Wild Heart was recorded live at the Cascade Theater in Redding, California. In her fifth solo album, Kim Walker-Smith returns to the place she recorded Still Believe, Consumed (with Jesus Culture), and got married. Wild Heart explores themes of life, beginning again, and returning to our First Love. The title song, Wild Heart, expresses the jubilant love of the Father, running to meet the prodigal child.
Protector is a powerful anthem and declaration of Who God is and His promise to never leave, nor forsake us. Kim’s personal favorite is You’ll Always Be, which is a sweet melody that rides beneath lyrics that take a strong stance on Who God is in her life. Wild Heart was recorded in one night, among a full room of people who traveled from New York, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, and other states. This album is a collection of songs and moments that are joyful, raw, honest, and intimate.
I come out of agreement With the lie that You have left me on my own I am not alone I come out of agreement With the worry and the fear I’ve come to know No, they won’t have a hold on me
Protector You never, never, never let me go You said You wouldn’t leave me, and You won’t You’re right by my side Protector I come into agreement With the truth that You are who You say You are I can trust Your heart I come into agreement With what Heaven has declared over my life Cause I know that You fight for me
Protector You never, never, never let me go You said You wouldn’t leave me, and You won’t You’re right by my side Protector You hide me in the shadow of Your wings Your presence is my peace, my covering My song in the night Protector No weapon, no worry will prosper against me No darkness, no evil will tease or torment me All power, dominion to one Name is given My fortress, my freedom, my refuge, my Jesus
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For all those who got in the fight, stayed in the fight, and are committed to stick it out to the end…You are blessed. This book is for you!
Steve Martin, June 26, 2020 Charlotte, NC USA
I have written several messages that made their way into my books on the subject of pressing on, being faithful, being strong in the Lord, fighting the good fight. These are the days when it will take more than giving verbal acknowledgment and lip service in our commitment to King Jesus. It will take blood, sweat, tears, heartache, and determination to press on even if others have stopped and built a home along the road.
Those of us who have been called, anointed, commissioned for the King’s service has one thing going for us – we are not alone. The Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh, has been promised by the Son Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, to always be with us. He is our Comforter, Our Director, the One Who will lead us on.
This book is meant to encourage you to continue to seek the Living God, the One Who left from Jerusalem, Israel, and is soon to return to Jerusalem, Israel. Be encouraged in your walk. Keep seeking the Lord above. Let Him direct your steps always, as you hear and obey. We both will be happy we did. For eternity!
We have been called to get in the race, run it, and press onto the finish line. Come on! Let’s do this!
Happy Father’s Day men. We need the Lord Jesus leading and guiding us to be that which He has called us to be – good role models for our kids and grandkids. – Love For His People ministry
Steve Martin, Founder/President Love For His People ministry in Charlotte, NC USA
Greetings Dads (and families).
Our Father, Who art in heaven, has mad us fathers in order to give Him more family, as He is the Ultimate Father. With His Only Begotten Son Jesus, Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, He has always desired to fill the earth with more children to share in His love, peace, joy, and eternal family.
Over these past decades the family man has been much aligned, as many would seek to undermine, belittle, ridicule, dismiss, and even eliminate the role that men have been called to – to be mighty men of God, as husbands, fathers, and grandfathers.
We must stand for biblical principles. We must walk with godly character. We must be the examples and mentors to the next generation who so desperately need fathers in their lives – to give direction, encouragement, and a hope for their future.
Moms are great. May they continue to live fully for their kids.
Fathers need to be great. We need to exemplify the Father of All. For the God the Father’s heart is the one which can fill ours with His character, gifts, and courage.
Men, we need to be that manly man that our sons and daughters will look up to and to say with confidence and joy in their hearts, “That’s my Dad! He has cared for me, guided me, spoke truth into my life! I love my Dad!”
Happy Father’s Day, Dads. Be the man you and I are called to be, so our families can live in freedom, honesty, guidance, and the assurance of the hope found only in our eternal Father, the One above.
