“This is not isolation. It’s consecration.”– Pastor Steven Furtick, When God Says Stop
I am a church girl. I was raised in church. I graduated from a high school that was part of my church. I went to a Bible college that was a part of my church. I met my husband at church. I am raising my son in church. If you’re looking for me on a Sunday morning, more than likely, I am at church. Even when I’m home washing dishes, I am probably listening to a church sermon.
So, even though, all of these “Coronavirus shutdowns” include church, nothing is stopping me from having church in my living room. (In fact, isn’t it ah-MAZE-ing that we can have church in our living rooms? Nearly any worship leader and any pastor in America can be streamed LIVE right to you sitting on your couch in your sweats, one hand holding your phone with the Bible app open and the other hand deep in a box of Teddy Grahams. What a time to be alive!)
I feel as though I have rediscovered YouTube in the past few weeks while being “stuck” at home. There are countless, fantastic, uplifting, worship songs on Youtube. Here are just a few of my favorites that I’ve been listening to on repeat.
Let’s have church!
In times like these, we can worry, fret, and fear OR we can shut off the social media feeds, the newscasts, even the text messages from our well-meaning family members & friends. We can turn it all off and fix our eyes on Jesus – through worship, The Word and prayer. I hope some of these suggestions help you do that!
Even though it feels like everything is being canceled around us, remember God’s faithfulness is NEVER canceled and He will get us through this!
What are some of your favorite worship songs?