Praise No Matter What #HaveMercy #Praise

Praise No Matter What #HaveMercy #Praise

It is July 2012…half way through the year and it has definitely been a roller coaster of a year.  Roller coaster meaning up and downs.  I was granted custody of two of my children.  Thank you Jesus.  The third is a bit more difficult. It’s been a struggle not having my son at home.  I miss him dearly.  Have mercy Lord. Shortly after that, my grandmother passed.  Grandma Lewis (my Dad’s mother)  was  in her 90’s.  She was very wise, strong and focused.  She really laid my Christian foundation.  Her transition was tough to deal with.  My uncle, Money Mike, passed shortly after that.  He had a stroke and never recovered from it.  He gave me a lot of game and street knowledge….helped to keep me on my toes.  Not to long after that, I proposed to my girlfriend of almost 5 years.  She gladly said yes.  It was awesome.  I caught her totally off guard at my brother in law’s wedding.  I love her dearly. We got married.  It was beautiful ceremony held on a Sunday morning immediately following the morning service.  This was an extremely happy and proud and moment for me.  It was also sad because I really wanted my son to be there…but…that situation is still difficult.   Not even a week after the wedding, my other grandmother, my mother’s side,  transitioned.  She was very loving and a disciplinarian.  She called me, “Chaalie”.  She would give everything she had if she could.  This one is also tough to deal with.

Ok…so why did I tell all of that.  I did it for me to release and drive home my next point.  I’m a writer and one of the ways I release is to write it down…or go into the studio and spazz out.  I chose to write it down this time.  What I didn’t mention above is that I’ve learned to give God praise throughout all of it.  We should praise God for everything…good or bad, happy or sad.  I’ve learned that God has a plan for me and how I follow the plan affects my direct situation and those around me.  My Pastor says, we should praise in the midst of problems.  I made the decision that I will continue to praise God no matter what happens.  God knows what I want and he also knows what is best for me and my family.  However things happen and whatever happens in my life, was supposed to happen according to God’s will.  My message to you is give God praise whenever, wherever and however you want to.  Praise him when everything seems perfect.  Praise him when it seems like nothing is going right.  Understand, God is in control and that itself is enough reason to praise him.

In closing…I bring you another track off of the #HaveMercy mixtape.  It’s called Praise.  Listen and comment below..

Lyrics…

Verse 1.
lift your hands to the sun rays when you giving the Lord praise
he blesses me anyways inspite of my bad ways
thankful for happy days
like frankie beverly and maze
I needed more than one and I ain’t talking about lays
thats why I praise whenever,
thats why I praise wherever,
however,
don’t you know praise and worship go together
praise him forever I will never ever stop,
man I praise on purpose you can call it pop
I’m a minister of praise, mop
Christ hands on program, chop
you not praising you need a change of plan, cop
still talkin on praise, stop
I’m sharing with a purpose, swap
we get it Chuck, hold on player, hop
now give him some…

Verse 2.
Put your hands up
Give God praise
Having bad days you should praise anyways
Praise your way through any situation
Got educated praise call it praisucation
It ain’t hard all you have to do is give him glory
Share the story how he blessed you and you wasn’t worthy
Now that’s easy
Please believe me
Old school praise…I need thee
yeah,
got faith in what I can’t see,
praise like I’m crazy you don’t understand you ain’t me,
where I been where I’m going and what I’m going through,
what he doing, what he did and what he gone do
so I give him some…

Verse 3.
good praise, great praise
help them people in the church with fake praise
fast praise, slow praise
praying for you, if you got no praise
don’t stop praise, go praise
i praise on the mic, I got flow praise
put my praise with yo praise
we praise together give God mo praise
now, give him some…


Blessings #HaveMercy

Category : Life , Music

This post, I want to talk about blessings…but not just blessings but the act of being blessed. More importantly, I have this question I want to hightlight. Why do people who you know, and I mean know well, tend to hate you the most when God is blessing you?

God has been so good to each and everyone, whether you know it or believe it. When you try hard and work for things that you genuinely want, it feels good when you God allows you to accomplish what it is you set out for. With that accomplishment, you tend to look for someone to celebrate with. You want to share that experience. Thankfully, I’ve been blessed with companionship to share life’s experiences with. I’m talking about friends in particular.

I’ve come to the conclusion that most of the time they don’t know they are hating. They’ve forgotten that God blesses everyone according to his riches and according to their level of faith. Don’t hate me…for three reasons.

1.) It’s just not cool and I have nothing but love for you
2.) It won’t bother me and is a waste of time.
3.) Think about if Jesus came back right when you were hating… 2 Corinthians 12:20.

Anyway, I said all of that to say, check out #Blessings. This is another song from the #HaveMercy mixtape coming this summer. Answer this for me…why do you think people hate on you?


Young Ones #HaveMercy

Ok..so a few of you know I’m working on a new mixtape. I’ve decided on a title. It’s called #HaveMercy. I really want to target a younger generation with this particular project. I’ve noticed that my music tends to vibe with people who are between the ages of 25-45. I want to target some 15-25 year olds with this one. The world we live in is totally different from how it was 15 years ago when I was that age. I won’t say they have more to deal with but they have different types of things to deal with. It seems as if everything is going in reverse now. #HaveMercy on them Lord.

Boys want to be girls, wearing tight jeans and small shirts. Some walk around saggin showing they dirty drawls not knowing that’s really a sign of being gay and if they were in jail it would be an open invitation. They’re are becoming soft and weak minded and lack respect for themselves and other people. When I came up, there was certain things you didn’t do or say in front of older people. Others have no clue what work is and providing for yourself and family. They would rather steal, beg, borrow, bum or take it rather than make it. #HaveMercy on them Lord.

Girls are having another set of issues. Some want to be men. They feel they can accomplish it by shaving their hair, dressing like boys and changing their name. Others think having sex is the way to go. They end up lost looking for love not knowing what it is intended to be and worse they become pregnant and have STD’s. They lack attention so they try and get it by taking half naked pictures in bathroom mirrors with camera phones. By the way, duck lips aren’t cute and neither is the dirty room that is in the background. #HaveMercy on them Lord.

Now, I know these issues have existed long before me. I also know that the bigger issue is a lack of responsibility, caring, discipline, focus, prayer and time spent from the parents of these kids. That’s another topic, another post, another song. We’ll get to that later.

My above thoughts inspired the song “Young Ones”. I used Nicki Minaj – Moment 4 Lift beat. This will go on the #HaveMercy mixtape. Listen and comment please. Thanks


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