GEN. JERRY BOYKIN: In These Troubled Times, Where are the Men?
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin serves as Family Research Council’s executive vice president
June 21, 2020 CBN News
On May 25, 2020, I watched the beginning of a great American tragedy. As the nation began to open up after the long COVID-19 lock-down a horrifying incident involving a rogue cop took the life of a 46-year-old African-American man named George Floyd. Three other officers watched and did nothing. And chaos erupted nationwide.
As I watched these events unfold, with abandoned police stations, burned-out business, frenzied rampaging, looting, vandalism, and more death, one question kept repeating itself in my mind: Where are the men?
Were they hiding behind some “cause” or misguided notion that the situation was none of their business? Were they simply going along with the crowd, with no sense of right and wrong? When did men stop providing protection, guarding defenseless victims, and taking responsibility for their communities?
I can’t help but question whether radical feminist grievances about “toxic masculinity” have caused men to stop fulfilling their God-given roles in our society. Along similar lines, as I watched that tide of angry young men shattering glass, stealing and looting, I wondered just how many of them grew up in fatherless homes.
Tragically, in today’s America, too many children are born never knowing who their father is. Others see their daddy pack up and leave while they are still young kids; they grieve for him and miss him terribly. Some fathers are in jail; others are addicted; still, others are too busy making money to be bothered with their own sons and daughters.
There are so many fatherless families and everyone is a tragedy.
As a Christian, I believe that the Bible – from Joshua to Jesus – provides a clear mandate for masculine roles and responsibilities. And thanks to my own devoted, loving father and to my military background, I’ve had exceptional opportunities both to be compliant and to command, to protect while sometimes paying the price, to be inspired and encouraged by those with whom I served.
But today too many boys have never in their lives been affirmed by men. They’ve had no man to set a proper example, to help establish values in the home, or to love and nurture them. Instead, they’re raised on the internet and by the violence of video games. If there had been more fathers who understood the importance of their role, and the power of a father’s blessing, I am convinced that could have prevented some of the tragedies we’re facing in today’s cities across America.
What could those fatherless boys have learned from a godly father about being a man?
It’s true that men and women are equal, but it is also true that they are unquestionably different. Once a young man understands that there is a uniquely God-given role for him to fulfill in his lifetime, that sacred role will likely soon become his transcendent cause.
And I believe that having a transcendent cause – including the distinct obligations and responsibilities being a man entails – will literally separate the men from the boys.
First of all, men are intended to be providers. This certainly includes financial responsibility for any others who rely on him. But it also includes the other forms of provision such as values, principles and vision, and direction. And perhaps above all else, being a provider means thinking of someone besides yourself.
Men are also meant to be instructors, mentors, and role-models to their families and their communities. A nation of “Sheep without shepherds” is another symptom of our present disorder. But real men are leaders, especially in chaotic situations. To borrow a military term, men are meant to be chaplains, offering wisdom and spiritual guidance in the home, school, office, and community.
At the same time, men are also supposed to be defenders – of course, this applies to protecting those closest to them, and those who cannot defend themselves. The Bible says, “Defend the weak and the fatherless, uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4 NIV
A real man will never stand by and watch while others are victimized or abused. The “bystander effect” is a sad product of our self-centered society. Worse yet is the pretense that participating in criminal activity, theft, and violence is an act of righteous defiance. NO! It is not.
Calling in the National Guard wouldn’t be necessary if men were doing their job. It’s time men take up their biblical mandate, which has been ordained by their creator. That is their mission, no matter what their color, nationality, station in life, upbringing, or education. And I believe that once men step up and carry out their God-given role, a new vision can be cast and brought forth, restoring a civil and prosperous America for all.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin serves as Family Research Council’s executive vice president and is the author of Man to Man: Rediscovering Masculinity in a Challenging World. He spent 36 years in the Army, serving his last four years as deputy undersecretary for intelligence in the Department of Defense.
