My Top 10 Hits – Week 135

Every Monday 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 September 15TH 2019:

  1. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
    [# 1 last week / 7TH week on chart]
  2. “Fear No More” – Building 429 [2 / 7TH]
  3. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [3 / 9TH]
  4. “Yes I Will” – Vertical Worship [5 / 5TH]
  5. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [4 / 9TH]
  6. “I’m Gonna Let It Go” – Jason Gray [6 / 6TH]
  7. “Symphony” – Switch [7 / 15TH]
  8. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [8 / 15TH]
  9. “You Know Me Better” – Stars Go Dim [- / 1ST]
  10. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Broken Things” – Matthew West

There’s not much change in this week’s chart from last week. Chris Cleveland and his band from Tulsa Oklahoma – Stars Go Dim – score their 2ND hit on my chart with “You Know Me Better”. It was actually released as a single some 14 months ago back when “Heaven On Earth” was spending 6 weeks on my chart. “Heaven On Earth” turned out to be such a big, catchy, and long-lasting radio hit that “You Know Me Better” had to wait awhile to get any substantial radio airplay. Now it’s arrived on the scene. Better late than never.

Zach Williams scores his 4TH hit on my chart with his “Rescue Story”. The more I hear it – the more I love it. Zach is testifying to his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ in it.

You were the voice in the desert
Calling me out in the dead of night
Fighting my battles for me
You are my rescue story
Lifted me up from the ashes
Carried my soul from death to life
Bringing me from glory to glory
You are my rescue story

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. This blog post serves as the season finale. This is my 78TH blog post in a row since early-May 2019. I have not missed a Thursday, Friday, Sunday, or Monday since then. I’ve even posted on a couple of bonus Tuesdays as well.

This blog needs a break, and I need a break. I’m unplugging from all forms of social media (WordPress, Twitter, and Flickr) for the next 2½ weeks. I’ll return on Thursday October 03RD 2019 with the first of 4 new entries for the weekend.

While I’m on hiatus feel free to go back in time and read (or re-read) any of my recent blog posts, or you can go back even further to the late-2000s. I posted over 1,300 blog posts from 2007 to 2010 back during the first 5 years of my salvation. One of my favorite things to do is to read what I was blogging about exactly a decade ago (to the date) as a baby Christian.

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 the rest of the month of September 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 completely with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

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Happy New Weekend !

It’s the start of a brand new weekend of blog posts here at #CountUp, as weekends begin on Thursdays and end on Mondays. I’ll have my usual assortment of blog posts on Friday, Sunday, and Monday, so let’s kickoff this weekend with my Thursday blog post. This is a spontaneous “anything goes” blog post. I have no idea what I’ll be writing until I hit the keys on the keyboard.

So I’ve entered the 14TH year of my salvation. Lord may this new season of this journey bring me steadily closer to You through Your Word – reading and studying and understanding Your Way – the only Way forward towards Your light. May others hear about Your Good News through my writings – through my testimonies – through my sermons. May they too be brought to You, and be rescued and saved by You. In Your loving name I pray this to You – AMEN.

My next sermon is just about complete. I need to tighten the ending of it, as it’s running just a little bit long right now. My Lead Pastor wants our goal (for himself too) to preach sermons that are closer to 35 minutes in length rather than 45 minutes or more. Right now I’m too close to 45 minutes. My sermon has a new title too – “Neco & Nebuchadnezzar”. It’s all about the 23-year fall of the Kingdom of Judah from the day that King Josiah was killed at Megiddo to the day of the invasion and destruction of Jerusalem.

I’m also working on my next sermon after that – “Ways & Memes” – which will be a first-of-a-kind sermon for me that physically takes me away from the pulpit for the first time. I’ll share more details on that in a few weeks.

This will be another relaxing stay-at-home weekend for me (after work on Thursday and Friday). I’ll do Bible Study (includes sermon writing), and I’ll catch-up on DVR and Hulu watching. I’ll also update various Excel spreadsheets and Word documents. I’ll pay some bills too. Maybe even do some laundry.

So that’s where we are right now on this 22ND day of August of 2019. Go forth and enjoy this day, and come back here tomorrow for my normal Friday blog post that goes RETRO.

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Twitter

This weekend marks my 10TH Anniversary on Twitter. I created my account just before 9 PM EDT on August 17TH 2009 (a Monday), and I posted my first tweet as follows:

Yeah. That’s right. I’m on Twitter now. I surrender to the hottest web site in the universe.

