Christian Music Ministry
(UniSon) Is The Name Of My (Music Ministry)
In case your wondering what that title is about (UniSon) that was the name of a music ministry that I was a part of for many years.
When I was growing up, I always envisioned my self being in a band. I thought even if it is just the tambourine, I would be perfectly fine with that. You know we all have... had visions of doing something special...at least for us it would be.....but I never thought it would be for the Lord.
When I came into a personal relationship with the Lord my own immediate family including siblings and their children got involved in the ministry...as well as my parents. One of the ministries was in music.
It all started with my dad and sister getting together and playing their guitars in worship and praise. My dad also played the harmonica and he was good at it.
Then my other sister got involved and started lead singing. She was gifted with a good voice. Then they begun their ministry which started in a prayer meeting. Then I got my self involved which was in song and playing the tambourine. I also played the chimes but the tambourine was my thing :)
They had me go to practice before I can continue on because I must of been way out of tune... I wasn't naturally gifted with a good voice...I needed a lot of practice. But playing that tambourine came natural to me. I picked it up and played it like it was nothing new.
Now your thinking... big deal anyone can play a tambourine...NOT SO! I remember when this nice looking young man came into one of our prayer meetings. This was shortly before I even came into the music ministry. He played like no one...I have ever heard play before. It was beautiful it danced it was amazing.... I was in awe!
Not boasting, I give the Lord the glory....but many would come to me asking if I would teach them how to play the tambourine, I was told that I played like no one that they have ever heard play before.... It was hard for me to teach anyone because I do believe that the Lord gave me a natural ability to play like no one else. He used a child's dream to play in a unique way in Glorifying Him. He uses our dreams so that we can please Him, and honor Him...After all He puts those dreams in us to begin with.
Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. Praise His holy name.
How did UniSon - Come About
UniSon Music Ministry
My dad and two sisters formed a music ministry, we came up with UniSon we were in agreement on that choice from any other name....for the ministry.
My mother had her input as well. We felt that, the name UniSon would fit perfectly because we were in unity with this ministry and we were servants of the "Lord Most High...unified through His Son".
As our ministry began to grow, we added a couple from our home church. They were both a blessing to us....he brought his talent in playing the drums and her talent was her beautiful soft voice. We all harmonized together.
People don't realize how much hard work and dedication comes with this ministry. It is every week practicing and then showing up to each place to play. Remember we would also go outside of our home church. Traveling to other places as well.
During this time I was a mother of two small children with a teenager and they were a hand full. But I must say although there were times that I didn't feel like showing up. The benefits out way those times. When your out there in the ministry, you are in the Lord's presence. He dwells in the praises of His people. It is heaven being in His presence. A feeling that no one can really explain. It is the most beautiful feeling being in service unto the Lord. With worship and praise it is like praying twice....It is the most powerful prayer. Most importantly it pleases Him.
Today my father and my brother in the Lord who was the drummer are no longer with us. They are with their heavenly Father and greatly missed.
UniSon is no longer...but as it was mean't to be "UniSon WAS" All glory and honor unto the Lord. For He is worthy of all our praise.
Shalom & Love Lorraine
Praise Him With All Your Heart - Let us sing praises unto the Lord
The presence of the Lord dwells in our praises. He has come to give us hope where there is no hope. To give us sight when we have been blinded by our own fears and the fears of what we see. To show us His light in times of darkness and to set us free. The power of praise is what moves those mountains and gets the evil one on running because he hates the praises that go up to the Lord so praising the Lord is the most powerful prayer there is.
Praise The Lord With All Your Heart
"It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the ... instruments of music, ... that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord; so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God." II Chronicles 5:13, 14
Tambourine - I was the one who played the tambourine in the music ministry called UniSon
These Memories were one of the best memories of my life with the people who I love some of them here and some of them gone to the place that is prepared for us....who know and love the Lord.
Let us sing a joyful song unto the Lord for He is good and worthy of our praises!
The Tambourine Was Often Used In The Bible
All About The Instrument That I played
Here are some names use in the bible for the tambourine:
1. Toph (Hebrew)
Definition of "tambourine": One headed hand drum. It is a instrument which is circular, crescent or rectangular with jingling metal disks around the rim, which may or may not be covered with a membrane on one or both sides. It is played by shaking or hitting in different ways.
A. Since the day of creation the tambourine had been used:
* Ezek. 28:13
B. The tambourine is an instrument that is used to give Praise and Worship to God:
C. Words were received from the Lord through prophecy while the tambourine was used along with other instruments:
* I Samuel 10:5
D. Expressing the joy of the Lord the tampourine was used with dancing:
* Psalms 150:4
* I Samuel 18:6
* Judges 11:34
E. Celebrating victory over the enemy the tambourine was also used:
* Exodus 15:20
* II Samuel 6:5
* I Chronicles 13:8
F. Local festivals used the tambourine:
* Jer. 31:4
* Gen. 31:27
* Isa. 24:8
G. The tambourine was also used for the destruction of the enemy in its music:
* Isa 30:32
God Of This City - by Chris Tomlin
This song really blesses me, it stirs in me a greater hope and faith. In this day and age where there seems to be so much sadness and hopelessness.
This song ministers to me deep within my heart ❤️ reminding me of how great Our God is, there is no one like Him It gives me hope to see that although the pain that surrounds this world there is hope in a God who is aware of our pain. If we would look up and start praising Him, thanking Him and being truly grateful for life itself we would see those greater things that still needs to be done in our city. I do believe!
Psalm 100 1-2
1. For giving thanks.
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2. Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Harmonica - My dad played this solo and sometimes with us in this ministry and he was good at it.
My dad was the happiest when he was playing for the Lord. He loved doing it and was very sad after several years of doing it that some of us decided that they couldn't do it anymore.
I will never forget how my dad reacted, he wasn't to happy but... I went on trying to do it with a good friend of mine we were just not as good as UniSon. Although we were amateurs at it we were very anointed in this ministry.
Praise & Worship
Do you believe in praise and worship and if so how do you praise and worship?
Let All The Earth - Rejoice And Praise His Name
Worthy is the lamb worthy to be praised! Let heaven and earth rejoice for He is God and He is Lord and nothing shall ever compare to His goodness and mercy and everlasting love. The beginning and the end. Our Lord our Savior Our only God! King of kings! Lord of lords the alpha and the omega Jesus Christ our Lord!!
My dad and sister played the acoustic guitar that was a part of our music ministry.