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20/20 Insight-God’s Purpose for our Lives-Trust Him

May 13th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, we are examining some of God’s purposes for our lives with our 20/20 Insights this week.

Today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on God’s purpose for our lives to trust Him.

Proverbs 3:5 and 6 says, “trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” 

To trust in God fully means to lean all of our weight on Him, believing that He will save us from our sins and guide us in His righteousness. Our own understanding can lead us astray, but God’s wisdom will lead us in the path of God’s will.

Psalm 119, verse 105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” His wisdom gives us direction for our lives. His truth gives us freedom. His grace gives us peace. 

Focusing on trusting God day by day gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist

March 15th, 2020 No comments

Hello! I hope you and your family are doing well. There’s a lot going on, and it can be very easy to feel overwhelmed. So, I have a special theme for this morning: songs of wholehearted trust and unshakeable peace.  The lineup includes songs based on popular Bible verses like Psalm 23, Psalm 91, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 3:5-6 and Lamentations 3:22-23. We’ll focus on His goodness in keeping His promises—and we’ll remember: He is still in control.

Kristi Leigh 
Kristi@WJTL.com 

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Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6:00 a.m.
Perfect PeaceLaura StoryGreat God Who Saves2008
Psalm 91 (On Eagles Wings)Shane & ShanePsalms, Vol. 22015
You Have ControlRita SpringerBattles2018
Make a Way (feat. Jon Egan) [Live]Jesus CultureLove Has a Name (Deluxe) [Live]2017
Promises Never Fail (Live)Bethel Music & Emmy RoseVictory (Live)2019
Valley (Live)Chris McClarneySingle2019
Shepherd (feat. Sandra McCracken)John TibbsSingle2017
My HallelujahBryan & Katie TorwaltPraise Before My Breakthrough – EP2018
Raise a HallelujahJonathan & Melissa HelserVictory (a Bethel compilation)2019
All My Hope (feat. Tauren Wells)CrowderAmerican Prodigal2017
Fear NotKristene DiMarcoWhere His Light Was2017
When I Am AfraidLaura HackettLaura Hackett2009
TrustSixpence None The RicherThe Fatherless And The Widow1994
Tis so Sweet (Live)Shane & ShaneHymns Live2019
7:00 a.m.
Living HopePhil WickhamLiving Hope2018
This I BelieveHillsong WorshipNo Other Name2015
Hope and A Future HousefiresHousefires + Friends (Live) – Single2020
Holding on to YouThe McCluresThe Way Home (Deluxe)2019
I Am Thankful (feat. Leslie Jordan)Paul BalocheBehold Him2020
See a VictoryElevation WorshipAt Midnight – EP2020
PeaceJosh BaldwinThe War Is Over2017
Make A WayI Am TheyI Am They2016
Prince of PeaceHillsong UnitedEmpires2015
We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)Bethel Music & Brian JohnsonWe Will Not Be Shaken (Live)2015
We Praise YouBrandon LakeSingle2020
8:00 a.m. 
The Fathers HouseCory AsburySingle2020
Famous For (I Believe) [feat. Jenn Johnson]Tauren WellsCitizen of Heaven2020
RememberBryan & Katie TorwaltRemember – Single2019
Take CourageKristene DiMarcoWhere His Light Was2017
Great Are You LordAll Sons & DaughtersAll Sons & Daughters2014
Lift You High (feat. Kirby Kaple & Dante Bowe)HousefiresSingle2020
What a Good GodPaul BalocheBehold Him2020
Mercies (New Every Morning) [Live]Matt RedmanLet There Be Wonder (Live)2020
Over and OverChris McClarneyBreakthrough2018
Lord, I Need You (Live)Matt MaherAlive & Breathing Vol. 4 – Single2020
Draw Near (feat. Kristian Stanfill)PassionPassion: Even So Come2015
9:00 a.m.
Mysterious WaysDavid Leonard
PlansTim HughesPocketful of Faith2015
Yes and Amen (feat. Chris McClarney)Jesus CultureLiving with a Fire2018
AlwaysKristian StanfillMountains Move2011
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)Bethel MusicYou Make Me Brave (Live)2014
Way Maker (Live)LeelandSingle2019
God of RevivalBrian Johnson & Jenn JohnsonSingle2020
The Lord’s Prayer (Live)Hillsong WorshipThere Is More (Live)2018
Still in Control (feat. Mack Brock)Jesus CultureSingle2020
Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle)The Belonging CoAll the Earth2017

