Fasting Playlist

Headphone Music

Worship isn’t about music. But it’s hard to imagine worship without music.  I’m afraid that most people view worship and music as synonymous.

However, music can help to move people’s feelings and emotions to the direction of worship. But let us be reminded that it is the Lord who  initiates worship. We may have extravagant music, with super awesome songs but if our hearts is not in line with Him – it’s nothing. Worship is an overflowing of our relationship with Him. When we know How great and marvelous He is, we are moved to worship. We will then understand why we feel like dancing, why do we need to raise our hands, why we can sing, why we can shout, why we can play music.

Music or no music, beautiful songs or not beautiful songs, TRUE WORSHIP begins in the heart. When we worship Him in Spirit and in truth.  It reminds me of Day 2 of Prayer and Fasting: Honor God with our Worship. It is the recognition and response to the worth of God. Only when we know Him, we can worship Him in truth.

I personally love music. I always have my earphones with me, ipad, iphone and itouch (all have offline playlists on spotify)

The songs that I’m listening greatly affect my feelings. I was once fell in love on the lyrics and idea of it. (It has a good and bad effects though)

Music has a profound effect on your mind, spirit and behavior. Choose carefully the music you listen to. Pay attention on how you feel when you are listening. Be mindful of the lyrics, words you utter, beat, hymns. Avoid music that can dull your spiritual sensitivity. I don’t know, I can’t explain it further (maybe on the next blog posts), but I know you get it.

Check out my Fasting Playlist on Spotify.

  • Hungry -MercyMe
  • The more I seek You – Kari Jobe
  • Give me Faith – Elevation Worship
  • The Heart of Worship – Matt Redman
  • Draw Me Close – The Katinas
  • You’ll Come – Hillsong
  • None but Jesus – Hillsong
  • From the Inside Out – Hillsong
  • Came to my Rescue – Hillsong
  • You alone can Rescue – Matt Redman
  • Revelation Song – Kari Jobe
  • Chasing After You – Jonathan Stockstill
  • Deeper – Planetshakers
  • Higher, Wider, Deeper – Citipointe
  • Forever Reign – Hillsong
  • It is You – Hillsong
  • Desert Song – Hillsong
  • I can Only Imagine – MercyMe
  • Psalm 139 – MercyMe
  • I Surrender All – Klaus
  • Dominion
  • Like A Fire
  • Encounter Me
  • Forever
  • How He Loves
  • Where The Love Lasts Forever
  • Unending Love
  • God Is Able
  • With Everything
  • His Glory Apprears
  • Amazed
  • Open the Eyes of my Heart
  • Solution

Most of em are my favorites. But all of em speaks to me during this fasting week. The lyrics became my prayer and I own it.

How abou you? What d’you love to listen? Does the music you listen to invite the Holy Spirit?

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12MN Vehement

not good enough

I feel sad tonight, for reasons that I myself is responsible for. I keep thinking about something that I know will hurt me and will make me feel unassertive. First pitty party after NY (you are invited) *deep sigh*

Emo moment while listening to “Name Above All Names” by Martha Munizzi. It is one of the lineup songs for January 4 schedule. (It is actually an upbeat song and very inappropriate to feel sad) It started with a song The reason why I feel forlorn is that, the song has a complicated arrangement (in my own opinion) AND I’m having a hard time practicing it. No chords available on the internet, only paid piano sheet which I’m trying to read on the preview (I don’t have money to purchase a legit one) and so I wrote it.

I gave myself a break after practicing for almost the whole day.

While playing COC (I know this is irrelevant) all my builders are unavailable so I closed my ipad and stare at the ceiling. Then my thought lingers… “I am not good enough” in all things that I’m doing. Even for this one that I thought I am passionate with.

*Sad face*

I’ve been playing keyboard for 4 years or more, and yet I am not growing. I still play like uhm, what, a beginner? Or perhaps the next level after that.

Then, I encourage myself.. “Aubrey, you can do it, just listen to the song once again”

“But maybe that’s right, I am not good enough… lahat nalang! Even at work, I am not growing, bla bla bla”

SO ANONG GAGAWIN KO? Mag-eemote nalang ako forevs? NO WAY.

I took time to pray. I am focusing too much with myself, forgetting that it is not about me (it will never be). I asked God for forgiveness with these unhealthy thoughts. After all, it will all boils down to my relationship with HIM, how much I trust Him to do these things for me, and how will I improve myself that I will reflect His glory. Allowing his wisdom and power to manifest in my weakness.

Now, I am overwhelmed with His word.

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 NLT

*cry*

I can really feel His comfort tonight. He’s really a father who constantly reminds me how much He loves me. I know He felt the same way with you. ^^

And so while the song is on loop when these things happened, It was on the bridge part that says

“Jesus, God with us, more than enough… oh, how I love Your name.”

Even if I am not good enough, He is more than enough.

Now, I will sleep with a smile. Secured, loved, ready for tomorrow’s practice, done with this unedited blog, wu-hoo! (I have 3 more on my drafts) and lastly, my COC builders are finished – will make them build again before I sleep.

 

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