Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 14TH 2019:
- “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [# 2 last week / 14TH week]
- “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [3 / 6TH]
- “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [5 / 6TH]
- “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [6 / 9TH]
- “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [7 / 14TH]
- “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [4 / 15TH]
- “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [# 1 / 21ST]
- “Let It Rain” – Crowder Ft. Mandisa [- / 1ST]
- “Symphony” – Switch [9 / 6TH]
- ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [10 / 3RD]
# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Grace Got You” – MercyMe
# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED
Jamie Kimmett does it. He hits the pinnacle of my chart this week – becoming my 37TH # 1 smash during this K-LOVE era. It’s also the 87TH # 1 smash of my salvation, and the 461ST # 1 smash of the entire recorded history of my hobby.
Like some of its recent predecessors – this one was a slow and steady build to the top – touching every chart position along the way except for # 7. It even spent 5 consecutive weeks at # 9 in April and May. Essentially K-LOVE was playing it, but I wasn’t into it that much during those early weeks. They kept playing it, and it really grew on me to the point where I was singing along with it, and then I kept singing it over and over again for hours after I last heard it. (I’m actually singing it right now as I write about it !)
My brothers and sisters in Christ – it’s a rough and tough world out there. Many people hate you because of what you believe in – because of who you believe – and follow – and trust – and love – more than any one – more than any thing – and that’s our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Most people won’t tell you that they hate you. Some are bold enough to say it out loud to your face. As the Bible says, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12).
But we must love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us.
♫ When every day is just another struggle
And every choice is an act of war
Gotta pray / gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for
When it feels like I’ll never make it
When my heart’s crying out for more
Gotta pray / gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for ♫
God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. (Matthew 5:10)
This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 new entries 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 the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. AMEN.
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