I have always been fascinated with movie soundtracks. Even as a little girl, I was very interested in how the background score attributed to or complimented the feeling of a scene in a movie. Music can create the feeling of suspense, heartbreak, fear, and joy.
I have found that music, the right music, can cut right through a bad mood when I am in one. It can help put peace in the middle of a stressful situation.
The other day I found myself feeling overwhelmed with the tasks facing me that day. It was morning, and my daughter and I were getting ready for work and school. Despite being up at 4:20 a.m. that morning, we were running a bit behind our normal schedule. I found myself in my bathroom, blowing dry my hair, and without even really thinking about it I began singing Matt Maher's, "Lord I Need You." The next thing I know, a calm has taken over the previously stressed moment I was experiencing.
If music moves you, like it does me, I encourage you to surround yourself with music that has a message. A message of love, joy, hope, and promise. Give yourself the gift of mood changing, life giving, empowerment. I would love to hear what songs do this for you. I want to share a few more of my own favorites, many of whom are on my running/walking playlist.
Beautiful Day, Hold Me, Show Jesus - Jamie Grace
Overcomer, Stronger, & Good Morning - Mandisa
Steal My Show - TobyMac
Build Your Kingdom Here - Rend Collective Experiment
Gold - Britt Nicole
Your Grace is Enough - Matt Maher
Every Good Thing - The Afters
Until next time, may the music of life inspire you and give you hope!
Your Sole Searching Sister,