Life // Raw & Uncut

Immersed in Relentless Grace.

Why I don’t listen to secular music.

First off, I don’t want to make it seem like I am against secular music, even by saying that I feel like it’s wrong as if theres a divide. I am for good music, (I love RHCP) Music is art.

Anyways for whatever reason I decided to post this. After listening to Hillsong Worship’s No Other Name for the past few hours (+days). I for whatever reason decided to play Boyz II Men, which I LOVEfor years, but for some reason this time it felt different as I listened. 

The lyrics of course all about love and all that jazz but the lyrics felt dead to me. After listening to nothing but worship music and singing about the relentless love of the Father all else seems so obsolete. As If it’s pointless, in my case it is pointless. Singing these songs about an infatuation in a non-existent reality about a woman who will only fail you in the future, it’s crazy.

I can’t even picture myself going to any secular concert (again I hate the word secular.) I feel like I’d be wasting time, and let alone my voice. I guess you can say My heart will only sing for No Other Name but Jesus Christ. I can only lift my hands for the King above all Kings. 

Again I’m not against secular music, I don’t think it’s bad although I also don’t think it’s beneficial as it would be to worship God. I have no idea why I wrote about this, I guess it’s been in my heart for a while. Anyways I should probably go back to finishing this math test that’s due in 5 hours.


The best people you’ll ever meet! Beyond blessed to serve the King alongside talented and humble people.

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The best people you’ll ever meet! Beyond blessed to serve the King alongside talented and humble people.

#fcwhittier #fcsignalhill #fccrtv (at Skyzone Anaheim)

This I Believe.

"I believe in God our Father
I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit
Our God is three in One

I believe in the Resurrection
That we will rise again
For I believe in the name of Jesus

I believe in Life Eternal
I believe in the Virgin Birth
I believe in the Saint’s communion
and in Your Holy Church

I believe in the Resurrection
When Jesus comes again
For I believe in the name of Jesus”

The Apostle’s Creed sung on @hillsong worship’s upcoming album “NO OTHER NAME” I can’t wait to sing about the truths of Christianity, where literally all churches can sing. Unifying the church to worship the God of all ages! Amazing! Words from 1700 years ago being sung today show that Our God is the same God yesterday, today, & forever. Can’t wait for this album! The lyrics to this song/creed are so true! yessss

Something I’ve thought about recently is how we have speech. Regardless of the language it’s pretty scandalous that we get to worship a Holy God with such words that can be used to describe other things. On top of that we have foul language, curse words, cuss words, etc. Words that are technically coexisting with words that we can use to glorify God. This is crazy, God is much more worthy to be praised than the language we used. He is so holy, we cannot fathom His holiness. It’s crazy that I can use these words to worship Him and not even come close to worshiping at His worthiness. Even the music we play, the musicians behind those instruments, unmatched glory. Not even close to His worth, but lets not get into that today. :)

The day when we can worship God with a language not plagued by sin.

Oh that day…

don’t understand.

  I don’t understand how some people who intimately and personally knew Jesus Christ as their Lord can so easily abandon and disregard how they live their lives and their speech. I know that no one is perfect, but there is a difference between sin and struggling with sin. 
  I don’t understand. What if I was one of these people? What makes me any different then these guys who I grew up in faith with? Was it a church thing? Did I “get it” more? Is it a maturity issue? Idk.. But I won’t stop praying for everyone. I trust in the sovereignty of God that He will finish what He started. In His time.

It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.
2 Peter 2:21