Non Mollare Mai!
“Never Give Up! (Italian )
For nearly a thousand years the Roman army was the most victorious military force in the world. Even in the face of overwhelming obstacles and when seemingly facing certain defeat by their enemies, their rallying battle cry for each and every soldier was the Latin decree, “Noli umquam te dedere, Numquam Victus!” I will never give up! I will not be defeated!
You are destined for greatness
My favorite Italian aria to sing is “Nessun Dorma.” The very last word in the song is Vincero! It means “Victory!” It was mostly likely the word spoken by Christ and the angels when he rose from the Garden Tomb defeating death and evil one once and for all time! And that is what Heaven wants for your life this very day – Victory.
And I’m sure there are some of you reading this right now that are facing what appears to be insurmountable obstacles. Life and fate suddenly went south on you – you feel forsaken and abandoned. Circumstances and events outside your control seemed to have conspired against you.
It may It could be that you have health concerns or relationship problems. The global recession has put on hold the dreams and aspirations of so many. Many have lost their jobs and some even their homes and marriages.
My voice You shall hear in the morning, Oh Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.
Now is not the time for circumstances and challenges to talk you out of your peace & prosperity in the Lord. Now is not the time to give up on your hopes and dreams. Today is not the day to be discouraged and to give up. This is your day for miracles! For now is the time to WORSHIP ...
Message from Federico:
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble ... I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your Word ...
Psalm 59:16, 119:147
Two Kinds of Rain
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there came a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not ...
1 Kings 18:44
We need rains of water and a rains of glory from heaven and if we have the latter, refreshing rains of glory we will have abundant rains for drining water and crops.
The Healing Waters Medley is but a musical prayer for the miracle of rain from heaven and for a return of our great country to faith. The fact is, so many things in this world can only come by prayers of faith. Prayer holds more unseen power than this world will ever know.
And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth ... and Elijah said to Ahab, Get up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
1 Kings 18:1, 41
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
My daughter- Rebekah joins me in this CD series
God does not make junk! He made us a winner and a champion. He put us in this troubled world at this specific time in history for a purpose. The trials we encounter are there to mold us in to His image. by His grace we will overcome!
You may have tried long and hard but have not seen results. But delay does not mean denial. From before you were born into this world God has destined you for greatness. He put you in this world for a divine mission that is unique and that no one else can ever fulfill. He made you with a specific assignment. He made you a winner and over comer. You are created in the Imago Dei – the very image of God your Creator. You were made to win!
So the key is to ask God what is the assignment. When the runner in the movie, Chariots of Fire declared to those who questioned his calling and motives – he answered them politely, “I know I am in God’s will, because when I run, I feel His pleasure in me.”
What God truly calls us to do in life should give us joy. It should have God's favor. God's favor is something you experience and feel. It should be our supreme desire and we should great pleasure in it. It should be our passion. In Psalm 37 God says that if we trust and delight in Him - if we commit our lives afresh to him each morning - He will give us the desires of our hearts.
TRUST, DELIGHT & COMMIT
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37: 4-5
It doesn’t matter how young you are or old you are. It doesn’t’ matter what handicap you are faced with. It doesn’t matter what your level of education or how much income you have. It does not even matter if you are a single mom or a stay at home mom with 4 kids and no way to pay the bills because your husband just got laid off or even has left you - your faith in
God will prevail.
Life yields its best to the diligent. You can DO THIS through Christ who strengthens you!
I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me.
OCEAN of PRAISE
I love the ocean. I love it's vastness and it's salty, refreshing breezes. I am revived by it's cleansing air rich with O2 . The sea, teeming with life, is no mistake, It is not the manifest remnant from the random collisions of atoms eons ago. The Ocean is a magnificent design of creation.
I love seeing the stars over the horizon on a clear night sky and hearing the sounds of waves crashing on the beach and just lift my hands yo heaven and worship God. When I was young, I remember on a cool New England night hearing the peaceful to hear the gentle low cadence of a fog horn afar off in the distance. I loved to fish and clam and trap Maine lobster for an afternnon cookout at home. I have loved the sea for as long as I can remember.
The ocean is a romantic and inspiriing place of revelation-
continually spawning new visions, poetry, songs, paintings and art. It was even by the seaside that Jesus and many of the prophets and poets of old taught people great truths.
Now I am not trying to be suave here. I really want people to know who I am. And I want them to know that with each new day I believe that heaven gives us new opportunities and hope to improve our lives and to make this world a better place. So I think that it's a good practice to start each day thanking God for our life and then add to that some coffee too.
No matter where some of us are at in our lives, we can all use a little inspiration from time to time. For those of you who well adjusted and already happy, I hope this can add to your joy. To those who are not,
I'm leaving you here with a short, pithy word of encouragement to go along with "the bean" and some uplifting music.
I've also included some my faith based, inspirational music from my worship music collection. I produced this EZ listening collection to be spiritually atmospheric and serene. It's not judgmental at all but filled with love and peace.
Trust in Jesus and keep Him as your first love always ... He will never disappoint you!
Love in Christ,