Beautiful Things

Music has definitely been a passion of mine since I was very young. I remember sitting in my Dad’s music room and listening to Pearl Jam, REM, Beatles, Dave Matthews… the list goes on. I remember driving in the car with my mom listening to “Oldies” on 104.7. Every family gathering, celebration, Sunday afternoons, homework time was surrounded by music.

As I was driving home the night I surrendered my life to the Lord, I turned on the Christian radio station and heard Paradigm by All Together Separate for the first time and I just felt like that God was trying to speak to me through it:

“Oh, I give my life to You
so I can gain it back again
Oh, I stand solid
while the paradigm is shifting”

I swear I listened to this song over and over for days.  I understood the reality of the choice I had just made. My life was about to be flipped upside down, shaken around and backwards in the best way possible.

Throughout my growth as a believer, I have always turned to music to help me stay focused. Most people need silence to study and do quiet times, but I needed my worship and praise music to help me concentrate and the words I was reading from His Word.

I married a man who is just as passionate about music as I am… probably more. I guess you would have to be if you’re going to be a Worship Pastor.

So in my never-ending quest to be able to share and communicate through blogging, I think I have finally figured out a way to be more consistent. I would love to share about the music that has touched my heart. Some stuff you may have heard over and over again and are tired of hearing about it. Some, you may be hearing for the first time. Either way, I want to share how I have been touched through the lyrics and music created by some very talented and wonderful people out there.

Which brings me to the video posted.

I was introduced to Gungor some time ago and immediately fell in love with their passion for God and their beautiful way of writing music. They are super unique and tell a story through their entire album. You can listen to their songs individually but if you have free time to just sit and listen to the album from beginning to end, I guarantee you will be amazed and have some beautiful time connecting to God. You can’t help it.

I chose this specific video so that you can read the lyrics as you hear this song. It’s called Beautiful Things… if you’ve listened to it, you’ll pick that up pretty quick. The reason I enjoy this song so much is because it reminds me of how we were created, what we once were and what God has in store for us. I think of our spiritual lives. The day we gave our lives to Him, it was like he brought us out of the dust and made us new again. Even though we don’t deserve it, He has chosen us. To bless us, because He loves us. They are very simple lyrics, but the first time I heard them, they struck me straight to my core.

I pray that you find a connection to this song and that the Lord speaks to you through it. Hopefully someone will hear this song today and realize that God loves them and wants to make them new in Him as well.

“All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You.”