I love listening to music. It wakes me up each morning (my alarm is set to play music), and I listen to it throughout the day in my car, at work, and at home. Random song lyrics frequently come to mind. It’s weird how I can forget something at the grocery store, but I can remember song lyrics from the 80’s.
When some people hear the word “Pandora,” they automatically think of jewelry. I think of all my favorite Pandora radio stations (I’ll save that for another blog).
Why do I love music? It’s an escape for me. It can change my mood. It can bring back memories. It also has been an important part of my faith journey. I feel closest to God when I’m listening to or singing praise and worship music. God often reminds me of important truths through the notes and lyrics of songs.
Even though I love music, I rarely buy CDs anymore. Thanks to iTunes, I normally buy individual songs. It’s hard for me to find an album where I love every song. There’s one album, though, that I didn’t hesitate to buy - MORE by: Rivers Crossing Worship.
I’m blessed to hear Rivers Crossing Worship each Sunday at my church, and their passion for God is evident. They are a group of talented, but ordinary, musicians who desire to see others connect with an extraordinary God.
This 12 track album has been playing on repeat. It's my new favorite CD. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite song, but right now, “You Hold Me” and “The Valley” are two songs that God has used to encourage me.
If you’re looking for some new music that will help you draw closer to God, download MORE by Rivers Crossing Worship on iTunes .
You can also download FREE chord charts and check out some videos at www.riverscrossingworship.com .
I'm an ordinary introvert who loves an extraordinary God.