Defender


“Defender” by Jesus Culture performed by Katie Torwalt is the song of the week.  This is one of those songs that literally stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it. It is also one of those songs that has so many amazing parts to it-it just gets better and better-everything from the verses to the chorus to the bridge are just powerful.  This version is a long version-one you can just sit and soak in the words. It is a powerful weapon of a song to listen to when facing something-like really facing something- the enemy will HATE you worshipping to this one-literally HATE it. Do me a favor and don’t listen to this one until you have a full 12 minutes and 15 seconds to devote to it-and may it bless you!



Defender by Jesus Culture 

Featuring Katie Torwalt


You go before I know

That You've even gone to win my war

You come back with the head of my enemy

You come back and You call it my victory

You go before I know

That You've even gone to win my war

Your love becomes my greatest defense

It leads me from the dry wilderness

And all I did was praise

All I did was worship

All I did was bow down

All I did was stay still

Hallelujah, You have saved me

So much better Your way

Hallelujah, Great Defender

So much better this way

You know before I do

Where my heart can seek to find Your truth

Your mercy is the shade I'm living in

You restore my faith and hope again

And all I did was praise

All I did was worship

All I did was bow down

All I did was stay still

Hallelujah, You have saved me

So much better Your way

Hallelujah, Great Defender

So much better this way

Hallelujah, You have saved me

So much better Your way

Hallelujah, Great Defender

So much better this way

And When I thought I lost me

You knew where I left me

You reintroduced me to Your love

You picked up all my pieces

Put me back together

You are the defender of my heart

And when I thought I lost me

You knew where I left me

You reintroduced me to Your love

You picked up all my pieces

Put me back together

You are the defender of my heart

And when I thought I lost me

You knew where I left me

You reintroduced me to Your love

You picked up all my pieces

Put me back together

You are the defender of my heart

Hallelujah, You have saved me

So much better Your way

Hallelujah, Great Defender

So much better this way

Hallelujah, You have saved me

So much better Your way

Hallelujah, Great Defender

So much better this way

All I did was praise

All I did was worship

All I did was bow down

All I could do is stay still

Praise becomes my breakthrough

My song becomes my triumph

Worship is my warfare

My victory is in you

Hallelujah, You have saved me

So much better Your way

Hallelujah, Great Defender

So much better this way

Hallelujah, You have saved me

So much better Your way

Hallelujah, Great Defender

So much better this way

All I did was praise

All I did was worship

All I did was bow down

All I did was stay still

All I did was stay still

No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus



This week I chose the song “No one ever Cared For me Like Jesus” by Steffany Gretzinger.

Steffany Gretzinger has been one of my favorite worship leaders for many many years now. The way she captures and embraces her calling is evident in every performance. 

I had the opportunity to record a video fo r an album once with her and when she walked into the room to sing with us-there was nothing fake about her worship. She literally changed the atmosphere with her humble way of sweet worship.


This song is a beautiful song expressing ones joy in the Lord-and hoping that loved ones left behind would be comforted knowing true joy was found. May it bless you today.


No one Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus by Steffany Gretzinger 


If my heart could tell a story

If my life would sing a song

If I have a testimony

If I have anything at all

No one ever cared for me like Jesus

His faithful hand has held me all this way

And when I'm old and grey

And all my days are numbered on the earth

Let it be known in you alone

My joy was found

Oh my joy, my joy

Let my children tell their children

Let this be their memory

That all my treasure was in heaven

And you were everything to me

No one ever cared for me like Jesus

His faithful hand has held me all this way

And when I'm old and grey

And all my days are numbered on the earth

Let it be known in you alone

My joy was found

I've found my joy

I'm still in love

Your still enough for me

Still all I want

Your still my everything

I'm still in love

Your still enough for me

Still all I want

Your still my everything

No one ever cared for me like Jesus

His faithful hand has held me all this way

And when I'm old and grey

And all my days are numbered on the earth

Let it be known in you alone

My joy was found

Won't He Do It

Won't He Do It

Wont He Do It


The song this for this week’s worship Wednesday is “Wont He Do it” by Koryn
Hawthorne.


I can look back over many moments of my life and see that God was always at work. There was many times within those exact moments, that when I was going through them I was still nervous, or sad or angry -all depending on what it was I was going through.


Now I am not saying everything turned out just the way I wanted every time, but God was always there to either comfort me or to let me gently know things were going to be okay.


