We have launched out first PODCAST: It’s in English with Spanish translations for our Spanish followers. There are 3 ways you can subscribe & follow it. Enjoy & be stirred by some of the messages we preach on tour:
“REVIVAL IS NOW” by Nathan Ironside & The Stirring is a new song of bold vision. So what is revival? The word “revive” is from the Latin, and means to live again, to receive a new life which was almost expired; to rekindle into a flame the vital spark which was nearly extinguished. What Christ has already done for us IS revival, & it’s our faith in Him that welcomes this re-kindleing of His flame in us. The Spirit of God is moving the earth right now with a flood of His presence and a wild fire of His love. Awakening has begun. We don’t need to wait for the next ‘Revival Meeting’ or ‘Church Conference’ to experience the spark of the Holy Spirit alive in us. Embrace it: Alive + Awake + Responding> REVIVAL IS NOW.
“At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place. Hear attentively the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that comes from His mouth. He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth. After it a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain them when His voice is heard. God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.”
Ok, so recently we’ve been touring a lot (Australia & Colombia) and producing a lot (Osmar Perez y los chiches del vallenato) … we’ve also released some new songs in English & Spanish that people may not be aware of yet =). Here they are:
‘Light of Your Glory’ is the 3rd song & theme for ‘The Stirring 12in12’ – 12 Worship Encounters in 2012.
There is a stirring of worship in the earth .. hearts alive, awake and responding now!
The song ‘Light of Your Glory’ is available as a free download right now from: www.thestirring.com/12in12
Watch the video which explains the heart behind the song. There is also a folder to download that has the chords, lyrics, instrumental and a ‘backing track’ > for worship teams or bands that want to play the song live with some of the production sounds from the recording.
I love how the Holy Spirit uses unique moments to speak to us, humble us and reveal our attitudes as He clearly convicts us by His word and His voice… If we let Him!
Have you ever missed it?
Today I played drums in church for the first time in 10 years. Hammer time! While laying down a solid ‘4 on the floor’ ‘Animal’ style rock beat … The drum skin of the kick/bass drum broke and split in half … skills uh?. I was extremely frustrated while trying to continue playing through the worship set. I did everything I could including moving the bass drum beater to the outer rim to try to get some sound out of it. Pretty soon the frustration turned into an attitude, “That’s it, I’m here to help, I haven’t played drums for 10 years, I told them to change the skins… This is the last straw etc…”. My attitude stank. The pastor came to give the msg, and then it hit me, the first scripture hit me straight between the eyes:
“[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy” (Colossians 1:11 AMP).
The split drum skin just revealed the wrong attitude that was already lurking there. I wasn’t being “invigorated & strengthened with power for His Glory”. The music and even the frustration of the moment should have been used as a tool of expression to overcome and lead myself and others into worship. I missed it by being distracted by myself instead of enduring with patience in joy for the glory of God.
When was the last time you were faced with a frustration (small like mine .. or significant)? What did you do with it?
We are to be strengthened by His Glory to endure in all, in patience and joy, using every circumstance to serve the ultimate purpose > Glorify His Name.
alive + awake + responding now
What it’s all about:
Listen/Download a few tracks from ‘Sound of a New Day’:
Australian Worship Leader Nathan Ironside & The Stirring presents: ‘Sound of a New Day’. An epic and intimate worship album of 16 songs that will inspire you, and serve as a wake up call to the sound of worship in your life. Including the songs ‘Bravo’, ‘Your Love is Real’, ‘Offering’, and modern day hymn ‘Father of Light’. Featuring guest artists Henry Seeley from Planet Shakers, Australia, Lisa Konstaninos, David Gargano, HisNameHigh, Zack Loomis and musicians from Hillsong Church Australia, Colombia and the USA. Get the whole album: www.thestirring.com
Mary & I got married February 2010 … In planning our marriage ceremony we talked a lot about how it would flow, how it would reflect the ‘Tangarife’ family: Colombian culture & the ‘Ironside family’: Australian culture. The one thing we both agreed we had to do was start with an expression of worship. We had some talented friends lead us with some of our favorite worship songs and family members lead us in worshipful prayer. The atmosphere was set, God was honored, & lets just say I was much more relaxed to focus on the life changing task at hand.
The point is not that weddings have to start with singing worship songs … But what is our life focus? How do you begin your day? How do you start a new venture or project? What do you give worth-ship to (give worth to).
“Start with God-the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning” Prov 1:7 (MSG)
The 1st step in learning is bowing down to God. The place to start for wisdom for life in whatever step your taking is respect, reverence, honor & fear for the One who put you on this planet. In other words .. Concerning God & Heavenly wisdom.. If you want to get anywhere: Start with Worship.
Worship derives from the old-English word ‘worth-ship’… It means to give and add worth to something. What are you adding worth to? What are you giving value to? When you give worth (respect, Holy fear) to God you open your life up to receive his wisdom, knowledge, & secrets of enjoying & living a life of significance.
King David put it this way in Psalm 34: “I will bless the Lord at all times His praise will continually be my song” …
All times! That’s a lot of time… That’s a lot of worship, respect & singing.
God deserves Your authentic worship… In fact He deserves the offering of every life that’s existed throughout the generations, He deserves every breathe you breathe as an offering to glorify His name… Forever we’ll be singing.
He designed us to give worth to more than ourselves… By giving worth and value to the eternal God we add worth to ourselves… Try it! Your designer knows His design… & if you want to know… ‘Start with worship’.