at a time, and it’s scary to find yourself in the middle a dark field, confused and running for home. Protect the light within you. It’s an indwelling miracle from our beautiful and gracious Savior who longs to bathe His children in the light of His mercy and grace.
Nik at Night
WORSHIP, IT’S A LIFESTYLE.
non-stop worship block 10:37 M-TH
Visit WJTL’s Facebook page for tonight’s featured artists: Michael W. Smith “I Lay Me Down,” David Crowder Band with Passion “All This Glory,” and the JJ Weeks Band “Alive in Me.”
RESET VERSES
2 Corinthians 4:8 …”we are pressed…” / Genesis 1:4 “…separate light from darkness…” / Psalm 105:39 “… gave them a great fire to light the darkness…” / Psalm 139:11-12 “…but even in darkness I cannot hide from you…” / Acts 4:10,12 “…God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved…”
*”Decision Minute” wrapped our non-stop worship block, find out more about your personal relationship with Jesus at Billygraham.org click on Grow Your Faith
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Are you comfortable with it?

March 15th, 2016 No comments

NIK -I was telling my daughter about a lightning strike that once hit a transformer near our home. The thunder was so immediate, my reaction was involuntary.  I fell on the floor right where I stood.  I can’t image the trembling of the earth felt by the Israelites as God first spoke to them.  Because of the sound (and maybe because of the feeling upon their internal organs), they feared they’d die.  [Exodus 20:18-19]… Read the full entry on our WJTL facebook page and join Nik nightly at 10:37 M-Th for the Non-stop Worship Block.

 

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Non-Stop Worship Block Nightly with Nik

March 2nd, 2016 1 comment

NIK – Visit WJTLs Facebook page to see a new video posted of His Little Feet Children’s Choir; the choir is featured in the new song from Audio Adrenaline “Sound of the Saints.”  The Non-Stop Worship Block:  Each evening we feature a three song set, a theme that progresses from song one thru song three and closes with an inspiring audio quote from Billy Graham.  We incorporate “Reset” verses in between the songs that draw us further into the theme of the evening.  I’d love you to join me for a time to reset perspectives and pursue God in a greater way.  You can always catch up on the theme at WJTL’s Facebook page or spend time looking over the incorporated Bible verses.  The Non-Stop Worship Block with Nik at Night is featured every Monday through Thursday at 10:37.

 

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Dot-to-Dot Personal Faith Action Plan

January 4th, 2016 No comments

NIK – For THE Dot-to-DOT GREAT REVEAL, we no longer needed to be told to take up the crayon and physically draw short lines–number to number. At some point in development, there was a change.  Now, we were mentally able to connect the dots that created the picture, especially, if there were context clues. Our very bright mind drew around the picture for us, and reality was–we needed no numbers at all to make something magnificent appear upon the page.

If only faith was that linear (where we know for certain two comes after one and so on or in some cases in life, where is that big INKY dot-to-dot STAR that tells us “Start Here”).  That STAR does represent a beginning or a mark identifying “You Are Here.”  But reality is, a journey proceeds the starred starting point–just as it did that famous first “Christmas” with those familiar Kings we sang about who traveled so far.
I look back in my faith journey thinking If only she “got” the picture.

This younger version of myself, didn’t have the capacity or development that comes from “journey-ing.” Faith is not a simple walk in the park because the one we were made in the image of—Almighty God—is infinitely greater than that default trinity I love so much: “me, myself and I.”

Following the proverbial dot-to-dot could be a sign we’re growing in our faith. Growing doesn’t make us juvenile; rather it’s a working out of personal salvation, redemption, and unfathomable grace.  This is our journey.  In contrast, if we want to remain where we can quickly call out the picture on the page (without first putting in the more meticulous work line by line) it may mean it is time to stoke the fire of our faith journey–find a proverbial camel and get after the starting star.

A MENTAL EXERCISE

It’s in the making.  This year, I’m proposing thoughtful time for a dot-to-dot.

[Twelve months act as dots; for example, January is one, February is two and on to December which is twelve.] Compare you, my camel rider, last year to this one (i.e.where was I after Christmas 2014. Recall things like family, health, habits, relationships, money, personal time in God’s word etc.) and most importantly pray. Prayerfully, ask God to reveal the picture in the making that He sees complete. God has a plan for you this year, as He does for me. I think it’s a valid goal to spend less time putting God in the picture and more time understanding His powerful orchestration and plan. He is the publisher of this dot-to-dot we call history and future and life. He’s overseer of these lines drawn, and builder of our very bright mind created to glorify Him. Let’s begin to draw one line at a time! Journey month by month with awareness.  Let’s read God’s word, pray alone, pray together, be accountable, and, my friends, let’s be His disciples!  We, too, will find Him!

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

December 22nd, 2015 No comments

Tonight, I’m reminded that “fear” could be translated as “losing ground,” “losing control,” “losing perspective” or even “losing the plumb line” in our goal and purpose of life. This Christmas season, know He is calling all us weary ones unto Himself. (Even now I hear “Come Let us Adore Him.”)
This Christmas, lets do it!  Let’s adore Him in the biggest way; the way of letting go of “fear” so that we may find Him. I believe we’ll not only find Him, we will find Him faithful.
Blessings over your Christmastime.
Praying in this season you pursue everything in your heart, that leads to a fearless “all-in” to Jesus Christ our celebrated Savior.
Nik

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