Last week, I shared my words for the year, “Open and Obedient.” I’ve really been focusing on following Jesus with my choices, taking risks when God provides an opportunity, and knowing when to step back from an opportunity. Likewise, I’ve had many moments of disappointment and waiting to assist in the sanctification process this year. I have needed edifying music to refocus my heart again and again.
These are the songs that the Lord placed on my heart (and sometimes on the radio) until one day, I made a playlist so that I could tune into these encouraging lyrics and words of truth whenever my heart needed to refocus. Alexa has become familiar with the phrase, “Alexa, play my playlist, ‘Open and Obedient 2023,’ please.” I have needed reminders of truth and unloading the dishwasher and cooking dinner have been prime times for Alexa to play my list of songs day after day.
These words have encouraged me in moments of weakness more times than I can count and I certainly hope they will encourage you as you seek Jesus in your own life. You can access the Spotify playlist below.
Simply click on the link above to play these songs on Spotify. If you don’t have Spotify or you’d prefer the songs in a list form, I’ll share the list form of the songs. These lyrics have kept me moving forward day after day when the challenges have seemed too big or the disappointments have felt too heavy. I hope these lyrics will do the same for you, sweet friend.
Courtney’s Open and Obedient 2023 Playlist 1. God Really Loves Us: Travis Cottrell and Hannah Kerr
2. Don’t Lose Heart: Steven Curtis Chapman
3. While I’m Waiting: John Waller
4. Joy in the Morning: Tauren Wells
5. Still: Steven Curtis Chapman
6. Be Kind to Yourself: Andrew Peterson
7. Unfixables: Steven Curtis Chapman
8. In the Morning: J.J. Heller
9. Kindness: Steven Curtis Chapman
10. God is in This Story: Katy Nichole and Big Daddy Weave
11. My Story, Your Glory: Matthew West
The Holy Spirit is faithful to speak truth to my heart when my mood swings to discontentment and impatience. When you feel this way, I want to encourage you to seek the Lord through scripture and Biblically truthful song lyrics.
I’m not usually a King James kind of girl as my first preference of Bible translations, but I love the way the KJV puts this specific scripture.
From the end of the earth, will I cry unto thee. When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.”Psalm 61:2
Our God is with us. May we seek His presence and His truth.
From my heart to yours,