Beyonce, Kelly & Michelle Reunite & “Say Yes” to Jesus!

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SOOOOOOOO I’m pumped….like haven’t been THIS excited about music or a song in a LONGGGG time.

I watched a video of Michelle Williams about 3 or 4 months ago on YouTube performing this song, “Say Yes,” and I absolutely feel in love with the song. Well, the song was released on Soundcloud today and OHHHHH MANNNNNN!!! It’s even better than it was when I fell in love with it the first time!!

And on top of that Beyonce and Kelly joined Michelle on it!

So here are my top 5 reasons why I love the song:

1. It’s AFRICAN!! Anybody who knows me, knows I LOVVVEEE Africa and my African family!! This song was written by an African and is a nice blend of current pop sounds infused with a native African flair. Such a great blend!

2. It’s MICHELLE’S!! Anybody who knows me also knows Michelle Williams has a special place in my heart. She’s been my favorite DC3 chick since she joined the group. I was originally partial to her because I used to think she was always slighted on the the singing parts, but then I realized she was hilarious so my sympathy for her turned into actual admiration of her as a person.

3. It’s DC3!! Who wouldn’t be excited for a DC3 reunion?!?!?! Come on!!! Huh? You’re not? Ok, that’s fine.

4. It’s DOPE!! I LOVE the lyrics…I LOVE the production…it’s just all around awesomeness.

5. It’s JESUS!! Ummmm…judge Beyonce, Kelly & Michelle if you want. I’m just happy they are all actually singing a song about Jesus! Think of how many people will listen to this who would’ve never stepped foot in a church. Granted they may be confused when they compare this to Kelly & Bey’s regular music, but hey! God can sort all that out right? I’m absolutely sure He can. I’m bout to start a debate here so I’ll stop…wait, a discussion would actually be grand! Ha!

So here’s your chance to listen! Peep the live version & the new release. What do you think? You like the song? Have a problem with Bey & Kelly being on it? Would love to hear your perspective.

The original YouTube:

The produced track featuring Beyonce & Kelly:

9 Comments
  • Maryse
    September 18, 2014

    Hi! I am an African christian. We sing this song ” when Jesus say yes”in our church everyday and I still don’t understand why Michelle decided to record it.Come on what was she thinking? and inviting Beyonce (who doesn’t care about Jesus and is a bad example) to join her, I mean helloooo!!! Even in the official video Beyonce doesn’t seem comfortable.
    Mat.15:8

  • Melissa
    August 12, 2014

    Hi Kandis. I’m still baffled that you want to defend Michelle. I took to heart your sugesstion that Michelle somehow dressed in a less offensive way than Beyonce. To validate your claim, I checked out her imdb.com page, and, I gotta tell you, I don’t know what you’re talking about. You can see her sliding down a stripper’s pole, wearing a lacy neglige top and she bears her breasts gratuitously. And I couldn’t help but notice that her dress in the video is see-thru. She’s not for real and she’s a dangerous influence. A whore is as a whore does and they leave a stench in the land: Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. -Leviticus 19:29

    You might want to check out readers’ comments in this article for other Biblical insights and a reality check. Seriously, she’s not fooling anybody:
    http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/44908-women-ordered-to-stop-praying-inside-mall?utm_medium=MostPopularArticles_UnderArticle

    • Kandis7
      August 14, 2014

      I think we’re arguing two different points here.

  • Melissa
    July 21, 2014

    No, please hit me up with a scripture, because that’s truth. Regarding the gentleman you described who came to Christ, that’s a different story. He has a repentant heart, ready to surrender to God. In contrast, Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle seem fine with where they’re at. Regarding not lumping Michelle with Beyonce, I’m gonna do it since Michelle’s more than happy to defend Beyonce (as I heard her do in a radio interview). If she wants to validate that, so be it. At any rate, I think I get and agree with your overarching point: we all start somewhere and aren’t going to get “there” without the grace of God and Jesus Christ along our entire journey. But you can’t serve God and man, too, and that’s not my take away from these ladies and their example.

    Thank you for your thoughtful response and apologies for not addressing all of your points — didn’t want my reply to be too long.

    • Kandis7
      July 23, 2014

      Completely understand not wanting to post long, which is why I offered my email if you wanted to have an extended discussion about this (that offer still stands btw :)

      But to wrap this up: I’m super hesitant to think I understand God’s stances on things like this because A) I don’t usually know the people in question on a personal level to be able to know what’s really going on in their hearts and B) God has historically (and continuously) used people with some messed up situations to bring Himself glory. Even Judas, with an act of betrayal, was used to bring about God’s divine plan of redemption.

      Peep: Proverbs 16:4, Habakkuk 5:1-11, Romans 9:22-23

      I firmly believe how God chooses to operate is up to Him. To bring it back to this post’s topic, I do not think I’m knowledgeable enough to say that Michelle putting out this song is doing more harm than good or that God hates it.

      The song itself—lyrics, music, vocal arrangement, production value—is good and there is nothing evil or wrong about it. When we move into judging the person(s) delivering the song, I think it opens up an endless case of judgement that would require us to evaluate all artists, celebrities, pastors, speakers, and every person who has ever shared the gospel message in any form (song, sermon, conversation, tweet, book, etc.), which easily leads us to Romans 3:23.

