Music is my passion. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this a few times.
Sometimes, I just want to give up.
Sometimes I feel like the two year old whining to God and just pouting when I don't get my way.
Sometimes? I'm a word I don't like to say......
Today; music helped me get over a big hurdle. I was exercising and did NOT want to finish. I wanted to, quite honestly, wimp out. I needed some upbeat music to keep me going...to keep me from counting the minutes and miles...so I pulled out my worship playlist on my iPod. Guess what? It was STILL hard. But I KEPT pushing. And I had a good conversation with God too. It was the music that led my focus back to Him. I can't fully express what the songs did for me, but I can share the music I listened to:
Glory To God Forever- Fee
Psalm 73 (My God's Enough)- BarlowGirl
The Change Inside of Me- MercyMe
Let Go- BarlowGirl
Dive- Steven Curtis Chapman
This Is Your Time- Michael W. Smith
Something Beautiful- Newsboys
House of Mirrors- Tenth Avenue North
Take Me Away- BarlowGirl
That last one? I needed God to take me away tonight. I became overwhelmed by the world, and really didn't care for it. So I locked myself away with scripture and literature. Words brought me back to God. Words calmed my soul.
Thank you, Lord, for the peace you do give.
Thank you for healing and grace.
Thank you for love and hope.