Musical Moments with Mike

Your Love is a Song

Have you ever attended a symphony performance in which the music so moved you that you felt like you were lifted right up out of your seat? Ok, maybe it’s not a symphony – maybe it’s listening to your favorite spiritual song in your vehicle with the volume cranked wayyyy up! You’re deeply impacted by […]

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I Refuse

Musical Moments with Mike “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith” (Galatians 6:9-10). “But prove yourselves […]

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Drops in the Ocean

Thanks! I needed that bigtime! Needed what? I really needed to hear that God loves me and that He forgives me over and over day after day. I need that reassurance from God’s word. I need to read more bible passages that teach about God loving me so much that He forgives me of the […]

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Back to You

Yesterday I shared the song Back to You by Mandisa. Her song’s message speaks of being moved by the loving and sacrificial cross of Christ to give our total life back to Jesus to live for Him. How about another song entitled Back to You by MercyMe that addresses coming back to Jesus in repentance and being deeply moved […]

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Back to You

Why is the grace of God in Christ so hard for us to understand and accept? Is it maybe because we are so accustomed to earning everything by ourselves (from grades in school to paychecks at work, etc.)? Sometimes we get it and sometimes it’s like trying to learn a foreign language. The bible is […]

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All Along

Howdy! You know how there have been times in the past when we have been conned by Satan into thinking we would be happy if life was all about money or career or drugs or alcohol or sex or another person or (fill in the blank)?  Anything but a devoted life to Jesus Christ.  And […]

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Dream Small

When we were young our parents, teachers, employers, and others encouraged us to “dream big”.  Now we are all grown up and many times we don’t feel like we’ve achieved much if it’s not a whopper of an accomplishment. We might even feel like we’ve failed if we didn’t meet our own expectations or the […]

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All This Time

Genesis 37-50! Joseph favored over his brothers. Joseph hated by his brothers. Joseph in the pit. Joseph sold into slavery. Joseph in Egypt. Joseph successful in Egypt. Joseph falsely accused. Joseph in prison. Joseph forgotten. Joseph interprets dreams. Joseph favored by Pharaoh. Joseph second only to Pharaoh himself. Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. Joseph’s […]

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Friend of God

Imagine one of the greatest athletes in the world heard you wished you could talk to him or her? The next thing you know they call you for the explicit purpose of meeting you for lunch. As amazed as you are with them they think you are really special too and they want to strike […]

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For the First Time

When the two men on the road to Emmaus had their eyes opened to the risen Christ after His crucifixion they were ecstatically exuberant. They said, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32). Imagine how they […]

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Brand New Day

How about a brand new day this Sunday? It will seem like a fresh start after seven longggggg months of not being able to worship together because of the coronavirus. Let’s make the most of it and worship the Lord God Almighty together at 10:00 a.m. Even though things will not be exactly like they […]

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Give Me Jesus

We need Jesus in the morning, noon, and nighttime. We need Jesus when we are alone or with others. We need Jesus when we are at home or out and about. We need Jesus at work, play, shopping, traveling, etc. We always need Jesus and should say, “Give me Jesus above everything else this world […]

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Heartbeat

The one thing in life we CANNOT do without is a relationship with God, yet our fleshly desires keep trying to con us into thinking there are better choices/options for our lives than being close to Jesus. There are many potential distractions: money, work, sex, sports, entertainment, technology, possessions, politics, people, and many other things. […]

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Lay Down My Life

I just watched the video for the song below and it is difficult to comment because of the emotions it produced. Like the apostle Paul writes in II Corinthians 5:14, “The love of Christ controls us”. The love Jesus demonstrated for us on Calvary captures us – it is that great. I am talking to myself […]

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Need You Now

How many times have we cried out to God for help in our lifetime? How many times did God answer us? One way to answer those questions is to look in God’s word. We read of people desperately praying to God and God blessing them in various ways. Jonah is a good example. Things can’t get […]

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