Worship on Sunday morning is part of my favorite thing about church. I connect deeply with Jesus through song lyrics that deliver the truths found in scripture. The truth of scripture revealed in just a little different format really helps solidify the deeper meaning for me.
Last year when I was really struggling with depression and anxiety, I found that worshiping at home really made a difference in my day. So I began searching for songs that we sing at church that were my favorites and that move me closer to Jesus. I began very shyly at first, only singing when no one else was around. But then I decided that it was ok for the whole household to her me sing. (I do love to sing)
I set up a wireless speaker in my kitchen and would play my playlist from my phone over the speaker about as loud as it would go. I would stand in the sunshine streaming through my kitchen window and lift my face and voice to the Son! I've now added a second speaker to my bedroom so I can sing where ever I am!!
If you have Amazon Prime, you can download lots of music free. If not, songs are usually reasonably priced around $1.29.
Want to see what I'm singing? Here's my playlist:
- How Great Thou Art by Trisha Yearwood
- O Praise the Name by Hillsong Worship
- No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music
- Just Say Jesus by 7eventh Time Down
- Great I Am by Phillips, Craig and Dean
- Your Great Name by Natalie Grant
- Revelation Song by Kari Jobe
- Unstoppable God by Elevation Worship
- Resurrecting by Elevation Worship
- Call Upon the Lord by Elevation Worship
Some days I play it all the way through and others days, depending on how much time I have, I will just pick and choose a few songs that have lyrics that I need to hear that day.
Worship doesn't have to be confined to just a Sunday morning. I find that it completely shapes my mind when I desperately need to be close to my Jesus. Don't have a great singing voice? Who cares! Scripture says to make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Go for it!!
Do you have songs that you listen to over and over that help uplift your spirits? Share them with us!