Better than a Teenage Kegger: CELEBRATION is Coming Soon

LIFE IS ABOUT TO GET GOOD.  Are you ready for post-COVID-19?  Is the Church ready?  

I don't think so...

Let's face the facts: the virus will go away at some point.  Are we preparing for what's next?  Are we preparing for CELEBRATION?  Yeah, I'm totally going there.

According to most newscasts and people on social media, everything is bad, life is scary and we should live in fear.  But wait, didn't the Apostle Paul tell us  "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."  (2 Timothy 1:7)    No fear.  God's got this, regardless of what the newscaster says.  Jesus has seen the end of this virus before it even started, right?     

Do you know what makes a good celebration song?  I'm talking about "victory after winning a war" type of music?  Have you ever studied shit-kicking, roof-roof raising, party music?  Do you have what it takes to get butts off the pews and THANK JESUS FOR THE VICTORY HE HAS GIVEN US?

Yeah, I'm prophesying victory.  Totally.  And as musicians, we gotta be ready for this.

Imagine if you saw the actual Hand of God sweep over the earth and heal it.  What lyrics would you use to describe the awesome feeling?  

What's the most soul-stirring warfare/victory hymn you've ever heard? 

Does it not say in Ephesians 1:5, "God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure." (NLT)  If this is true, then we'd better stand up straight, throw off any false humility and party like we mean it!  I'm not talking about some sinful "teenage kegger in the woods."  No...let's get ready for something like ol' Prodigal's daddy and par-tay!  We need to prepare a full-blown celebration where we use every bit of our artistic talents given us to the fullest.  

Your art is a calf.  Start fattening it up by feeding yourself songs of victory as if that victory is already here.   

You've been given the ability to create beautiful art.  The time is coming for you to finally use it like you always wanted.    

It's ok to disagree with me.  There will be many who will.  However, my fellow "freaks on the fringes" will get this message and run with it.  It's to you I dedicate this blog.  We've got some preparing to do.

And yeah, original songs and art will be needed even more than learning old hymns and covers.

Party on,

Shane     

ps.  Yes, I know I said "shit-kicking" in a spiritual blog.  Words are electric and must be chosen for the voltage needed.

 

7 comments

  • Brother 3String
    Brother 3String
    Love this post. Preach, Brother Shane... we will come out of this stronger.

    Love this post. Preach, Brother Shane... we will come out of this stronger.

  • Maryanne DeGoede
    Maryanne DeGoede
    You are my hero. Using what you have and making affordable music. I took electronic assembly and enjoyed it. Can’t wait to make one of those telephone mics. Thanks for the inspiration and instruction and instruments. You are way cool and kind to share. Would love to see your workshop/garage. Party on! Open an amusement park.

    You are my hero. Using what you have and making affordable music. I took electronic assembly and enjoyed it. Can’t wait to make one of those telephone mics. Thanks for the inspiration and instruction and instruments. You are way cool and kind to share. Would love to see your workshop/garage. Party on! Open an amusement park.

  • Walter Haapapuro
    Walter Haapapuro
    Shane, I've been telling people that we are in Father's hands and not to be afraid. With the cacophony of fear being pushed from all sides I know people who are living in that fear bubble and it's sad to see. I know what I believe about the situation but your words are a joyful reminder of who we serve, what we mean to him, and the message of the good news. Your brother in Christ, Walt

    Shane, I've been telling people that we are in Father's hands and not to be afraid. With the cacophony of fear being pushed from all sides I know people who are living in that fear bubble and it's sad to see. I know what I believe about the situation but your words are a joyful reminder of who we serve, what we mean to him, and the message of the good news.
    Your brother in Christ,
    Walt

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    monika kudrow
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  •  Rev Shamus
    Rev Shamus
    Well said Brother, may we even write and "Sing unto HIM a new song" Keep your light trimmed and burnin... thank you such an awesome and inspiring site. Rev Shamus

    Well said Brother, may we even write and "Sing unto HIM a new song"
    Keep your light trimmed and burnin... thank you such an awesome and inspiring site.
    Rev Shamus

  •  Rev Shamus
    Rev Shamus
    Well said Brother, may we even write and "Sing unto HIM a new song" Keep your light trimmed and burnin... thank you such an awesome and inspiring site. Rev Shamus

    Well said Brother, may we even write and "Sing unto HIM a new song"
    Keep your light trimmed and burnin... thank you such an awesome and inspiring site.
    Rev Shamus

  •  Rev Shamus
    Rev Shamus
    Amen Brother Shane. May we be ready to Praise HIM and to "Sing unto HIM a new song" Let us write and play our homemade instruments in rejoicing to the Lord for HE is good.

    Amen Brother Shane. May we be ready to Praise HIM and to "Sing unto HIM a new song"
    Let us write and play our homemade instruments in rejoicing to the Lord for HE is good.

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