Praise Daily Blog

  • Sometimes a song says it all… (0) June 6, 2013

    Sometimes a song says it all…

    Mali Music – “The Glory Of The Lamb”

    [Verse 1]
    I don’t know if it’s just me,
    But I found it profoundly important,
    That quickly, we’ll see and realize, how we’ve become insubordinate,
    Mouths to praise, hands to wave, feet to dance, souls to save
    If we can return to a place of worship everything will be okay.

    [Verse 2]
    Contrary to popular belief,
    We were all conceived and brought forth with purpose,
    And that’s to worship,
    And the enemy knows if we ever get back there
    we will obtain the power to hurt him (hurt him),
    So I encourage you my brothers and sisters
    to get back to the threshing floor,
    Cuz judgment’s coming
    and all the brokenness, hurt, and pain
    no it won’t hurt no more (won’t hurt no more)

    [Chorus]
    And we’ll sing songs to the Glory of the Lamb
    let us sing songs to the Glory of the Lamb
    and we’ll sing songs to the Glory of the Lamb
    Hallelujah Glory to the Lamb yeah.
    [repeat twice]

    [Vamp]
    To The Lamb
    The Lamb
    The Lamb,
    Hallelujah Glory to The Lamb.
    Let us go back worship

  • Praise Journal (0) June 5, 2013

    A praise journal is a book where you daily document your praises, and only praises. They can be as long or as short as you like, and updated at any time of day that you like. I find that writing down praises early in the morning starts my day off well. It helps to keep my focus on God no matter what comes my way, and sets me up for success.

    What Are You Praising God For Today?

  • Challenge (0) June 4, 2013

    There is always another level of glory to aspire to. Challenge yourself to do things choreographically that you have not done before. I have a tendency to choose slower songs to minister to. That’s my comfort zone. The movements come easy to me. It has over time been developed as my style of choreographing. On rare occasions I challenge myself to step outside of what is easy and familiar, and choose a song that is a bit more up tempo. It is not easy but it helps me grow as a dancer and choreographer when I do.

    How do you challenge yourself?

  • Choreography: Separate Parts (0) June 3, 2013

    If you have ever been to an aerobics class, or have seen one on TV, you know that there are different moves for those who are at different levels of energy and skill. This concept also works in choreography. Let those who can do more advanced movements do them, and create a similar version of that move, simplified for those whose skills are improving. The moves can be done at the same time or separately, to create dimension and variety in your choreographed piece.

  • Praise (0) June 2, 2013

    Psalm 9:11

    Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
  • Pure and Holy (0) June 1, 2013

    Minister in freedom with an open heart, pure and holy, before our Holy God.

     

  • Choreography: Simplify (0) May 31, 2013

    It doesn’t need to be complicated to be beautiful.

    Sometimes over choreographing can be a distraction. We tend to want to interpret and create motion for every beat, every syllable, every word, in a song. Often when we do that we end up with a jumbled mess. There are so many movements all the congregants see are flying arms and legs and quite often the interpretation we are trying to get across is completely lost. It is okay to simplify. Choose the one motion that will convey the essence of the song. Let an arm motion linger, slow down a turn. Stand still. Add variety throughout the dance by varying the tempo and rhythm of your moves.

  • Morning Exhortation (0) May 30, 2013

    You are awesomely, wonderfully, specifically, especially made in the image of God. He loves everything about you, the way you are, the way you are created to be. He has a purpose, a will, and a plan for you. He thinks about you night and day. He thinks about ways to prosper you and to infuse hope for your future, to show you good and to bring you to a place of peace and wholeness.

  • Give God A Chance (0) May 29, 2013

    God has a plan to use you. Yes, You, in the fullness of who you are. In all your uniqueness. Don’t waste your time trying to dance like someone else, or attempting to duplicate their ministry. Give God a chance to work in and through you, to bring you to a place of greater glory in Him, to teach you to hear, and to trust and use the giftings He has placed on the inside of you. We serve an infinitely creative God who has not even began to exhaust His creativity. He has made you an original, lets not use our time duplicating one another.

     

  • Refreshed (0) May 28, 2013

    Jesus often went off alone to commune with God, to pray and be refreshed. As worship arts ministers, we need the refocusing Our Father gives us through His word and from being in His presence. We too need to get alone with God and sit at His feet, not just to gain direction, though we need that, but to be refreshed, restrengthened, restored.

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