Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The List ~ Matthew West

I don't know about you, but it's so easy to get sucked into my own head, listening to the lies of the Enemy. He likes to get us to dwell on our past; our own mistakes and failures. 

Matthew West has written a beautiful song about Love (Jesus/God) based on 1 Corinthians 13 all about how if He doesn't keep a list, why should we? 

Pull this out when you're having one of those days where you just are stuck in the lies. Love keeps no record of wrongs, He tears the list in pieces. 

Happy Listening!

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I Am A Christian ~ Newsong

I have been waiting ALL YEAR for this song to come out. They performed it at Winter Jam 2017, but it wasn't released until a week or so ago. I don't understand. But it's finally here! 

This song is like a Pilgrim's Progress summary in song form. (I've never read that book, but I know what it's about). In my season of life, the reminder that I just take one step at a time and He is leading is so helpful. I want to have more control, but all I can do is put one foot in front of the other. 

Favorite lyrics: 
Head high keep your eyes above
Don't think of giving up
He brought you this far He won't stop now

Don't ever run away no matter what you face
Don't be afraid 'cause He will not back down
Remind yourself that He is with you now

Happy Listening!

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Whole Heart ~ Brandon Heath

As someone who struggles with opening up to people, this song is kind of convicting. Do I try to hide parts of myself from God? How silly that is, since he's GOD! 

I like the contrasts that Heath puts in his chorus. Read these lyrics: 
The less I trust you, the less I grow
The more you love me, the more I know
I don't have to be afraid to show all of me, all of me
 
Where there's hurting
You show me what healing can do
Where there's hatred
You show me how kindness can move
Where there's fear deep inside
I won't run, I won't hide

 The beat is catchy and helps the words stick in your head, but the words are pretty deep.

Happy Listening!

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Come To The Altar ~ Elevation Worship

I don't generally like songs like this (musically, not lyrically), but this one speaks to me. They lyrics are restful and soothing and the music works well with them. 

Favorite lyrics:
Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today, there's no reason to wait
Jesus is calling

Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes, a new life is born
Jesus is calling

Happy Listening!

  

Friday, October 6, 2017

In Jesus' Name ~ Kutless

This song just sings the Gospel. A wonderful new worship song from Kutless, "In Jesus Name" is one of my new favorite songs of praise. It also speaks truth into the lives of those singing it. Read these lyrics:


Hope for all the world, You came down,
Traded heaven's throne for a sinner's crown,
Grace poured out.
Son of righteousness crucified,
Hanging on the cross You paid the price,
To give us life...

In Jesus' name our sins are washed away,
In Jesus' name we are rescued, we are saved,
For love has come to make a way for us,
In Jesus' name there is freedom for the broken,
In Jesus' name there is healing for the hopeless,
For all our days, we rest in Jesus' name...

You alone are good forever true,
Never far away, we're holding on to You,
Only You...

Wonderful! Happy Listening!

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My All In All ~ Phil Wickham

I think this is the first Phil Wickham song I enjoy and actually seek out. Others are fine, but mostly, I just don't really like his music. But I like this song!!!!

"My All In All" is a song of praise and worship. They lyrics proclaim who God is

In the desert You're the river, an everflowing stream of life
In the battle You're the victor, and we raise Your banner high
In the darkness You're the fire, a holy flame for all to see
And in my heart You reign forever, my all, my everything

and who is is to us
 You are my life, You are my love
You are my reason
You are my hope, You are my joy
You are my passion
My all in all, Jesus my all in all
My all in all, Jesus my all in all  

Happy Listening!

  

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

All In ~ Matthew West

Matthew West is a fantastic songwriter and he has a talent for writing songs that hit at the very core of an issue. "All In" speaks to our tendency as Christians to get to a certain point and then stay there. We like our safety and our comfort zone and I'm as guilty of it as anyone. But West challenges us to go "all in". We want to live fully for God but we're afraid. As the song says, "this time the fear won't win/I'm going all in". This might become one of my songs for this stage of my life, where so much of what I'm doing scares me. It's out of my comfort zone, but I want to live and do what God has called me to do and the rest is up to Him.

Happy Listening!