The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 95

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 09TH 2018:

  1. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [# 1 last week / 17TH week on chart]
  2. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [2 / 6TH]
  3. “Well Done” – The Afters [3 / 8TH]
  4. “Known” – Tauren Wells [4 / 18TH]
  5. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [5 / 15TH]
  6. “Not Today” – Hillsong United [8 / 12TH]
  7. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [7 / 20TH]
  8. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [6 / 15TH]
  9. “joy” – for King & Country [9 / 3RD]
  10. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [10 / 2ND]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week – “Control (Somehow You Want Me)” – Tenth Avenue North

Micah Tyler, Lauren Daigle, and We Are Messengers were on my chart exactly one year ago this week.

Later this week I’ll be seeing for King & Country and Zach Williams LIVE in concert. I saw the setlist of a recent concert posted online. They performed 4 traditional Christmas songs – followed by 9 of their biggest hits (and some new tracks too) – followed by 6 more Christmas songs – with “joy” included in the midst of it. So 19 songs in all. Zach Williams opened the show with 7 songs (including all 4 of his recent chart hits). I’m so looking forward to this show. It should be a lot of fun !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 blog posts on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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Sunday Scripture

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The meticulous background and the state-of-the-art lighting of our brand new stage made its debut on this Sunday morning. It’s beautiful !  (The lighting is multi-colored. Today we went with a midnight blue.)

Our Lead Pastor Bob began a new message series this morning on the “Journey To The Cross”. Today’s sermon was based on Luke 9:51 and Luke 18:35-43. We all have a little bit of spiritual blindness on Jericho Road.

I led our monthly observance and celebration of Communion. It was based on 1 John 5:1-6:

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves His children too. We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey His commandments. Loving God means keeping His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world ?  Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by His baptism in water and by shedding His blood on the cross – not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit – who is Truth – confirms it with His testimony.

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The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2008

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 07TH 2008:

  1. “Maps” – Falling Up
  2. “Outrage” – Capital Lights
  3. “I Give Up” – Stellar Kart
  4. “Sure Shot” – Run Kid Run
  5. “Say What You Will” – Ever Stays Red

“Maps” was the 6TH of 7 hits for Falling Up during the latter portion of the 2ND era of my chart. It spent the entire month of December of 2008 at # 1, and it was the middle of 3 straight # 1 hits for them in 2008 and 2009.

The word “Maps” does not appear in the song. Here’s the chorus:

The further I’m from you – the harder I try to exist.
Take these blinds from my eyes, and wake me from the inside.
Somebody tell me how did it come to this ?
Take these blinds from my eyes, and wake me – wake me from the inside.

Sounds like my story from the Summer of 2006 – just prior to salvation. I was far from God. I didn’t even know Him. But God knew me. He saw me struggling. He extended His hand. I reached for it. He rescued me. He saved me. He asked me to follow Him. I did. He took the blinds from my eyes. He woke me from the inside. Thank You God for saving my life !

God can do the same for you too. Here are two more lines from the song “Maps”:

Further out – maybe You could meet me where I am.
Further out – I know there is hope within Your hands.

God will meet you wherever you are. You are not too far away from the reach of God. If you’re not ready yet – then God will wait for you. He will be there for you when you are ready. It’s not too late to receive Him, as long as you are still living here on His creation. There is hope within His Hands.

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with my remaining two blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thank You for your time.

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The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 94

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 02ND 2018:

  1. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [# 1 last week / 16TH week on chart]
  2. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [3 / 5TH]
  3. “Well Done” – The Afters [5 / 7TH]
  4. “Known” – Tauren Wells [4 / 17TH]
  5. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [2 / 14TH]
  6. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [8 / 14TH]
  7. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [6 / 19TH]
  8. “Not Today” – Hillsong United [7 / 11TH]
  9. “joy” – for King & Country [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week – “Control (Somehow You Want Me)” – Tenth Avenue North

This weekend I celebrated my 31ST anniversary of living and working here in Homestead Florida, and I celebrated my 33RD anniversary of this hobby right here – compiling and creating my personal hit music chart. I also celebrated my 11TH anniversary here on WordPress.

This is the 94TH week of the 3RD era of my personal hit music chart. Micah Tyler’s “Even Then” is my 27TH # 1 hit of this 3RD era – and 451ST # 1 hit overall since that very first chart of 33 years ago.

There are 4 more charts in 2018, and then on New Year’s Day I’ll post a special chart – my Top 18 of 2018.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 blog posts on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Sunday Scripture

This blog post will go online at exactly 11 AM EST today. That’s when we’ll kickoff our Sunday morning celebration with Praise & Worship at Living Waters Full Gospel Church in Homestead Florida. After 4 songs of worship I’ll step up to the pulpit. I’ll pray to our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. After that I’ll preach a full sermon titled “Old & New”. I’ll be preaching mostly from Exodus, Leviticus, Matthew, and James. It’s all about God’s Law in the Old & New Testaments.

