This Tuesday’s Tune is “Come to Me” by Bethel Music and Jenn Johnson. It has been recorded on The Loft Sessions as well, but I am loving this live full-band version on the new You Make Me Brave album.
This song is a call from the Father to come and find rest and peace in Him. So many times we will search for our peace and solace in anything but The Lord. It is almost like we will bend over backwards to NOT need Him. This song is such a beautiful reminder that God is present in our lives, beckoning us to spend time with Him, to lean on Him.
Let’s get practical here: Number one, people think spending time with a personal God is ridiculous, or that He would be interested in our daily lives is ridiculous. Number two, you may not know how to go about spending time with The Lord. It doesn’t have to be spooky or weird, just a genuine “Lord, I don’t know what to do about my situation, but I am willing to listen and to keep my eyes on You.”
If you need some time to find peace and rest, I encourage you to take 7 minutes and 42 seconds to listen to this song. Breathe. Rest. Lean on Him. He is strong enough to handle whatever you can chuck at Him! 🙂
Links in this post: “Come to Me,” The Loft Sessions, & You Make Me Brave.
Today’s Tune Tuesday is by one of my favorite artists, Andrew Peterson. The first time I’d heard his music, he was touring with Steven Curtis Chapman. During this time, I was just adjusting to life as a stay-at-home mom. So much in my life changed after becoming a mother, and people who say that it’s all a field of daises, and yada, yada – well they are probably lying. Now, don’t get me wrong…being a mother is one of the purest joys, but it is also a time of losing yourself. You are losing your dreams to see the dreams of your little ones be fulfilled. You are losing your time. Your hope for sleep dwindles quickly. You lose what you thought was the most important goals in life to the day-in and day-out sacrifice of parenting. Your desires take a back seat to the needs and desires of the hearts you now hold in your hands. It essentially means, if you were selfish before, you will (hopefully) become a quick study in selflessness.
I believe that this is such a design of the Lord. It’s yet another way to submit our hearts and lives to Him. To say “God, I don’t feel like ‘myself’ anymore, but who do you say that I am?” I know that I learned more about the Father’s heart for me during this struggle of letting myself (my own desires) go. I know I’m learning that the love of God is truly unconditional. If, in my humanity, I can love my children with a fervent unconditional love, then why do I doubt God’s ability to do so?
All that to say, when I heard this song’s meaning, and then the lyrics, my eyes filled with tears. I’m a part of the Lord “Planting Trees” of righteousness. I want my children to be sturdily planted in the Lord. This song is such a blessing to my heart. It is a reminder that God sees my sacrifice, and he rewards it. So, whether you are a parent, or not, or a pastor, leader, friend, family member…let’s remember to plant trees. Encourage others to become who God says they are.
This week’s Tune Tuesday is a #happyalbumbirthday to Kari Jobe. In light of missing last week’s Tune Tuesday due to “Oops! I forgot syndrome,” I’m not only recommending the song “Forever,” but also her new album, Majestic that is sure to be a blessing to your heart.
Kari Jobe, is a worship leader that is such a genuine blessing to the church. I first saw her lead worship on a DVD produced by CFNI called Glorious. At the time I was close to graduating high school, and my heart was being gently tugged on by the Lord to be a worship leader. Her worship has inspired me since, and has always brought the presence of the Lord to my car, my home, my heart, and our church. I’ve never met Kari Jobe, but there has been such an honest and pure heart connected to all of her music that attracts people to meet with God. I admire her positive attitude via social media, her modesty, and realness.
“Forever” is a perfect song for this Easter season. It is full of proclamations of hope, that Jesus is alive! The lyrics paint such a beautiful picture of what Christ did for us on the cross, and its melodic power is celebratory of what Jesus accomplished in raising three days later. This is a good one folks! Be sure to check it out.
Today’s tune is “For the Cross” by Bethel Music. The Tides album blessed my heart, but Tides Live is even better. This song is perfect for the season we are in. It is currently Lent – a time of preparation and reflection on what Jesus did for us. While not all Christian churches practice this fasting period, it is still a beautiful time to remind ourselves that WE were the joy set before Jesus as he endured the cross. Woah. He saw me and said “yes” to the weight of sin. He saw me and said “It’s worth it.”
So, while my two little boys are enduring croup, fever, ear infections, and late nights without sleep. While my husband and I are fretting over the price of humidifiers, medicine dosage, breathing treatments, doctors appointments, vomit duty, and fueling up on coffee instead of sleep, I will say to you…The Cross is enough. Jesus is enough. So, I am looking at the spring that is coming. Life is blooming, the sun is shining, and things are being resurrected. Hope is being breathed into dead dreams. Healing is for NOW for my family. So, I encourage you to listen to this song, and remind yourself that YOU were worth dying for!
Hello Everyone! I almost forgot Tune Tuesdays, a new weekly post about worship that is currently blessing my heart, and why.
This particular song is called “139” from the album Forever Yours by Gateway Worship. It is such a simplistically beautiful song about the extent to which God will go for us, how He knows us, and how much He loves us. I find sometimes that I am battling feeling forgotten or lonely, but this song brings encouragement through lyrical beauty and truthful words. You can click here to check it out on iTunes. Enjoy!