As all of my friends at the time were ranting and raving about how great Facebook was – I ignored them and I went to Twitter instead. Unlike nearly everyone I know who started on Facebook and then discovered Twitter – I was on Twitter for over 3½ years before I finally caved-in to peer pressure, created a Facebook account, and began posting over there. This blog – created on Myspace and continued here on WordPress – was actually resurrected on Facebook before returning here on WordPress in January 2018.

So back to Twitter where I’ve been for 10 continuous years – longer than any other form of social media. Last weekend I posted my 8,000TH tweet, so that’s an average of 800 tweets per year, or more than 2 per day. I tweet less nowadays, and I’m far more careful about what I tweet compared to 10 years ago. Actually I use Twitter mostly to promote this blog. With every new blog post published a tweet is automatically generated to the #Twitterverse.

Want to see what I’m tweeting about ?  You don’t have to look far. If you’re reading this blog post online at revchrismday.com – then simply glance over to the right-hand side of your computer or device screen. You’ll see the last 5 tweets I’ve posted. If you’re already on Twitter then you can follow me @ChrisMDay.

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Social Media RoundUp

It’s Thursday. It’s 3 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) here in South Florida U.S.A. I’m hopefully sound asleep right now. I wrote this last night just before I went to bed, and I set it to publish at this time.

It’s time to kickoff another weekend of blogging here at CountUp Ministries. My blogging weekends typically begin early on Thursday mornings, and they end on Monday nights with my new Top 10 personal hit music chart.

This blog continues to expand worldwide, so I thought it would be a good idea to update you on my ongoing social media activities.

I’m barely on Facebook. I don’t even promote it anymore. I’m only on there because I still have a few friends who are still on there. I don’t post material on there anymore. I only “like” or “love” or “haha” or “wow” or comment on my friends’ posts. I left Facebook after almost 5 years because there’s just too much fake news, nonsense, profanity, hatred, and racism over there. People say things over there that they would never say in public.

In a couple of months I’ll be observing my 10TH anniversary on Twitter. I’m @ChrisMDay (that’s my real name), and to date I’ve posted over 7,800 tweets. That’s an average of about 2 per day over the past 10 years. If you’re reading this blog post at http://www.revchrismday.com then you can always check out my last 5 tweets over on the right-hand column (just scroll down a little bit). Coming up on Sunday June 09TH starting at 9 PM EDT I’ll be live-tweeting during the K-LOVE Fan Awards broadcast on TBN.

I’m on Flickr, and I’ve been on there for the past 8 years. I’ve been actively posting a lot of vacation photos on there recently – in fact over 225 new photos over the past 6 months. I caption all of my photos too. They mean a lot to me. They bring back a lot of good memories away from home. They are the “best of the best”, and they represent less than half of all of the photos that I take at any given location. You can always check out my last 5 photos over on the right-hand column (just below my tweets). There’s also a link there to access my entire Flickr site.

Finally I’m here on WordPress. I came here towards the end of 2007 after a short stint on Myspace (where my blog was born). I disappeared for about 7 years (defecting to Twitter and Facebook), but then I returned at the start of last year (2018). This now serves as my official web site, and it’s the home page of my online ministry.

Not every blog post you read on here will be about my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, but most of them will be. He is the center of my life. I am His servant. My ministry’s mission statement is “sharing God’s Good News through His music”. I hope to do that and glorify God at all times.

I’ll never get political on social media. I’ll never get political in real life – away from technology. Some of my viewpoints are rather extreme on both ends of the political spectrum (left and right), and they are mine to keep to myself. I’ll continue to vote for those politicians who I believe share the majority of my political viewpoints.

I’ll continue to tweet, post photos, and blog along this fantastic journey. As a reader / viewer I’m happy to have you here to walk alongside me !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Welcome To The Weekend !

It’s 3 AM on this Thursday the 23RD day of May of 2019. That’s 3 AM here in South Florida U.S.A., so 8 AM in the U.K., 9 AM in South Africa, and 7 PM in New Zealand. Welcome aboard wherever you’re reading this from.

I kickoff most new weekends of blogging on Thursday at 3 AM my time, and this weekend is no different. It’s a holiday weekend here in the States – Memorial Day Weekend. Monday is Memorial Day where we honor those military personnel who died while serving their country in a time of war. I’ll have a special tribute to our fallen heroes this Monday here on my blog. That pushes my new Top 10 personal hit music chart back a day to Tuesday. So I’ve got 5 new blog posts for you this weekend in lieu of the usual 4 – starting with this one.

