Video Lesson: Talking to God

Well with the recent quarantining in response to COVID-19 and our inability to meet with one another during Sunday services, and Youth Group, I decided to do a video lesson. I'm gearing this more towards the Youth Group, but if you would like to partake in it, please do so.

First, start by watching the Eshon Burgundy music video named 'Testify', below that are the lyrics for the song.

Then watch the video lesson of my thoughts about the song and in relation to God.

Lastly, I have some questions about the videos and material I talked on that you can respond to.

You can respond back to me, via text, or email me any responses or questions. All in all this probably takes around 20-25 minutes or so.

Email: tentravy@gmail.com

'Testify' By Eshon Burgundy

Night time I see diamonds in the sky Day time I see sunlight shining bright If I'm alive how can I not testify Of your love your love your love They want me to fake it til' I make it I can't Praying while embracing everything That I am Reading and reshaping every thought In my brain Suffer for righteousness and in light of this I profit from pain I'm blessing the people behind closed doors God set me on fire for these Cold wars Lord make my desire for your Kingdom only And if I ever change promise me You'll let them see I'm phony Convict my family Bring salvation to my homies Divorcing every wicked thought We was in matrimony Keep me from ever bringing shame Anywhere near ya name Keep me from going if someone will fall because I came I forsake the love of money and all Expensive things Turn my attention to the hungry And never live in vain Laugh when something's taken from me and never state my claim When I die I'm taking nothing but my soul With me This drug money can't go with me Simple and plain

[Hook:] Night time I see diamonds in the sky Day time I see sunlight shining bright If I'm alive how can I not testify Of your love, your love, your love There's a reason God blessed me With a second thought My first one ain't always right Gotta finesse it off I'm reading 2 Corinthians chapter 10 & 5 Starting over like the 40 days that caused the earth to die Lord give me the capacity of a genius mind Followed by the sincerity of a lonely child I'm known for saying passionately Lord I mean this! Then I passively pass it up When it's going down Whenever you're around No one drowns Help me not live like a coward on these careless streets And make an excuse for why I don't obey you when you speak I know that I must've sown these things, therefore so I reap Whether on purpose or unintentionally The common factor is me The haunting thought of gnashing teeth To the promises of the cross That's made for all who would believe I said God why would you make yourself available to me He said look You see us talking This is all I've ever wanted it to be

Night time I see diamonds in the sky Day time I see sunlight shining bright If I'm alive how can I not testify Of your love your love your love

Talking to God Video Lesson:

Questions:

What’s your favorite part of the song or video or lyrics? Why?

I found the most influential part of the song was what I talked about with prayer and talking to God, what was yours? Why?

At the very beginning of the video, Eshon says,’ why not?' 'We’re cleaning up this church, why can’t God clean me up the same?’ The other two guys laughed and didn’t think it was possible. Why do you think sometimes it’s hard for us and others to believe that God can’t clean us up or change us?

This video lesson is a first where I am openly teaching and putting my face out on the internet, something I am not familiar with and a little leery about. Looking back I never would’ve found myself in this position that God has brought me into. Do you have an example of where God has brought you to a place in your life where you never thought you would be?

When I talked about the practicality of talking with God, what do you find most useful, mercy/grace, peace, or wisdom? Why?

Scripture:

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” - James‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‭

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” - Hebrews‬ ‭4:14-16‬

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