Wednesday, April 29, 2009

i'm alive - but i'm actually a walking dead man.

Ressurect me.

It takes a long time to kill a man
Fifty-five years at least
Until he breaks down
Starts to look underground
To go off and get him some peace
I want to die a lot quicker than that
If it's my only way out
I've been counting up the costs
Getting up on that cross
I want to know what this all about
Father Time steals our days
Like a thief
There's no price that I wouldn't pay
To get some relief
I've become an empty shell
Of a man I don't like so well
I am a living, breathing hell,
Come on and resurrect me
I tried to drown the pain with a friend of mine
It didn't seem to help
Ah she's got a pretty face
With her wedding lace
But I'm still waking up with myself
I know what it means to choke it down
Up, down till your legs get weak
I know what it's like on a Saturday night
To be alone on a crowded street
Father Time steals our days
Like a thief
There's no price that I haven't paid
To get some relief
I've become a shell of a man
I can't begin to even understand
Have I forgotten who I am?
Come on and resurrect me
Resurrect me
Come on and resurrect me
- Jon Foreman

Sunday, April 26, 2009

my life these past few weeks, let alone days.

Like, a few days left of april? is that even possible?
this month has passed by too fast.

i never know what to say about 'months'.
"oh, good month" just sounds too cliche.

i suppose labeling this month as "super-natural" is accurate.
it was really 'beyond the normal'!

Freshwind '09: check.
starting fresh with my Daddy in heaven: check.
The Rescue, Toronto: check.

ahhh...the rescue.
last night was just so moving.
100 cities, 10 countries, 1 movement.
Invisible Children's THE RESCUE.
thousands around the world gathered yesterday - April 25th, 2009 - to stand against one of the longest running wars in africa, to bring to the light the LRA (Joseph Kony's army), and to prove to the world that the 90% who are abducted child soldiers are people too whom we care for, love, and want to see rescued.

thousands around the world chose to 'abduct' themselves for the night until they were 'rescued'.
media and an influential leader is needed in order to be rescued.

Toronto was one of those cities; at Queen's Park.
under the rain and thunderstorms, hundreds showed their support for a greater cause than ourselves.
it was truly amazing and humbling to know that young and old stand as one to bring change to a continent so distant and unknown.

children, stay strong, for soon, you will be back home!

(currently, there are still 12 cities to be rescued - STAY STRONG.)

i am so excited to see where this movement will lead, for this is just the beginning.
thank you invisible children, for caring.

God - you are really all for justice. and it can only be a shame to ourselves for not taking part
against what breaks your heart.

on a side note - switchfoot is in town june 20th! see you guys there. :)
also, i will be turning the big 1 9 in a week! quite the big step.
and i am currently working on a small freshwind video, as well as the next youtube video blog.

well that is all for tonight, it is late and i am to rest :)
love to all.

- melody.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

can i remind you Satan that You. Are. Finished!

It is april 12, 2009, and happy Easter to you all.
i realize it is 10:44ish (pm) and i am quite tired...as i have been spending these past 3 days jumping, dancing, screaming, sitting, praying, ministering, and just being blasted by the Holy Spirit at freshwind 2009.
it was pretty much the best conference i have yet been to.

phenomenal, actually.

i believe we are called to be a generation that stands out. a generation that will be BOLD in Jesus' name. a youth that will hold nothing back. a people who will destroy satan's lies like never before. a generation that will blast the kingdom of God righ onto this earth - immensily.

i believe in this generation. i declare it is one of life. of hope. of revival.
i don't think God was mistaken when he said that the righteous are bold as lions; in fact, He couldn't be any more right.

and it's time to show down under who is boss around here
.

Jesus did it all on the cross. he conquered depression, sickness, poverty, injustice, disease, impurity, and even DEATH. he conquered. he won. we won.

"It is finished."

his last words. and perhaps the most powerful words ever spoken on the face of this planet.
at that moment, all of Satan's grip on us was taken away, and Jesus took back the keys to life. TO LIFE!
at that very moment, every disease, cancer, suicidal thought/attempt, addiction, ANY struggle we can ever think of melted away at Jesus' words. it is finished.

at that moment, we were all freed. and made alive.
(FRESHWIND MOMENTS)

freshwind band!

there is beauty and power in worship.

lovely kim walker :) she is amazing.

cleetus adrian - intense message! so good.

painting during worship - amazing!

prayer wall testimony - incredible powerful.

i am so excited to see where God will lead me - and this generation.
join in the movement. the movement of God.

see you soon. ;)

- melody.