Thursday, 26 November 2015

Music and Me: William McDowell

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I Belong to You
 We haven't had a Worship and Me feature in a while, so even though today is not Wednesday, permit me to share this gem I discovered, which has blessed me immensely.

It's not really a song, it's a worship night hosted by William McDowell.

By the way, the man William McDowell was with us in Lagos a few days back, at the RCCG JoshuaVille (aka JVille)'s annual Night of Worship and I honestly do not have words enough to express how awesome the night was! 

One thing I love about McDowell is how so into his worship he gets when he begins. You can see and almost feel a man who is sold out to God. I like the simplicity yet depth of his worship and I love the fact that he speaks the word as he worships.

In this particular video, he shares his unique salvation experience and his passion for this generation to know, love and worship God... Talk about having a wonderful passion!

I have many William McDowell favourites; 'I give myself away', 'Holding Nothing Back', 'You are God Alone', 'Witholding Nothing', 'Never Going Back', 'Standing' {Oh how I loveee this song - "We're gonna see what we're praying forr!!"). One that I truly love is 'I Belong to You'..

See excerpts of the song:

I've been captured by a love I can't explain
Now you have me, and I'm forever changed
I've abandoned everything I've ever known
I surrender, my life is not my own..

I belong to you
I belong to you

This song talks about absolute surrender to God. For me, it tells a little of the love story between God and me - God's inexplicable and indescribable love has captured my heart. I am enamoured and won over by His deep deep love for me.

The best I can offer in return is me.. All of me! This is not easy at all but it is such a small gift in view of God's unconditional love for us all.

In this worship video, McDowell also talks about what it means to 'belong to God'.. Your life is no longer yours. It's no longer about what feels good to YOU, or what YOU think or want to do, it becomes all about what HE wants you to do, how HE wants you to react, the places HE approves of you to be.. It's a total and complete sacrifice....

When I heard this, it made me think like "wow.. this one is a tough call..", but it is possible by God's grace and the rewards and joy innumerable.. Like McDowell says in his song 'Never Going Back' - 

I've been changed, healed, freed, delivered! And I possibly can't go back to the way it used to be. I lovee this CHANGED me :-)

Thank God for His everlasting love..

Here you go - Night of Worship with William McDowell, hope it blesses you as much as it has me xxxx

I Belong To You

PS What's your favourite William McDowell song? xx


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  1. I love ALL his songs. They truly bring you into a place of Worship.

    1. Me tooo!! He is such a blessed worshipper! I thank God for 'discovering' him!

  2. At the moment I think he is my favorite worship minister. Love all his songs that I know. My best Wrap me in your arms and My heart sings.

    1. He is definitely one of my favourites at the moment!

      I haven't listened to both songs.. Rushing off to look for them! Thanks hun xxxx

  3. I love his songs..truly bring me into a place of fav is 'i give myself away'

  4. I was at NOW! It was indeed an amazing time.

    I love "Never going back" and "You are God alone"

    1. You were??? Awwww! It was an amazing night indeed! Unforgettable!

      When he sang both songs at NOW, I was just jumping lol xx

  5. He's an awesome worship leader I love all I have heard so far.Actually woke up today singing "with holding nothing" and I fell in love with the song again.

  6. Funny thing happened oh as William Mcdowell ministered at night of worship..(yes I was there!).. I slept...*hides face*
    But woke up to"not going back" and the altar call and prayers..powerful time too!

    I love "withholding nothing"...always brings me back to what matters.. God, not me...

    1. Lol @ you sleeping..The presence of God was so mighty that I believe just being there was a blessing indeed!
      Plus you woke up at a very critical time! :-) xx


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