Recently I have been thinking about incorporating my faith into my blog more often. I feel like lately I have been working really really hard to grow closer to God and to make Him my priority. I also have felt more than blessed lately and I really believe it’s because I am more aware of what He has given me.
One thing in particular has changed how my days go. Every morning on my not so short commute to work I listen to Christian music only. I blare it. Sing it. Cry to it. Feel it. I will tell you it has been one of the greatest things that has happened to my spiritual life. I have always been a pretty big fan of Christian music and would choose to listen to it every once in a while, but now that I cannot start my day without it, I have noticed a dramatic difference in life.
I feel like a lot of people might be able to relate, but I have a hard time focusing when I just pray at night or in the morning. My mind wanders. I have turned to music and I will tell you, I have never felt closer to God in any type of prayer. It’s like using other’s words for your prayer. It helps you relate, it takes the words right out of your mouth, it makes you think, it allows your blessings to be at the forefront of your mind.
I was thinking the other day about how blessed I have been feeling lately and how, although there are things day-to-day that can get me down or upset me, I haven’t been able to complain as much about them. I am so much more aware of the blessings I have and it allows me to avoid sweating the small stuff.
I challenge you to take 10 minutes of your day to listen to For King and Country, or the top Christian Tracks on Spotify. If will change your day like it has been changing my life — guaranteed.
Here are some of my favs right now:
“Matter” – For KING & COUNTRY
“Jesus” – Chris Tomlin
“To the Dreamers” -For KING & COUNTRY
“Call it Grace” -Unspoken
“Priceless” -For KING & COUNTRY
“Just Be Held” -Casting Crowns
“It’s Not Over Yet” -For KING & COUNTRY
“To Live is Christ” -Sidewalk Prophets
“I look up to the mountains. Does my strength come from the mountains? No. My strength comes from God, who made heaven and earth…and the mountains.” -For King and Country