Posted by Janice D. Green on Sep 30th, 2012 | 0 comments
Are there days when you feel dried up spiritually? Perhaps current worries are taking over your mind and keeping you from being productive. If we want to write to ignite spiritual fire in others, it is imperative that we tend to the fire in our own hearts.
I discovered long ago the power of praise songs to lift myself out of the blues. Praise songs can help you to get your mind off yourself and onto the One who created you and knows you inside and out. Praising God gets you in touch with the One who has the answers for what concerns you, with the One who will stick by your side through thick and thin.
Today, we have new resources to help find praise songs and bring them into our homes or even into our cell phones if we are away from home. I used the search terms “praise and worship” on YouTube and came up with several uplifting praise songs. Here are a few of my favorites:
Jesus, Name Above all Names
Jesus, Emmanuel, God is with us – we are never alone when we have Jesus in our hearts.
As the Deer Panteth for the Water
Lord, may I seek after you as faithfully as the deer seeks streams of water.
He Knows My Name
Wow! What a powerful expression of God’s love for me.
You Raise Me Up to More than I Can Be
This song is presented in many different ways by different musicians on YouTube, but it isn’t hard to figure out which ones were done by Christians. If we look to people to lift us up, we may set ourselves up for a let-down. Jesus lifts us up to more than we can be – without the let-down.
Indescribable (You Are Amazing God)
God is the only one who can stretch from one end of eternity to the other and make all creation possible. He is outside of the realm of probabilities because he can make it happen without accidents. If there is anyone capable of lifting you above your personal troubles, it is God, the One who makes things happen.
What are your favorite praise songs? Which ones have been the most helpful to lift your spirits?