Soul Music Changes

Soul Music Changes

Music memories of the 70s include performing Godspell with other counselors at summer camp and rock blasting from the 8-track while my boyfriend practiced burnouts with his Camaro in the school parking lot. As David Bowie sang “ch-ch-ch-changes,” I, like every teenager through history, was exploring my options.

Fast forward 25 years and I began learning about God and who I was in Christ. Contemporary Christian worship songs provided an avenue, changing me on the inside when I couldn’t come up with the words on my own. Songs like Matt Redman’s “Better is One Day”, and Paul Baloche’s “Open the Eyes of My Heart” created a connection to the Holy Spirit beyond my understanding.

Soul Music Changes

Are you searching, feeling disconnected from God and His mercy, grace, and love? Praise Him. Sometimes we don’t know what to pray. When we have no words to explain our inner-most pain, the Holy Spirit will help us bridge the gap. When we praise God for who He is, we can connect to Him in ways that we can’t comprehend. During worship, we allow God to fill us with His peace and joy and we can learn who God truly created us to be.

“Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship.”

Eugene H. Peterson

The poor shall eat and be satisfied; all who seek the Lord shall find him and shall praise his name. Their hearts shall rejoice with everlasting joy.

Psalms 22:26 NLT

4 Comments

  1. Gail Johnson

    As I read, I was smiling and nodding. Truth. When I couldn’t form a sentence to describe my pain, the Lord lead me to songs or gave me lyrics for a song. Music is a powerful tool. Great reminder!

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