This Is How We Do It!

Todays is 3-16 and I can’t help but make the connection to the popular Bible verse John 3:16.

Tim Tebow’s 316 anomaly had people searching the web for the meaning of this passage.

I grew up going to mass with my parents and I don’t recall this verse. Ironically, I could recite the Lord’s Prayer but when asked if I knew what was John-Three-Sixteen, I had that “deer in the headlights” look. I didn’t even know how to get to it in the Bible because I didn’t even understand the scripture notation. What was John? What was 316? I hadn’t a clue.

We had Bibles in my house but I never read it. It was more of a decoration or good luck charm added to the collection of statues of Buddha, dragons, elephants, lions, goldfish, female angels, crosses, Virgin Mary, Adult Jesus, and Child-Jesus (aka Santo Nino).

“This is how we do it!” It must be a Filipino thing to collect stuff so your house looks like a museum. You know you’re Filipino when furniture is wrapped in plastic or covered in blankets and towels. =)

Don’t porget your Proverbs!

This one will be easy to remember because it has the anagram of 316.

Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. -Proverbs 16:3 (AMP)

  • Montell Jordan and Beckah Shae – Shake Heaven

What’s it gonna look like, what’s it gonna be like
What’s it gonna sound like, I wanna know
We’re on a mission to get God’s attention,
Heaven is a listenin’, so here we go

The angels all around are crying holy, holy, holy
Praise Him with a sound that gives him glory, glory, glory
Are you ready now, get ready now I’m ready
Let’s all shout it out, start shouting now!

Gonna shake heaven, gonna shake heaven
Join in together, join in together
This is how we do it; this is how we do it
We’re taking back the music, taking back the music

And all the angels say
Oooh oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, hey, hey, hey
Oooh oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, hey, hey, hey

Everybody stand up, go on put your hands up
Recognize the God of Power and Might
His love’s so amazing, He loves me like crazy
And now I’m walking in His marvelous life

The angels all around, are crying holy, holy, holy
Praise Him with a sound that gives Him glory, glory, glory
Are you ready now, get ready now I’m ready (4x)
Let’s go shout it out, start shouting out

Gonna shake heaven, gonna shake heaven
Joining together, joining together
This is how we do it; this is how we do it
We’re taking back the music, taking back the music

I’m gonna shake heaven, gonna shake heaven
Join in together, join in together
This is how we do it; this is how we do it
We’re taking back the music

And all the angels say
Oooh oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, hey, hey, hey (C’mon now)
Oooh oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, hey, hey, hey

Lift high the Name above all Names, Jesus
We can live today because His grace freed us
(Glory, honor and power forever and forever Lord)

Gonna shake heaven, gonna shake heaven
Join in together, join in together
This is how we do it; this is how we do it
We’re taking back the music, taking back the music

And all the angels say
Oooh oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, hey, hey, hey
Oooh oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, hey, hey, hey

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. -John 3:16 (AMP)