Sunday Scripture

Greetings family and friends. It’s Sunday October 04TH 2020, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this new day – this new season !

This is the U.S. Autumn Season Premiere of my blog. It will last for 6½ weeks, so that’s 26 blog posts in a row every Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday – starting today !

I’m back home from my annual late-September trip to North Texas to visit family. It was a fun week with good food, lots of laughs, sharing old memories, creating new memories, and visiting new places. I’ll share a little bit more of that over the next few Thursday blog posts.

My Scripture for this Sunday is a good one for travel. Whether you’re driving to church, or driving to work, or taking a flight out to another part of the country or the world – remember this:

Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet, and a light for my path.
I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: I will obey Your righteous regulations.
I have suffered much – O LORD. Restore my life again as You promised.
LORD – accept my offering of praise, and teach me Your regulations.

(Psalm 119:105-108 NLT)

God’s Word is our light forward, and His light shows us the way – the only way – towards eternal life with Him. Let His light shine forth in your life for guidance and direction. Let His light eradicate the darkness along your path.

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

My Top 10 Hits – Summer Of 2020

16 weekly hit music charts and 26 positive and encouraging hits (2 more than last Summer) have created this cumulative hit music chart of my Top 10 hits of the Summer Of 2020 based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – from U.S. Memorial Day Weekend (last Sunday of May) to U.S. Labor Day Weekend (first Sunday of September):

1 1 16 No Impossible With You I AM THEY
2 1 15 Keep Me In The Moment Jeremy Camp
3 2 15 Alive & Breathing Matt Maher
4 1 9 I Will Fear No More The Afters
5 2 13 The Father’s House Cory Asbury
6 2 10 Amadeo (Still My God) Ryan Stevenson
7 1 11 There Was Jesus Zach Williams Ft. Dolly Parton
8 3 10 You’ve Always Been Unspoken
9 1 6 Miracles Colton Dixon
10 2 4 God So Loved We The Kingdom

# 1 Summer Of:
2019 – “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music
2018 – “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

I mentioned it 8 days ago here on my blog. A sleeper smash has dominated my chart this summer. I never saw it coming. It’s a song that probably shouldn’t have charted all along. It’s from a 10-song album – “Trial & Triumph” – that was released over 2½ years ago in March of 2018. It’s been on YouTube since before then. It was released as a single in 2019, and it peaked at Christian radio nationwide this past May. It debuted on my chart the week before this summer began, as airplay was ramping-up on K-LOVE. It’s the only song that spent all 16 weeks of summer (from start to finish) on my chart. Congratulations to I AM THEY with their sleeper smash of the summer – “No Impossible With You”.

There were really no other surprises for my summertime chart. Every # 1 smash made it. Every song that spent at least 1 week at # 2 made it. No artist repeated from last summer. It was a solid summer of good music for the Lord based on Good News from the Lord.

Much like all of 2020 (since March) – I’ll remember this unique summer for years to come. It’s the summer that I spent more time at home than anywhere else, and I was doing something strange at home that I had never done before (this year) – work from home. And while I was working from home I was listening to continuous positive and encouraging hits on K-LOVE. I think I’ve listened to more radio this summer than in any previous summer in modern times.

If you’re not familiar with one or any of these songs then use Google, Bing, or YouTube to check them out. Enjoy the music, but especially listen to the words. The words of these songs represent God’s Word. Any one of these songs can change your life forever. God used music to rescue and save me from the darkness during the Summer Of 2006.

He has given me a new song to sing – a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done, and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:3 NLT)

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 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. 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