From the time I woke up this morning to the time I made it to work I listened to 21 Gospel Songs. Gospel is my favorite genre of music. It may seem cliché because I am a woman of God and one would assume that is the only type of music I should be listening to. However, that is not the point I am trying to make and it is not the reason I enjoy Gospel music.
I listen to gospel music because every word speaks volumes. It can be as simple as the word better (comparative of good and well; superior); the was it is used makes me think about with God everything will get better and be okay and I am not my current situation and I have purpose. Gospel music makes me feel some type of way and it always makes me smile. Oh and on an unrelated note I enjoy music that I can sing along with and to this day I still have not found a gospel song in which I have been unsuccessful doing so.
The very first song I listened to this morning was ‘Better’ by Jessica Reedy. The song came on with a low melody but was straight to the point and not too much music played before the words came out of her mouth. I am not going to go through the song and explain every lyric but I want to share my heart and how this song has helped me today.
I used to be so broken, lost, empty
A singer with no song to sing
The silence is deafening
The above lines help me to think of where I have come from and where I am coming from. I never want to forget where I have come from because it is just proof to me that I have a purpose for being here. Although I have not always been aware of my purpose. The above lines no longer make me feel sad or upset but they make me feel overcome, strong, rewarded, aware, thankful , and grateful.
A sweeter song of victory
So keep walking ,walking,walking
Though it seems so far.
No matter who you are
See, there is one thing that I know
Life it can leave ,You so bitter, bitter,bitter, bitter
But you must believe
That it gets better,better,better, better
This section is the section that gives me faith, hope, peace, joy, happiness, and love. This section also reminds me that God is no respecter of person. It does not matter who I am. When I repent and believe in the one and only that can truly forgive and forget that is where my freedom comes from. There is no one who can forgive me like God. A faithful God.
All who see this please remember that no matter how things are going they can always be better and no matter how bad things are going they can always be worse. Remember that there is a purpose for your belonging and no matter the circumstance (GOOD OR BAD) it can always be better