Favorites, Music

Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.
I love making lists, and I love worship music.  So, doing a post about my current favorite worship music seems like the obvious thing to do:).  My Dad is a worship leader, so I grew up with worship music playing in the house all the time.  Now, I’m a part of the worship team at my church and I love to play worship music all the time too.  As Christians we are called to “live a life of worship.”  What does that even mean?  I have been trying to define it for myself for a while now.  The other day I was watching a you tube video of Stephanie Frizell (Worship Leader for Bethel Church) and she gave her definition of worship- and it resenated with me.  I knew in my heart what it meant, but could never really put it into words-until I saw this video.
What is living a life of worship?  It’s daily making the choice to fill in the space between us and God.  That’s why I love worship music playing in my house, because it’s a reminder to choose to fill in that space.  Worshiping throughout my day keeps my heart tender and open for instruction.  God is so good to meet us when we choose to seek Him.
“Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;
His going out is sure as the dawn;
He will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth.”
Hosea 6:3
“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me,
and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me,
when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:12-13
So, with that said…here is what I’m listening to these days.
1. Bethel Bethel Bethel-These people know how to worship!  If I’m completely honest, I think part of the reason that I love them is because their female worship leaders are altos;).  Most of their stuff is in a key that I can sang in 🙂 (which is different than singing…) They have a few albums out that I’m loving right now. 
For The Sake of the World-A couple of my favorites are “Closer” featuring Stephanie Frizell, “Our Father” featuring Jenn Johnson, and “This is What You Do” featuring William Matthews.
Without Words-  This is an instrumental album.  I love to leave this on through the afternoon during what is normally a hectic time in our house-late afternoon.  It makes for a peaceful homework/fixing dinner time.
-Be Lifted High–  Just put your earbuds in and worship!  Seriously, just do it.
p.s. Bethel has an ipad app.  You can watch full services:)  You.are.welcome.
2.  All Sons and Daughters– A little bit Folksie (is that a word?  idk..)  Their lyrics will call you out, and their sound will draw you in. 
Season One– This is the only album that I have really listened to, but I love it!  Some of my favorites are “Wake Up” and “All the Poor and Powerless.” 
3.  Hillsong Live-I mean, how could I have a favorites list and not have something from Hillsongs on it.  That would just be silly. 
This is our God– I love “Stronger” and “Healer.” 
Well, I could go on and on.  I’m so thankful for such gifted worship leaders!  Have a great Tuesday:)