I have no musical ability, but I love to worship God with music. So I am so grateful for You Tube and all the songs that take me into his presence, and to Pinterest for a place to save them. I will usually begin my quiet time with two or three worship songs, and if I am alone, I sing along joyfully.
What kind of music I need/want will vary day to day. I’ve tried to identify a few of those ways I worship and a few of the hymns and songs that lead me where my heart needs to go. Here are seven of those ways I love to worship and two samples of each.
With awe and wonder
Some days I am in awe of our God and His magnificence. I never get over that such a God loves me, extends mercy and grace to me and desires to be with me. These songs help me express that wonder:
Leave Me Astounded–Planetshakers
In sweet surrender
There are days, or seasons, when life is challenging and my heart needs to surrender to my loving Father. These two songs help bring me to my knees and to acceptance.
It Is Well—Audrey Assad
Many times I just want to declare the truth about my Savior. Both of these songs do it well.
In Christ Alone—Passion-Kristian Stanfill
Man of Sorrows–Hillsong
With praise and worship
Gratefully my heart is often filled with worship and praise to God. I never get over all He has done for me.
10,000 Reasons—Matt Reddman
Revelation Song—Kari Jobe
In stillness and quiet
Life is hectic and many days I just want to get away to be with my Lord. These songs take me to those places even when I can’t get away.
How Deep the Father’s Love—Fernando Ortega
One of the main messages of my life is to encourage all God’s children (including myself) to be and do all God has made them for. These two songs do that in very different ways.
Be Thou My Vision— Audrey Assad
Burn Like a Star—Rend Collective
I am passionate about knowing Jesus and making Him known. These songs draw me to worship and commitment.
At the Cross—Gina Cooper
Fire Fall Down—Hillsong
And here’s a bonus, that covers most of these:
Gracious Tempest–Taya Smith-Hillsong
I invite you to worship with me. Plug in your favorite playlist and let music draw you, encourage you, comfort you, bless you, challenge you—whatever your heart needs today.
What about you? What is one of your favorite worship hymns?
C2016 Judy Douglass