S.O – Give it to God

“No-one knows you when you’re down!”

This song first struck me the second time I listened to it on S.O’s latest album ‘So It Ends.’ I guess I paid more attention to the lyrics and overall picture that it paints.

The calm melodious chorus asks a personal question of our response to life’s trials; What is our default response when things go wrong?

CHORUS

“Where do you run to when the doors close off?

And who do you call on when it all goes wrong?

The devil is telling me to feed my fear;

‘Why don’t you pack your bags and disappear?’

I’d rather give it to God”

Life is such an unpredictable thing. We make plans, visualise our ideal outcomes and start moving towards those goals. But trial after trial, tragedy after tragedy and we’re back down on our knees. “It was never meant to be like this,” we think.

 The bible sympathises with us and offers hope through Jesus. In James 1:12, it says this:

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12)

And Jesus himself offers rest through life’s challenges when he says this:

“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

J.Miles – Love Letters (ft Leah Smith)

A simple yet necessary message that the world needs to hear.

I only discovered this song this evening and absolutely love it. I’ve loved listening to Leah Smith‘s music for a while, with her other hits ‘By land or by sea’ and ‘Beautifully made’ among my favourites. Her amazing voice effortlessly delivers the simple yet necessary message that Jesus loves you!

As for J.Miles, this was my first time hearing him, but what better way to be introduced to him. I found his lyrics deep and thought provoking, but easy enough to follow without having to look up the lyrics. The combination of singer and rapper has been used beautifully in this one.

Have a listen…

11 Month Review: November 2015

 Hello and a very Happy Christmas to you all. Thank you so much for your support of Reposed Thought. Its been an amazing 11 months and I’m so thankful to God for it. As ever, here is my latest monthly review which looks back on what I’ve been up to on my blog over the past month. As it hasn’t been a busy month of writing, I have included the most viewed posts during November to give you a flavour of what it’s all about. Check them out! Would love to know your thoughts.

May thanks and God bless

All Posts (12 Nov-12 Dec)

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Chasing after the wind – Short Poem (Nov 24) – Inspired by Ecclesiastes 1:14 (chasing after the wind). This short poem is about the victory that can be found in Jesus to overcome addiction.

 

Most viewed in November

Looking for Love – by Trip Lee

Abstract:

Join me this week as I share a song each day that I find Inspirational, uplifting, thought-provoking or simply beautiful.

Day 6:

Looking for love – Trip Lee

“You’ve tried the pleasures of this world but still there’s something missing, coz when you close your eyes at nights you can feel your hearts still searching, I know you’re tired of being let down so you look for love in all the wrong places, so search no more coz its the life of Christ your souls been missing.”

Have a listen! 🙂

My life is in your hands – by Kirk Franklin

Abstract:

Join me this week as I share a song each day that I find Inspirational, uplifting, thought-provoking or simply beautiful.

Day 5:

My life is in your hands – Kirk Franklin

Powerful, powerful song! One of my favourite especially when faced with tough life challenges. This song served as a personal comfort the past few years as close members of my wider family sadly passed away.

When trying to make sense of life, it’s challenges, trials, hurts and pains, the words of this song remind me that no matter what life throws at me, if I’ve put my trust and hope in Jesus, he will help me through. But He is not just the ‘God of the storm’ or a crutch to hold me up in difficult times. He’s always there come rain or sun. Even when my trial seems like an incomprehensible wave about to swallow me in, I know my God is bigger than the storm. I feel that the words of the song speak more eloquently than I ever could, so here they are 🙂

Lyrics:

You don’t have to worry,
And don’t you be afraid,
Joy comes in the morning,
Troubles they don’t last always,
For there’s a friend in Jesus,
Who will wipe your tears away,
And if your heart is broken,
Just lift your hands and say.

Oh
I know that I can make it,
I know that I can stand,
No matter what may come my way,
My life is in your hands.

With Jesus I can take it,
With Him I know I can stand,
No matter what may come my way,
My life is in your hands.

So when your tests and trials,
They seem to get you down,
And all your friends and loved ones,
Are nowhere to be found,
Remember there’s a friend in Jesus,
Who will wipe your tears away,
And if you heart is broken,
Just lift your hands and say.