Person Of Integrity-Nahum

August 3rd, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK- Today’s Person of Integrity from the Bible is Nahum.

There is a book in the Bible with his name. Nahum was called to prophesy against Nineveh, after Jonah had brought that city to revival through his preaching. By the time of Nahum, the city reverted back to their violent ways and idolatry. By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Nahum wrote this word from the LORD, “I will destroy the carved images and cast idols that are in the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave, for you are vile.” Nineveh was destroyed and was never rebuilt.

Nahum’s message to Nineveh is a relevant message for us. Trust in God. Don’t turn back to the ways of our sinful past.

Nahum 1:7 says, “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, but with an overflowing flood he will make an end of Nineveh.”

The faithfulness of Nahum to speak for God inspires us to find refuge in the grace of Jesus and to live a life of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist

July 22nd, 2018 1 comment

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  (Psalm 46:10 NIV)

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
P E A C E Hillsong Young & Free III 2018
God Moves In A Mysterious Way Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
Whole World in His Hands Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
Peace Josh Baldwin The War Is Over 2017
Be Still My Soul Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
Psalm 91 (On Eagles Wings) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
Psalm 130 (I Wait) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Be Still (feat. Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger) Bethel Music Tides 2013
Clinging To The Cross (feat. Brooke Fraser) Tim Hughes Holding Nothing Back 2007
The Purest Place Watermark A Grateful People 2006
Rest Matt Maher Saints and Sinners 2015
SMS (Shine) David Crowder Band Church Music 2010
Hold Me Close Aaron Gillespie Grace Through the Wandering 2015
7AM
Close (Live) Hillsong Young & Free We Are Young & Free (Live) 2013
Unashamed Love Ten Shekel Shirt Open The Eyes Of My Heart 2001
Rest in You All Sons & Daughters Poets & Saints 2016
God of Comfort (Live) Tim Hughes Glimpses of Glory (Live) 2002
None But Jesus Hillsong United United We Stand 2005
Trust Kristene Mueller Those Who Dream 2008
Highs & Lows Hillsong Young & Free III 2018
Be Still And Know Christy Nockels Deeper (Integrity Music) 2008
Beauty of Your Peace Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
Perfect Peace Laura Story Great God Who Saves 2008
A Little Longer (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
8AM
There Is No Striving (feat. Kalley Heiligenthal) Rita Springer Battles 2017
Measures Of Rest Bellarive The Heartbeat 2012
Peace Robbie Seay Band 10,000 Charms 2002
Full Attention Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
Attention Know Hope Collective Know Hope Collective (compilation) 2010
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Look Up) Nichole Nordeman Jesus, Firm Foundation (Hymns Of Worship) 2013
Give Me Jesus All Sons & Daughters Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns
I Will Wait Jason Upton Faith 2001
Psalm 62 (God Is a Refuge) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
I Wait All Sons & Daughters Poets & Saints 2016
Defender Rita Springer Battles 2017
Surrounded (Fight My Battles) Michael W. Smith Surrounded 2018
Fighting for Us Michael Farren Fighting for Us – Single 2018
9AM
Waiting Here For You / Majesty [Live from South Africa] Martin Smith Love Song for a City (Live) 2018
We Are Waiting All Sons & Daughters Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby 2015
This I Know (feat. Chris Quilala) Sarah Reeves My Utmost for His Highest 2017
When My Heart Is Torn Asunder Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
Holding On Josh Baldwin The War Is Over 2017
We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) Bethel Music & Brian Johnson We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Everlasting God Chris Tomlin See The Morning 2006
What I Know Tricia Gods Not Dead (Movie Soundtrack) 2014
Find Me At The Feet Of Jesus Christy Nockels Let It Be Jesus 2015
The More I Seek You Kari Jobe Deeper (Integrtity Music) 2008
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
The Secret Place (feat. Madison Cunningham) Phil Wickham Children of God 2016
Every Little Thing Hillsong Young & Free III 2018

