Up until this year, the season of Lent had never held much significance to me. Now Easter, on the other hand… I was all about that holiday. After all, the very faith that I live and work for hinges on the events that we celebrate on Easter. But Lent? Everything about it seemed unappealing—from the name (I mean, lent?) to the fact that I mostly associated it with a period of time when eating chocolate is frowned upon.
Last week I was introduced to the She Reads Truth Lenten study of Isaiah, You Are Mine.
I’m not sure of everything that God is teaching me through this study yet, but I am sure of this:
Lent is a season of remembrance and thankfulness for all that Christ has done for us. And though I’m late to the game, I’m officially onboard.
I did decide to give something up, but I’m keeping that thing to myself to hopefully continue in a posture of humility (because if I’m being honest, what starts as best intentions in these situations often end with me being arrogant or self-righteous—two things lent is definitely not about).
I made a playlist for this season of songs that remind me of Jesus’ great love and sacrifice for me, while also encouraging me to keep my eyes ever fixed on God. And if you’re participating in this season of Lent with me, I hope these songs will help remind and encourage you as well.
Lenten Playlist 2017
- “Great is Thy Faithfulness” by Chris Rice
- “I Shall Not Want” by Audrey Assad
- “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Chris Rice
- “Song of Joy” by Midtown Fellowship
- “Hallelujah, Lamb of God” by Midtown Fellowship
- “Man of Sorrows” by Shane and Shane
- “Sing to Jesus” by Fernando Ortega
- “Trust and Obey” by Chelsea Moon and The Franz
- “He Will Hold Me Fast” by Keith and Kristen Getty
- “Rising Sun” by All Sons and Daughters
- “Oh To Be Loved” by Thad Cockrell
- “Before The Throne of God Above” by Sojourn
- “The Spirit and The Bride” by Matt Maher
- “Be Still” by The Fray
- “Rock of Ages” by Sandra McCracken
- “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” by Page CXVI
- “Be Still, My Soul” by Kari Jobe
Currently listening to “Be Still, My Soul” (one of my very favorite hymns)