My Top 10 Hits – Week 204

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 January 10TH 2021:

1 1 7 Every Step Of The Way Cade Thompson
2 2 14 Truth Be Told Matthew West
3 4 9 Out Of My Hands Jeremy Camp
4 3 9 Image Of God We Are Messengers
5 5 20 Rise Up (Lazarus) Cain
6 6 5 Man Of Your Word Maverick City Music
7 8 7 Sparrows Cory Asbury
8 10 3 Another In The Fire Hillsong United
9 7 8 Famous For (I Believe) Tauren Wells
10 9 7 Wake Up Sleeper Austin French

# 1 This Week In:
2020 – “Holy Water” – We The Kingdom 
2019 – “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin
2018 – “Lions” – Skillet

Cade Thompson remains at # 1 for the 6TH week in a row with his uplifting and up-tempo “Every Step Of The Way”.

I love the opening lyrics of the song:

♫ If I could talk to myself eight years ago
Seeing what I’ve seen – knowing what I know
I would tell that quiet kid
There’ll be days ahead
When it doesn’t make sense

I would tell him he can trust Your hand
‘Cause now I gotta picture of the greater plan
I can see with perfect clarity
It wasn’t tragedy
It was what I needed

I couldn’t see it then
But now I understand ♫

I can relate to that, but for me it was 14½ years ago. I was once a quiet kid. I was a quiet kid in my teens, 20s, and 30s, but then I was rescued and saved at 39. It came out of nowhere. I didn’t plan it. I didn’t schedule it. I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t know what hit me when it hit me. I didn’t understand it at all. It took me several months at the start of my journey to figure it out, and I’m still figuring it out as I move closer to God’s light.

Oh – I’m no longer a quiet kid. I have a testimony to evangelize !

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) 2021 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends ! This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us continue to believe, to follow, and to trust our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

It is Sunday January 10TH 2021. Exactly 13 years ago – right here on this blog – I presented this Scripture from the Gospel of Matthew (5:13-16 NLT):

You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor ?  Can you make it salty again ?  It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead – a lamp is placed on a stand – where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way – let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Back then my Lead Pastor was kicking-off a new 5-week message series for 2008 entitled “State Of The Church”. It was all about what Jesus says about the church, and how we fit within it. The theme for the first message – “A City On A Hill”. Hope is alive and well within the church ! We are to be beacons of hope.

As His modern-day disciples we are to go out into the world, but not be of the world. We are commanded to love our neighbor – that’s everyone in the world – and show them the light of God. Always be ready to share God’s Good News, and walk the talk so that they can not just hear it from us, but also see it from us. Glorify God in everything we do, and in everywhere we go.

All rights reserved (c) 2021 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries