Asking me to share my favorite songs is one of the most difficult questions requests to make because my list keeps changing as I keep discovering new tracks.
Listening to music to me is as mundane as drinking water. Aside quiet time, watching a movie or show and taking a nap, almost every other activity is done with music in the background. Keeps me company in a soothing way.
The year 2020 has been so unpredictably interesting on many fronts that it’s hard to keep up sometimes. And music, aside family, friends, writing and of course God’s comforting presence, has been very instrumental in keeping me calm and steady during these uncertain times.
My recent favorite songs are as follows:
Scars – Jonny Diaz
I love this song because it reminds me not to be ashamed of my scars; they only remind me where I’ve been and not who I am. Just as warriors take pride in their scars for the bravery they have demonstrated, so should I be encouraged that it is God’s strength seeing me through this journey called life.
Run to the father – Cody Carnes
You know when you’ve done something wrong and you tell God sorry and promise you won’t do it again only to do it 48 hours later? How does it feel when a friend keeps apologizing for the same offence over and over again? My thought exactly – does she actually mean it? Does he ever learn from his mistakes?
We might even write the person off after a number of repeated mishaps. But guess what, God keeps forgiving us each and every time we run to Him. I find this song very comforting.
Blessing – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation
The word of God is filled with great promises for those who take shelter in God and call Him theirs. I usually get to declare them over my life when my Bible reading of the day takes me to such chapters. So having it as a song that can easily be memorized and sang whenever and wherever is just what I need to see me through these challenging times. God is with me, beside me, around me and before me. What else could I ask for?
Mon Meilleur ami – Rosny Kayiba
Who doesn’t love the French language? It just hits the auditory senses differently. A beautiful song reminding me that Jesus Christ is my best friend who unlike humans, is with me all the time.
Over and over – Riley Clemmons
Just like the ‘Run to the Father’ song, it reminds me that God is generous with second chances. When we seem to be collapsing under the weight of sin, God comes through for us over and over again. How could people mock and reject this sweet Father whose heart is full of love?
What are your favorite songs of this season? Kindly share and thanks for reading.
© Josephine Amoako 2020