Isn’t 20/20 hindsight amazing like that- Now my goal and the thing I am always working on is to make that the current lens I see life through. 


Wont He Do It

Koryn Hawthorne


Ain't nobody stoppin' my shine

They try to break me try to take me out

But I got Jesus on my side

Felt so bad I thought I would die

But ain't no power stronger than the one

That came and laid down his life

And I got mountains to climb

But the enemy can't stop me

'Cause there's a calling on my life

So, when I'm crying, don't last too long

'Cause he's gon' step in and make it alright

Won't He do it?

He said He would

Fight your battles for you

They gon' wonder how you sleep at night

Won't He do it?

Ah yes, He will

Anybody tell you something different

You know that's a lie

You gon' look back and be so amazed

How it turned out

It's only His grace

Won't He do it?

He said He would

So, I trust Him at all times

I'm about to lose it again

I'm about to let them know where I'm from

Don't take me there again

I just call on Jesus, my friend

Get me back in line one more time

'Cause he's always listening

Ain't nobody perfect, everybody's hurting

I need your whisper Lord, save me from my weaknesses

'Cause you're always on time

Come and get your breakthrough

'Cause I'm gonna get mine

Won't He do it?

He said He would

Fight your battles for you

They gon' wonder how you sleep at night

Won't He do it?

Ah yes, He will

Anybody tell you something different

You know that's a lie

You gon' look back and be so amazed

How it turned out

It's only His grace

Won't He do it?

He said He would

So, I trust Him at all times

See what the enemy had planned for my downfall

Turned out to be the greatest victory of my life

'Cause when it comes at you fast and hard

There's the only one that can come and make it right

So, ain't no need for stressing and crying

'Cause he gon' show up just like He did the last time

And the last time

And the last time

I know, I know, I know, I know

(Won't he do it?)

Won't He do it?

He said He would

Fight your battles for you

They gon' wonder how you sleep at night

Won't He do it?

Ah yes, He will

Anybody tell you something different

You know that's a lie

You gon' look back and be so amazed

How it turned out

It's only His grace

Won't He do it?

He said He would

So, I trust Him at all times

Won't he do it? He said he would (All times, all times)

So, I trust Him at all times (All times, all times)

All times, all times

So, I trust Him at all times (All times, all times)

All times, all times

So, I trust Him at all times

All times, all times

So, I trust Him at all times

Spirit Lead Me

Spirit Lead Me

Spirit Lead Me


I chose the song “Spirit Lead Me” by Michael Ketterer this week.


Some have asked me why I share my worship Wednesday on this particular platform. This is technically connected to my business website!


Did you know a year ago I gave my business to the Lord!  Yup- I surrendered to the fact that I really loved this business deeply and the mission but that I wasn’t very good at the “business” part lololol. See I am more of a nurturing person- I am a nurse by trade. I would rather give my oils away-but that is also not being a good steward. So I prayed about it- not one of those quick prayers-I mean one of those “coming to Jesus” heartfelt prayers. I needed some direction. I was very discouraged at that point at my lack of progress. The next part is hard to explain in a few sentences but by the time I was done praying I had a deep sense of peace and clarity. I decided at that moment I would do my best- I would do everything I can with excellence. I have spent the last year working on ways to improve my mindset and just really enjoy my oils and I’ve taken so many classes.


That brings me to today and why I chose the song- the past few weeks I have had a few disappointments- now don’t get me wrong I have had ALOT of wins, but I feel the disappointments were tests “ I either trust HIM or I don’t”  I had two potential ladies that were possibly interested in joining me in building this business together at some point. This was a dream as up until this point Ive been doing it on my own. I have been praying for the Lord to send the RIGHT people. 


Not one-but both ladies told me they changed their minds for different reasons-ON THE SAME DAY! That discouraging feeling from last year tried creeping back, BUT then the I remembered I gave it to the Lord- He has the perfect team and foundation waiting for me- I just have to trust HIM. It doesn’t mean I get to quit working hard for it- it just means I don’t need to feel discouraged about it-He is doing the screening process for me!


Of course this can apply to so many different areas of our lives- this is just one example from my life this week- I pray the words of this song bless and encourage you this week.



