Thank You Jeff Deyo! Thank You Jesus!

Well yesterday, I was starting to get frustrated with some stuff that I am really trying to surrender and really need God to move in, so He can move in me more.  It was getting late last night, and I went to go turn off my computer, and decided to check my email one last time, after a moment of self doubt.  What I found was an email response that I got from Jeff Deyo about the post “Jesus I surrender”.    After I posted it here on my blog, I went to his website to see if I could find his email so that I could share the story with him too.  I’ve emailed artists in the past, and don’t always get a reply, so I really wasn’t expecting one, but God knew that was just what I needed to get me out of my little funk that I got myself into.  So, I thought I’d share my email and his reply with you all this morning.                                                                           

Hi Jeff,
I’ve been listening to your Surrender CD for some time now, and just wrote a short blog post about it.  I shared the album with my pastor at church b/c it moved me into God’s Presence for the first time.  It was spectacular.  So, I wanted to give you my blog link so you can read the post.  Praying that God will Shine over all of us and through us in 2009.  God has used you to bless my soul more than you will ever know.  Keep up the good work!  Robin Richards
Hey that is AWESOME!  Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for sharing this with me.  It always blesses me so much to know when God uses my music in specific ways to encourage people!  That’s what moves me in a practical sense to keep doing what I do…
I hope you don’t mind, I mentioned your blog on my facebook…
God bless you!
Jeff Deyo
Now, that totally made me dance for Joy!  As I reached for my Bible to seek more of Him, He lead me to Psalm 92.  I was so excited, I read it in 3 different versions!  Here’s The Message Remix translation:
  1-3 What a beautiful thing, God, to give thanks, to sing an anthem to you, the High God!
   To announce your love each daybreak,
      sing your faithful presence all through the night,
   Accompanied by dulcimer and harp,
      the full-bodied music of strings.

 4-9 You made me so happy, God
      I saw your work and I shouted for joy.
   How magnificent your work, God!
      How profound your thoughts!
   Dullards never notice what you do;
      fools never do get it.
   When the wicked popped up like weeds
      and all the evil men and women took over,
   You mowed them down,
      finished them off once and for all.
   You, God, are High and Eternal.
      Look at your enemies, God!
   Look at your enemies—ruined!
      Scattered to the winds, all those hirelings of evil!

 10-14 But you’ve made me strong as a charging bison,
      you’ve honored me with a festive parade.
   The sight of my critics going down is still fresh,
      the rout of my malicious detractors.
   My ears are filled with the sounds of promise:
      “Good people will prosper like palm trees,
   Grow tall like Lebanon cedars;
      transplanted to God‘s courtyard,
   They’ll grow tall in the presence of God,
      lithe and green, virile still in old age.”

 15 Such witnesses to upright God!
      My Mountain, my huge, holy Mountain!

I grabbed my ipod, cranked up the album and praised God for good while!  Got Gets All The Glory!!!  Thank you Jesus for using Jeff to bless me once again!  May your light shine through us all!
So go check out Jeff’s blog and website site below today, He also has a new album titled Unveil, which I will be getting today as well. Below is a video of it that I found on YouTube.    May you all have a blessed day, and Shine for Jesus!   Robin

7 thoughts on “Thank You Jeff Deyo! Thank You Jesus!

  1. Thank you for your sweet comment yesterday. It made my day! You are welcome to share it on you blog if you want. Robin, you are a sweet person and a blessing to many people, including God! May He hold you in His arms today.

  2. Robin,
    How cool was that? God is in the business of giving us little surprises, surprises that we can turn around and give Him more glory! That’s a really good thing that happened. I’m glad for you! And thank you for blessing your readers with that! Now, I’m going to go and checkout His website and blog…God bless!

  3. I have not heard of him before but the voice is beautiful, I will look for that CD the next time I go to the family christian bookstore..I love to get good worship music in my head

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