Eye On Integrity-Wholehearted Trust

June 5th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Proverbs 3, verses 5 and 6.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.”

This is a good verse to memorize and recite whenever we are embarking on a new chapter in life.

When we graduate from school and pursue a career, that is a good time to seek God’s will and trust Him to direct our steps.

When we get married, that is a good time to commit our relationship with our spouse to God’s influence.

When a son or daughter steps into our lives for the first time, that is a good time to commit their future to God, and to commit ourselves to training them in the ways of God.

Walking in acknowledgement of God with wholehearted trust is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Q and A-How can I have peace in a world of turmoil?

October 14th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “How can I have peace in a world of turmoil?”

There is a way to have peace in the mist of an unsettled today and an uncertain tomorrow. Hold on to Jesus with all your weight. Lean on Him with all your trust.

In John 14:27, Jesus said to His followers, “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Jesus is the source of peace-peace with God, peace with others, and peace within.

Knowing the peace of God is linked with trusting God in Isaiah 26, verses 3 and 4: “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.”

Long after the troubles of this world are gone, the grace of God will remain for His people forever. That is why we have a secure foundation for our faith, and that is why we can trust in Jesus in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Q and A-Choosing a Career Path

June 2nd, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “what are some Biblical guidelines for choosing a career path?”

One of the most significant guidelines that we find in the Bible regarding future endeavors is to trust in God and seek His will. Praying about our future prepares the way for God to direct our path.

Proverbs 3: 5 and 6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

Psalm 37:4 to 6 is another Bible reference that shapes our future according to God’s will. “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”

What do you like to do? Where are your gifted? What kind of training is needed to be qualified? Is it possible to glorify God in such-and-such a profession? These are some questions to consider when choosing a career path. They can be helpful as we seek God’s guidance for future job opportunities in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Show “Trust Edition”

October 26th, 2014 2 comments

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all of your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5&6

This edition of the Praise & Worship Show is intended to encourage your heart to put your trust in the Lord, no matter your circumstances.  Offering that sacrifice of praise is a beautiful and powerful thing–and these songs should help you do it!

He won’t let you go,
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

 

6AM

Worth It All

Rita Springer

Effortless

2002

All I Need (What A Privilege)

Gateway Worship

The More I Seek You

2010

Brokenness Aside

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Love Never Fails

Brandon Heath

What If We

2009

I Am

Crowder

Neon Steeple

2013

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

Jesus I Surrender

Jeff Deyo

Surrender

2005

He Knows

Jeremy Camp

TBD

2014

All Youve Done

Brad & Rebekah

When We Gather

2013

So I Will Trust You (feat. Kyle Davis)

Sovereign Grace Music

Come Weary Saints

2008

My Portion (Ps 73)

Shane & Shane

Everything Is Different

2009

I Shall Not Want

Audrey Assad

Fortunate Fall

2013

I Surrender All

Jadon Lavik

Roots Run Deep

2008

I Will Follow

Chris Tomlin

And If Our God Is For Us

2010

7AM

Come As You Are

Crowder

Neon Steeple

2014

At The Feet Of Jesus

The Swift

Singing Back To You

2006

Holding Nothing Back

Tim Hughes

Holding Nothing Back

2007

In God We Trust

Voices Of Hope Choir

In God We Trust

2002

Lord, I Need You (feat. Audrey Assad)

