I thought I would take a moment to talk about how I use music to encourage myself. I really like to just take a moment during my cleaning/cooking/ weekend-frenzy to really listen to music.
Sometimes that listening to music sesh ends in a full worship sesh that can be heard reverberating not just through the walls of my apartment but probably down the hall in the entire apartment building.
The songs that I really enjoy are as follows:
- New Wine- Hillsong Worship
- King of My Heart- Steffany Gretzinger, Jeremy Riddle & Christine Rhee
- Ever Be- Bethel Music
- Who You Say I am- Hillsong Worship
- No Victim- Kristene DiMarco
- Known- Tauren Wells
I have to say of all these my #1 fave is King of My Heart. I cannot explain how much I connect with this song. I need to be reminded that no matter what, God is still good. I especially love the version with spontaneous worship where at some point Ms. Gretzinger just starts singing “ You never fall off of your throne” and I JUST LOVE THAT. God never falls off of His throne. Never.
As someone who really has been through a disproportionate amount of hardship, it really helps me to believe that all of it can be used. That all things will work together for good and that God is making new wine.
Ever Be reminds me that I should pray without ceasing and most of what I need to do is Praise. God is who He says he is and there is always a reason to Praise.
I am Who He Says I am. This is a really hard concept to understand in a world that is always trying to break us down. People who are constantly criticizing our work, our appearance, the sound of our voice, our clothes, etc. I am who He says I am. Periodt.
I am no victim… reminds me that I cannot dwell in dark places. I just can’t. I am a victim in a lot of ways. But that’s not the point. I wasn’t born a victim. I was not meant to be a victim. My destiny is not victimhood. I am covered by a force of love.
Known is one of my favorite songs. As someone who feels like I cannot really relate to others on a deep level, this song reminds me that I am already fully known and loved. As the name of this blog says, I am irrevocably beloved. I cannot do anything to change that. And I didn’t do anything to deserve it. I did nothing to endear God to me. I am just beloved.