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June 15, 2020 Love For His People in Charlotte, North Carolina USA
“Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the Lord.” Hosea 1:2, NKJV
Have you ever read the Biblical book Hosea, considered a “small” prophet before? You know, the one short book in the Old Testament that is between the major prophets Daniel and Joel.
A quick storyline of his from Hosea the Prophet reads, “Hosea (active 750-722 B.C.) was a prophet of the kingdom of Israel. He called on Israel to repent its sins of apostasy and warned of the judgment to come from God. His writings form the first of the Old Testament books of the Minor Prophets.
Hosea was the son of Beeri and apparently belonged to the upper classes. Judging from his elegant style, he was highly cultured. Hosea married Gomer, daughter of Diblaim, who bore him two sons, the older of whom he called Yezreel, meaning “God sows.” This name may have been intended to signify the replanting of Israel back on its own soil after it had been dispersed in exile. The second son was called Lo Ami, meaning “not my people, ” to indicate God’s rejection of Israel as His people because of its faithlessness. Hosea’s daughter by Gomer was metaphorically named Lo-ruhamah, meaning “the unpitied one.” Since Gomer after her marriage became an unfaithful “wife of harlotry, ” it is possible that Lo-ruhamah and perhaps her brothers were illegitimate children. Scholars have speculated whether the prophet’s tragic marital experience was real or merely an allegory to stress the infidelity of Israel.”
In these modern days of our enlightenment and superiority of knowledge, Hosea doesn’t get a lot of acclamation or even comment in church or congregational circles. After all, he “only” spoke to the kings and the people of ancient Israel around 700 B.C., and what does that have to do with us today?
Though I don’t consider or proclaim myself to be a biblical scholar, I have made it a consistent habit and disciple to read the Bible almost every day, believing that what it says, as the Creator of the Universe Himself told us, “Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-23, NKJV
And where does wisdom come, that we need so much today? Lord knows we do.
“For Adonai (the Lord) gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
He stores up common sense for the upright, is a shield to those whose conduct is blameless,
in order to guard the courses of justice and preserve the way of those faithful to him. Then you will understand righteousness, justice, fairness and every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will be enjoyable for you, discretion will watch over you, and discernment will guard you.” Proverbs 2:6-11, Complete Jewish Bible
As I began to read the first chapters of Hosea, I could sense the emotions of God the Father, trying to get His people’s attention through the practical picture he gave Hosea to publicly demonstrate.
Take a wife, a harlot. Yes, take one who has given herself to any and all. Have children. Call them the names which shows what I have called My people at this time in their ways apart from Me. Demonstrate how I feel, Hosea, about the condition of My people, My country, My heart.
Continuing to read, I could sense the passion of the Lord for His people, His emotional anger expressed as they had departed from His ways, which would be the only way to have life, if only they would seek and follow after Him. You can feel His heart cry for their return to Him.
America and the nations of the world are in this same condition today. We have turned from God. We have sought our own ways. We have lifted up our knowledge, our understanding, our attempts to remove God from any and all parts of our lives so as to not be accountable to Him Who sits on the throne.
If we do not cry out in our hearts, our souls, our minds and emotions for the Living God of Israel, the One Who alone can save, we are among those who are to be most pitied.
And yet if we repent, He will heal our land, which is a verse most used these days but which we must know and do.
“God appeared to Solomon that very night and said, “I accept your prayer; yes, I have chosen this place as a temple for sacrifice, a house of worship. If I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people, and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health.” 2 Chronicles 7:12-15, THE MESSAGE
Only God, the One Who created us, Who alone has the answers, can save America and all nations who would turn to Him. As my good friend Mordechai continually tells me, we must repent. We must turn from our wicked ways, which we as a nation have followed, obvious to any who have eyes to see. We must acknowledge and know that Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, must be lifted up in our individual lives, our homes, our places of worship, our cities, our country.
Lord help us to do just that.
Now think on this.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Founder/President Love For His People, Inc.
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