So I recently have been looking for clips on The Clark Sisters due to their recent Lifetime biopic. As I usually do, I went on a YouTube rampage and started to research into who the Clark Sisters are and what they’re all about. Of course I stumbled upon Karen Clark Sheard and I had known of her for a few years as well as her daughter Kierra Sheard but I think I gained a new found respect for her and her ministry. The mother-daughter relationship reminds me of the verse in Psalm 145: 4 which states
“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”
Man, what a beautiful thing to leave a godly legacy and start a path that future generations can follow and build their walk with Christ upon. Anyways, in my ‘research’ I discovered Kierra’s new album!
Now don’t get me wrong I had listened and knew of Kierra Sheard here and there but listening to this album gave me a new found admiration for her. As you may know if you’re an avid follower of the blog I love me some Jonathan McReynolds music.
One of the reasons I truly appreciate his music is because of the transparency and authenticity in his songs. His lyrics at times speak directly to the situations in my life as a young adult. The struggles, insecurities and doubts that we all go though he portrays so beautifully, eloquently and without judgement in his music and that is a powerful testimony. It reminds me of the verse that talks about they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the power of their testimony.
“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”
Revelations 12:11 (NIV)
The ‘him’ referred to here is the accuser that is the voice of insecurity, feeling like you are not enough and just the general stress of life. We need the Holy Spirit and the power of God to set us free indeed but when ministers like Jonathan McReynolds and now Kierra Sheard can put those victories into song form, we remind ourselves daily of the victory and power we have in Christ Jesus. Our victory occurs in our personal life and it is an inside job which is then carried into our every day living in the way we speak, we think and we relate with others. Anyways, back to the main topic! I decided to do a quick run down of Kierra’s latest album and share some of my thoughts!
1. Don’t Judge Me ft Missy Elliott
Straight Banger Alert! This song represents to me the saying if you don’t anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all. I love the video too, you should check it out! But what I love about this is the transparency in which Kierra shares her past mistakes and embarrassing moments, we all have those once in a while!
‘I did it all for the first time
Made a mistake, but I earned mine I broke it on a one time
I’m glad I did it all my way
Fixed it on a front line
I’m over the pain
If I’m dancing when I wanna (Please don’t judge me) If I’m smiling when I’m under (Please don’t judge me) I just ran through the fire, Please don’t judge me
2. Always Win (Live)
Favourite song right now as a young woman this song is my anthem right now!! I love what Kierra Sheard stands for and I am totally rooting for her! I love how transparent she has been with her journey, her struggles and most importantly her victories (YASSS!).
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