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Open My Heart · Yolanda Adams

From the album “Mountain High… Valley Low” in 1999.

 

Mmmmmm, ohhhhh, talk to me
Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, talk to me

[Verse 1]
Alone in a room

It’s just me and you
I feel so lost
‘Cause I don’t know what to do
Now what if I choose the wrong thing to do
I’m so afraid, afraid of disappointing you

[Chorus]
So I need to talk to you
And ask you for your guidance
Especially today
When my mind is so cloudy

Guide me until I’m sure
I open up my heart (ooo yes)

[Verse 2]
My hopes and dreams
Are fading fast
I’m all burned out
And I don’t think my strength’s gonna last
So I’m crying out
Crying out to you

Lord, I know that you’re the only one
Who is able to pull me through

[Chorus]
So I know I need to talk to you
And ask you for your guidance
Especially today
When my world seems so cloudy, Lord
Guide me until I’m sure
I open up my heart (oh yeah, yes I do)

[Bridge]
So show me how

To do things your way
Don’t let me make the same mistakes
Over and over again
Your will be done
And I’ll be the one
To make sure that it’s carried out
And in me, I don’t want any doubt
That’s why…

[Chorus]
I wanna talk to you (yes I do)
And ask you for your guidance
Especially today
When my world seems just a little bit cloudy
Lord, you, you can guide me through
That’s why I open up
I open up my heart, my heart, my heart, my heart

Oh, all I need to do is just hear a single word from you

I open up
I open up
Open up my heart

Just one word could make a difference in what I do, Lord
Guide me until I’m sure
I open
I open
I open
I open my heart

You just say one word, one word, one word, one word, one word
I open up
I open up
Open up my heart to you, to you
You’re the lover of my soul
The captain of my sea
I need a word from you
That’s why I open up my heart

 

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[revival] WHERE are THE MEN??

NOTE:  Some people believe there has been a kind of “feminizing”
of the church, so that many men don’t feel comfortable getting
involved. Too much wishy-washy music, tugging at the heartstrings,
and softly-softly preaching. Is there a revolution coming where this is
going to change? Below are some insightful comments on this:

WHERE are THE MEN??

Rodney Francis writes:
“In my travels around the world, I continually notice in Christian
meetings the shortage of MEN! While putting this article together,
I spoke in a church I had not been to before, and could not help
but notice the shortage of men in the meeting. So I counted up the
adults – and the women outnumbered the men seven to one!

“Men always seem to be in the minority. I remember a number of
years ago reading the statistics of people on the mission fields of
the world. It was a staggering sixteen women to every one man!
This does not seem to be right, nor is it God’s will that more and
more responsibility for the proclaiming of the Gospel should be
upon the women (this in no way reflects upon the women – many
are doing marvelous work). But we do have to ask,
“WHERE are the MEN?”

Rosalie Foote writes:
“We were talking about this amongst ourselves and came up with
the fact that men like to do things.  Sitting in the pew was never
what God wanted.  David’s mighty men were doing people – they
were already doing things before they came to support David.
Men love to work together and see a result, practically or
spiritually.  That’s why there are so many men’s service clubs
now – they are the pseudo-church.  God’s people are all supposed
to be doing stuff.  Everyone has gifts and should be using these
gifts for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.”

Tom Whitestone writes:
“Quote:
“Some people believe there has been a kind of “feminizing”  of the
church so that many men don’t feel comfortable getting involved.
Too much wishy-washy music, tugging at the heartstrings,  and
softly-softly preaching. Is there a revolution coming where this is
going to change?”

Answer:
“The “feminizing” is not specifically of the church but the spirit
within the church. From my experience speaking with other men
I have found them to be oppressed by the very spirit of “Love”
within the “church” that has disguised itself as the Spirit of Love.
The church has become a habitation of unclean spirits and this
has darkened the Gospel that was given by the Holy men of God.
The spirit that has infiltrated the “church” has caused many men
who are “real men” to be repulsed by its presence.”

KDT writes:
“My pastor’s wife suddenly kept getting the word from the Lord
“Get rid of the pink in the church!” “Get rid of the Pink!” We
looked around the beautiful sanctuary, decorated so elegantly,
yet predominantly feminine mauves and muted pinks.” It was a
word for our church and we knew it was because we had many
more women than men, something we’d been praying about.”