This is the 11TH Anniversary of my blogging here on WordPress. I previously blogged for about 6 months (in 2007) over on Myspace. I actually posted over 300 blog posts on Myspace before I moved over here to WordPress. I was encouraged to get in to blogging during my first year of salvation to share my day-to-day journey following God. Many of my brothers and sisters of my church family at the time were over here on WordPress blogging, and they encouraged me to join them. I did, and we had fun together for a year or so before they moved on and left for Facebook. I chose to avoid Facebook, as I went with Twitter instead. I was on Twitter before most of my friends were on Twitter. I eventually surrendered to the power of Facebook early in 2013, and again we had fun together for a few years before many of them moved on again and left for Instagram. I stayed on Facebook for almost 5 years. I quit posting new material over there last New Year’s Eve. (Not too many people even noticed.)

This past January I returned here to WordPress, and I resurrected my blog.

Now I have an all-new worldwide audience reading my blog posts 4 times per week. This is my 1,472ND blog post here on WordPress over the past 11 years. Not bad – considering I only posted 10 times in 2011 and 2012 before this blog went dark for 5½ years.

I’m on here indefinitely. I’m enjoying this current run on WordPress, and my blog posts will continue into 2019. I have some exciting plans for my ministry in the new year, and God will surely get all of the glory.

I’ll leave you with the intent of “Sunday Scripture” each week, and that is to share Scripture with you that I’ve been reading and studying. This is part of my sermon for today:

Don’t speak evil against each other – my dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize each other and condemn each other – then you are criticizing and condemning God’s law. But you are not a judge who can decide whether the law is right or wrong. Your job is to obey it. God alone – who made the law – can rightly judge among us. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to condemn your neighbor ?  (James 4:11-12 NLT)

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The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 93

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 25TH 2018:

  1. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [# 2 last week / 15TH week on chart]
  2. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [1 / 13TH]
  3. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [4 / 4TH]
  4. “Known” – Tauren Wells [5 / 16TH]
  5. “Well Done” – The Afters [3 / 6TH]
  6. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [6 / 18TH]
  7. “Not Today” – Hillsong United [7 / 10TH]
  8. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [8 / 13TH]
  9. “Stand In Your Love” – Josh Baldwin [9 / 8TH]
  10. “joy” – for King & Country [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week – “Different” – Micah Tyler

Micah Tyler scores his 2ND consecutive # 1 smash here on my chart, as “Even Then” rises to the top spot. It’s the follow-up to his long-running “Different” which was # 1 exactly one year ago.

In a somewhat surprising debut – for King & Country enters my chart at # 10 with their long-running # 1 smash on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart – “joy”. It’s slowly descending the national chart (currently at # 7) in its 27TH week. It also crossed-over onto mainstream (secular) Top 40 radio stations – particularly those that lean more adult. I’ll be seeing them LIVE in concert in 2½ weeks !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. Next weekend it’s back to 4 blog posts on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Sunday Scripture

I have returned home from vacation up north. In one of my longest vacations ever (14 days) I visited my mom, brother, sister-in-law, two nieces, and dog up north of Cincinnati Ohio. I flew up there on Saturday November 10TH (Veterans Day holiday weekend), and I flew back home to South Florida on (Black) Friday November 23RD. It was probably my final trip to Ohio for awhile, as in about 5 months my family will very likely move SW back to north of Dallas Texas – where they lived previously from 2006 to 2013.

The weather up in Ohio was mostly cloudy, wet, and miserable with 20s, 30s, and some 40s. On my 9TH day there we actually crawled up above 50°F for the only time. I returned home with dry, flaky, cracked, white skin with isolated spots of blood. The healing process began immediately as I stepped foot in our moist tropical air. It was almost 80°F with relative humidity near 70%. No more cold weather for me aside from perhaps a dozen mornings between now and the end of March. We’ve actually got a powerful cold front in the forecast for this Tuesday. We’ll have a rather chilly 48 hours from Wednesday morning to Friday morning with afternoon highs in the low-70s and morning lows in the mid-50s. No complaints here. I survived 14 days of winter up north !

My last two Sundays felt a bit empty, as I was without my church family. I was definitely looking forward to this day – the day the LORD has made. We rejoiced, and we were glad in it. It was great to be back home with my church family celebrating our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Our Lead Pastor Bob spoke on “Knowing God ” – our Creator. He began with this Scripture:

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak. Night after night they make Him known. They speak without a sound or word. Their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. The sun rises at one end of the heavens, and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat. (Psalm 19:1-6 NLT)

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