Grateful…

I JUST WANNA SAY…..

I’m truly grateful today.

I’m grateful to God for the myriad of opportunities He has given me through the years, to realize the dream of helping others find encouragement, hope, and a true connect with God through music.

I’m grateful for my wife and family who inspire me and challenge me every day to pursue the heart of God for our lives.

I’m so very thankful to you for taking the time to read this, to buy a record, to suggest it to others.

To you who pray for me and NewBreed often…. Truly grateful.

We had a great discussion the other night before our concert in Charlotte. Jerry Harris reminded us of the power of gratitude. I then asked the whole group and crew “what are you grateful for?” Great answers… I’ll ask you the same thing…. ”WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR TODAY?” Hit me back…. Lemme know.

To everyone who has purchased (buy don’t burn……) the POWER OF ONE cd, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping it to debut at Billboard #1. Who knows what else this project may accomplish? Just know that I know YOU had a massive part to play in it.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Israel

26 Responses

  1. Diego grigoletto says:

    Hi, Israel. i hope everything has been a blessing for you, I love your songs. has been a blessing for our life’s. thank you very much.
    I just would like to suggest something that I think is of great importance.
    I think it would be more uplifting and cool if you put more often the name of Jesus in your disclosures, because then people who hear your music and researched about you, would see clearly through all of those who really blessing this is being generated. I see that you have a great desire that God placed in you, to change the world, i am sure that will only happens through the powerful name of Jesus, as I said, this is a suggestion of an admirer that hope and pray that the Lord Jesus will use you each day,more and more. God bless you.

    • Rob says:

      Amen!

      Glorify Jesus, The name of Jesus, The King Jesus, Our Savior Jesus, our Lamb Jesus! No One gets to the Father except through the Son! Amen! Also check out 1 John 5:11-12! There are too many gods now days that are excepted in our society and you can’t differentiate which god people are talking about. There is only one name that Stands above all and He commands us to glorify Him! Passiveness of using “God” is too common in our culture today, and people whom have a platform need to spread His name more! Too many seeker sensitive churches do the same and need to give the upmost glory to the name of our King, JESUS!

      Out of all the Love I have

      In Him,

      Prayerfully and Respectfully,

      Rob

  2. Cierra says:

    Hey Israel,
    Something that I am truly grateful for is your music. I may be 12, but I know what I like and what speaks to me. I’m actually listening to Moving Foward (which is my favorite song) right now. I thank God for you because you are one powerful and annointed guy. When I listen to your cd I can feel that power so thanks and keep on making great music. God knows we need it.

  3. The Power of ONE is on repeat to this day! I love listening to ‘Everywhere that I go’ as I commute for one hour each day through the bowels of NYC’s subway. Every song is so different- there’s something for every musical taste. I pray ya’ll keep takin’ it to another level- and for more Grammy’s. ALL THE WORLD has to hear this message.

  4. Marc Pipkin says:

    Whatsup Man of God! I’ve been listening to your music from day 1. Often I pop in one of your CDs or DVDs (Deeper, Power of One, Another Level, Real, Israel and New Breed) to aid me in blocking out events or situations to lock in on God. Your songs have that impact that can at one moment lead a person into a serious praise time to real worship. One day we will meet face to face and I will tell you then what I’m saying now, which is “I hear God in your music”. To some that may seem like a simple statement, but it’s much more than that to me. I’m blessed by other Christian music as well, but God speaks to me through your music.

    I first had the opportunity to see you and New Breed in Charleston at the World Overcomers Ministry. WoW! I’ve never been in a setting so awesome where so many people let go of all concern to worship God with such passion. Last year I saw you in Georgia at a Joyce Meyers Conference. It would have been great to experience a full concert. I’m from DC and planning to be there during your concert at Ft. Washington, MD at the National Church of God. Looking forward to the experience!!!

  5. Macu Pilime says:

    Hi Israel and Meleana.

