Walk into Your Breakthrough

12:05 AM Shonell Bacon 0 Comments

One of my favorite singers is contemporary gospel vocalist and evangelist Beverly Crawford. When she sings, she ministers. When she sings, you can feel through her words, her voice. One of my favorite performances of hers is "Breakthrough." When I heard it a few years ago, it moved me.

It still moves me, and several times a month, I make sure I get in a quiet space and listen to it.

Let the words minister to you. It's a song that reminds us of God's promises and our need to hold onto faith, believe God's word, and wait until we see those words come to fruition in our BREAKTHROUGHS.

They are coming.


Start Your Morning with a Hallelujah

12:05 AM Shonell Bacon 0 Comments

Tuesday, I talked about Karen Clark Sheard's "Authority." Another song that I listen to in the morning is KCS's "Hallelujah." If you need a spark, if you need to be shaken, if you need that holy ghost dance... this is the song for you.

In this video below, KCS gives a good preach and delivers a rousing performance of "Hallelujah."

For me (and I know for others), it is so important to wake up and say... and declare positives for the day. To thank the Father for allowing us to live to see another day, to thank him for giving us another opportunity to shine in our lives for his benefit and our testimony.

This song will usher you into those moments of thankfulness.



You're Next in Line for a Miracle

12:05 AM Shonell Bacon 0 Comments

Sometimes, it sure doesn't feel like it, right? Bills stacked to the ceiling. Everywhere you turn, it seems a mishap, mistake, or missed opportunity presents itself. It's easy to fall into a space where you can't see the light, can't see that a miracle can even happen to us. Believe me, I know. I fight this, too.

One song that makes me smile, keeps my heart and mind focused when negativity threatens to overtake them is Mama Shirley Caesar's "You're Next in Line for a Miracle."

Take a listen...


God Has Given Us Authority

12:05 AM Shonell Bacon 0 Comments

Music often saves me. Even when I'm dead-center into some depression, anxiety, and fearful thoughts... even when I say that I'm mad at God or feel my faith waning, it is often music that helps to release those toxins.

When I'm in those periods stated above, I can often be heard walking around humming.

What am I humming?

Gospel music. Christian music.

When this happens, and I catch myself, I often laugh, shake my head, look up to the heavens, and say, "You surely got jokes, Father."

Because he does. Even in the middle of the crazy here on earth, there is still -- even if we don't feel it, see it, or believe it -- a still small voice within us, there is still the Father that's providing our push, giving us our strength, filling us with faith so that we can be mended, righted, and placed back on our path to move forward.

One song that I find myself humming every day (and one that I play just about every morning as I get ready for work) is Karen Clark Sheard's "Authority." It's a simple message, but the message is SO powerful. When I'm listening to it and moments after, I can feel the power surging in me. If only I could find a way to embed it into my DNA so that it never stops playing during those times of doubt.

Have a listen. Let it rejuvenate you today!