Matt Maher

All The People Said Amen

2013

Trust and Obey

Big Daddy Weave

Every Time I Breathe

2006

Trust

Kristene Mueller

Those Who Dream

2008

Fail Us Not

1000 Generations

1000 Generations

2009

Be My Desire

Brian Campbell

The One Worth It All

2014

Hold Me Jesus

Rich Mullins

A Liturgy, A Legacy and A Ragamuffin Band

1993

God He Reigns/All I Need is You

Hillsong

God He Reigns

2005

All I Need

Rhett Walker Band

Come To The River

2013

My Portion And My Strength

Ellie Holcomb

As Sure As The Sun

2014

Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

Casting Crowns

WOW Hymns

2007

Oh How I Need You

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing

2012

8AM

2011

Surrender

Jadon Lavik

Art and Soul

Everything

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

Nothing Can Separate Us

Todd Fields

North Point Live: Awake

2009

No Other Name

Hillsong

No Other Name

2014

Counting On Your Name

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

All That I Need

Sovereign Grace Music

Valley Of Vision

2006

Your Love Never Fails

Jesus Culture

Your Love Never Fails

2008

Trust In Jesus

Third Day

Move

2010

All I Want Is You

Anthony Skinner

Forever And A Day

2004

Desire

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

All I Want

Brenton Brown

Our God Is Near

2011

Do I Trust You

Twila Paris

The Warrior is a Child / Keepin’ My Eyes on You

1988

Jesus Loves Me

Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red

2014

All the Poor and Powerless

The Digital Age

Evening : Morning

2013

9AM

Psalm 23

Jason Upton

Jacobs Dream – EP

2002

Heres My Heart

Crowder

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

We Still Believe

Kathryn Scott

Songs 4 Worship Ultimate

2011

Blessings

Laura Story

Blessings

2011

My Portion Forever

Matt Papa

You Are Good

2006

Enough

Chris Tomlin

Not To Us

2002

It Is Well

Todd Fields

North Point Live: Awake

2009

Praise The Lord

Kristene Mueller

Those Who Dream

2008

Come As You Are

Pocket Full Of Rocks

More Than Noise

2010

I Have Decided

Acquire The Fire

Stand Up And Surrender

2000

Trust

Sixpence None The Richer

The Fatherless And The Widow

1994

Every Little Thing

Delirious?

Now Is the Time – Live At Willow Creek (Bonus Track Version)

2006

Moment Of Celebration-Salvation and Strength

January 28th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the power of God to save us and be our source of strength.

In Isaiah 30:15, this is what the Sovereign LORD says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation; in quietness and trust is your strength.”

Repentance is a turning point that acknowledges we have been going the wrong way and turn to Jesus for forgiveness and direction to follow His way.

Rest is a reliance on God’s grace to save us. We acknowledge that no amount of good deeds could ever outweigh our bad deeds to make us right with God. We do not have the ability to climb ourselves out of our debt of sin. But because of what Jesus did for us at the cross, we believe that He paid the price of our debt. And so, we depend on Jesus.

Quietness is a place of solitude at God’s throne of grace, convincing us that God is in control.

Trust is a place of confidence in the LORD even in times of trouble.

The power of God to save us and be our source of strength is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Lesson Of Faith-Remembering Human Limitations

February 1st, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – We have seen some amazing accomplishments in our lifetime through technological breakthroughs. However, there are limits to what we can do and the capability of our inventions. We cannot save ourselves from death, and we cannot live perfect lives as Jesus did.

Isaiah 2:22 urges us to “stop trusting in man, who has but breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he.”

There are limits to the capability of weapons of war to protect us. Psalm 44:6 says to the LORD, “I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory, but you give us victory over our enemies.”

There are limits to the security that human leaders can provide for us. Psalm 118:8 and 9 says, “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.”

There are limits to the durability of money. Psalm 49:16 tells us that the rich man takes nothing with him when he dies. Money will not benefit him then. But God’s grace is trustworthy beyond the grave.

Psalm 13:5 says, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”

The limitation of man is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com