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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 10.11.18 ♥

🎶She calls out to the man on the street
“Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?”

He walks on, doesn’t look back
He pretends he can’t hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there

Oh think twice, it’s another day for
You and me in paradise
Oh think twice, it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

She calls out to the man on the street
He can see she’s been crying
She’s got blisters on the soles of her feet
Can’t walk but she’s trying

Oh think twice…

Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
Oh lord, there must be something you can say

You can tell from the lines on her face
You can see that she’s been there
Probably been moved on from every place
‘Cos she didn’t fit in there

Oh think twice…🎶

I heard this song on the way home tonight. I absolutely loved everything Phil Collins has put out. My good friend Andrew Lee can nail Phil’s songs on vocals! (And about any other singer you can think of) “Another Day in Paradise” is a protest song recorded by Phil Collins. Produced by Collins along with Hugh Padgham, it was released as the first single from his number one album …”But Seriously” (1989). As with his song for Genesis, “Man on the Corner”, the track has as its subject the problem of homelessness, as such, the song was a substantial departure from the dance pop music of his previous album, “No Jacket Required” (1985). Collins told The New York Times how the song came together, “It was begun at the piano. I started playing and put it down on a tape so I wouldn’t forget it. Then I decided to see what would happen when I started singing. When I began, the words just came out, ‘She calls out to the man on the street.’ I didn’t set out to write a song about the homeless. Those were just the words I happened to sing. It was only then that I decided that was what the song would be about.” Many of the songs from …But Seriously were written in attempt to offset what Collins called middle-of-the-road song choices that made his reputation “a little more trivialized than I wanted to be.” He had just played the title thief in the 1988 adventure comedy Buster, for which he recorded a hit cover of the ’60s pop song “A Groovy Kind Of Love.” He told Musician: “‘Another Day in Paradise’ was chosen because it was a bit different from what had gone on before. It would bring people back to the starting line of remembering what I’m about. I write ‘In the Air.’ I’m quite capable of writing a ‘Two Hearts,’ but let’s not forget I’m also doing this kind of stuff.” Collins sings the song from a third person perspective, observing as a man crosses the street to ignore a homeless woman, and he implores listeners not to turn a blind eye to homelessness because, by drawing a religious allusion, “it’s just another day for you and me in paradise”. This addresses the consequences of ignoring the needy and homeless. It’s a rare Phil Collins hit with a socially conscious message. Many of you know I have a huge heart for the homeless. I will be going soon to http://www.ccolife.org/ I encourage everyone to help the homeless. Collins also appeals directly to YeHoVaH/God by singing, “Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do? Oh Lord, there must be something you can say?” In the bible passage Exodus 3:1-10 we hear the cry of the city builders and listen in to the call of YeHoVaH/God on one mans life that will propel him into the places of seeking Justice. The complete focus of Exodus is found in Exodus 3:1-10 where moses hears the voice of YeHoVaH/God and recives the call to go and fight for justice with Pharaoh. His plan is to free the israelistes who have been made captive and given the role of city builders. By the work of their hands thay have toiled in building Pharaoh’s cities and palaces. The fundamental truth in the passage is that YeHoVaH /God hears their cry and sees their pain. The cry from the heart of the city and the pain from lives in captivity. Phil collins sings “Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do” “Oh lord, there must be something you can say” this is Collins response to homlessness in the city. We are not told what city but hear it is. Collins gives a contextual example of what it looks like and feels like to be homeless in the city. We are left with the question does any one hear and can anyone do something. This is exactly where the burning bush incident is equal. YeHoVaH/God choses Moses to be the instrument of freedom, peace, justice and comapassion. Please no that Yeshua/Jesus still walks the streets of the city calling for people to join Him in caring for the lost, the last, the least and the lonely. Facebook friends, let’s be peole who hear the challenge to work for justice and compassion in the heart of the city. Amen?

