Do wish you had more power in your walk with God?
Several years ago I served for a time on the praise team of a local college ministry. One day the leader came in to rehearsal and handed us each a stack of six CDs he’d created with all of the praise and worship songs we were to learn.
That stack changed my life
As I spent the next weeks and months and now years constantly filling my soul with music that lifted up Jesus, I experienced more joy, more peace, more hope, more strength, more power in every area of my life.
There is power in praise!
I don’t know what music you listen to on a regular basis, but I’d encourage you to start making worship music a consistent part of your life. Whether in the car or at home, out for a jog or sitting at work, when you fill the atmosphere with music that glorifies God, you set the stage for powerful things in your life. Here’s what Scripture says:
“Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.” (Psalm 22:3)
I don’t know about you, but if God has chosen to “set up shop” and move in the places and people that are praising Him, I want to be in those places and I want to be one of those people!
How about you?
If you’d like to dig in to some great worship music but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few artists and albums that have impacted me in a big way and that feature songs I’ve had the privilege of leading in the various ministries of which I’m a part. I hope they’re a blessing to you.
NOTE: I recommend checking out a free service called “Spotify” (http://www.spotify.com) that will let you listen to many if not all of these albums for free to see if they are a good fit for you. You can also purchase albums or individual songs through the iTunes Music Store or at Amazon.com.
Hillsong Live / Hillsong United
(Two groups from Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia)
“Cornerstone” (includes the song “Cornerstone”)
“A Beautiful Exchange” (includes the song “Forever Reign”)
“10,000 Reasons” (includes “10,000 Reasons” and “Never Once”)
“Glorious” (includes “Glorious” and “Today is the Day”)
“A Greater Song” (includes “Hosanna” and “Because of Your Love”)
Bethel Live (Bethel Church in Redding, CA)
“Be Lifted High” (includes “One Thing Remains”, “God I Look to You” and “I Will Exalt”)
FULL DISCLOSURE: The links on each album title are affiliate links for the Amazon.com store and I get a small percentage if you buy anything there, but feel free to get them wherever you find the best deal 🙂