Playlist! 🎵

If you know me and we’re Facebook friends, you know that I LOVE music! Whether it’s live music (going to concerts) or just simple musicianship – I’m always up for listening! I decided to add a playlist feature on my blog for fun (on the side if you’re viewing on a desktop or scroll all the way down if you’re on a tablet/phone). I thought I’d share with you all what I’m currently listening to, and include a little bit of why.
This is most of my current “go-to” playlist that I’ll play in the car, while I’m reading/journaling, or working. It’s not all of the songs, but 75% of it! This is mostly listened to when I’m working on a bible study or a blog post, like this one! 🙂

1. “Peace Be Still” by The Belonging Co. (feat. Lauren Daigle)

First of all, the whole album “All The Earth” by The Belonging Co. is fantastic, and Lauren Daigle has such a great voice for this song! The part of this song that’s been reaching my heart in a busy season and not quite sure what the next step is:
“Peace be still
You are here so it is well
Even when my eyes can’t see
I will trust the voice that speaks
Peace, peace
Over me”
It’s reminding me to be still, to find the peace in Him, the voice that speaks peace over me. It reminds me to rest in Him, that I can trust in Him, and not grow anxious over the unknown.

2. “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury

This was actually mentioned by Kari Jobe (Carnes) at a recent Q&A that I sat in before their worship night, and it wrecks me every single time I listen to it!
“Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Oh, it chases me down, fights ‘til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me”
I know I’ve put up walls, told myself lies, but He’s breaking through them. He’s placed people in my life to help me face these, and He’s 100% after my heart!

3. “Needing you Now” by Meredith Andrews

I also have “Soar” by Meredith Andrews on my playlist, and both are just fantastic!
“O how I need You, yes, I still do
O how I’m needing You now
And You are my hope, You are my future
If I can have You, nothing but You
I have it all
You restore every broken thing
You return every melody
You’re the calm in my raging sea
My healing, healing”
I think this one has specifically spoken to me that He is my Hope, Healer, Restorer. In any situation, no matter the difficulties or broken relationships we may be facing, He can restore every broken thing – even me!

4 & 5 “Out of Hiding” by Steffany Gretzinger & “So Will I (100 Billion X)” by Hillsong United
These were added from hearing them at church this past month! Both were already on my phone, but were added to the regular listening playlist!

6. “Atlas – One” by Sleeping At Last
This will have to be followed by a full-on post! I’ve recently acquired the Enneagram bug, and have been very interested in finding out more about it. I took the Enneagram test a few weeks ago, and found that I’m a type 1. What’s even more interesting, is that there’s a band, Sleeping At Last, that’s writing songs from each type’s perspective, and also utilizing guest musicians to record on the music project who are of the type! It’s so intriguing to me, so check out the blog and podcast, as it’s VERY detailed and SO interesting from a musician’s aspect!
Here’s a snippet of the lyrics:
“hold on for a minute,
‘cause i believe that we can fix this over time,
that every imperfection is a lie.
or at least an interruption…
now hold on, let me finish.
no, i’m not saying perfect exists in this life,
but we’ll only know for certain if we try.

i want to sing a song worth singing,
i’ll write an anthem worth repeating.
i want to feel the transformation,
the melody of reformation.

but the list goes on forever,
of all the ways i could be better, in my mind.
as if i could earn God’s favor given time,
or at least “congratulations”…

now, i have learned my lesson;
the price of this so-called perfection is everything.
i’ve spent my whole life searching desperately
to find out that grace requires nothing of me.”

This season has been a realization of how much I feel like I just don’t deserve things. That I’m constantly working towards finding approval. Not just of people, but of God’s favor/grace, which is unearnable! You can’t earn something that’s freely given! The struggle is REAL.

I’m hoping to update this from time to time, and do a short post to go along with the song selections! 🙂


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