Nothing is more inspiring to my week than the 45 minutes that I spend each Sunday morning, singing songs of worship to God. They can bring such joy to my soul that my heart is filled to bursting. Sometimes they fill my mind with pictures of my Savior, and my response is to fall before Him in total release ~ giving all I am and all that I have to Him. But often they just make me cry. Tears of joy, of sadness, and sometimes of sheer thankfulness for His presence in my life.
This is what we were made to do ~ worship!
To me – radical worship is something beyond the normal, beyond what we are already doing. It is taking what we already know and already feel to the next level.
This life of worship can be accomplished in so many ways:
- In the way we take care of our families
- How we respond to our friends, and even our enemies
- In the joy that we take in our work, which is in itself a creative force
- But most of all, to me, it is in how we respond to the call into His presence through music.
King David himself played instruments, wrote songs and sang them, and danced with all his might.
Do you forget all who are around you and all who might see, just to give your all to the One who deserves it? Have you reached out toward him regardless of what others might think, just so you could connect on a personal level? If you have never done it, you are missing out. When you take your worship to the next level, God shows up. His presence becomes so thick that you can hardly breathe but for His breath within you.
I don’t always experience this. Sometimes life’s worries or complications hold me back. Sometimes I’m more concerned about what others think than what God thinks. Try as I might, sometimes I just can’t put myself in that place of supplication. But next week: I will try again, and again, and again. Because HE is so worth the time and effort that is required.
Music is my vehicle
- The angels sing
- All creation sings
- And I will sing
No matter how badly I sound, or look, or appear to others: He is worth it!
This October 18th in Romeo MI, a beautiful life will be hosting the first “a beautiful life women’s conference”. In keeping with what we believe is first and foremost to our relationship with the LORD, we will be led in worship by an amazing group that has joined us recently. Modern Day Cure~
Here is a bit about them, some videos and songs to give you a bit of a prelude to what to expect. We hope to see you at the conference!~
To register : http://fs30.formsite.com/lsevola/form1/index.html
To print a copy to mail, go here: http://fs30.formsite.com/lsevola/form1/print
Payment can be made through paypal right from the form, or if you print one, just mail in a check. The address is on the form!
More info is on the registration as to how to complete the form and mail it in to us with a check. But if you would like to pay with a credit card, you will still need to mail in your registration form to us. Questions? Call Lisa @ 586-242-6131 or email @ [email protected]
For Modern Day Cure, becoming a band meant starting with a guitarist who never played before, a drummer who hadn’t picked up sticks in six years, and a lead singer whose voice was silenced by disappointment. A call from God overshadowed inexperience, rust, and discouragement. Aaron, Tamar, and Tifani, all from Saginaw, Mich. stepped out on faith, obeyed God’s voice and founded Modern Day Cure.
A dream was enough to drive them from an unlikely beginning to the release of their first EP Your Great Name. Since the release of the EP in 2012, MDC has experienced opportunities bigger than themselves. In 2013, they were winners at the Big Ticket Festival’s Indie Band Competition in Gaylord, Mich. and have since shared the stage with Newsboys, Sanctus Real, Disciple, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless, J.J. Weeks Band, All Things New and LeCrae. They were named winners of Smile FM’s Michigan Made Music Contest to be the opening act for Rock the Island Christian Festival in Saginaw, Mich. and serve as the Festival’s representative in the Christian Festival Association’s national band competition, with the winner gaining performance slots at major festivals across the U.S. in 2015. Their single Strong God from their new album Victorious was recently featured on Smile FM as part of the station’s Daily Song Special on the Morning Espresso show. In addition, the band continues to lead worship at local festivals across Michigan and local churches for youth events and worship services.
Modern Day Cure’s worship inspired lyrics and aggressive guitar-driven sound transcends cultural and denominational barriers. The heart of MDC is to exalt Jesus, share His truth, and to see people changed by His power. Their purpose is exemplified in their name which comes from Hebrews 13:8, which says that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever”. To the band, this truth makes Him the modern day cure; He is the solution and the answer the world needs. “Both individually and as a group we’ve had to overcome fear, rejection, and uncertainty, just to name few”, says Tamar Chipp, lead singer of MDC. “We absolutely believe God is with us, that we are following his leading”. This is why they have such a personal connection with their first-full length album Victorious, which was released in June 2014. It carries a message of hope and victory in Jesus. Songs like Strong God, Mighty One, and Victorious speak of the strength of God and the victory Christians have in the blood of Jesus. “These songs have been the soundtracks to our lives over the past couple of years. We’ve had challenges but we’ve kept going forward. We won’t quit, we’re overcomers”, says Aaron Chipp bandleader, drummer and primary songwriter for the band. “It’s our prayer that others will be encouraged by our music.” Tifani Hall, vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band, is a symbol of strength as her guitar roars through MDC sets. Hall says, “For us it’s more than putting on a good show. Good shows don’t break the chains of oppression, but God’s power does. We want to encounter God every time we play.”
Modern Day Cure is excited to be on this journey of faith and look forward to sharing a message of hope and victory wherever God leads them.
Here is a Video of the band performing one of their new tunes
and here is a sound track of a song from their new album