Singing Consistency in Christ
My favorite Christian song, you ask? I can’t tell you.
No, it isn’t because I don’t have any per se. It’s because I have too many. Choosing one would be an impossible feat for me.
Music speaks to my soul. Music is how I cry out to God. Music is my language of love. My Spirit soars with the harmonies of hymns, spirituals, choruses, praise and worship, contemporary Christian, Southern gospel, and any other type of music you can name being sung to the glory of God. Yes, I’ll even include metal, rap, and any other LOUD music in my list of genres.
I memorize Scripture through music. I feel the Spirit motivate me to grow through music. I often feel the closest to God through music.
No, I can’t choose one favorite song.
I can tell you that I choose songs based on seasons of my life. I can tell you that I seem to have theme songs during various seasons of my life. I can tell you that some songs speak to no matter what’s going on in my life, but I can’t choose a favorite.
In recent weeks, however, one song has been speaking to me. The first time I heard it on 99.1 Joy FM our local (tee hee hee) Christian radio station I was cranking it up and singing along. It was that kind of song.
You know. The one you can’t just listen to, but must raise your voice to sing along because you fully agree with the word being proclaimed.
Yesterday the song played as we were headed off on our spontaneous family day. Even playing quietly in the background, I picked it out, cranked up the volume, and said to my family, “I don’t know who this is or the name of this song, but this is quickly becoming one of my favorites.”
How could you not love a song that talks about our foundation being laid out in His Word? A song that reminds us our salvation is sure. A song that proclaims we will not be shaken because Jesus is our firm foundation!
I get glory bumps every time I lift my voice to praise with these words.
Listen, and worship with me for just a moment.
“Jesus, Firm Foundation”
Imagine my surprise when looking for a YouTube video that I discovered this “contemporary Christian” single was really a remake of a hymn.
This song I’ve been worshipping to and thought was new is an old hymn called “How Firm a Foundation”.
He makes all things new.
Sisters and brothers, are you built on the Firm Foundation? Whether you’re listening to yesteryear’s hymn or today’s contemporary Christian song, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. His foundation is firm, salvation secure, and those who build upon it cannot be shaken.
I beg of you, build upon that firm foundation! Seek Him while He may be found. I would love to talk with you or pray with you as you seek His face. If something you have read or heard has spoken to you and you need to talk to someone, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Carrie Ann Tripp