Oh
I know that I can make it,
I know that I can stand,
No matter what may come my way,
My life is in your hands.

With Jesus I can take it,
With Him I know I can stand,
No matter what may come my way,
My life is in your hands.

Lyrics courtesy of:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/kirkfranklin/mylifeisinyourhands.html

Did it again – by Guvna B

Abstract:

Join me this week as I share a song each day that I find Inspirational, uplifting, thought-provoking or simply beautiful.

Day 4:

Did it again – Guvna B

With lyrics like “I did it again!” “Where do I go?” “Don’t wanna be a slave to this”.. and “Feels like I’m trapped inside”, this song serves as a deep, honest, personal reflection for when we’ve done wrong – knowingly or not – but offers hope at the end. Guvna B writes about the knowledge that there’s always a way out of our struggles. Always! Don’t be led to believe the lie that you’re all alone in your struggles. We’ve all been there. The bible even says this:

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain that holds us. Chains of addiction, malice, deceit, anger, greed, selfishness, hatred, impurity, etc, etc, etc..

Worth a listen… 😀

Beautifully Made – by Leah Smith

Abstract:

Join me this week as each day I share some inspirational, uplifting, thought-provoking and beautiful music. Enjoy 🙂

Day 3:

Beautifully Made – Leah Smith

Appropriately named (after the way it was put together), this relaxing and reflective song challenges low self-esteem and a lack of self worth, while reminding us of the words from the Psalms which say:

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14)

If, like me, you love the sound of soft piano played beautifully alongside an amazing, smooth voice, then this song is the booiiiiy!!!!!!! Check it out. Easy to pick up and sing along to.

Lyrics:

I’ve had those days where I wanted to be someone else,

Not good enough just being me,

And I’ve had those times when I’ve looked into the mirror,

Not happy at all at what I’d see.

‘Cause I don’t feel special,
And I don’t feel beautiful,
And I don’t feel smart enough, strong enough, good enough –
feel like nothing at all,
But in times like these I come back to the truth that I have found.

I am beautifully and wonderfully made,
I am beautifully and wonderfully made.

You know all about the way that I am feeling,
‘Cause you have felt the same way before,
You’ve been hurt by the things people have said,
You have cried many nights alone on your bed,
You have big dreams, but don’t know if they’ll ever come true.

And you don’t feel special,
No, you don’t feel beautiful,
You don’t feel smart enough, strong enough, good enough –
feel like nothing at all,
But in times like these you come back to the truth that you have found.

You are beautifully and wonderfully made,
Yes, you are beautifully, you’re wonderfully made

La La La La Laaaaaa
La La La La Laaaaaa
Sure you’re not famous (you may not be),
And you may not be a millionaire (may not be a millionaire),
May not be the smartest one, the strongest one, the cutest one –
Find your identity elsewhere (La La La La La La Laaaa La),
And you’ll walk with your head held high,
See, I’ll smile ’cause I know that I…..

(Beautifully) and wonderfully made
(I am beautifully made)
Beautifully and wonderfully made
(Gonna walk with my head held high… with a smile on my face)
Beautifully and wonderfully made
(‘Cause I know; Yes I know)
Beautifully and wonderfully made
(That I am beautiful)
Beautifully and wonderfully made
(I know, I am….)

Beautifully and wonderfully

Beautifully and wonderfully made
Ohhhhhh
Heeeeeeeeeee, I know it’s true
I know it’s true
I’m beautifully made

Lyrics courtesy of:

http://www.lyrster.com/lyrics/beautifully-made-lyrics-leah-smith.html

Can’t give up now – by Mary Mary

Abstract:

Inspirational, uplifting, thought-provoking and beautiful music. That’s the theme of this week.  Enjoy 🙂

Day 2:

Can’t give up now – Mary Mary

Words so poignant, yet rich in depth and meaning, lifting up the wounded, depressed and broken heart. Written in 2001, the weight of the words have added significance following the sad and sudden events of 9/11.

“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)

Lyrics:

There will be mountains that I will have to climb,
And there will be battles that I will have to fight,
But victory or defeat, its up to me to decide,
But how can I expect to win if I never try.

I just cant give up now,
I come too far from where I started from,
Nobody told me the road would be easy,
And I don’t believe he’s brought me this far to leave me.

