Gavels

I’m not normally a fan of Christian rap, but I recently discovered a favorite Christian poet I like ( Ezekiel from P4CM) does rap also. As I was browsing YouTube, I came across one of his songs called “Gavels.”

This song goes hard, had to share. You know the lyrics have to be some good truth for me to share.

I’ve included the lyric video below, please read the lyrics and hopefully the words will bless you like it did me!

Ready or Not?

I recently had the great experience of seeing P4CM LIVE in my hometown Jacksonville, Fl and what a blessing they were. Jackie, Preston, Ezekiel, and Janette all did a lovely job of ministering the word through poetry and performance. These are poets I’ve come to really admire in the last year as I’ve been following along on their Youtube Channel. Seeing them live did something great to my soul! The inspiration I had to get back to writing my own poetry was crazy, an urge like I couldn’t even control.

But one of my favorite poems they performed was Ready or Not. ( Among many others I enjoyed) But this one stood out to me and I had watched it performed on Youtube prior to the show, but seeing it live made it connect in a whole new light. The poem is performed by Ezekiel and Janette. Very powerful when you listen and grab the nuggets. You know, we aren’t just here on earth putting on a “show” until Jesus returns. He’s given us this time that we’re here to be a witness of his word and live a life pleasing unto him. ┬áBecause the Bible says no man knows the day or the hour He will return, I think a lot of the times we can get relaxed in our walk. We get lazy, because it seems God has been coming back “forever and a day” now.

But the truth is, you never want to be caught slipping in your walk. Not only does it leave room for the enemy to play, but the scriptures talk about being found doing what God left you here to do: his purpose and his will for your life. So, think about it as you listen to this poem. Ready or not here God comes…how will he find you when he returns?

Closer Than You Know – Hillsong United

I bought the latest Hillsong United CD a few months ago and it seems, gradually I fall in love with different tracks, even though I’ve heard the CD a thousand times. There are certain times, it feels as if my ears have been opened to hear something in a track I hadn’t heard before. Case in point, Closer Than You Know is now one of my favorite tracks. I’ve spent a lot of time listening to the beginning half of the CD and really neglecting to hear more tracks towards the end, but this weekend I discovered I really enjoy the last track. After reading the lyrics, the song really made a connection with me. I m sharing the video in hopes the song blesses you just as much as it did me and that you experience your own spiritual connection to the song.

Lyrics:

I tempered the storm,
though your faith was small.
I prayed while you slept,
though the night waged war.
We stood in the fire,
though we walked on sea.
And we drank of the wine
that was made of me.

Don’t turn your eyes from me
for my love won’t be undone.
Don’t hide your face from me
for my light has surely come.
Surely come, surely come.
Ooooh-ooh-ooh.

I carried that cross,
and I felt your pain.
I took up your crown,
and I wore your shame.
Death was a fire,
and its teeth were grim.
But I left it behind,
with all your sin.

Don’t turn your away from me,
for my love won’t be undone.
Don’t hide your face from me,
for my light has surely come.
Surely come, surely come.
Ooooh-ooh-ooh.

Lift up your eyes and see,
Heaven is closer than you know.
(You’re ever living)
Lift up your voice and sing,
Know that my love won’t let you go.
In a world forsaken.

Lift up your eyes and see,
Heaven is closer than you know.
(You’re ever living)
Lift up your voice and sing,
Know that my love won’t let you go.
For my light has surely come.

My light has surely come. Surely come. Surely come. Surely come.
And I’m closer than you know. (x2)

Lord You’re here and I know You’re there
Closer now than my skin and bones
God there breathing deep within me
You are always with me
I can see You where eyes can’t stand
But I know now that the Son could never end
Bleeding all around me
God I know You are here x2

[Taya free singing]
For I know I’m Yours and You’re mine
And my soul knows the One
You are here
You are here
And my soul will praise you
And my soul will praise you
Singing Holy is Your name
Jesus oh Jesus

Read more: Hillsong United – Closer Than You Know Lyrics | MetroLyrics