Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday - What are you listening to?

Music is such an important part of our lives as Christians. I found this quote very appropriate:
Music is a wonderful response to God. It is an emotional outlet of our love and praise for God and what He has done for us. Often, in the 20th (nearly 21st) century, Christians treat our relationship with the Lord as an academic exercise. Although we need to use our minds to understand God and His revelation to us, we also need to give our whole selves to Him. This includes ourselves emotionally. David reflects this in the Psalms. He uses his knowledge of God and also pours out his heart before the God he can trust. We, too, can respond to God and His grace through the avenue of music. We can respond both academically and emotionally; and in every way. What a wonderful joy it is to know we can take everything to the Lord, whether it be grief or joyful praise. We can do this through music. (Denise Bray)
Music and words help us to declare our belief in God, and help us to praise Him, too.
What are you listening to, today?

I am listening to this as I go about my work today:

You stood before creation
Eternity in your hand
You spoke the earth into motion
My soul now to stand

You stood before my failure
And carried the cross for my shame
My sin weighed upon your shoulders
My soul now to stand

So what could I say?
And what could I do?
But offer this heart, Oh God
Completely to you

So I'll walk upon salvation
Your spirit alive in me
This life to declare your promise
My soul now to stand

So what could I say?
And what could I do?
But offer this heart, Oh God
Completely to you

I'll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the one who gave it all
I'll stand
My soul Lord to you surrendered
All I am is yours

2 comments:

Belinda said...

I have to be honest here and say that I haven't really listened to much music in the last few days. I've been mostly watching and listening to the continuing coverage of the deadly tornadoes that ripped through my state on Sunday evening.

Cathy said...

Belinda, I hope the Lord continues to keep you and your family safe in the storms. I've been watching the news coverage as well. Is it my imagination, or do they seem to get worse each year that goes by?
As for what I'm listening to, it seems to vary a lot. I'm either listening to music or books as I work away on my quilts. Here's a good one by Michael Card called Come to the Table. There is a youtube video for it, as well.
Michael Card
Come to the table and savor the sight
The wine and the bread that was broken
And all have been welcomed to come if they might
Accept as their own these two tokens
The bread is His body, the wine is the blood
And the One who provides them is true
He freely offers, we freely receive
To accept and believe Him is all we must do
Chorus
Come to the table and taste of the Glory
And savor the sorrow, He's dying tomorrow
The hand that is breaking the bread
Soon will be broken
And here at the table sit those who have loved you
One is a traitor and one will deny
And He's lived His life for them all
And for all be crucified
Come to the table He's prepared for you
The bread of forgiveness, the wine of release
Come to the table and sit down beside Him
The Savior wants you to join in the feast
Come to the table and see in His eyes
The love that the Father has spoken
And know you are welcome, whatever your crime
For every commandment you've broken
For He's come to love you and not to condemn
And He offers a pardon of peace
If you'll come to the table, you'll feel in your heart
The greatest forgiveness, the greatest release
Chorus
Come to the table He's prepared for you
The bread of forgiveness, the wine of release
Come to the table and sit down beside Him
The Savior wants you to join in the feast