“The music of the Gospel leads us home.” – Frederick W. Faber
“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.” – James 5:13
“There is a sound that comes from gospel music that doesn’t come from anything else. It is a sound of peace. It is a sound of, ‘I’m going to make it through all of this.” – Yolanda Adams
I’m not able to attend church services much because I work most Sundays. But I also don’t attend because I don’t see the necessary of getting too intimate with organized religions, based on my experiences as a congregant, an observer, and in supporting church activities (being part of the church).
In some cases in my life the least spiritually obedient folks that I’ve met were the ones most active in the church. I will provide posts on what I call the spiritually bankrupt, in another post.
My point is that I feel that my connection with God is much stronger than the experiences of the same, as I seen in church. I don’t need the extra layer between me, and access to God.
But I love the energy, music, and exaltation that I’ve seen particularly in Baptist church choirs and in Gospel music. It is a staple while on my journey.
I am not loyal to any particular religion, though. My loyalty lies in my personal relationship with God, though I have attended many different types of religious services. Clearly the bone chilling aspect of Gospel music moves me most.
I especially love listening to Gospel in the mornings, after prayer and meditation, as I prepare to begin each day.
We are at the doorsteps of Sunday, and Monday morning. It is my hope that someone is inspired by the music videos posted below to start your days ahead.
“Old Time Church” – The Mississippi Mass Choir – 3,022,213 views – malacomg – Published on Oct 29, 2010
Travis Greene – Intentional – 26,553,418 views – TGreeneVEVO – Published on Oct 15, 2015
Sherwin Gardner – Because of You (Official Music Video) – 105,735 views – Tyscot – Published on Apr 13, 2017
Whitney Houston – I Look to You – 125,139,234 views – whitneyhoustonVEVO – Published on Nov 14, 2009
“You Will Win” by Jekalyn Carr (Live Performance) Official Video – 592,613 views – Jekalyn Carr – Published on Oct 23, 2017