Happy Sunday everyone! As the churches are beginning to open their doors, and the people of God are able to meet again, I wanted to take a minute to talk about the one way I personally feel a strong connection to Christ: worship music.
While prayer, being in the church, and studying God’s word are all amazing ways to develop a relationship to God, I’ve found music is just as powerful.
For just a moment, think back to sitting in your church amongst your fellow sisters and brothers. As you stand and worship to the sound of God’s name being sung above all else, it feels as if your touching heaven.
Voices are surrounding you, as you sing out to give glory and praises to the God that loves you. In this moment, you’re giving God all of you. Every inch of your body, thought in your mind, word on your tongue, is being whispered, screamed, or sung out to the God that calls you by name.
Worship music is a form of communication that, at least for me, has left me feeling God right there with me. His presence is so prevalent, and honestly it’s a feeling I have trouble putting into words.
How do you explain feeling the creator of the world in the same room? How do you explain having that faith that He knows your every thought, prayer, or intention? I may not know how, but these songs do.
One of the things music does for us is express a feeling without necessarily putting that feeling into words. Now of course, every Christian song has lyrics that each hold unmeasurable meaning, but often times those lyrics express something we may not have realized.
Not only do they express our own feelings in a unique and personal way, but they connect us with Christians not only in our home churches but everywhere.
I love being able to share a good song with someone, and that’s something you can do from anywhere. Christian music is no different. As people who are striving to be like Christ, it’s are job to reach out to those who are struggling or could use a hand.
While prayer is always a go to, sharing worship music is an amazing way to connect. Whether that means an encouraging song they should listen to on their way home, a song that has been on your heart lately, or just sharing a playlist, no matter what music brings us together. We should take advantage of it.
Keep praying, keep studying the word, and keep going to church, but don’t forget about the power of worship music. Listen to it on the way to work, sing it loud and proud after a hard day, and whatever you do give God the glory for it all.
While everyone has different tastes, I figured sharing my playlist may help some people on where to start. Down below I’ve linked one of my worship playlists. Feel free to check it out, add it to your own, or just get inspired to listen to other worship songs.