Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Garden by Kari Jobe {with a Giveaway!}

I'm a firm believer that God is a God of details and that there are no coincidences. 
And so that fact that the incredible, beautiful new CD by Kari Jobe, 
The Garden, arrived in my mailbox the night before 
I traveled to MD Anderson for my pre-op appointments for Melanoma surgery
was like a sweet little gift from our Lord. 

This CD is beautiful and was truly a balm to my weary soul
on that 2 hour drive to MD Anderson
{which is THE most amazing hospital in the world!}.






It is said for everything there is a season. Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall.
One by one, we experience these seasons throughout our lives. 
Our souls grow dark and weary in the thick of winter, and just when we think 
we can’t endure another cold night, we recognize the first signs of spring. 
Slow and unexpected, welcome shades of green break through the frozen ground. 
Sometimes our Creator uses His own creation to remind us that even amidst 
winter’s chill He is always at work.
For it’s in the unseen where life’s most beautiful moments take shape. 
Worship leader Kari Jobe knows this to be true in her own life, 
and on her fourth album, The Garden (Capitol CMG), 
she invites listeners to drink of the wellspring of hope 
she’s found in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.




While songs like “Fall Afresh,” “Heal Our Land” and “Closer to Your Heart” 
reveal congregational anthems like many of the offerings that have defined Jobe’s career,
 most of The Garden’s 14 tracks speak to hope in the midst of loss, 
peace in the midst of uncertainty and God’s presence in the midst of pain.

Why The Garden?
“The garden is true intimacy with the Father, and it’s a place where He intended for us as humankind to be surrounded with His creation. The life in things that He’s created,” she offers. “I want to lead people into intimacy with the Father. It’s something that’s so important as we walk through stuff in our lives.”

It's impossible for me to pick a favorite song on this album because I truly loved them all. 
Calming, spirit soothing, and beautiful- each and every song. 

Two of my favorites- that I listened to many times on that drive were
 I Will Sing
I need to see you here
I need to know You're in control
Though my heart is torn wide open
I will trust, I will remember
I need to hear You're voice
Speaking to silence all my doubts
You're word won't return empty
You will break through every darkness
Even when my breath is weak
I will sing, I will sing
Even in the suffering
I will sing, I will sing
I need to see Your hope
Rising above my greatest fears
Even death has been defeated
I will trust, I will remember
Even when the shadows fall
I will sing, I will sing
Even when the night is long
I will sing, I will sing
Hallelujah
I surrender all to You
Hallelujah
You are God, You won't be shaken



and Miracles
The One who made the blind to see
Is moving here in front of me
Moving here in front of me
The One who made the deaf to hear
Is silencing my every fear
Silencing my every fear
I believe in You
I believe in You
You're the God of miracles
I believe in You
I believe in You
You're the God of miracles
The One who does impossible
Is reaching out to make me whole
Reaching out to make me whole
The One who put death in its place
His life is flowing through my veins
Life is flowing through my veins
I believe in You
I believe in You
You're the God of miracles
I believe in You
I believe in You
You're the God of miracles
I believe in You
I believe in You
You're the God of miracles
I believe in You
I believe in You
You're the God of miracles
The God who was and is to come
The power of the Risen One
The God who brings the dead to life
You're the God of miracles
The God of miracles
The God who was and is to come
The power of the Risen One
The God who brings the dead to life
You're the God of miracles
The God of miracles!
You can purchase a copy of this incredible album HERE

I'm super excited to be giving away a copy of this CD! 

This post is sponsored by FlyBy Promotions. Please see disclosure here.  

45 comments :

  1. Daniel 3:18 "But even if..."

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  2. I've been looking forward to listening to Kari Jobe's newest CD. Her music always encourages me. (Colossians 1:13.)

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  3. Our lives are alway going through seasons. It sounds like Kari Jobe has done a great job on this CD. I will be praying for you. Your Instagram is a blessing for me.

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  4. Love Kari Jobe! And I've been doing your scripture writing plans for 15 months. I didn't know how much I was going to like *writing* verses, but it's been amazing.

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  5. Hello!! Right now reading Psalm 121, hard to pic a fav.