      Am I saying this means we can just live foul and only offer God lip-service? Absolutely not. We will all eventually be held accountable individually and will be rewarded or punished justly (2 Thessalonians 1:9-10).

      What I do know is God will sort everything out Himself. If these girls putting out this song, makes God angry, He will handle it (Ezekiel 36:22-23). We, as believers, know to avoid what is evil and impure, absolutely, however, I personally do not think this particular song falls into that category.

      I’ll end it with this quote by John Piper:

      “If you start with man at the center (with the natural tendencies of the human heart to assert its rights and wants), you will assess [things] very differently than if you start with God and with His goal to manifest all that He is so that He might be known and worshiped with a reverence and awe and joy that correspond to all that He really is in perfect proportion.”

      This response absolutely ended up longer than I’d planned. Oops! Lol

      • Kandis7
        July 24, 2014

        One more scripture I’d like to add that summarizes my sentiments quite perfectly:

        It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News. Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me. But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice. (Philippians 1:15-18 NLT)

  • Melissa
    July 18, 2014

    Hi Kandis. Love your heart, but disagree with this post. Beyonce (especially), Kelly and Michelle have no place to praise God as long as they serve the devil in the way they dress (cleavage), use filthy language (Beyonce’s album has explicit content) and so on. Beyonce pains me the most. She looks and acts like a whore/stripper and went so far as to wear a devil on a ring in her performance at the SuperBowl. How much longer will you be deceived? Proverbs 15:8 declares: “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD…” That said, do you really believe God finds joy in these “praises”? And they say they believe in God? Big deal — James 2:19: “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” You want to reach the youth? Then don’t lead them to compromisers or these wolves in sheep’s clothing. God says to be “diligent” in teaching them His law, not the ways of man.

    • Kandis7
      July 19, 2014

      Hey Melissa!

      Absolutely appreciate your comment (actually wanted someone to share an opposing view cause I knew there were many out there!). I’m intentionally leaving out scriptures in this response because I try to avoid “scripture wars” (unless necessary for clearing up false teaching or misinterpretation). The scriptures you presented are absolutely biblical. With that said, there are a couple things about your position that I’d love to discuss further:

      1. You said, “Beyonce (especially), Kelly and Michelle have no place to praise God as long as they serve the devil in the way they dress (cleavage), use filthy language (Beyonce’s album has explicit content) and so on.” My question is what “place” do any of us have to praise God? Are we all equally “deserving” because we’re all His creation? Or do we have to “earn” the right based on behavior?

      Also, I don’t know if it’s fair to clump Michelle into the same lifestyle category as Beyoncé. Do you keep up with her music/clothing choices? I’d say she and Bey are worlds apart in that regard.

      And just to clarify, I’m not in support of Beyonce’s latest release. I actually refuse to listen to it and still haven’t heard it, because of it being explicit. Plus many say the content is super “mature.” So! I don’t at all condone her explicit album and all of my mentees can vouch for my stance on this. I shuts it down! Lol

      Anyway, back to the point…I met a guy tonight (former drug addict, saggy pants, cussing every other sentence) who professed to giving His life to Christ. I would not dare tell him he didn’t have a right to say he’s a believer or tell him he had no place being at the Christian crusade we were at because of his dress and consistent use of foul language. I wouldn’t dare tell him not to give God credit for what He’s done because he wasn’t “good enough” yet. Instead, we discussed having a relationship with God and suggested scriptures for him to read to get to know God better because true, lasting transformation only comes though fellowship with Holy Spirit. Had I not taken the time to talk to this guy, I could’ve easily passed judgment and thought “he’s absolutely not a believer because of the way he talks and dresses.”

      This also makes me think of a story I heard a well-known evangelist share about a meeting he had with a group of pastors. The Lord kept telling the evangelist to have an altar call for salvation during his meeting with these pastors and he was hesitant because after all, this was a room full of pastors! The evangelist eventually followed the prompting of Holy Spirit and offered an appeal for salvation and wouldn’t you know, some pastors actually gave their lives to Jesus Christ that day!

      I told that story because after I heard it I wondered, “How many people sincerely gave their lives to God as a result of one of these unsaved pastor’s messages?”

      The truth of God’s word can filter through the mouth of a sinner and penetrate the heart of another.

      2. You wrote, “You want to reach the youth? Then don’t lead them to compromisers or these wolves in sheep’s clothing. God says to be “diligent” in teaching them His law, not the ways of man.”

      Awesome tip. I don’t think this post is leading youth to compromisers at all. In no way did I condone anything but this particular song which I still think there is nothing wrong with endorsing or listening to.

      I will say “teaching the ways of man” are absolutely not on my agenda, and when “teaching them the law” it’s not from a legalistic, “get right or your praise is unacceptable” position, it’s more like, “here is the law, here’s how we measure up to the law, and here’s the answer to fulfilling the law.”

      Teaching the law by itself excludes the gospel message of Christ which is quite arguably the most important thing a Christian/youth leader could teach.

      Would absolutely love to continue this convo with you either here in the comments or you can email me at ‘me@kandisdavis.com’

      Thank you again for commenting! It takes bravery to write an opposing view to anybody’s post!

  • Laterras
    May 22, 2014

    You better testify Michelle! I don’t see a problem with Bey and Kelly on the song. Every knee shall bow and “song” confess…..

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