My Heart's Desire
Something new in Messianic Jewish Praise and Worship! From exciting rhythms inviting you to dance before the Lord, to beautiful Hebrew selections and anointed melodies drawing you into God's presence, 'My Heart's Desire' is worship that refreshes your spirit, lifts up the Name of Yeshua, and calls the Jewish Heart to God. Music has always been a gift to Shira. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, as a small child playing outdoors she would make up songs about God's creation, which she happily sang to her mother, and quickly forgot. "I would get excited and run inside to sing my little song for Mama. She was always very generous with her praise." School years brought the usual peer pressure and self-consciousness, and the innocent, spontaneous songs of a child were lost. Shira met Yeshua in her mid twenties and was filled with God's Ruach. He gave her an amazing freedom to worship Him. Not long afterward she was told that the Lord would give her 'songs in the night', and that is when her songwriting began to soar. She says, 'Thank God for the Holy Scriptures. They make the very best songs!' While involved in church choir and singing solos, a friend entered her in a local Christian radio station's talent contest. "She just tape recorded me singing one Sunday morning and sent it in to the station!" To make a long story short, Shira won best female southern gospel vocalist. As a result she recorded one of her songs "When I'm this filled up with God" on KIXL's Family Showcase of Talent album. To quote Jackson Boyett from KIXL Radio, "... It is our pleasure to present to you a large and varied sample of the best Christian musical talent in the Austin area." Shira graduated from Christ For the Nations Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas where she studied conversational Hebrew. "I really love languages, especially Hebrew. It has been a tremendous asset in writing scripture songs. The anointing is already there in the words of the Bible." During her two years at CFNI she had the opportunity to sing before larger audiences. Over time the Lord brought even more invitations for her to sing in many congregations and special worship events including several in Israel. With more than 300 original compositions of various styles it was hard to choose which ones to include on her debut CD. "It was during an intense time of worship that God impressed on my spirit the album was to be Messianic from start to finish." "I really wanted this to be the best quality recording possible so we contacted Rex Paul Schnelle, a brilliant musician/producer from Nashville's Sony Studios. He graciously took on the project. I absolutely love the guitar intros Rex created as well as all the other instrumentation. I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with him." To quote from guitar legend Phil Keaggy: \'I have come to believe that Rex Schnelle is one of the best guitarists around these days. His versatility is obvious on his own and many other recordings he has lent his hands to." Here are the songs on "My Heart's Desire" and the scriptures that inspired them. 1. Come Let Us Make a Joyful Noise Psalm 100:1; Psalm 95 2. Ashrei Yoshvei Veytecha * *** Psalm 84:4-5 3. Awesome God *** 4. Last Days *** Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:17-18 5. Yeshua's Likeness *** 6. Sh'ma ** Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Leviticus 19:18 7. New Covenant LK. 22:19-20;I Cor. 11:24-25, Mk. 14:24 8. Therefore The Redeemed Isaiah 51:11 9. Spirit and Truth John 4:23-24 10. Evening Sacrifice Psalm 141:1-4a 11. Let The Tears Flow Down 12. May All The Peoples Praise You Psalm 67 13. My Heart's Desire * Rom.10:1 ;Matthew 23:39 Psalm 122:6 Notes: * Hebrew and English ** All Hebrew *** Ashrei Yoshvei Veytecha and Awesome God were recorded as a medley and sound best played consecutively. *** Last Days and Yeshua's Likeness were recorded as a medley and sound best played consecutively. Thank you for your interest in 'My Heart's Desire'. As you listen, our prayer is that your heart will be opened to worship the Lord in spirit and truth. "Worship is an attitude of heart, a reaching towards God, a pouring out of our total self in thanksgiving, praise, adoration and love to the God who created us and to whom we owe everything we have and are. Worship is the interaction of man's spirit with God in a loving response." Judson Cornwall Listen to the clips and purchase the individual songs or get the entire album and enter into worship along with Shira. Shira is always open to share her gift of worship with others. Please feel free to contact her.