Never said there wouldn’t be trials,
Never said I wouldn’t fall,
Never said that everything would go,
The way I wanted to go,
But when my back is against the wall,
And I feel all hope is gone,
I just lift my head up to the sky,
And say help me to be strong.

I just cant give up now,
I come too far from where I started from,
Nobody told me the road would be easy,
And I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.

I know you didn’t bring me,
Out here to leave me lonely,
Even when I cant see clearly,
I know that you are with me so I can’t.

I just cant give up now,
I come too far from where I started from,
Nobody told me the road would be easy,
And I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.

I just cant give up now,
I come too far from where I started from,
Nobody told me the road would be easy,
And I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.

Lyrics courtesy of:

http://lyrics.wikia.com/Mary_Mary:Can%27t_Give_Up_Now

Always – by Kirk Franklin

Abstract:

Inspirational, uplifting, thought-provoking and beautiful music. That’s what I’d love to share over the next week or so. Hope you’ll like it 🙂

Day 1;

Always – by Kirk Franklin

Old but gold. This one always conjures up beautiful, nostalgic memories of years gone by. Almost all of Kirk’s music I find to be uplifting, musically outstanding, and lyrically on-point. This one is certainly no different.

Have a listen 🙂

Lyrics:

You know I’ve had some lonely days,
I’ve made mistakes and had to pay,
I’ve had some friends that walked away,
Just like mama told me.

But there’s someone whose love is real,
Who cares about the way I feel
(I know You feel),
Every pain and erase every stain,
There’s peace when I call out Your name.

Chorus:

Jesus, You’re my everything,
The cross, You did that just for me,
So whatever You take me through,
I promise You,
I’ll spend my always with You.

No one can touch my heart like You,
Or make me smile the way You do,
I’ve finally found someone who,
Who really, truly loves me.

And when my strength has come and gone,
Your life in me, it makes me strong,
Your hand is where my heart belongs,
You took all my pain and erased every stain.

Chorus:

Jesus, You’re my everything,
The cross, You did that just for me,
So whatever You take me through,
I promise You,
I’ll spend my always with You.

Jesus, my whole life has changed,
Since that day I cried Your name,
For every time You brought me through,
I promise You,
I’ll spend my always with You.

Lyrics courtesy of:

http://www.metrolyrics.com/always-lyrics-kirk-franklin.html

2 Month Review: Feb 2015

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Thanks again for your support. Here’s a quick summary of what I’ve been up to over the past month in the blogger-sphere. Still lots to come, so stay tuned 🙂


All posts (Feb 12 – March 12)

– “Poor Man’s Tale” – Short Poem – Inspired by an experience I had a few weeks earlier when 2 homeless people asked for money. My response was like most people, I presume, but was I right?

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/poor-mans-tale-short-poem/

– 1 Month Review – Top 10 Posts – Review of last month’s blog posts

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/1-month-thanks-for-stopping-by/

– “Tales of an Introvert” – Short Poem – An introverted perspective on life.

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/tales-of-an-introvert-short-poem/

– What is love? – Valentines special. The bibles definition of what love is.

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/what-is-love/

– Welcome Home – Guvna B (ft Ja Rule Interlude) – Thought provoking music challenging the traditional view of church being for a specific type of person. Also features interview with BET, MTV and GQ award winner Ja Rule whose view of church as ‘strict’ was flipped in an incredible experience. Well worth a listen.

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/welcome-home-guvna-b-ft-ja-rule-interlude/

– Letter to Hip Hop – Reflections on the song ‘Dear Hip Hop – by Bizzle’ who challenges the lessons that mainstream hip hop teaches us. Check it out.

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/letter-to-hip-hop/

– Football Culture: An emotional connection – As a football lover, I share my thoughts on the weight of emotion that we often place on the beautiful game.

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/football-culture-an-emotional-connection/

– “Anti-social Media” – Short Poem – Losing touch with those around because of endless ‘social media’ distractions?Here’s a short poem inspired by this very topic.

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/anti-social-media-short-poem/

Updated Pages:

– YouTube Channel (updated) – My covers of several songs I like. Enjoy!

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/youtube-channel/

– About (updated) – Still unsure what the blogs about, check out the about me page.

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/about/

Thanks for stopping by 🙂