10561263_sOur Church had just completed a prophetic action in the City of Lancaster regarding the Castle. We had heard much about what this prominent site represented, and how it had impacted our local City. After 7 days of prayer, walking around the Castle and blessing the City in unison, I knew there was a song to come out of what had been prayed and released into the lives around us.

I remember arriving home after the last meeting, with words in my heart, ‘Choose to Bless’, and ‘Choose to Love’. We have a choice. We can choose to continue with what has been done before, or we can take a step of faith and in spite of difficult and testing circumstances, we can choose to bless. I sat down with my favourite breakfast mix of a coffee and a croissant and asked God for inspiration to reflect what was resonating in my heart and to convey through a song what we had prayed that morning.

‘Blood That Flowed’ recognizes the healing, cleansing and saving power in the blood of Jesus that is available for everyone who calls on His Name (Romans chapter 10 verse 13). The words in the verses describe what He did for us at Calvary, that we could come to know Jesus as our personal Saviour and be set free from everything we had ever done contrary to God’s Law. There is nothing that can stand against the blood. Absolutely nothing (Revelation chapter 12 verse 11) “We overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony”.

Longing for His Presence and more of His Spirit should be the desire of every life. We are nothing without Him, and need Him day by day. As He dwells in us and we spend time with Him, our hearts burn like a fire within us… we can’t settle for anything less… we need more of Him and long for intimacy with Him as our Father. As we encounter Him, our lives are changed into His image, ‘a blessing for those around us’ – in our work, home, school – we become the carriers of His Presence.

We then have the desire to ‘choose to bless’, to ‘choose to love’ and to ‘choose to hope’ – it is a choice! It can be easier to choose not to bless sometimes, but we’re blessed to bless others – to love and to hope. By choosing to bless, to love and to hope, I believe we can live in victory – fulfill all He has for us and to see our hearts desires come to fruition.

We pray you’ll be blessed by the song, and be a blessing to the lives of those around you.

All God’s best!

Lee