I have to get these out early this week as I have an “appointment” in the morning and don’t know what tomorrow is going to look like. This weeks Four For Friday are all songs that are not necessarily worship songs, but could be. So often I find that lyrics and music can be an act of worship. I’ve mentioned it several times, but cutting the grass with my iPod is one of my greatest times of thought, prayer, reflection and, in some ways, worship. Here are four songs that were probably never intended to be worship songs, but could be.
“The Reason” by Hoobastank – “I found a reason for me, to change who I used to be. A reason to start over new. And the reason is you”.
“The Great Divide” by Scott Stapp – “You set me free to live my life. You became my reason to survive the great divide. You set me free”.
“Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel – This song always reminds me of a letter that God would send to those who follow Him. I can see it arriving in the mail or inbox when we are feeling unworthy or discouraged. “What will it take till you believe in me the way that I believe in you? I said I love you and that’s forever. This I promise from the heart. I could not love you any better. I love you just the way your are”.
“You Move Me” by Garth Brooks – “Now I can’t go with you and stay where I am so you move me”. This one was a borderline choice since it was actually played on Christian Radio. It was redone by Susan Ashton, but I like the Garth version better.
How bout you? What are the songs that speak to you that wouldn’t necessarly be played on a Sunday morning? I just know someone is going to rattle off about 10 U2 songs….
Have a good weekend.