Thursday, December 28, 2006

Darkness Departed

Trapped in a pit of despair
I lie hopeless.
Drowning in darkness.
Covered in night.
Where is the light?
Where is the light?

I lie here restless
Waiting for an answer
Hoping beyond hope
That the light will come.

Will you show me the way?
Will you bring me the light?
Will you give me your hand
and Take me out of the night
Will you finish the work He started
and lead me to darkness departed.

What's upcoming in my life.

I thought it was about time to update everybody on what's going on in my life. First off, I just want to say that God is really challenging me and testing me in the past couple of days. He is also preparing my heart for the future, because in 4 days I will be in Atlanta. More about that in a second. God is testing me on how much I depend on Him. He is longing for me, waiting for me. I'm also beginning to become more aware of His presence in the mundane things of life. I guess this all started when I got filled with the Holy Spirit about a month or so ago. Since then, there is a joy that is unspeakable and unexplainable to anyone unless they already have it. God is working in my life. I'm anxious to see what He does in the future

Christmas was amazing. I got a lot of cool stuff including "Justice League Unlimited Season 1" from my best friend Josh and the new Switchfoot album "Oh! Gravity." If you haven't gotten the album, run out to your favorite music shop and get it. It's amazing. But better than all of the gifts and all of the hoopla was the time I shared with my family. I went over to my Grandma's house that night and got to spend time with her and my grandfather. It was pretty cool. My great-grandmother was also there. She's 96 years old! Talk about history. Talking with her was of course difficult due to her age, but it was just great to talk to her.

Now at this point you may be wondering, what r u doing in Atlanta? The answer is I'm spending 4 amazing days at Passion 07, a worship conference where students and young people between the ages of 18 and 25 gather for one purpose: to glorify Jesus. I'm soooo excited and look forward to seeing what He does as well as get to meet some awesome people and hear some of my favorite music. Pictures should be up on facebook shortly after I get back.

Well, that's all that is going on in my life for now. Join me next time in another episode of

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVID FERRELL.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

What happened?

Despite the lack of communication with my ODU buds, life is going great. I am kinda bummed out that virtually no one from the BSU seems to care about me though. But that's okay, because God is all I need. God's doing amazing stuff in my life right now. But no one really seems interested in my life except for a select few. You know who you are. What happened? Anyway, just thought I'd vent there for a minute.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

What has happened to the love? Part 2

This song is about a topic that I've been dealing with a lot in my own life. A problem area that needs to be solved if the church is to survive. When having conversations with people, this topic comes up time and time again. It is the topic of love for our fellow man. It seems easy enough to do, right? Just go up and talk to someone in need, right? Well, the church seems to have gotten away from this truth. I've heard stories of people walking into a church or ministry and feeling totally unloved. This has happened to both Christians and non-Christians that I know. It is also one of the main reasons some people refuse to go to church. Perhaps this is why Jesus commanded us to love one another. The Bible says, "Beloved, let us love one another. For love is of God and everyone that loves is born of God. He that does not love, knows not God, for God is love." A strong statement coming from God. This song is about that issue. I hope and pray that everyone who sings this song will take it into their hearts to show compassion towards their fellow man, in spite of someone's race, belief, background, personality, etc. Show God's love towards others, period.

What Has Happened to the Love? (Latest version)

A stranger walked into the room.
He hadn't been there for a while.
He was looking for someone to talk to.
Someone to make him smile.

He was waiting, waiting for someone
To meet him there.
Waiting, waiting for people to show they care.

Now it's too late, he's walked out the door.
He won't be back, be back here anymore.



Chorus:

What has happened to the love?
I want to know what became of
the love that we had for one another.
What has happened to the love?
I want to know what became of
the love that we show to our brother?

For when I look at the world today
They seem to be failing miserably
Tell me why must we live this way?

Friday, December 15, 2006

Cornerstone

You are my cornerstone
Eternity depends on You alone
So I bow to worship before your throne
You are the Lord, my cornerstone

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

What has happened to the love?

The start of a new song I am working on.

Here's the chorus:


What has happened to the love?
I want to know what became of
The love that we had for one another

What has happened to the love?
I want to know what became of
The love that we show to our brother

Because when I look at the world today
They seem to be failing miserably
Tell me why are we living this way?

Sunday, December 10, 2006