My Top 10 Hits – Week 188

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday September 20TH 2020:

1 1 6 God So Loved We The Kingdom
2 2 5 The Blessing Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship
3 4 4 Rise Up (Lazarus) Cain
4 5 3 No Hold On Me Matty Mullins
5 3 3 This Is What We Live For Big Daddy Weave
6 6 19 No Impossible With You I AM THEY
7 7 8 Miracles Colton Dixon
8 10 3 Into The Sea (It’s Gonna Be OK) Tasha Layton
9 9 5 Peace Be Still Hope Darst
10 8 5 Who Am I NeedToBreathe

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “Broken Things” – Matthew West

No new entries this week, as We The Kingdom remain perched atop my chart with their awesome song proclaiming that “God So Loved”.

Here’s the bridge of the song. It actually echoes my Pastor’s powerful sermon yesterday morning on “The Power Of Praise & Worship”:

♫ Praise God !  Praise God !
From whom all blessings flow
Praise Him !  Praise Him !
For the wonders of His love
Praise God !  Praise God !
From whom all blessings flow
Praise Him !  Praise Him !
For the wonders of His love
His amazing love ♫

Next weekend’s chart will be unpublished. I’ll present my next Top 10 chart in 2 weeks on Monday October 05TH 2020.

This concludes another season here at #CountUp after 11½ weekends and 47 blog posts in a row every Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I hope that you enjoyed reading along and tracking with me over these past 2½ months. I’ve tried to be enlightening, entertaining, and informing – all at the same time. Now it’s time to get refreshed and rejuvenated.

I’ll be back for an all-new season of blogging in a couple of weeks – starting with “Sunday Scripture” on Sunday October 04TH 2020. I hope that you’ll join me then. In the meantime feel free to look back at older blog posts that you may have missed, or go outside and get some fresh air !

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. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Sunday Scripture

Greetings my extended church body – my brothers and sisters in Christ worldwide. It’s Sunday September 13TH 2020, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this day and each new day that God grants us on His fantastic journey for us.

Last Sunday morning when I arrived at my church sanctuary about 45 minutes prior to the start of the service I saw this to my surprise:

That’s our Communion table – front-and-center. I wasn’t expecting it there. You see for the past 4 years I’ve been in charge of Communion. I schedule it (usually on the first Sunday of every month). I study for it. I pray about it. I prepare the elements. I place the table. I lead my church body in Holy Communion. I did that every month from August 2016 to March 2020, and then COVID-19 hit.

We resumed regular weekly in-person services on Sunday May 31ST, but Communion was not part of the service due to COVID concerns. In June, July, and August I told my church body that eventually we would return to observing and celebrating Communion at the start of every month – once we figure out how to do it safely.

Well our Lead Pastor figured out a way to do it safely. He actually setup that Communion table, and it looked beautiful too. Once I saw that I had less than 45 minutes to study for it and pray about it. A nicety with modern technology is the fact that I had almost my entire history of Communions on a Cloud – accessible via my iPhone. I went to work to find one that was perfect for the day. Once I found it I updated it for the day. I prayed about it. I enhanced it further. I prayed about it some more. I essentially did what usually takes me much of Saturday to do at my traditional computer at home – in less than 45 minutes on my iPhone.

Our Lead Pastor delivered his message titled, “What Is The Day Of The LORD ?”, and then he called me up to lead Communion. It went rather smoothly, and it actually flowed perfectly as a nice continuation of his sermon. (That was a “God-wink” moment there.)

My Communion 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. And the Spirit who is truth – confirms it with His testimony.

EPILOGUE: You know I’m not big into surprises. I prefer the status quo. I prefer the way that it’s always been done. But you know – I’ve come to expect God’s surprises over the past 14 years, and I love them. Our God didn’t create this fantastic journey for us to live a routine – mundane – monotonous life. He created this journey for adventure and excitement. He died for us so that we can live – live the life that He intended us to live when He created us – a life with purpose – a life with potential to change the world. There are surprises with each new curve along the journey. Grab them, and make the most of them !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries