Hello friends, happy Truthful Tuesday!
This week, I wanted to do a bit of a different format and share with you guys some of my favorite worship songs and why they mean so much to me. Listening to worship music can be a great way to feel and be in God’s presence, so I wanted to encourage you with my top five favorites!
- Running in Circles by United Pursuit
This song is such a wonderful way to start out your worship. It’s such a simple song, but truly believing these lyrics and singing them back to God is life-changing. I encourage you to listen to this song, close your eyes and really listen to the lyrics.
To tell you I love you
To tell you I need you
To tell you there’s no better place for me than in your arms
For running in circles
You’re the only one who brings me peace”
2. Great Reward by Tim Timmons
Tim Timmons has been battling an incurable cancer for the past ten years, and as he and his wife were thinking through how they would tell their children, he began asking the question, “What if God is enough for me and my family?”. From this struggle, he wrote this song. It’s all about how God is in control over everything, no matter what we’re going through. He is God, we are not.
Remind my soul You’re in control.
With every breath I take
In joy and sorrow
All for Your kingdom’s sake
Be Thou my vision
Be Thou my hope restored
Now and forever
You are my great reward.”
3. O Praise The Name by This Hope
Specifically, this version is my absolute favorite. This song is all about the death of Jesus and how He rose again. Because of this, we get the chance to give Him all the praise He deserves. This arrangement is by a group of men, and it is just so powerful to me to hear all of their voices together.
“He shall return in robes of white,
The blazing Son shall pierce the night.
And I will rise among the saints,
My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face.”
4. Speak Life by TobyMac
Okay, so if you grew up in church, this one is a total throwback. However, I think it carries a vital message. We have the power to influence people with our words for better or for worse. Our words have the power to impact people for the Kingdom, and it is crucial that we take every opportunity to speak life.
Whether you’re going to work or hanging out with friends, it’s a good idea to play this song to get yourself in the right mindset.
“Lift your head a little higher,
Spread the love like fire,
Hope will fall like rain
When you speak life with the words you say
Raise your thoughts a little higher
Use your words to inspire
Joy will fall like rain when you speak life with the things you say.”
“In every encounter, we either give life, or we drain it. There is no neutral exchange.”
5. Different by Micah Tyler
“I’m finding out that sometimes the best question is not, “Jesus, can you change these things around me? but instead, “God, can you change me so that I handle things you’re walking me through?”
I believe this song says it all for itself. Please please please give it a listen.
I don’t wanna see anymore, give me a vision
That you could move this heart, to be set apart
I don’t need to recognize, the man in the mirror
And I don’t wanna trade Your plan, for something familiar
I can’t waste a day, I can’t stay the same
I wanna be changed
‘Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there’s something different
So come and be different
Thank you all for reading this week’s post! My prayer this week is that God would use these songs to truly transform you. As always, head on over to the ‘Contact’ page with any questions or comments!
Have a wonderful week 🙂