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  6. Hebrews 13:8 always brings me such peace. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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  7. I love Kari Jobe! I'm so glad I found you on Pinterest for the scripture writing plans. Music is my favorite way to worship! Thanks for the chance to win! Romans 8:18

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  8. Praying for you. Music has always been a source of peace and hope especially when my heart is weary. This sounds like an amazing CD!

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  9. Thank you so much for the scripture writing plans and now the topical plans. I found you over a year ago and your scripture writing plan is part of my daily morning. I can't start my day until I do this and my Bible reading. Thank you so much.

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  10. 1 Peter 5:7 has always been one of my favourite verses.

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  11. Praying for your sweet girl!!
    May God's peace cover you today & the days ahead,
    Tina

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  12. Hi, just found you on Instagram and I'm loving your page and blog so far!! Thank you.

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  13. Psalm 4:8. To think that we can both lay down in peace, calm, AND sleep, rest well... With 2 sleep disorders, this has become a very special message to me.

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  14. Music is magic, and a wonderful way God uses to touch our lives.

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  15. Nice! I've heard a few of her songs but have yet to hear a full album.

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  16. Isaiah 26:3 is one of my favorites

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  17. My favorite verse is Romans 5:8

    Thank you for putting together the scripture writing plans, and thank you for the giveaway! : )

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    1. Hi Michelle! You are the winner! I just emailed you and as soon as I get your address I'll have the CD sent to you!

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  18. Your kindness inspires me to shower kindness as well...thanks for always being a bucket filler!

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  19. One of my favorites is Exodus 14:14 - the Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep silent.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. This is such a great CD! Thanks for calling my attention to it!

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  21. I have loved using your scripture writing plan this last year. I can not start my morning without sitting down and writing the scripture verse for the day.

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  22. Be still and know .... is my verse for the year! I tend to have a lot of anxiety and really want to focus on being still and trusting!

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  23. Habbakah 3:17-18
    Fig trees may not grow figs,
    and there may be no grapes on the vines.
    There may be no olives growing
    and no food growing in the fields.
    There may be no sheep in the pens
    and no cattle in the barns.
    But I will still be glad in the Lord;
    I will rejoice in God my Savior.

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  24. My favorite verse, which has been our family verse since I was little, is Proverbs 3:5-6 :)

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  25. We just lost someone close to us to melanoma so I pray you've had and will continue with excellent treatment for yours. Prayers for you

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  26. Just wanted to say hi & I'm praying for you!

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  27. Thanks for sharing and also for the giveaway. I'm praying for you.

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  28. Thanks for telling me about this album and offering me a chance to win it! Prayers for you!

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  29. God's timing is always perfect. This is just what I needed today as I await more tests and pokes and questions to see what is causing my medical problems. Yes, He is the God of MIRACLES!

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Ephesians 2:8

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  31. Psalms 23 has been a favorite of mine since my grandmother worked with me to memorize it over 55 years ago! My favorite line from it is "Thou art with me", every day, in every situation He is always there.

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  32. Favorite verse?? That's like asking which one is my favorite child!! So I can't say just one... Psalm 1, John 15 and Romans 12. Ok, those are chapters and not verses....sorry!! They all are so good!!

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  33. Philippians 4:6-7 Thank you for your Scripture writing plans each month and your wonderful blog. I am praying for you! Thank you for this generous giveaway!!

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  34. I'm blessed by Sweet Blessings. The monthly scripture writing plans keep me in the Word daily!

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  35. Hi! I've just found your site from a page I found on Peace Scripture writing. A friend has started the one for Feb for Love so I looked it up to start and too and then found your blog. Thank you for making these for others to enjoy. I'm looking forward to reading and studying his word more.

    I LOVE Kari Jobe too! Looking forward to hearing more of her new cd as well. Thank you and God Bless.

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  36. I actually did think it was kind of a coincidence on New Year's Eve telling me best friend, who is Jewish, about my resolution to write out daily scripture. She wanted to know where I got the verses from and upon me mentioning your website, she told me she went to high school with you and was fb friends with you! I guess more small world than coincidence. I will keep you in my prayers. MD Anderson is wonderful - they saved a good friend's life after her stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis and continues to treat her.

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