If you did not know this by now, I am a music lover. Music connects with us in ways we cannot fully express in words hence we dance, it revives our souls and heals us of sicknesses we did not know existed within us hence we cry. I started being part of the worship band at church when I was 12 years old because it pulled me in at an early stage in my life and has become my release on in life, it has been my release instrument for years. I have also fought many battles through worship. A Harvard study found that listening to music can speed up or fast track healing see the article below:https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/how-music-can-help-you-heal.
So just like that sharing a playlist quickly became a form of a love language to me because if you enjoy the music that I enjoy, it meant you get me. My brothers still call me when they hear songs I used to play in the house when we were growing up. When I moved out of home I stayed with Lu and she still says she loves Dido because that was the phase I was in at the time. For Mikateko it would definitely be when I had my Jesus culture revelation lol I played it everyday. So if you want to know if I have loved on you or not? check if there is a song we have shared. Today I am sharing my playlists with you because you are now a very important part of my life. I could write about each one of the artists and how God has used them in my life but I will focus on lyrics for this post.
I would like to apologise in advance about the fact that the links are for Apple music but I will also share the name of the songs and artist as we talk about them. When I am sad there is a song to play and when I am happy there is a song for that too. I am a convinced if the situation exists, there is a song for it. So let’s get into it. The first playlist is called:”Made In America” lol and this is because most of the artist in it are African American! https://music.apple.com/za/
Last but not least in this playlist I have a few songs by Upperroom. I am not sure which song to talk about because I love them all, for the purpose of this post I think “Defender” because it captures the message of this playlist and it is my victory song every time I hear it I am “AWEstruck”,
She starts by saying:
“You go before I even know you have even gone to win my war,
And you come back with the head of my enemy,
You come back and You call it my victory 😕 …”and she goes on to say
” All I did was praise,
all I did was worship
and all I did was bow down”
Then when you get to the bridge there is this melody that makes me feel like I’m marching on a cloud yhu !
it is too beautiful. She then sings this part:
“When I thought I lost me,
You knew where I left me,
You reintroduced me to Your love
And You picked up all my pieces,
Put me back together,
You are the defender of my heart”
Then I just weep ke for that is my entire salvation story, He picked up all my pieces and put me back together.
And the grand finally would be my girl: Kristen Dimarco , I did not include her in this playlist because she is a completely different mood, I play her when I need to do introspection and go deeper than then usual. One of her songs: “Mercy” has a line that says “You give me sacrifices to ease your mind but it your heart that I want” so unlike the other songs where we just sing to Him, through her ministry God responds. I deliberately left out scriptures because the post is long but for all the Bereans out there, you can read 1 chronicles 20:21 when Jehoshaphat ordered the troops to praise and worship. Last one is Acts 16:25 when Paul and Silas caused an earthquake through worship. Whatever prison you may feel trapped in just rember you can prauise your way out of it. The book of 1Kings speaks of a cloud that filled the room when Solomon dedicated the the temple of the Lord, I strongly believe if we fill the atmosphere with praise and worship it will overwhelm us so much thta there would be no room for anything else.