“NEW” Series, #2 Music Playlist

How lovely You are, Lord, to give us such delights as music! You allowed music through fellow believers, and even dear friends. Coming into Christmas You already had friends sharing music and videos that became favorites. This is new in many ways because for quite a few years now music has just been… music. Even if I happened to love or enjoy something, it was just that moment. I didn’t have the time or desire to feel anything to take with me.  But You have renewed a joy and a comfort in music.

How perfect is the message in Hayley’s song “Called By Love” by Red Letters. You used a dear friend to remind me that when the devil tries to tell me I have no right to listen to or sing with Your music that I am called by love to worship You. I need to worship You to keep my strength up against the one who hates me to have any… especially in You!

You used my dear friend Aney to introduce me to “The True Love of God” by The Church of Almighty God to remind me the “It’s [Your] tender words that water and nourish me to grow up. It’s [Your] stern words that encourage me to stand up again.” That is the truth of Your love. The music lifts my spirit with its light beat.

You surprised me with a new favorite video “You Are More” by Tenth Avenue North. You used Life With Jesus to introduce me to this reminder that I am more than the choices that I have made because I have been remade. It’s not about what I have done, but about what You have done for me. It’s not about how I feel, but what You felt to forgive me, and how You felt to make me loved.

“All The Way in Your Company” by The Church of Almighty God was so cute, and so me and You. The video story and message is a theme song for us. It is a great theme song for our Walking the Walk journey! I would love to be able to run, but as long as I am walking with You, whether on the Parkway, the ball field, running errands, or the days that will leave me in my bed. If I am with You, I am exactly where I need to be!

You used Hayley again to remind me with “He Has Freed Us” by RedLetters that [You] will carry us through every trial in life, that [Your] love is perfect, and [Your] ways are right. [You] have freed us.

And oh how You continue to amaze me through Hayley even more! When she told me of her song “I Choose Life” by RedLetters after she read my post Choose Life as a theme for this year, I was so excitedly in awe of You! You had used Deuteronomy 30:19-20 to inspire her, myself, and so many others at the same time. I will ever be so grateful for Your bringing Hayley into my life, and for allowing me to hear Caralyn’s podcast on A Jew & A Gentile Walk Into a Bar… Mitzvah. I am eagerly awaiting Hayley’s CD. 🙂

I can’t remember how You brought me to “Sleeping At Last” by Saturn. It’s not even Christian music. But You had me pay attention to the message. “How rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist.” It was You and me again… more You speaking to me. So I listen… again and again… and again. ❤

So then You give me “Old Church Choir” by Zach Williams. I LOVE this song. You help me get to a place where I put aside all the noise and voices in my head, and just enjoy You! You let me know that when I do that…“There ain’t nothing gonna steal my joy!” Praise Your Holy name! This is definitely a motivating and strengthening song, all wrapped up in a delightful joy! ❤

Lastly, You used Kristi Ann to just steal my heart again. “Still” by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family. How do I never stop falling in love with You!! You know that all I need is to be still and know that You are parting waters, and moving mountains that I don’t even see. All You need is for me to be still.

So this is the playlist You have given me. I love that You think of me, and whisper my name into someone’s ear. I am grateful You give us music. Thank You for renewing music for me! Thank You for reminding me of the weapon it is against the very one who hates me spending that quality time with You. I look forward to whatever You bring my way. As long as You are there… I’m ready.

“Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.” – Psalm 33:3

“And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.” – Psalm 40:3 

31 thoughts on ““NEW” Series, #2 Music Playlist

  1. createinmeblogging

    I know a couple of these songs but will definitely have to check out the others. Thanks for sharing! I always love finding new music and Christian artists. ❤

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  2. Dearest Gail, you have the most kind and genuine heart and your love for Jesus permeates through the beautiful words that you write.
    Sharing these personal songs that God blesses me with has been such a journey. The enemy has been on the attack since I started recording and there have been times when I come so close to quitting. Then the Lord directs me to your wonderfully encouraging posts that spur me on just that little bit more. I am so grateful to God for having you in my life. Even though we have never met and we live in different countries, I genuinely feel like I have found a friend for life. Love you lots,
    Hayley 😘❤️

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    1. By His glorious and generous will we ARE friends for life! ❤ He does the exact thing for me. I can be easily depressed or simply following His lead through difficult challenges, and then He allows me to hear your beautiful music that is completely Christ focused, not self focused. I loved how in I Choose Life you stated "I give up my right to be." The depth of such treasure as to find one's life by giving up the right to it, to the One who gave it… regardless the purpose He gives. Only the Holy Spirit can give that, and God has put that in your music!
      ❤ Me and God love you, dearest Hayley! If God ever calls me to cross that pond, I pray it includes getting to hug my "Brummie" Sister 😉 (Hope I got that right!) ❤ ❤

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      1. You did get that right, Gail! I am a Brummie 👍😀
        We are coming over to Florida in August but that’s probably miles away from you, I guess? We’re also hoping there will be a church (near Orlando) we can bless with our ministry while we’re over there so if you happen to know of any, please let me know. We love to worship with our American church family! 💕
        And yes, only the Holy Spirit can give us these words of life, it’s the fruit of a saved and transformed spirit. That’s what Jesus did for me, He changed me from the inside out. All of the glory goes to God alone.
        Lots of love ❤️❤️

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        1. I have a dear friend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida whom we both wish we could see each other more often. It’s been years since we have got to hang out but we keep in touch via cells, social media, and snail mail. I will ask around among my Pastor and missionary friends.
          Florida is anywhere between 6 to 12 hours away from us, just depends. My friend is 12 hrs. away. But the pan handle and most northern part is 6 hrs.

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          1. Thanks Gail, that would be really great!
            I’m so sad it’s so far away from where you live, it would’ve been lovely to see you.
            It’s crazy to think it would only take 10 hours to get from one end of the U.K. to the other! 😆

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            1. It takes 3 or 4 days to go from one end to the other in the USA, providing there are no weather or traffic problems and your vehicle is good and reliable. But there are people who like to test that by having drivers that can take turns and only stopping for gas. 😉 I used to be like that.

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  3. Lovely A! God displays His generosity, and constant thought of me through you! And how wonderful to know He does it by first displaying His generosity and constant thought of you first! 🙂 And then we get to keep that message passing on to others! He’s so creative and clever! That’s just like His great love! ≤3

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