Soul Music Changes

Soul Music Changes

Music memories of the 70s include performing Godspell with other counselors at summer camp and rock blasting from the 8-track while my boyfriend practiced burnouts with his Camaro in the school parking lot. As David Bowie sang “ch-ch-ch-changes,” I, like every teenager through history, was exploring my options.

Fast forward 25 years and I began learning about God and who I was in Christ. Contemporary Christian worship songs provided an avenue, changing me on the inside when I couldn’t come up with the words on my own. Songs like Matt Redman’s “Better is One Day”, and Paul Baloche’s “Open the Eyes of My Heart” created a connection to the Holy Spirit beyond my understanding.

Soul Music Changes

Are you searching, feeling disconnected from God and His mercy, grace, and love? Praise Him. Sometimes we don’t know what to pray. When we have no words to explain our inner-most pain, the Holy Spirit will help us bridge the gap. When we praise God for who He is, we can connect to Him in ways that we can’t comprehend. During worship, we allow God to fill us with His peace and joy and we can learn who God truly created us to be.

“Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship.”

Eugene H. Peterson

The poor shall eat and be satisfied; all who seek the Lord shall find him and shall praise his name. Their hearts shall rejoice with everlasting joy.

Psalms 22:26 NLT

8 responses to “Soul Music Changes”

  1. I love the songs that you mentioned! Music is so powerful for sure! Praise is wonderful for the heart. <3

  2. As I read, I was smiling and nodding. Truth. When I couldn’t form a sentence to describe my pain, the Lord lead me to songs or gave me lyrics for a song. Music is a powerful tool. Great reminder!

  3. Badfinger (Max)

    In our Church we do just A Cappella but I do love it…and yea we just do the old hymns but that is alright with me. It’s a feeling of peace I get when we do the songs.

    Dana… I’m going to publish a Patsy Cline post…You suggested her name so I like to ask people before I do it..but if I linked to your site…is that is alright?
    Thank you…I will probably post it within a week.

    1. I love the old hymns and the sound of just voices singing, sometimes you hear that extra octave where you think the angels have joined in!

      Yes on the link, that would be great! Thanks so much Max!

      1. Badfinger (Max)

        Yes it does sound that way. It’s a small country church…but knowing if you stopped and listened in the 1950s it would sound the same today…it’s something about that….that gets to me.

        Thank you for mentioning her!

      2. I think there is comfort in that history. Thanks again.

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