So, let me ask you a question. Do you listen to Christian music? Why or why not?
I honestly think music is so powerful and can have control over our mind and emotions. I mean, think about it. You hear your favorite upbeat song, sing along, and usually just feel happy and alive. Or you hear that slow, sad song and you sing along, instantly changing moods to a more melancholy one. You know what I mean!
That's why I think choosing good music is so important. Do I think all secular music is bad? No. Some of it is clean and fun to listen to! But listening to Christian music can help to keep your mind focused on what really matters - Jesus. And that's what I want. What about you?
This week is #Christianmusicweek on social media, thanks to the amazing Jenny from @Christiangirls and littlefaithblog.weebly.com. She's challenging us all to listen to nothing but Christian music for 7 days. Just 7 days! Let me just point out that if you have to listen to secular music sometime at work, drama, etc. that's okay! Just listen to Christian music when it's in your power! I'm in! Who's with me?
In light of Christian Music Week, I wanted to share some of my favorite Christian songs with y'all. Below is a list of my top 20 in no particular order, and then at the end there is a link to my full Spotify playlist!
1. Be the Change by Britt Nicole
2. Through Your Eyes by Britt Nicole
3. Love With Your Life by Hollyn
4. Live for the Drop by Capital Kings
5. Now is Forever by Lauren Daigle
6. I Need You by OBB
7. All Eyes on You by OBB
8. To the Dreamers by For King & Country
9. Matter by For King & Country
10. Steady by For King & Country
11. We Are Brave by Shawn McDonald
12. All I Need Is You by Lecrae
13. Hollow by Tori Kelly
14. Mended by Matthew West
15. Magnify by We Are Messengers
16. Higher by Unspoken
17. King of the World by Natalie Grant
18. Simple Pursuit by Kristian Stanfill
19. Where You Are by Hillsong Young & Free
20. Chain Breaker by Zach Williams
Here's my Spotify Playlist:
I hope you enjoyed this post and that you found a new favorite song, or maybe a reason to listen to Christian music!
PS: I'm always looking for new music, so PLEASE comment your favorite song(s)!
PPS: Did you know I have song recommendations and music videos on the "Fun" page? Check it out!
Hey y'all! I had the chance to interview Madison from mondaysbymaddy.weebly.com. It's actually a little collab with her. She'll be posting an interview she did of me in the near future, so keep an eye out for that! I'll let you know when she posts it on my Instagram story. Enjoy!
Hello my lovelies! My name is Madison Fenzl and I'm a freshman in college this year! I started a blog this year mondaysbymaddy.weebly.com and I post every Monday. I love Jesus, photography, dance, and my kindergarten Sunday school class I help. I also love Allison so treat her well! I have 3 Instagram accounts (I admit I have a problem.. I used to have 6) one is my Christian account where I met this lovely beauty @sugarandChrist, I also have a photography account @fenzlphotography and lastly my personal account is @madisonfenzl.
1. How old were you when you got saved?
I was in 8th grade when I accepted Jesus into my heart. It was during a Disciple Now weekend at my church and I was baptized along side some of my church friends!
2. Where were you and what do you remember about asking Jesus into your heart?
I was in my bedroom (at the time I shared with my twin sister; the weekend of D-Now) and I remember waking up and realizing something was wrong in my life. I remember praying the prayer and pouring out my heart to God. After that prayer, I remember feeling renewed and feeling like nothing else mattered except the One who saved me.
3. What is your go-to book to read in the Bible?
My go-to-book has to be Colossians, James or Ephesians. The Lord loves to use the verses to convict me and change me for His Glory sake. My favorite verse right now is James 1:19 (it's also the verse I have on my insta: @sugarandchrist (shameless self promo )) and it says "Let every man be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger." It reminds me to be cautious with my words and to listen to others (My struggle is similar to my grandma.. sometimes it seems like she's fallen down and can't shut up! But I love her so it doesn't matter!).
4. Who is your role model? Why?
I have many role models, but the main one is my mom. My mom is the kindest, wisest and most beautiful woman I have ever known. Even though her mom and her siblings don't acknowledge her or thank her much, she still tries so hard to make everyone happy and works so hard to help her mom. I admire her so very much for it! She isn't treated with the most respect from her family (she gets ignored, overlooked and yelled at for random things that aren't her fault like her mom not getting her meds and bills and the ever-popular "PAM! WHERE'S BLAH BLAH"). But she shows God's love and a servant's heart, and that is why she is my role model.
5. What are your quiet time essentials? When and where do you do your quiet time?
I love using my Jesus Calling devotional. It's a great way to get in God's word every morning and start the day off right! I also use my Bible that was given to me for my 11th birthday, highlighters, a journal and LOTS of colored pens! I love it when God convicts me and talks straight to me. I love journaling about what God's doing in my life and doodling Bible verses.
6. What is a gift you believe God has given you to further His kingdom?
God's given me the gift of patience and understanding towards kids and the gift of empathy.
7. What is the hardest thing you've been through, and how did it change you?
Three weeks ago, I lost my grandpa. He was and will always be one of the best people I know (actually probably my all time favorite (sorry Cait)) It's been hard but I have actually drawn closer to God in the process! I love God and can now stand firm and say I trust God with my life and HE has a greater and better plan than I ever will! He is the best and He is my anchor through it all!
8. When is one time you said yes to the #calltocourage?
I believe the level of courage is a person's opinion. It may take the same amount of courage for one person to go bungee jumping and one to kill a spider. I displayed courage when I went and got my license. I have been terrified to drive and I was so scared to take the test (I got it this year after I turned 18 in December) but with God by my side I passed with flying colors!
9. What is your opinion on modesty?
Modesty is a very common thing lots of girls ask me on almost a day to day basis on my account. Although you want to show off what God gave you, you should also keep in mind you should save some of that for your husband. I'm not gonna tell you how you should or should not dress, but there are certain things that you should avoid: too much cleavage & too much leg (booty shorts). I'm not saying you have to wear turtlenecks and jeans all the time, on the contrary I've been wearing tank tops and shorts all summer long! You don't want to show off your body when you should be showing God's love. You are God's masterpiece. God made you for your future husband's eyes only. The attention and attraction should come from the good you do in God's name rather than the clothes you wear.
10. What led you to create a Christian account?
I was led on August 14th, 2014 to post a picture of a Christian quote after hearing my youth pastor talk about the importance of sharing your faith every where you go. I eventually turned my account of random stuff into a Christian account after falling in love with making edits and sharing my faith with the internet people!
I just love Madison! She is super sweet and fun to talk to. I hope you enjoyed this interview!
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