Spirit Lead Me- Michael Ketterer


This is my worship

This is my offering

In every moment

I withhold nothing

I'm learning to trust You

Even when I can't see it

And even in suffering

I have to believe it

If You say "it's wrong", then I'll say "no"

If You say "release", I'm letting go

If You're in it with me, I'll begin

And when You say to jump, I'm diving in

If You say "be still", then I will wait

If You say to trust, I will obey

I don't wanna follow my own ways

I'm done chasing feelings

Spirit lead me

It felt like a burden

But once I could grasp it

You took me further

Further than I was asking

And simply to see You

It's worth it all

My life is an altar

Let Your fire fall

If You say "it's wrong", then I'll say "no"

If You say "release", I'm letting go

If You're in it with me, I'll begin

And when You say to jump, I'm diving in

If You say "be still", then I will wait

If You say to trust, I will obey

Teach me how to follow in Your ways

I'm done chasing feelings

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

When all hope is gone

And Your word is all I've got

I have to believe

You still bring water from the rock

To satisfy my thirst

To love me at my worst

And even when I don't remember

You remind me of my worth

I don't trust my ways

I'm trading in my thoughts

I lay down everything

'Cause You're all that I want

I've landed on my knees

This is the cup You have for me

And even when it don't make sense

I'm gonna let Your Spirit lead

I'm gonna let Your Spirit lead (Spirit lead me)

I'm gonna let Your Spirit lead (Spirit lead me)

I'm gonna let Your Spirit lead (Spirit lead me)

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

If You say "it's wrong", then I'll say "no"

If You say "release", I'm letting go

If You're in it with me, I'll begin

And when You say to jump, I'm diving in

If You say "be still", then I will wait

If You say to trust, I will obey

You're the only truth, the life, the way

I'm done chasing feelings

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Spirit lead me

Nothing Else

Nothing Else

Nothing Else


“I’m caught up in your presence” is the first words of this sing. When I first heard it I knew it was going to be a good one.


I love how this song is “God” focused- what I mean by that is the entire focus is on Him. So many worship songs today are asking God to do something for us- this song is just pure worship.


 I once heard a phrase and it has stuck with me to this day “ Our worship is the one thing God cannot give Himself” Let that sit with you for a moment if you will- really sit with you.


Pure and simple worship- as the pastor states in this video “ what does it look like with you falling desperately  and wildly in love with Jesus”


Worshipping like you are meeting the one who carries FREEDOM, the WAYMAKER, the MIRACLE WORKER. Asking for nothing in return-only offering your worship.


I love how they then spontaneously go into singing “Heart of Worship” 


Take a listen when you have time to sit with it- it is a long version, around 18 minutes-there is an ad right in the middle that makes you think the song is done. I pray it blesses you. 


NOTHING ELSE written by Cody Carnes 


I'm caught up in Your presence
I just want to sit here at Your feet
I'm caught up in this holy moment
I never want to leave
Oh, I'm not here for blessing
Jesus, You don't owe me anything
More than anything that You can do
I just want You
I'm sorry when I've just gone through the motions
I'm sorry when I just sang another song
Take me back to where we started
I open up my heart to You
I'm sorry when I've come with my agenda
I'm sorry when I forgot that You're enough
Take me back to where we started
I open up my heart to You
I'm caught up in Your presence
I just want to sit here at Your feet
I'm caught up in this holy moment
I never want to leave
Oh, I'm not here for blessings
Jesus, You don't owe me anything
More than anything that You can do
I just want You
I just want You
Nothing else, nothing else
Nothing else will do
I just want You
Nothing else, nothing else
Nothing else will do
I just want You
Nothing else, nothing else
Nothing else will do
I just want You
Nothing else, nothing else
Nothing else will do
I just want You
Nothing else, no nothing else
Nothing else will do
I just want You
Nothing else, nothing else
Nothing else will do
I just want You
I just want You
Nothing else will do
Nothing else will do
I don't want anything else what You don't
I don't want anything else that You have
I don't want anything else but You Jesus
Ohh
I'm coming back to the heart of worship
I'm coming back to where it's all about
Just You Jesus, just You Jesus
Take all the stuff I don't care I don't want it
Just You Jesus is all above
Just You more is all above
Oh, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Oh, could there be anything else
But Your presence, but Your heart
Nothing else matters, nothing else matter
Nothing else I do, I just worship You Jesus
I'm sorry when I've come with my agenda
I'm sorry when I forgot, you're enough
Jesus, you're enough
I remember now
I remember now
You're enough
I'm caught up in Your presence
I just want to sit here at Your feet
I'm caught up in this holy moment
I never want to leave
Oh, I'm not here for blessings
Jesus, You don't owe me anything
More than anything that You can do
Oh, I just want You


 
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