Song Receiver's Tip of the Week - August 22, 2011

Write Relationally - I would guess that 99.9% of every song I have received has come through some relationship, whether with my God or with some person I am in fellowship with. Relationship is life. When I receive a song of worship I address my Father relationally as I sing that song. When a friend or family member hurts, I ask the Lord to give me a song that will minister to them. Sometimes that song comes from Father’s perspective but it often comes as a means to help the person I am ministering to reach out to God. No relationship is off limits or unusable by the Lord. Even if you only have a few seconds with another human being but recognize a need in their soul, God can use that moment to birth an idea – or an entire song. Use these songs to minister to these people one-on-one. Who says you need a crowd or a recording deal to do that? Believe. Receive…and then release what you have been given. 'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' Jesus Matthew 25:35-36 NASB

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written by Lysander , August 24, 2011

My Mother and I lost all our belongings in the may 22nd tornader, but our faith in The Lord was sustained because I knew that He loved me and my mother. Mr. Jernigan, your songs of faith and love have helped her and I through many trials in the last several years, and we know that you and your family's hearts have been with us! Thank you and Thank God so much for you and His Love and Support for us!! One of the few things Mom and I were able to save from the wreckage was a framed copy of the lyrics to "My Destiny". . . I remember being at the first praise concert you shared that song. It still gives me hope, Mr. Jernigan. . Thank you and your family for sharing such hope and faith!



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