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.
As a young girl I always wanted to be on stage per say. I said even if it is just the tambourine. You know we all have had visions of doing something special at least for us it was, but I never thought it would be for the Lord.
I know your thinking big deal anyone can just pick up the tambourine and play it you don't need a special talent to do that. Quit the contrary. Not so, before I entered into that ministry I was awe struck by a young man who came to our church and he played the tambourine like no one I ever heard play it. It danced it was beautiful and it was just a tambourine.
I was told that no one ever played like I did. I never once played a tambourine before I just picked it up and started using it for the ministry. I had others asking me to teach them how to play. I am not saying this to boast. I am only boasting in the Lord. You see the Lord took a child's dream and made it happen and He used it to bring Glory to His name! All Praise to Our Lord who is Worthy!!
It all started if I can remember right, because it has been several years since I have been in that ministry. My dad and sister started practicing their guitars together. Then my other sister joined in and they started playing at a prayer meeting. I then joined them and they said later that I needed to go to practice and practice with them in order to keep singing with them. I guess they thought that I really needed the practice lol, can't blame them though I am sure I was way off tune.
I don't really remember how I started playing the tambourine it just happened naturally for me. I did do the chimes too but playing that tambourine was my thing. Perhaps dreams do come to pass, the Lord uses your desires to honor Him that is why they are put there to begin with. It pleases our Lord.
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 all other names 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 His Son".
My dad and sister played the guitars and my other sister was lead singer. My dad also played the harmonica and he was good at it. We would play for small groups or bigger groups. We would also go to other places outside our home church. I never seen my dad any happier as when he was playing for the Lord.
As time passed we added a drummer which was a fellow church member and his wife. They added more to the group and it was a blessing.
Some people don't realize how much time it takes for ministers of music to even minister on a one day out of the week plan. It takes commitment and hard work. There are some days that you just prefer not to go. When I was involved in this ministry that was at a time when I had two very small children and a wayward teenager to deal with.
But the benefits are more then what we can ask for because when you are out there praising the Lord with music and song. You experience His wonderful presence that is very personal between you and God. He dwells in the praises of His people and by my testimony it is such as what the bible says.
We started at a prayer meeting then we went out to other places to play and also in our own home church.
Today both men which is my dad and the drummer is no longer here. They are with their heavenly Father. UniSon is no longer existing but as it was supposed to be UniSon WAS.
This is only one of the ways that I served the Lord. To God be the glory!
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 be at that 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 and 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 and 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 to 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.