Hey friends! Hope you’re having a great day so far 💛
This morning I was listening to my favorite worship songs and in-between each song, I had to search for the next song I was loving and I thought to myself: It would be so much easier if I just made a playlist so all of my favorites could just continuously play LOL. WHY I didn’t think of this earlier, I’m not sure (maybe because I’m an old lady with technology sometimes – this is actually my very first Spotify playlist that I’ve ever made) BUT better late than never right?!
SO, I put together all of my current favorite worship songs and wanted to share them all with you! I chose these songs specifically because they really speak to me every time I hear them, they either make me dance or cry (in the best way possible 😂), and just really help me praise Jesus with all that I am when I worship.
SO, without further adieu, the playlist is linked here! I hope you love it! AND if you have any suggestions for me to listen to, please feel free to leave them in the comments!
ALSO, before I go, I wanted to tell you guys about my absolute favorite song on the list. It’s the first song and it’s called “Whole Heart” by Hillsong worship.
I heard it for the first time in church the other week and couldn’t help but cry because I became so overwhelmed with Jesus’ presence.
The chorus reads:
So here I stand, high in surrender
I need You now
Hold my heart, now and forever
My soul cries out
Once I was broken
But You loved my whole heart through
Sin has no hold on me
‘Cause Your grace holds me now
Healed and forgiven
Look where my chains are now
Death has no hold on me
‘Cause Your grace holds that ground
And Your grace holds me now
There is SO much power in these words. When I sing them out, I can’t help but think about my own life and all that Jesus as done. I’m going to get into more detail in my ‘testimony’ YouTube video (coming very soon) but there was a point in my life where I was so broken and so lost – at some points I didn’t even realize it. I was living for myself, making decisions that didn’t glorify anyone and that I’m not proud of. But Jesus loved my whole heart through it all. My whole entire heart.
He didn’t leave me or abandon me, He simply waited until I came to Him. He waited patiently for me to come home. And when I did come, He didn’t fill me with shame because of the life I was living, He loved ALL of me. My whole heart. My whole story. Every part of my life thus far, whether it glorified Him or not, was apart of me and He loved (and will always love) every piece of who I am because I’m His child.
He made me in His image. The one who made every star in the sky, every galaxy in the universe decided to make ME and to make YOU in His image and loves us endlessly. How beautiful is that?
I also love the line: Healed and forgiven, look where my chains are now. Going back to what I was talking about earlier, when I decided to start living my life for Jesus, my chains or my sins, my bad decisions, the things that were causing me to feel anxious, ashamed, guilty, were no longer holding me back. They fell to the ground. God took those burdens from me – He took them into His hands and turned them into something good.
He used them to make me stronger, have more empathy, to help people like me, and to gain a new perspective. He healed me and forgave me when I surely didn’t deserve it. And now, singing this song, I just feel so humble and grateful for all that God as done. To look at where I was and then to where I am today, to look at ‘where my chains are now,’ I am just overwhelmed by His grace.
SO, if you haven’t heard this song yet, I 12/10 recommend lol I went ahead and linked a live version of it below if you want to watch it! OR you can find my whole playlist linked here. I hope you love it!
Thanks for reading, babes. xx
Maddie, this blog post made my whole week! I loved hearing about this and can’t wait to check out this song. Hearing what it means to you and how God is moving in your life is so encouraging and I just freaking love ya!! Keep it up girl xoxo
Wow wow wow! I’m overwhelmed and don’t know what to say. God is so faithful it’s freaking unreal?! Maddie, you are such a testament of Gods faithfulness to me! You have no idea how much joy it brings me to hear you say all this! Even thinking back to where life was Freshman year to now….God has transformed us all in such painful yet beautiful ways! It makes me cry to see you using your influence to honor God…. WOW! Thinking of all the hard times you and I have shared…and thinking about how God was quietly holding us the whole time is unreal…. I love you and think of you so much my dear friend
I cannot say this enough: God is good. I can’t even remember what my life was like before I was introduced to him. There was a time where I had major trust issues and was afraid of being open with anyone. I was bullied for years so I didn’t know who I could trust. Then I met a group of people in high school and I they introduced me to Him. It was at that time where I prayed to God, asking him to show me that there were still good people, people who I knew would always stand by me and never turn on me. For awhile nothing happened, but something inside me told me to be pacient and as time went on He showed me that I could trust these people, which was something I hadn’t done in a long time. Also over the years people have said a lot of hurtful things to me, things that emotionally scarred me. This made me afraid to get close to anyone. It was at that moment that He answered another prayer of mine: to show me that there are people out there that care about me. 2 years ago I subscribed to this YouTube channel. It didn’t take long for me to get close to her. Now she’s my best friend and I can’t imagine what my life would be without her. And I don’t know where I’d be without Him. Anyway I can’t wait to watch your new video when it comes out. Love you xoxo.
Ps sorry this is so long.
What A Beautiful Name and So Will I are currently included in my fave worship songs.
This too has been my life anthem for almostbtwo years now. This is a cover made by one of the songwriters of the song. But they also have it on Spotify under Victory Worship. https://youtu.be/aiQHhJmZgpw
You are a blessing, Maddie. It’s amazing to see you being firm and true to your faith in an industry where it’s so easy to just go along with the crowd. ♥️
Love your blog and that Jesus change your life for good and transform you into a better person day by day that God will always be there for you and I know that the songs of Hillsong can make you cry because on what the lyric say and what God can do in your life and one great song to listen It into in deep by Citipointe live