I’m staying in during this long holiday weekend – not going anywhere – staying out of traffic. It’ll be a sunny, dry, and hot weekend here in South Florida, so I just want to relax and enjoy my air conditioning. I’ll do my usual Bible study on Saturday, and I’ll hopefully finish writing my next sermon that I’ll preach titled “Pray & Believe”. I also want to get started on my next sermon after that. We’ll see where God takes me this weekend. Sometimes I think I know exactly what I wish to write, and then God leads me in an entirely different direction. That’s the Holy Spirit at work. I just want to go where He guides me.

I just ate a pear a few minutes ago, and it was absolutely delicious. I then Googled the health benefits of eating pears, and I found this article. I really need to buy and eat more pears. I need all of those health benefits. The results of my recent ultrasound are in. My liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and right kidney were all checked-out. There were 3 “impressions” or anomalies, but nothing to be overly concerned about. My liver is normal size, and it measures 13 centimeters in length. The “impression” there was a “minimal diffuse fatty liver”. If I improve my diet, exercise more, and lose a little weight then the fat can go away. More pears !

I’ve been eating smaller lunches at my desk at work, and then after that I’ve been using the 2ND-half of my lunch hour by walking it off – basically walking around the exterior grounds of my building. My Fitbit likes that. I’ve been walking about 0.6 to 0.7 miles in a nice casual walk after eating. Nothing too strenuous. In fact once I break a sweat I walk back inside. Today my walk after eating was 15 minutes – 3 minutes “peak”, 8 minutes “cardio”, and 4 minutes “fat burn”. My average heart rate was 130 BPM, and it peaked at 145 BPM. More exercise !

I think that most of you will agree with me that blogging peaked about 15 years ago during the mid-2000s (post-AOL and pre-Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). I started this blog in 2007 towards the end of my first year of salvation to begin a dialog online about the God I know. There’s a lot of hatred on social media today. It’s one of the main reasons why I returned to the WordPress community 16 months ago to get back into full-time blogging again. Many of you reading this blog host your own blogs. I know that because I visit them on a regular basis. Some of your blogs surely glorify our God. This is the LORD’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. Never be discouraged that you’re not getting enough visits, or likes, or comments. Keep blogging and writing about your life. Keep expanding God’s Kingdom – one blog post at a time.

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Sunday Scripture

Today our Lead Pastor preached on the red letters of Matthew 24:3-14 in his sermon titled, “The End Of The Age”.

We are in the end times. Verses 4 through 13 are happening right now. Many are deceived. We have wars and threats of wars. We have famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. We have arrests, persecutions, and murders of the followers of Jesus Christ. We have hate all over the world. We have false prophets. We have sin running rampant everywhere. We don’t have enough love in this world. That’s the state of our world today,

But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it. And then the end will come. (Matthew 24:13-14 NLT)

We need to get to Verse 14 in this world, so that God’s Good News spreads and expands throughout the whole world to all nations.

And now on a personal note – this blog is taking a break after tomorrow night. I’m taking all next weekend off – from the Thursday morning (May 02ND) blog post through the Monday night (May 06TH) Top 10 chart. I’ll be back on the following Thursday (May 09TH) for the start of my next big weekend of blogging, but before that I’ll present my Top 10 music chart for this weekend tomorrow night at its regularly-scheduled time – just after 6 PM EDT (U.S. East Coast time).

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Sunday Scripture

Some Assembly Required (2)

It was a great message and a great sermon on a great day at Living Waters in Homestead Florida. Our Lead Pastor Bob preached on the power of the Holy Spirit in his sermon titled “Breath Of God, Breathe On Us” based on John 20:22 and 3:5, Acts 2:1-4, Luke 24:32, Exodus 3:2 and 13:21-22, Leviticus 6:13 and 9:24, Numbers 3:4, and 2 Chronicles 7:1.

Then He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:22 NLT)

DON’T LET THE FIRE GO OUT !

Today is my 6TH Anniversary on Facebook. I was one of the last of my friends to join Facebook due to peer pressure. I created an account on Easter Sunday March 31ST 2013. It was supposed to be an elaborate April Fool’s Day joke, but it backfired.

The first 3 years on Facebook were fun. I tried this blog on Facebook, and it started out strong but then it quickly faded after that. None of my friends really cared to read a 5-minute blog about my journey once or twice per weekend. Nowadays I’m just a lurker and occasional commenter of other peoples’ posts on Facebook.

WordPress is where I belong. I get to blog alongside fellow bloggers !

I’ll be back tomorrow night with my new Top 10 music chart for this weekend. No April Foolin’ !

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