    I pray all is well. I am in South Africa and currently at work. Our organisation is currently planning a retrenchment process which will take place by Thursday. I have been wondering what can I do to help the people cope better with this situation as there isn’t much privacy in the office space where people can speak freely with councellors. So this is what I have just discovered; It has been my ongoing “habit” to first start off my day with listening to the song “surely” and I know that I can deal with anything because the presence of the Lord is with me. Now, I am spreading that, anyone who has to joined me in the morning as I turn on that song has found a glimpse of hope where there was none. I am sure pretty soon people will look to God as their source instead of their jobs. I have just finished watching Alpha and Omega and my God!!!. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for being a yielded vessel unto the Lord. Thank you that you don’t sing about anything that you don’t live. You epitomise Christ and His affection towards His bride. You give your all everytime and we are able to catch that in the spirit.
    Meleana, thank you for supporting your husband’s vision and giving him to us. You are highly favoured mighty woman of God. You shall never want or lack for anything in Jesus Name.

  6. Macu Pilime says:

    Hi Israel and Meleana.

    I pray all is well. I am in South Africa and currently at work. Our organisation is currently planning a retrenchment process which will take place by Thursday. I have been wondering what can I do to help the people cope better with this situation as there isn’t much privacy in the office space where people can speak freely with councellors. So this is what I have just discovered; It has been my ongoing “habit” to first start off my day with listening to the song “surely” and I know that I can deal with anything because the presence of the Lord is with me. Now, I am spreading that, anyone who has to joined me in the morning as I turn on that song has found a glimpse of hope where there was none. I am sure pretty soon people will look to God as their source instead of their jobs. I have just finished watching Alpha and Omega and my God!!!. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for being a yielded vessel unto the Lord. Thank you that you don’t sing about anything that you don’t live. You epitomise Christ and His affection towards His bride. You give your all everytime and we are able to catch that in the spirit.
    Meleana, thank you for supporting your husband’s vision and giving him to us. You are highly favoured mighty woman of God. You shall never want or lack for anything in Jesus Name.

  7. Marta says:

    Hello Israel, “I just wanna say” that I recently saw you perform in August at a Joyce Meyer conference and you were debuting some of the songs from the “Love God, Love People”. I also heard the testimony of your unfortunate incident with the law enforcement in that area. I see why the enemy wanted to try and destroy your testimony. “Love God, Love People” is an awesome work and I am enjoying the CD! Continue to stay blessed, stay connected to our Lord, and He will continue to receive the Glory in your songs and testimony. In God’s Grace..

  8. LaShon Snellings says:

    I just wanna say that I am grateful to my Lord JESUS CHRIST for giving me the opportunity to see my most favorite singer & worship leader in the world last night in Durham, NC. God has done so many awesome things in my life (like recently healing me from thyroid cancer) but this was like icing on the cake. I had the opportunity to stand @ the stage and even receive the World Vision paper from you. “WOW!” The HOLY SPIRIT in you is AWESOME. I thank God for using you and your gift to spread HIS WORD. Keep @ it and never stop “Man of God.” Also everyone @ Born2Win Ministries thinks you’re the greatest. We’ve gone deeper & to another level with the help of your music & your annointing. By the way, congratulations to you and your beautiful wife on another anniversary. God bless you both with many more.

  9. Hi Israel

    I just wanna say that I am grateful because of God who is in my life. I realise without Him I am nothing, as he made the difirence in me and with Him I can move forward.I am also grateful of your music and the power that flows from it. I remeber when I was at the recording in Cape Town and people worships , cried and the power of GOD moved throughout the concert and Cape Town. It was awesome as people’s lives were changed. May God blessing be with u and Newbreed. Looking forward to a new cd of newbreed.

  10. Gabriella. says:

    Grateful.

