Citizens & Saints: Made Alive

This song has been at the top of my playlist for the last couple days. A great tune and fantastic lyrics. Check out some of the incredible truths in this great song by Citizens & Saints, a band that was born out of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, USA. Zach Bolen, the lead singer is passionate about seeing everyone worshiping Jesus and it shows though in their latest self titled album citizens.

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Liz Cole: Awake

This year, I had a great time in Toowoomba for Easterfest 2012. There were some big bands and I really enjoyed the worship with Michael W. Smith, Parachute Band and Mercy me. The bush dance with The Smashing Bumpkins was epic and Rapture Ruckus went off!

But in amongst all this amazing atmosphere, there was one young lady that touched my heart with some really real music. With an amazing voice and a keyboard she reminded me what worship is all about. Her name is Liz Cole (Liz Cole Ministries on Facebook).

A few nights ago, I put on Liz’s latest album, Daughter of the King. I figured that the nice tunes would be nice and relaxing before bed. I certainly wasn’t expecting to end up wide awake thinking about what she was sharing about!

Everything on earth will worship you; they will sing your praises, shouting your name in glorious songs. - Psalm 66:4

Liz has such an amazing heart. She has a love for Jesus that you can see as soon as you meet her and she expresses it so beautifully though her music.

Here are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs by Liz Cole. Some other songs I really love include, Praise Your Name and Our God is Able.

You can Buy her album Daughter of the King on iTunes.

Liz Cole – Awake (Daughter of the King) Lyrics

There’s so many different opinions, perspectives
it’s hard to discern between right and wrong.
With such a fine line between voice and respect
it’s hard to speak out and be strong.

When religion meets war and discussion meets anger
it’s hard to perceive the reality.
We seek answers for why God allows flood and famine
disease and poverty

But I know that the stars are no accident,
the tumbling waves are no mistake.
I can see you in everything since the day
you made my soul awake.

There’s so many different facts figures and feelings
but in the confusion there’s clarity.
Though I cannot explain all the ways of the world,
I know that I believe.

I know the stars are no accident,
the tumbling waves are no mistake.
I can see you in everything since the day
you made my soul awake.

I know that I am no accident,
the life I’m given is no mistake
I can see that I have a destiny to embrace
cause you made my soul.

I know the stars are no accident,
the life I’m given is no mistake.
I can see you in everything
since the day you made my soul awake.

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A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. - C. S. Lewis

Francesca Battistelli: This is the stuff

This is one of my favorite songs of the moment. I love the lyrics. Have a listen/read. It’s probably one of the most relate-able songs I’ve heard in a long time!

I lost my keys in the great unknown
And call me please ‘Cause I can’t find my phone

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that’s getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I’m blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You’re doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

45 in a 35
Sirens and fines while I’m running behind
Whoa

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that’s getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I’m blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You’re doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

So break me of impatience
Conquer my frustrations
I’ve got a new appreciation
It’s not the end of the world
Oh Oh Oh

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff
Someone save me
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I’m blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
And I’ve gotta trust You know exactly what You’re doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

Oh Oh Oh Oh
This is the stuff You use

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