How Wide Is Your Path?

proverbs 16-9 a man chooses his path either in sync or out of step with the LordIt’s often said that each of us is on a journey.  While this is true, it doesn’t mean that we are all necessarily headed for the same destination.  Whether by decision or default, we are all responsible for choosing our steps, and doing so wisely.

Proverbs 16:9 – New American Standard – states,                   “The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”

We have freedom of choice;  choice to believe, choice to follow, choice to rebel and choice to even ignore.  Yet for all of our plans, there are consequences to our choices.

Before each of us is the choice of two paths, and Jesus outlined them succinctly:

Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

So, if the proverb is correct in saying that the Lord directs our steps, how can it be that we wind up anywhere but the narrow path?  Disobedience.  We can direct our kids on how they are to behave, yet in many cases they do not obey.  We can direct our pets to sit and stay, but without patient and consistent training the odds are they will neither sit nor stay.  A philharmonic conductor can direct the symphony, but without complete obedience, his efforts become a sham and a shame.

The Lord has given us direction.  We choose, moment by moment, whether we will follow that direction or not.  Only by faithfully listening and following will we find our steps to be in tune with the Will of God, and on that path, we MUST be, should we desire to please Him or to seek His face!

New Road Quartet Gospel in Lamar Missouri February 22 2014 at 6 pmIn this episode: Check out this newly-formed Southwest Missouri Quartet, NEW ROAD!

New Road will be coming to Thiebaud Auditorium, in Lamar Missouri on February 22nd, 2014, so those of you in the area can get an up-front look at this dynamic Gospel Quartet!

The Kellys – Living By Faith

The Kellys are comprised of Housten, John, and Clayton Kelly, Bridget Kelly Lawson, Doug Clifton and Jim Buttrey, along with a host of Mentors, Support Staff and Prayer warriors, and if you would like to reach them for bookings, CDs or other information, there are plenty of ways to reach them;  You can call Duane Garren, at 417-236-9090 or email him at duanegarren@att.net.  You can visit their website at www.thekellysgospelband.com.   Or, you can use the old tried and true US Postal Service, and mail it off to PO Box 10, Norwood, Missouri, 65717.Psalm 51:15 says, “ Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.!”  Truly, words for myself to live by!

Submitted for your praising pleasure;
A group that is new to the Gospel Music Roundup, but has been reaching, preaching and teaching in song for quite a while, now. They’re what you might call an eclectic mix, with a playlist that would fit in wherever there are ears hungry for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Kellys are comprised of Housten, John, and Clayton Kelly, Bridget Kelly Lawson, Doug Clifton and Jim Buttrey, along with a host of Mentors, Support Staff and Prayer warriorsTheir songstylings show that this group is willing to do whatever it takes to get the word out and make it sound smooth, yet with just enough bluegrass in them to make them right at home down the old mountain road. I’m talking about The Kellys, hailing from Norwood Missouri, just about an hour down the road from the studios, here, at Gospel Music roundup.
The Kellys Booking -You can call Duane Garren, at 417-236-9090 or email him at duanegarren@att.net.  You can visit their website at www.thekellysgospelband.com.   Or, you can use the old tried and true US Postal Service, and mail it off to PO Box 10, Norwood, Missouri, 65717The Kellys have just released their new CD, “Living By Faith,” and Bass Player Doug Clifton got the ball rolling to make sure a copy wound up in my hands- Thanks, Doug!
It’s a great listen, from start to finish; I loved every song. I strongly encourage anyone listening to this broadcast to get your hands on a copy, and memorize each song. These are lyrics you will want to write on your heart, enveloped by a Love for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Kellys are comprised of Housten, John, and Clayton Kelly, Bridget Kelly Lawson, Doug Clifton and Jim Buttrey, along with a host of Mentors, Support Staff and Prayer warriors, and if you would like to reach them for bookings, CDs or other information, there are plenty of ways to reach them; You can call Duane Garren, at 417-236-9090 or email him at duanegarren@att.net. You can visit their website at www.thekellysgospelband.com. Or, you can use the old tried and true US Postal Service, and mail it off to PO Box 10, Norwood, Missouri, 65717.
IN THIS EPISODE of Gospel Music Roundup, I have included several songs from The Kellys CD, but to gain the full experience, I suggest you get one and listen to it all. Here, I’ll be mixing in a great assortment of Gospel Bluegrass and southern Gospel to set your toes to tapping and your soul to singing, from such artists as:
The Kellys
Still Waters
Gospel Grass
John Eric Anderson
The Wild Heard
Bruce Weeks Family Band
Just Over Yonder Bluegrass Band
The Denisons
Canaan’s Road
Buddy Green
Buddy Durett
Gary Mott
Grandpa’s Neighbors,
and of course, so much more-