Ice Berg365 Ministries
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I'm Not A Commodity
2014-09-02 23:21:10
I've had the privilege of meeting Remedy Drive twice now, just in the last few months. Lead singer David Zach has been so supportive of my ministry and guitarist Dave Mohr sacrificed his thumb nail he uses as his guitar pick to open a CD for me. (thanks again Dave!) Oh yeah, and did I mention that happened after the second-to-last show before a break on the tour!

I saw RD in concert again this past Sunday. Just a couple of songs in, it started to POUR rain. Big drops that hurt when they hit you, sometimes it almost felt like a hailstone! You were instantly SOAKED and I started shivering right away. I had an umbrella, but I used it to shield my backpack containing my cell phone, and camera instead of myself (Heroic sacrifice, right?). It was a small umbrella I had bought specifically for that weekend, to shade me from the SUN when needed. (But it wouldn't block anyone else's view!) Didn't see the "Sun" hardly all weekend! Saw the "Son" everywhere I looked though.

Most of the thousands of people that made up the audience at this music festival ran for cover, but a few hundred stayed. I was one of those! David decided we should all just belt out the title track to RD's new album, "Commodity", as he put it, "Till it stops." Well, the rain didn't even let up for several minutes after Remedy Drive left the stage, and "Commodity" was their final song of that performance.

My Dad and I immediately high-tailed it to the Merchandise building, to talk to RD, and so we could begin the process of "drip-drying."

I got the new "Commodity" album, with a special "DJ discount", thanks SO much David!

And the reason all this amazes me so much, is I am a nobody. October 2012, when I slipped down a ditch in my grandparents' pasture and badly and traumatically broke my ankle and my leg, is when this ride began. God started unfolding in my mind all these things I was to do, but I had to wait a full four months of not being able to walk before I could do anything with my new found knowledge. It taught me to be patient though. Then July 2013 I had a second surgery, to remove the 8 screws and metal plate that were put in the October before. I was only down a week that time though. And you haven't really been able to stop me since. God is so good!

So the lesson in all this: Don't ever let anybody ever tell you don't matter, that you're unimportant, that you can't do anything, to further God's Kingdom or otherwise. You matter dearly to the God of the universe. You are a soul to Him, that He created with His own hands in His own image. You are not a Commodity.

I made this lyric video myself, since lyric videos for this brand new song don't really exist yet. I am honored to be one of the first creators of a lyric video for this beautiful song! Hope you like it (My video and the song...mostly the song)! ^^

"Commodity" by Remedy Drive:

Fix My Eyes
2014-08-22 22:00:02
What are you fixing your eyes on? The struggles that are plaguing you right now? Or what ultimately awaits you? If you are a Christian, then your prize at the end of the race that you keep your eyes on should be HIM.

for KING & COUNTRY, made up of Australian duo Joel and Luke Smallbone (Christian recording artist Rebecca St. James's brothers) wrote this song, "Fix My Eyes" when they were forced to ask themselves that question.

In 2012, Luke found himself in the midst of a serious digestive disorder, with his wife 7 months pregnant, all while attempting for KING & COUNTRY's first headlining tour. Him and Joel, trying to figure out who they were as a band in all this, decided they needed to write a song.

They made a list of all the things they needed to stand for, including loving like they're not scared, taking time for a brother, and finding faith in the battle. But above all of those things...fixing their eyes on heaven, and on God.

Joel described the song as, "An anchor for us, as a band. It's a mantra. Lyrically it carries, really, a built in fight...for us as a band."

Luke said the most important thing he can do with his life, personally, is that he can fix his eyes on the things above.

The most important thing you can do with your life is to, whether you're doing good, or really struggling in life, cast your gaze upon what cannot be taken away from you, your eternal place in heaven above with the Lord. ^^

"Fix My Eyes" by for KING & COUNTRY:

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