In my daily spiritual walk and routines that help me keep my eyes, mind, and heart focused on God and His son Jesus Christ, I listen to Christian praise-worship music! If I’ve had a day where I feel ragged and tired of many stressful situations that have happened, I will often listen to my favorite praise-worship groups and performers. Many great and moving groups and recording artists are definitely motivating, uplifting, and inspirational and provide us with scripturally grounded music!
One of my favorite groups is the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir! Wow! Their performances are moving, uplifting, and motivating! As you are listening, it is hard to sit still and remain composed. You definitely feel the energy coming from these dynamic singers and musicians! There are many songs that they’ve recorded and performed that I have found inspirational and encouraging, but the one that I have enjoyed the most would be: “Jesus Is.” When you listen to the song, you realize there is Biblical support for this song: John 14:6 (NIV) – Jesus Christ says: “I am the way, the truth, and the life, there is no way to the Father except through Me.” I love both the song (“Jesus Is”) and this Bible verse because both help me ensure my focus and priorities are in the right place: Jesus!
Another favorite performer would be Lincoln Brewster! He has a mellow and soothing voice but knows how to work a “six-string.” He does a great job of communicating where his heart is, which reflects God and His Son Jesus Christ. One favorite song that he has performed is “God You Reign,” with the song’s name being evidence of God’s omnipotence and sovereignty. I am thankful that God has provided us with many beautiful things about creation that Lincoln Brewster sings! In today’s world, filled with many troubling and concerning events, this song by rewster reassures us that “God reigns” and is sovereign and in control. Psalms 97:1 reminds us of what “God You Reign” indicates: “the Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.”
Sometimes our worship practices may be in the form of “organized religion” related to believers’ assembly in a commonplace such as a building. However, we can worship God anywhere and anytime, and one great way of doing it is to sing praises to Him! What favorite song lifts your spirit?
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