Worship music is an essential element of a relationship with God. The great King David who was described as being a man after God’s own heart regularly sang praises and danced to worship the King of Kings. His spirit of praise lives in each of us as persons of faith.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.Psalm 100:4
I love when I’m facing a trying situation and a song pops into my head that ministers to me on such a deep and personal level. In fact, God primarily speaks to me though song lyrics and the successive or even simultaneous confirmation of the Holy Spirt (often felt as a feeling of peace or strong conviction).
When I was going through a hard time emotionally, the lyrics of “Hold Me In Your Arms” by Mr Lynx popped into my head: “Hold me in your arms, never let me go. Lord I love you so, just have to let you know!” As I played the song, it felt like I was receiving a virtual hug from God and it truly helped to put my heart at ease.
When God puts song lyrics into my head, I immediately read the lyrics of the song and play the song in full because I have learned that there is a message or lesson in the song for me.
Another occasion God used a song to speak to me was when a very dear friendship fell away and I heard in my head, “There’s beauty in my brokenness, I’ve got true love instead of pain.” It’s like God was saying I have you exactly where I need you. You don’t need that person in your life because keeping them close to you will only bring more pain. I played “Joy” over and over and over and over and over again until my heart was healed.
I can go on and on about how much worship music means to me, but let’s jump into my current favourites.
My Current Faves
Promises (feat. Joe L Barnes & Naomi Raine) – Maverick City
Every year I choose a soundtrack for my birthday that will be the theme of my “new year”. This year, I chose “Promises”. I cling to every single word of this song: “Your history can prove there is nothing you can’t do. You are faithful and true!”
“The Blessing’ by Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes
My husband and I love this song. We brought in his birthday with a beautiful worship session and this was one of the key songs.
It starts out so calming and beautiful, real morning Bible study feels, and then it transitions to a powerful praise break!!! “The Blessing” is a beautiful prayer of blessing that you can pray or sing over yourself, your loved ones and even strangers.
“Pray’ by Koryn Hawthorne
This one has been on repeat for weeks! So often I’m scream-singing, “If You said it then it must be truueeeeeee!!!” When you remind yourself who God is, it really stirs up your faith.
“Just For Me’ by Kirk Franklin
The part that really gets me is, “It don’t feel good, but growing never does / It don’t feel fair for you to call this love, but if necessary pain is the ingredient for change even when life may be bittersweet / it’s working just for me.”
2020 has been such a hard year. Outside of the racial injustices and tragic deaths, I have experienced painful personal tragedies. Hearing this song gave me the courage to hold on and keep it moving, step by step.
“Intercession’ by Tasha Cobbs Leonard
This is close to 20 minutes of praise. It would be the perfect backdrop to your late night study session, Saturday morning cleaning or even during a traffic jam.
“Looking for You’ by Fantasia
Back in February/March, this song was on steady repeat. I would play this song and just cry. Only God knew what I was going through and only He will ever know.
“Doxology” – David & Nicole Binion ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard
“Praise Him who hears our faintest call!!”
What this song did for me was take my eyes off of my situation and placed them where they should be: on God.
As a bonus I’ve added in some of my hubby’s faves below, and when I say faves I mean I have literally heard these songs 100 times or more! In fact, as I embedded them into this blog, he asked me to play them haha
Let me know if you enjoyed this blog and if you’d like more like this in the comments.