10,000 Reasons~Matt Redman
Give Me Words to Speak~Aaron Shust
Can’t Get Over You~Anthem Lights
All I Am~Phil Wickham
Better Than a Hallelujah~Amy Grant
One Thing Remains~Kristian Stanfill
All Around Me~Flywheel
It’s Your Life~Francesca Battistelli
Lay Me Down~Chris Tomlin
Forever Reign~Hillsong Live
Love Came Down~Jeremy Riddle
White Flag~Chris Tomlin
Lord, I Need You~Matt Maher
This is Not the End~Gungor
All of these songs are not only on my iPhone playlist, but I burned them onto a CD as well for our car. Some of the songs we are currently singing during worship at our church, some are songs I sang at our previous church in New Mexico, and some are songs that people who know my love of good worship music shared with me. I tend to make a new CD every couple of weeks. I always ask the girls what songs they would like carried over & if there are any new songs they’d like to add. Hailey loves to share new songs with us that she has learned at youth group, which I love!
We primarily listen to Christian music. Why? Well, the simple answer is I believe that what we put into our minds is what we get out. I prefer to listen to music that is uplifting, positive, & sets my mind & spirit where it needs to be. I strive to be a fully devoted follower of Christ. I don’t want to go to church on Sundays and then be bombarded by worldy garbage the other 6 days of the week.
I also have 2 daughters who have amazing memories! I don’t want them listening to songs about sex, power, and materialism. Our kids are impressionable. I love driving around town listening to them singing words like:
“Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me!”
instead of words like:
“I’m bringing sexy back!” or “If you like it, then you should have put a ring on it!”
I’m not judging if that is the type of music you listen to, as that is obviously not my place. I just wanted to share why we have decided to remove music that we once listened to & to primarily listen to Christian music. If the song is not a song that I want my children to hear, I don’t need to be listening to it either. We are called to pour into the lives of our children, to teach them truth. I want to show my children how to live, not just tell them. Personally, for me, it comes down to: Is what I am doing bringing me closer to God or pushing me further from Him?
There are two scriptures that remind me what it is I need to focus on & that I am not of this world.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Collosians 3:2
Please know that I am not trying to stir up debate on whether or not we, as Christians, should or should not listen to secular music. Each and every one of you is entitled to your own opinion on this matter. This is a personal decision that I came to after seeking God’s will for me on this matter.
I’d love to hear any of your favorite worship songs!
Make it a great week!