Hiya lovely people!
As it was introduced on Monday here, the theme for 1 + The One this year is 'Grow in God, Grow in Love; Be the Best'.. We mentioned that in addition to regular series on the blog, we will be having new ones added - Yayyyyy! Lol
We love new things don't we? Let me digress a little - so, anytime I get given a new item (particular clothing), I am one of those people who have to use them 'sharp sharp' ... If there's nowhere to wear them to, I look for a place lol.. Also, I like wearing things first to church - See', my Daddy comes first always :-) In my mind, that's me paying 'firstfruit' or 'tithe' on it lol.. However, sometimes, when I can't wait till Sunday, my body does not rest until it is used! So tell me, how many people are with me on this? *Big grin*..
*Ok, digression over!*
Yes, today we start a new series that is very close to my heart called M&M which stands for Music & Me.. Just like many people I know, I loveee music and in particular, I love worship and praise! I delight in discovering new worship songs! There's just something so powerful and awesome about spirit-filled music.. When people say, "It's just a song, nothing more", I mentally shake my head like no way! It's not just music, it's a powerful tool that can be (and has been) used to do so many things -
The right music can inspire, it can encourage, it can lift up your spirit in the twinkling of an eye (you know what I mean right?), it can get you into a place of intimacy with God! The bible says "enter into His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise" (Psalm 100:4a) - thanksgiving and praise is often expressed through the medium of songs and singing. Now, this means that you and I can be transported, or can gain access to the inner sanctuary of God through music, God-ly music!
If in doubt, please try going a week surrounding yourself with nothing but unadulterated soul-lifting worship and praise songs.. You will definitely see a marked difference!
Back to the new series, every Wednesday by God's grace, we will be discussing and introducing Christian music that speaks to our souls - It could be a song that struck something in you when you listened to it, it could be a song or worship that you used during a down-time in your life and it made a huge difference, it could be a song that takes you into the 'God-zoneee', it could be a song that helps you express what mere words cannot quite convey, it could be a song that brings a zest and zing to your heart and steps whenever it comes up!
Each song will be accompanied by a story, introduction or reason why it is the choice of the week.. I hope that we will be introduced to new worship songs throughout this year to help us grow in God, grow in love and be the best!
I won't be the only one doing this, I welcome entries from YOU! Please send in yours and I will be more than glad to feature it by God's grace..
The first full post will be published next week by God's grace (we could have 1,2,3 or more posts each Wednesday depending on entries!)... so ladies and gentlemen, let's do this! We are starting a worship revolution in Jesus name - Whoop WHoop!!!! :-D :-)