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The Melody of Praise

September 2, 2016  - By Well-Watered Women

On those days when motherhood feels long and lonely and I am sequestered to our home with my little one, I turn up praise music and sing at the top of the lungs. Sometimes I dance with a fussy baby. Sometimes I just sit and listen. Sometimes I raise my hands high while my baby watches me and lifts his hands, too. The Lord has used the melody of praise to fight the burden of loneliness and discouragement. When my soul feels heavy and the sounds of our home feel overwhelming, I sing praises. 

Psalm 22:3 tells us that God inhabits the praises of His people. Literally, He is in our praise, our worship, our singing, and the raising of our hands. Zephaniah 3:17 describes God as a mighty warrior who sings over His people. Joining Him in song is a perspective-shifter and a day-changer. The Lord loves it when we sing praises to Him. He is honored by heart-felt adoration and He created music to bring Him glory and to bring us great joy! It may seem simple, but if you are battling depression or feeling overwhelmed by loneliness, I want to challenge you to sing praises. It doesn’t matter how well you can hit a note or stay on pitch. All that matters to the Lord is that you are singing joyfully with a heart of surrender to Him!

I wanted to share some of my favorite praise music with you today and I would LOVE to hear your favorite worship songs!

Morning Worship Playlist (I listen to this first thing in the morning and often during my quiet time)

Life Lived Beautifully Playlist (I listen to this as I run errands and clean!)

Breathe: A playlist of Psalms

Flourish: Fruit of the Spirit Playlist for the new study!

What are some of your favorite worship songs?

singing praises with you,

Gretchen 

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  1. esther.mbeka@gmail.com

    August 27th, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Love this, so true. Praise really lifts heaviness and changes your whole mood and supernaturally works in the spiritual realm. Xoxo lovely share.
    Xoxo
    http://www.lovekept.co.uk

  2. gretchen@lifelivedbeautifully.com

    September 1st, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Amen! Praise truly changes everything! Thank you for commenting Esther!

  3. mlutz8@jhu.edu

    August 27th, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I absolutely love "Vapor" by the Liturgists and "You Have My Heart" by Ascend the Hill. 🙂

  4. gretchen@lifelivedbeautifully.com

    September 1st, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I will look Vapor one up! I love Ascend the Hill, too:)

  5. Laly

    August 30th, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Wow, so many I cannot even name them all but here are some of my current favorites 😀
    -Heroes by Amanda Cook/Bethel
    -Pieces by Amanda Cook/Bethel
    -Let the Heavens Open by Kari Jobe
    -Thy Will by Hillary Scott
    -I Can Feel You by Jenn Johnson/Bethel.

  6. gretchen@lifelivedbeautifully.com

    September 1st, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Those are GREAT ones! Thank you for sharing them! I am going to listen to them right now:)

  7. elenibrooka@hotmail.co.uk

    September 1st, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Anything by Rend Collective is just plain awesome! And I’ve really been enjoying Sovereign Grace Music recently especially Let Your Kingdom Come. Also Matt Redman’s newest album and Tim Hughes newest album are constantly playing! I’m loving your playlists right now… They are playing literally this moment as I’m studying and revising! Thank you for being so God centered and lovely ❤

  8. elenibrooks@hotmail.co.uk

    September 1st, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Anything by Rend Collective is just plain awesome! And I’ve really been enjoying Sovereign Grace Music recently especially Let Your Kingdom Come. Also Matt Redman’s newest album and Tim Hughes newest album are constantly playing! I’m loving your playlists right now… They are playing literally this moment as I’m studying and revising! Thank you for being so God centered and lovely ❤

  9. Bethany D

    September 2nd, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Recently I have been loving I Am They band! So, so good!

  10. Tay

    September 3rd, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Psalms 139 by Shane and Shane
    Simplicity by Rend Collective
    Who You Are by Passion
    Revelation of Jesus Christ by Ghost Ship
    And recently, I just found out about Nicole Nordeman and wish I knew about her years ago! Lyrics that spoke right through my heart and spirit. Worship trumps worry!

  11. Jeana

    September 5th, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Have you ever listened to Rain for Roots? It’s the sweetest children’s worship. Ellie Holcomb sings a lot on the albums. I have a girl a few months older than your little man and she loves listening!

  12. Danica

    September 6th, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I absolutely love anything Crowder, Rend Collective, Lauren Daigle & Needtobreathe! Thank you for these playlists!

  13. MC

    March 14th, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    At The Mention Of Your Name by Jenn & Brian Johnson

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