Christian Music For When You Don't Feel Like Worshipping

39 Beautiful God-Praising Songs For When That’s The Last Thing You Want To Do

For when your soul hurts late at night.

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I love music. I have Spotify Premium and am constantly making a variety of playlists for different things. Whether it be a rainy day, a season I am in, or just a car playlist, I have it all. However, when it comes to my Godly playlists, I tend to only have a few, and of those few, I only play them 9% of the time.

I know, I know, I know. I just am not a person who connects to God through music. I am that girl who literally dreads standing up and singing in church. I am usually counting down the songs until we can sit down for the sermon. It's not that the music is bad. I just don't meet God through songs.

I connect to God through the sermons, Bible studies, and talking about Him to others. I find it thrilling to devour my Bible and connect the dots. I draw circles around certain words and have arrows crossing over pages while my cursive is scribbled along the margins and in every corner.

Everyone connects to God differently, but there is importance in every aspect of worship and singing is a great way to connect to Him. Even if you aren't the most pumped about it.

There have been times when the last thing I want to do is pray or talk to God, let alone listen to music and worship Him. The times where you just don't want to get out of bed. The days where you are sitting in a crowded room and the last thing you want to be is there. When you come home from work and just lay in your bed and sleep because it's better than going through the motions.

Those are the times where we should always turn to God first.

In those times, talking to God and praying helps a little bit, but usually, I am too stubborn to do that and I instead soak in my pity and just huddle under the covers, waiting for sleep to take me. Therefore, I realized that's when I need music the most. The lyrics are the words that I need to hear when I am at my darkest; when I don't want to hear it but need to.

I recently went through dozens of playlists and artists and picked out my favorite songs. This is a collection of lyrics that I always need when the anxiety is creeping up on me. It's a collection of soft guitar solos and pretty piano pieces that whisper God's love for me when the world is just too loud. It's God's love letter to me. Him telling me what I need to hear.

I am by far not a Christian music fanatic. I have never truly cried while listening to a song in church, or while at a concert, but this playlist allows me to feel God's arms circle around me when I am at my lowest. I have realized that Christian music allows you to connect with God, and although it's not my favorite thing, I have come to appreciate it.

This is the playlist for all the people who hurt, who don't want to worship at the moment, who would rather hide under the covers than talk to God.

This is for you.

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If You're A Millennial Christian, You Definitely Have A Relationship With Christ And These 19 Other Things

“Every Christian shall be addicted to La Croix” – John 3:16
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1. A lowkey tattoo



Probably on your ankle or wrist. Bonus points if it’s scripture or a cross.

2. Birkenstocks

You’re extra Christian if you wear them with socks.

3. A church camp fling

I don't know if it’s the fellowship or the fact that it’s never really allowed, but Christians LOVE a good camp romance.

4. Extra long Patagonia shorts

Modest is ALWAYS hottest

5. XL shirts (even though you probably would fit into a small)

Shirt or a dress? The world will never know… good thing you have those extra long Patagonia shorts!

6. A thicc study bible

So what if you never actually read the stuff at the bottom? The font is big and the bigger the Bible the closer to heaven, right?

7. Hipster glasses

Because apparently freedom in Christ means freedom from contacts

8. A large collection of Christian books

"Love Does," "Not a Fan," "Redeeming Love," "Popular," and "Everybody Always" are on pre-order. We have them all and copies to give to our friends

9. A nose ring

Just because we are Christians doesn’t mean we can’t be ~edgy~

10. "Jesus Calling"

It likely sits by your bedside table at home, and you read it a few times a year.

11. La Croix

“Every Christian shall be addicted to La Croix.” –John 3:16

12. A Young Life t-shirt

Whether you have dabbled in Young Life or can name all the camps in a single breath, everyone owns one!

13. The skill to create a killer Instagram story

Spending time in the Word = Spending time creating some sick instastories for the followers. Simple.

14. A Jeep, Subaru, or Suburban

Squad rolls up to church in style

15. A deep love for podcasts or a sermon series.

Did someone say The Porch? Elevation? Passion?

16. A one-piece swimsuit

Two types of people in this world: people who try to make a one-piece cute and people who rock the OG Speedo

17. The Church Clap

It’s not a Christian party until the church clap breaks out. The Holy Spirit loves to dance!

18. A social media cleanse

Whether you gave it up for lent or just felt compelled to give it up for a season, everyone has done it. Bonus points if you alerted your followers about it beforehand in a super long post. Bonus bonus points if it ended after a week.

19. Chacos

Single strapped or double. Toe strap or none. We don’t discriminate!

20. A relationship with Jesus Christ

Although it's funny to make fun of the random stuff a lot of Christians do (and don’t do), what really matters is our relationship with Jesus. I know a lot of Christians who don’t fit this stereotype, and that is totally okay! Doing these things isn’t going make you a better Christian, but spending time in the Bible every day will!

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The Truth About Politics In Religion And How It Affects Our Relationship With God

They don't have to be mutually exclusive.

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It's evident that religion can and has been used in politics from the values of voters and leaders. However, to use your religion or your relationship with God for making political decisions doesn't share the same meaning.

I've always loved finding all the best facts and research for argumentative work but I couldn't pursue that approach for this topic. Why? Because I've experienced the pattern in my relationship with God of how God defies logic.

God can't be contained to a definition or explanation. I liked the way I've heard one leader express that, "If you hear someone trying to explain to God as if he knows then he's a fool before he starts talking". That's a paradox within itself.

I've learned more recently to identify that the two sides of the paradox that you might wrestle with in understanding God are both true. That, yes, His hands are big and He knows exactly what to do to make you surrender but you'll also find no greater love than with Him because He has the biggest heart and knows what you need better than you do.

I think that accepting this paradox will differentiate between those that view politics religiously versus those that view it from 'what is God trying to do here'? The one that focuses on seeking 'what is God trying to do here?' would represent those with a relationship with God. This doesn't mean that referencing the laws of God exempts you from having a relationship but the love of God is the strength that sustains the relationship over the law. This is also a bit of a paradox because they're both important in Christianity.

There's the difference from seeing God as one-sided which is very prideful, limiting and incorrect compared to recognizing that His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.

I believe that what we believe and how we see God will bring limitations or provision on how we can be used in God's plan for His kingdom on earth when it comes to the way the world is run.

God, our relationship with God and the law of God all have to be considered in the things we do as Christians.

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