Posts Tagged ‘blessing’

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Turning Burdens to Blessings

September 22nd, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is turning burdens into blessings.

One example of this is Nehemiah, who heard the report from Jerusalem, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”

Nehemiah responded to this news with weeping. Then he prayed and fasted before God. After that, he took action by building a wall in Jerusalem. It was finished in just 52 days. His story is found in the book of Nehemiah in the Bible.

Sometimes, God puts burdens in our heart, which stir us to action when we see someone in trouble. An orphan or widow in distress, a marriage that is falling apart, the homeless, the sick, or a family who suffered loss from a storm. We can take those burdens to God and ask for opportunities to reach out with the love of Jesus.

Turning our burdens into blessings is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Blessing

July 2nd, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is a blessing.

In the Bible, blessings were often passed along from one generation to another. A blessing is a prayer or proclamation expressing desire for God’s goodness and favor to rest on a particular person.

In Numbers 6:22, the LORD said to Moses, ‘Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: ‘The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

And then the LORD said, “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

There is no greater blessing than to experience the grace and peace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. This is the blessing we can pray and proclaim for our loved ones.

The proclamation of a blessing is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

Word of Encouragement-Blessing

February 17th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is “Blessing.”

One definition of this word is “God’s favor.”

If we look at the life of Abraham, we see that one of the reasons that God blesses us is to make us a blessing. If we are blessed with material wealth, He wants us to be generous. If we are blessed with a job, He wants us to bless others with faithful service.

In Genesis 12:2, the LORD said to Abraham, “I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

The ultimate blessing that comes from God is His forgiveness. Without forgiveness of sins, there would be no hope for us to be restored to God. Forgiveness is a gift of God’s grace that becomes our reality when we put our faith in Jesus Christ to forgive us.

Romans 4:7 says, “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”

Find encouragement in the blessings that come from God in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

Praise & Worship Playlist

November 17th, 2019 No comments

It’s week 3 in our Season of Thanksgiving, Sunday mornings on WJTL.
This morning’s theme is “Counting our Blessings and Blessing the Lord”! The lineup is below, including Psalms in song and hymns like “Come Thou Fount” and “Blessed Assurance”. Plus, “10,000 Reasons” from Matt Redman, “Counting Every Blessing” by Rend Collective, Chris Tomlin’s “Satisfied”, and the new version of Doxology in song by Hillsong Worship.

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
Count Them AllJJ Weeks BandAs Long As We Can Breathe2017
Thank You LordPaul BalocheA Greater Song2006
Psalm 63The Corner RoomPsalm Songs, Vol. 22018
Blessed Savior, Fount of GraceDarlene ZschechBlessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby2015
Jesus MessiahChris TomlinHello Love2008
Worthy of Your Name (feat. Sean Curran of Bellarive)PassionWorthy Of Your Name2017
FaithfulCovenant WorshipStanding2012
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)Matt RedmanPassion: White Flag2012
DoxologyStars Go DimStars Go Dim2017
Blessed Is the One (Psalm 32)Sovereign Grace MusicPsalms2008
Blessed Be the Name of the LordHeather LandPouring It Out for You2011
Bless The LordLaura StoryGreat God Who Saves2009
Wonderful ThingsHighlands WorshipVol 1: Wonderful Things – EP2018
We Give You ThanksAll Sons & DaughtersAll Sons & Daughters2014
Blessed Assurance (feat. Jeremy Riddle)Worship CircleWorship Circle Hymns2019
I Will Bless Your Name (feat. Jenn Johnson)Brian JohnsonWe Believe2006
Draw Near (feat. Kristian Stanfill)PassionPassion: Even So Come2015
Oh Blessed (feat. Anthony Skinner)Stu GarrardBeatitudes2017
Light of Your FaceMisty EdwardsRelentless2007
When The Stars Burn Down (Blessing and Honor)Phillips, Craig & DeanBreathe In2012
A Grateful People/Bless the LordWatermarkA Grateful People2006
Bless the LordJared AndersoniWorship Now/Next2013
Blessed Be Your NameMatt RedmanWhere Angels Fear To Tread2002
Come Thou Fount (feat. Charlie Hall)Worship CircleWorship Circle Hymns2019
Psalm 134 (Bless the Lord)Robbie Seay BandPsalms LP2015
Bless His NameJeremy RiddleThe Now And Not Yet2009
Bless Your NameBrian and Jenn JohnsonWe Believe2006
Bless Your NameEddie KirklandNorth Point Live: Awake2009
Yes I WillVertical WorshipBright Faith Bold Future2018
Bless The Lord (feat. Rita Springer)Jeff DeyoLight2003
Psalm 1The Corner RoomPsalm Songs, Vol. 12015
Blessed RedeemerLeigh NashHymns And Sacred Songs2011
I Will WaitDavid LeonardThe Wait2019
Covered (feat. London Gatch)Mack BrockCovered – EP2019
Hundred Miles (feat. Crowder) [Live]PassionFollow You Anywhere (Live)2019
Counting Every BlessingRend CollectiveGood News2018
SatisfiedChris TomlinNobody Loves Me Like You – EP2018
GloryPhil WickhamThe Ascension2014
God Youre So Good (feat. Kristian Stanfill and Melodie Malone)PassionWhole Heart2018
May The Words Of My MouthTim HughesDiscover 022002
Christ You Stand AloneLondon GatchNew Stories2019
Revelation Song (Live)Phil Wickham & Kari JobeSingalong 3 (Live)2015
Nothing ElseCody CarnesNothing Else – Single2019
Come Thou Fount (Above All Else) [Live]Shane & ShaneHymns Live2019
From Whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology)Hillsong WorshipAwake2019
We Are BlessedAll Sons & DaughtersThe Longing – EP2012
Good Forever (Live)Matt RedmanYour Grace Finds Me (Live)2013
10,000 ReasonsRend Collective ExperimentCampfire2013
Psalm 32The Corner RoomPsalm Songs, Vol. 12015
Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us (Blessed Jesus)Leigh NashHymns And Sacred Songs2011
Blessed AssuranceChris McClarneyBlessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby2015
Everyday Im BlessedCrowderI Know a Ghost2018