It’s Your Life
(recorded in the studio of Pastor Brian and mastered in the studio of Ivan Falk in the Fall of 1996)
A very special thanks and with deep respect for the Jordan Special Band members. Musicians who served God in the band travelling, practicing, ministering with no pay except the many souls that are now citizens of heaven because of their laid down lives.
A Christian is able through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross to unite three of the man’s greatest enemies. These enemies are not external but internal. In Christ the three agree. These Three Agree tells how.
Psalm 42 put to music with some variations in the phrasing to make the melody work. Donna Lange is featured on this song with vocals and pan drum.
Every man’s life is being recorded in God’s book of life. This song is an encouragement to go for it and walk by faith. Donna Lange’s sweet Irish flute gives this song a wonderful feel.
God is the eternal “I am” forever right now. Man is always seeking to know the future but do we know only one moment exists for any of us – now. Thanks Minna for the violin. Brian’s harp makes it’s first album appearance on this song.
Oh the mercy of God has been revealed to so many. It picks us up and puts us in the game again and again. God is faithful. Can you guess who the three men of God who are described in “His Mercy is Everlasting”?
There are so many things we would say are impossible but are possible with God. Soul winning in Budapest, Hungary always amazes me because sometimes the people you would think would be the least open to the gospel are touched by God and get saved. This song is about some of those encounters.
The most fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith is “Eternal Security”. This powerful and deeply spiritual teaching is the key to declaring that is it no longer I who sins but sin that is in me. Only the security that is rooted and grounded in Christ finished work is real security. Any security that includes man’s efforts, faithfulness or works in not security at all.
Absalom, the son of king David, found himself on the outside of the kingdom looking in. This song gives him the benefit of the doubt so at the end of his life he understands he is wrong and asks for mercy. I hope to see him in heaven.
There is only one thing one can say when he finally realizes all God has by grace given to him – Thank you, Lord.
My wife Paula is the greatest person I know and meeting her the single best thing that has ever happened to me. She was such an amazing friend at a time when I was really messed up, searching, lost and not a nice guy. She was God’s gift to me and still is.
This is the very first poem I ever wrote. It was written at a conference in Vienna in 1993 at a time when God was doing a deep work in my soul. His work resulted in these thoughts and a desire that God’s Spirit would do something in my life.
A classic tune that I have sung all over the world and always with the same result – a sweet and broken sense of God’s presence and power. Jesus is the Rock of Ages who is a cleft in which each believer can find a hiding place.