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Christianity, Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale

🎶 Across these fields I take my pleasure
Force of your will, no matter what may come
Through the mist I found the treasure
Worth my life: kingdom soon to come🎶

The Father has spoken to me today. I feel its time to spend less time on my weekly blog here behind this computer on Facebook and hit the streets and take the Gospel “Across these Fields” of America. The homeless have been on my heart for a long while. I’m going to start serving Yeshua/Jesus somewhere everyday. Taking the Gospel to the streets, local homeless shelters, jails etc. It says in the Gospel that when the disciples came to Yeshua/Jesus they said unto Him “everyone is looking for you,” then He answered, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby so I can preach the Gospel there also.” His last command to the twelve disciples was to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. Behold I will be with you even to the ends of the earth.” During His ministry on earth, Yeshua/Jesus went everywhere He could go because He knew that the Gospel had to be preached to all the world before the end would come. You need to have the same heart and to allow the Spirit to move within you to do the will of God. I will be volunteering at JPUSA (http://jpusa.org/) (http://www.ccolife.org/)
in Chicago. I feel YeHoVaH/God is calling me there. He is on the move in my life more than He has been in awhile and when He calls you have to move as well. Don’t be bound in what is comfortable. Be prepared to move forward. Don’t fear, for He is with you wherever you go. Facebook friends, move away from your comfort zone today and move towards growing deeper in your faith. Open yourself to the mission that the Holy Spirit has for you. May YeHoVaH/God inspire you to help today. Amen?

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My Favorite Song in The Whole World! “The Dark Hills” by Day of Fire

This is my most favorite song of all time EVER, in the whole world!

This is RAW EMOTION. The human soul crying out for his Creator like NEVER before! This is pain and pure anguish crying out for LIFE, which is Jesus Christ alone. Yeshua!

This song means everything to me and The LORD wants me to share it with you all tonight. It was shared with me by a very special person. This person is very dear to my heart. He knows Jesus. I never knew a man could be kind. Christ manifesting in someone is a Marvelous thing. The Spirit of God blows my mind. I have personally had bad experiences with men all my life. It starts with my testimony which I’ve yet to share. The Lord has revealed a lifetime worth of new information about everything. I never thought possible. To God be the Glory for all this!

Anyways, Father God wants you to receive this HOPE tonight!

Salvation in Jesus Christ ALONE is only one breath away. Cry out, friend. I pray these lyrics stir your soul with a longing like you never thought possible. A longing for LOVE. A longing and a yearning for Jesus Christ. Yeshua.

Praise THE LORD!!! 🙂

Day Of Fire Lyrics

“The Dark Hills”

[Verse 1:]
Sittin in the dark shakin in a cold wind dyin to get well keep trying but I’m broken
A kiss on my lips that use to thrill me, if I go another day it’s gonna kill me
Slipped into a dream woke up in a nightmare scars on my skin don’t know how they got there
How heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus:]
They say Jesus walked the dark hills He broke bread with beggars and thieves
If I cry out in this darkness, if I fall down on my knees
If He walks the dark hills, will He come for me? Will He come save me?

[Verse 2:]
Searching for the truth through stained glass windows covered up in shame things that only I know
Strike a match and light another candle, raise my hands a sing a pretty song.
If anybody knew this ugliness inside me would they throw a stone would the crucify me?
How Heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
How Heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus 3:]
They say Jesus walks the dark hills He breaks bread with beggars and thieves
When I cry out in this darkness, When I fall down on my knees
When He walks the dark hills, I know He’ll come for me. I know He’ll come save me.

Personal Journey

You Don’t Have to Take The Broken Road…

TURN AROUND by Matt Maher

Track art

Young man on the side of the road
Lost and beat up with nowhere to go
Smells like a hangover from days ago
He does what he can to survive

Single mom with a dead end job
Ninety hour week just to keep what she’s got
With the bills that add up and now she’s caught
She does what she can to survive

Well, let me say
That love won’t take away the pain
But don’t be afraid
‘Cause it will never walk away

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

Some turn to a bottle
Some turn to a drug
Some turn to another’s arms
But it seems like it’s never enough

Well I won’t say, that you will never fail again
But there is grace
To wash away your every sin

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

No one listens to you anymore
And your heart has broken down
You don’t need to move
Love has come to you
All you gotta do is turn around
All you gotta do is turn around
Turn around

You don’t have to take the broken road
You can turn around and come back home

You don’t have to take the broken road
You can turn around and come back home

You don’t have to take the broken road
You can turn around and come back home

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

No one listens to you anymore
And your heart has broken down
You don’t need to move
Love has come to you
All you gotta do is turn around
All you gotta do is turn around

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