    I just wanna say I’m Grateful for everything. family, the very few friends I have. my brothers & sisters in Christ. I feel like sometimes, I bypass the fact that I have so many wonderful things & people around me. I can honestly say, I have people who want only the best for me. & last but not definitely not least the chance of meeting a wonderful, powerful, faithful, God. who loves me unconditionally. he is more than enough for me. there’s nothing better than feeling his presence & grace over my life. & I want to dedicate more and more each day my life to him. Thank you, Father <3 god bless you & your family Israel !

  11. Anton says:

    Kia ora Israel Houghton
    My name is Anton and i just wanna say(lol) um write that we are a small church in Christchurch New Zealand that is a major distribution center supplying food and water to the community that have been affected by the recent earthquake 22nd Feb 2011. Aranui is a highly affected region in the City so we do all we can for them. You can check us out by accepting me as a friend on facebook and then check out our videos. Our church loves the music you have created for Gods word and we use your music because of the amazing arrangements and lyrics you use!!
    Please check it out. Our church is the Christchurch worship centre, Christchurch New Zealand.
    Thank you and God bless you and your family
    Much love from us here in NZ

  12. Belle says:

    Israel,
    I want to thank you for your music that comes directly from the throne of God. I can tell that you spend time with the Lord because it is reflected in your music. I am a worship leader in a very small church in Owings Mills, Maryland and we use most of your performance tracks for praise and worship. Your music is loved by young and old alike. I want to also thank you for Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher). I wanted to somehow incorporate that song into our praise and worship and on resurrection Sunday this year (2011) the Holy Spirit instructed me to use the song as the backdrop to a parade of His miracles that were performed by our drama team. It was a blessing to all. I still pray by that song everyday because it takes me into heavenly places. I pray for you and your wife that you are able to overcome all of the attacks and strategies of the enemy against you because of this ministry that exalts the name of Jesus. Thanks for being obedient to the call.

  13. Yolanda says:

    Hello Israel, Meleasa and the New Breed family. Praise the Lord Jesus! Israel, I am very greatful for that kitchen the Lord had you in! The Lord speaks to my husband and I thru His word fa sho… but He also speaks to us thru your music! I am greatful for so many things but right now I can say thanks for letting the Lord use you and thank you Meleasa for sharing your husband with the world for Jesus : )

  14. burke says:

    I am grateful for another day,to get it right,to ask for forgiveness,to ask god to open my eyes & heart a little more than they were yesterday.I am grateful for my life even when i am wondering what gods purpose is in ME.

  15. Regina says:

    Israel you are a true man of God! I am grateful for your music because it is truly a blessing. I am also grateful for the salvation of my daughter. Stay with God and keep singing his praises!

  16. Lisa says:

    You inspire me!

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  20. PC says:

    Hi Israel, appreciate your music. How is your father Hank doing? He was one of my favourite preachers many years ago when he use to visit the UK. Blessings to you all…..

  21. betopleno says:

    Graça e paz israel, fico feliz em te dizer que você é um espelho aqui no Brasil e quero que você saiba que oramos pelo seu ministério e você e uma influencia para nossos ministério, espero velo no brasil oramos para que isso aconteça

    Deus seja contigo betopleno

  22. betopleno says:

    Grace and peace israel, I’m happy to tell you is a mirror here in Brazil and I want you to know that we pray for you and your ministry and an influence for our ministry, I hope fleece in Brazil pray for that to happen

    God be with you betopleno

  23. sell says:

    I enjoyed reading this blog post

  24. jireh neil felizarta says:

    Im Jireh Neil Felizarta from Philippines. i am so much proud to be a christian and i really love to hear christian music. actually i grew up in a christian family and i am also a pastor’s kid and a musician as well. its my pleasure to really worship God. but its my struggle as well that i have no musical instrument like a keyboard in which i am inclined with. i would like to request for a keyboard if you have any extra for church purposes. it would be a blessing for me to have such instrument. hope for your nice response on this. thank you so much. God bless.

  25. jireh neil felizarta says:

    Thank you so much Sir Israel

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