Random Thoughts

The Songs We Don’t Sing Anymore

IMG_2929I love music as it wraps itself around my heart and stirs emotions inside of me that, sometimes, I didn’t even know I had. But more than anything I love Christ-centered music. It speaks to my soul like nothing else can. And if music is going to have the kind of effect on me like I mentioned in that first sentence then I want to listen to and sing songs that bring glory to God.

Now please do not think I only listen to Christian music … I don’t. But I also do not listen to inappropriate music. I listen to the music of Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and the like. I listen to classical and instrumental music. I listen to Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Adele and some Country music up to about 2004 but I am selective in the songs. I have to be because I want to be intentional about what I allow my mind and heart to dwell on. I already have a time with holding my worries captive without adding more things for the enemy to target in my life. There’s no sense in giving him more armor to use against me.

So if you were to start my car my radio will either start playing KLove, the Sinatra stationIMG_2931 on Sirius XM or the latest soundtrack I am working on. It’s just how I roll. The Christian songs that I am most drawn to though are the ones that I grew up on. These are the songs that helped laid the foundation for my faith. They aren’t all hymns. Some were the “new” choruses of the day. And I love many of the songs that are coming out today as well. But there is something about Blessed Assurance that stirs my soul and brings forth a heart of thanksgiving like no other song can.

However, today this song has been running through my mind and rolling across my tongue to the point I had to find the lyrics to make sure I was singing them correctly.

We Have Come Into His House

We have come into His house
and gathered in His name
to worship Him.
We have come into His house
and gathered in His name
to worship Him.
We have come into His house
and gathered in His name
to worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

Let’s forget about ourselves
and magnify His name
and worship Him.
Let’s forget about ourselves
and magnify His name
and worship Him.
Let’s forget about ourselves
and magnify His name
and worship Christ the Lord.
Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

The second verse is what I kept singing over and over again. Let’s forget about ourselves and magnify His name and worship Him.

Let’s forget about ourselves and our need to be something more than we are right now and seek to magnify His name and worship Him.

Let’s forget about ourselves and our need to be right and magnify His name and worship Him.

Let’s forget about ourselves and comparing ourselves to others and magnify His name and worship Him.

Let’s forget about ourselves and how many likes our status receives on our social media pages and magnify His name and worship Him.

Friends, let’s forget about ourselves and magnify His name and worship Him.

This is what I am purposing to do when the political climate of our country overwhelms … because it has been.

This is what I am purposing to do when life around me becomes too noisy and I can feel the anxiety welling up within me … because is has been.

This is what I am purposing to do when Satan attacks me in my weakest places … because he has been.

I am purposing to forget about myself and magnify His name and worship Him so that when I come into His house and gather in His name with fellow Christ-followers my heart will be prepared not only to worship Him in that moment but to live a life of worship outside of that moment.

So friends, won’t you join me?

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I love you all.

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