I have made no secret that I am a Christian. I will do posts about what I believe, conferences I’ve been at, things that have happened in church and I do a worship post every other Wednesday.
I make mistakes.. I sometimes say the wrong things, I can get upset and if pushed I can be mean.. But I am certainly not perfect. I grew up in a Christian household and was “raised in the church” but for a lot of my younger years I just listened to what the Bible said and what my parents told me the Bible meant without looking at it for myself.. I mean why did I have to.. I was getting by fine. As I got older things got difficult. I went through a lot of things and that broke me as a person.. And when I broke myself I never tried to piece me back together, I just continued living.. Fractured and hiding behind my smile. I was good at that.
One day.. after many years and very many problems, I decided I needed to change the way I was living.. How I viewed my life and everything in it. It was no longer about comparisons – although sometimes I need to remind myself of this fact – or about having things done before I got to a certain age.. I realised life didn’t work like that.
I believe in God and every day I learn something new. I tried living without God.. I’ll admit that. I don’t know how long I lasted for, but I don’t think it was for long.
I guess you can say that as I grew up with these beliefs it is hard for me to know anything different. That may be the case.. But I choose to actively believe in God and I do not think that this is something that I will ever stop doing. I cannot explain why I do.. But I do.
I went through a lot.. Sometimes I am still working through it all.. But one of the things that gets me by.. Allows me to smile is music. Not just gospel music though – don’t get me wrong.. Gospel music is great – but I listen to all types of music. My mood dictates what I listen to. If I’m sad, upset, hurting.. You can almost always hear me listening to Israel Houghton.. If I’m wanting to have some fun and am excited you can hear Kirk Franklin or Tye Tribbett!
I was born in the 80’s.. When we had good music! If I’m wanting to go down the old school route I’ll listen to some Lauryn Hill, Common, D’Angelo or even Destiny’s Child! Taking it further and wanting great stuff I’ll listen to Burt Bacharach, Dusty Springfield, Gene Pitney and The Drifters to name a few!
Music has helped me and continues helping me through a lot.
I know this is a little bit of a long-winded post for a Wednesday – but I thought.. In case you didn’t know me.. Or have only just recently come across me and are trying to figure out what I’m about.. I think the answer is Music. I am passionate about a lot of things.. Neo-Soul, R’n’B, Hip Hop, Blues, Jazz, Funk.. Musical and non-musically related alike.
Seeming as it is Worship Wednesdays, I want to share a song with you called Better by Tye Tribbett. I came across this song in a low moment.. A very low moment.. When I just wanted to feel better. Not heartbroken, or depressed. Exasperated or disappointed and I had to listen to it a few times before I really heard what it was saying.
I believe in God.. HE for me.. Makes all things better. All day. Every day. I cannot explain why but He does. I’ve felt alone, struggled – walked and lived as if I carried the weight of the world.. I’m familiar with all of that – Even struggled in my faith and with my faith but I believed and made the bold statement that He makes all things better. I took that and I ran with it. This song is just saying that.
I hope you enjoy it.. Here is ‘Better’ by Tye Tribbett.
N.B. I wanted to find a video with the lyrics – I do understand there are a couple of spelling errors, but please disregard them – You’ll get the general idea!
As with any song I post, please note I do not have or own any rights to this song I am only sharing because I like it.