Singing a song

Today was a great day.  I went to aerobics, which was grueling after being on spring break last week and Easter on Sunday.  I payed for every piece of candy and sweet I ate!  

I than went to lunch with a dear friend.  It was so nice to reconnect and chat.  It was like we hadn’t been apart.  She is such an incredible women and loves the Lord with all her being.  She is a wonderful mentor, full of  joy and life.  It is contagious when you are around her.  I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. 

Than I got to spend some time shopping…ALONE!!  Yep, you read right.  It was so nice to go to the stores I enjoy and take my time looking around.  I went to our local christian bookstore.  I browsed and browsed.   They had the movie, ” A Night with the King”  on sale.  If you have not heard of this movie it is about Esther.  I was doing the Beth Moore study on Esther and a friend told me that this movie was a  good portrayal of the book.  So I bought it.  I will let you know how it is.  I also bought the CD from newcomer Kari Jobe.  She has a remarkable voice.  It is really good.  

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I love praise and worship music.  Music is my connection with God.  I get so emotional with music.  I can be driving down the road and a song come on…before you know it I am sobbing and singing as loud as I can.  I can be in my kitchen cooking and hear a song on the radio that stirs me and before you know it I am turning it up loud, singing along.  My kids have developed a love for music and Phoebe, my 4 1/2 year old loves it loud!  When we are at church and the praise/worship team sings or the congregation sings, Natalie laughs.  We say that is how she sings to the Lord.   Music brings joy to my heart.  Now, I am not musically talented at all, but I believe that  Christ looks at your heart.  Who cares if you can’t carry a tune.  He wants to hear those praises from you and he looks at the motives! 

So, who do you enjoy listening too?  I have many groups and artists that get me going but here are a few:  Third Day, Sara Groves, Erin O’donell, Mandisa, Amy Grant, Hill Song, my new fav..Kari Jobe,  Gwen Smith.  Let me know some of your favorites.  I am always looking for new music to sing praises to our King!!  

Psalm 146:2 (New International Version) 

 2 I will praise the LORD all my life;
       I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

3 comments

  1. Denise Coop says:

    When I was a new Christian, I didn’t have the first clue about worship. Honestly, it bored me to death (and we had a talented worship band). Seriously, I would think to myself, “when are we going to be done singing?” I just wanted to get to the sermon so I could take notes… teach me, feed me. I was absolutely clueless about the Lord and I was extremely selfish (still fighting this one). It was all about me, all the time.

    I am so thankful that God is faithful even when we aren’t. He has had to teach me how to worship him. I am so thankful that he doesn’t give up on us in our selfishness.

    I am starting to move closer to Him through music. My favorite of the past year had been Travis Cottrell. He produced a cd on the Patriarch’s study from Beth Moore. This cd has had a profound effect on my life. He also has one out the is based on John 3:16 The Numbers of Hope. AMAZING!!

    I love getting cd’s from friends. I feel so loved when someone says, “I thought of you when I heard this song.” I also love to make cd’s for friends. Music has become quite the lifesaver for me when I can’t sleep or get a quiet time in. I joke that I live and die by my ipod because God is in my ipod. 🙂

    This is probably more than you wanted – sorry!
    I also like Laura Story, Aaron Schust, Jars of Clay, Hillsong.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Oh, what would I do with out music to grow closer to God, cry out to God, plead to God… I also love when God shares His heart with me through music. What a wonderful way to communicate with our Father! Gotta have it!

    Some of my favorites are Warren Barfield, 33 Miles, Salvador, Micheal W. Smith (love his old stuff)…the list goes on as so many other’s do. Oh, don’t forget John Waller! 🙂

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