21 Days of Wonder: Listen

Margaret —  February 4, 2013 — 19 Comments

21 Days of Wonder LISTENFlip through your music collection and select a song that’s particularly meaningful to your spiritual journey. [Tweet this] Close your eyes and listen to the lyrics. Reflect on the phrases or words that catch your attention. Consider how this song reminds you of God’s presence and faithfulness in your life. Spend some time thanking God for his faithfulness in your life. Offer your own words of praise and worship.

Wonder Challenge: Post a few phrases or words from a song that caught your attention onto Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, your blog or Instagram and include the hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK. They just might catch the attention of others, as well.

Even though this is the conclusion of 21 Days of Wonder, you are invited to continue the journey: http://mar.cta.gs/05b

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Keep an eye out tomorrow to hear the wild adventure that you are invited to join during the Lenten season!

 

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19 responses to 21 Days of Wonder: Listen

  1. Music is very powerful for me…it’s hard to pick…but these lines from the song “He Loves Me” have been washing over me for weeks ….

    And we are His portion and He is our prize
    Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
    If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking

    And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss
    And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
    I don’t have time to maintain these regrets
    When I think about the way

    Oh, how He loves us, oh
    Oh, how He loves us, how He loves all

    Thanks so much for the 21 day challenge….living wonderstruck will not stop…may in increase by the Grace of God. Blessing to you Margaret.

  2. I am a few days behind in the 21 day challenge on my blog but I can’t wait to get to this day!!! I will probably be posting several songs :) Yesterday we sang “it is well with my soul” and as they were singing my heart was overwhelmed with the presence of God. I am going through a rough season and to reflect on the words of the song, and the hymn writers life experience when he wrote the song, I just really knew God was there (and is here) with me.

  3. Thank you Margaret! Here is one that immediately came to mind.
    RITA SPRINGER : I HAVE TO BELIEVE

  4. Well, Margaret, this morning I woke up with these two particular songs stuck firmly on a loop in my brain:

    “Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

    It is well, with my soul,
    It is well, with my soul,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.”

    and….

    “I love you, Lord
    And I lift my voice To worship You Oh, my soul rejoice.
    Take joy, my King In what You hear
    Let it be a sweet Sweet sound in Your ear.”

    Right now, I feel as though I’m in a wilderness period and time of exile in my life. No, that’s not true. I don’t ‘feel as though’ — I KNOW I am. Both songs seem to be sort of ‘praise You in this storm’ kind of tunes, and really just seemed to come out of nowhere (not the usual ‘fare’ I hum or sing aloud during my days). But not nowhere — I realize God is reaching out here.

    Last song just came to me after responding to an email from a dear friend who asked how she could pray for me today. I wrote back to her and said ‘thank you for being a friend.’ And I just HAD to listen to the song that went with that. These words from the old Andrew Gold tune caught my attention:

    “Thank you for being a friend
    Traveled down the road and back again
    your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant

    And when we both get older
    With walking canes and hair of gray
    Have no fear, even though it’s hard to hear
    I will stand real close and say,
    Thank you for being a friend”

    She’s been a tried and true friend to me when it hasn’t been easy to do so.

    Thanks for this challenge today, Margaret.

    Grace & peace,
    Pam M.

  5. Not sure there’s enough space to list all the lyrics that have spoke to me. :)

    1. Beautiful Things by Gungor

    You make beautiful things
    You make beautiful things out of the dust
    You make beautiful things
    You make beautiful things out of us

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

    2. Take Me Into the Beautiful Cloverton

    Take me into the mystery
    Gently lift me with Your grace
    Make the chaos a chorus
    With Yourself come fill this place
    Cover me with Your mercy
    Come and cover me with love
    Cover me so that all might see
    That it’s You not me
    It is You that I am singing of

    3. On and On by Tenth Avenue North

    Love, I have waited for you
    And love, I was wounded for you
    Won’t you look into my eyes
    Through the pain and through your pride
    And find I am true
    You’re the one I can’t deny
    And I’ll never leave your side
    I gave my life for you
    So what are you waiting for?

    …I could go list more…but I will stop!

  6. Here’s mine ~ with thanx Margaret for bringing wonder into the spotlight! #LiveWonderstruck

  7. Since the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade was a few days ago, I have been contemplating post-abortive women. My heart hurts for them. So many silently suffering women. A line in this song seemed to fit my thoughts “Let me see Redemption win, Let me know the struggle ends, That You can mend a heart that’s frail and torn.” God’s grace is sufficient.

  8. I posted the wrong song in my last post Sorry! :) But the other one is good too. Here is “Worn” by Tenth Avenue North

  9. Loving this song right now by Colton Dixon!

    When I can’t find the words to say how much it hurts
    You are the healing in my heart
    When all that I can see are broken memories
    You are the light that’s in the dark

    Chorus:
    You are the song,
    You are the song I’m singing.
    You are the air,
    You are the air I’m breathing
    You are the hope,
    You are the hope I needed.
    Ohhooohh

    You are

    And when my circumstance leaves me with empty hands.
    You are the provider of my needs.
    When all my dirtiness has left me helpless.
    You are the rain that washes me.

    Chorus: (2x)
    You are the song
    You are the song I’m singing.
    You are the air,
    You are the air I’m breathing
    You are the hope,
    You are the hope I needed.

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