Here are my top 5 songs for your Not So Quiet Time playlist this month. You can click on the images below for each song to listen on YouTube, but you can also click here to view my ongoing Spotify playlist that I’ll be adding to each month with songs from these lists.
These songs are ordered 1-5, but if you head over to the Spotify playlist, you’ll notice they aren’t ordered that way at all. All the songs from each month’s playlist are actually mixed in together. I like to put slower songs at the beginning and end of the playlist, because I usually use my not so quiet time as workout time too – so my warmup and cool down songs tend to be slower and more relaxed.
Read on for my monthly round-up of top songs for my Not So Quiet Time! Hope you love it!
I actually heard this song for the first time on a commercial and I was immediately hooked – the lines at the end of the chorus are just amazing to me:
“Every time you look in my eyes
It’s like fire under water
Fire under water
I go down, down, down, down, down
But I come up burning every time”
This song always reminds me that life will have ups and downs. Following Jesus doesn’t mean we take the easy road through life. In fact, it’s often quite the opposite. BUT, when we follow Jesus, He is always with us. And when He looks in our eyes, we will come up burning Every. Single. Time.
When you listen to this song, remember that you have a hope that keeps your fire burning through it all. And when Jesus becomes the captain of your ship, you will always find your way home.
“Every ship that I had captained
Had been lost to stormy weather
Until you came along andI thought we just might get home together.”
Oh, Matt Kearney. I used to associate his music with church retreats, but now his music is a whole new vibe. If you haven’t listened to his CRAZYTALK album yet, you NEED to. It’s amazing.
“Face to Face” was immediately one of my faves. The lyrics speak for themselves – here are some highlights:
“I feel your thunder pourin’ like rain
Down on the mountains of all my mistakes
Rolling like rivers, running with grace
Into the ocean of your embrace
Your hand on my side, leading the way
Ten thousand horses couldn’t pull me away
I hear the music heaven has made
Oh when we’re standing, standing…”
This song reminds me that my mistakes don’t make the Lord stray from me. Even when I stray, even when I leave the path, even when I make mistake after mistake, Jesus’s hand remains right on my side, leading the way. He never strays or drifts from us. His embrace is an ocean, waiting for us to jump in and, once we do, ten thousand horses can’t pull us away.
This is one of those songs that draws me in from the very first line. Most songs build up to a great chorus, and that is usually where my favorite lyrics hang out. But with this one, the first lines are the best.
“One part water and one part dust
Yet You’re still making trophies out of us
Making something out of nothing, it’s what You do
Yet Your work is never finished and it’s never past due
Gently Your voice like a calming embrace
Calls me from out of the noise
You whisper to me, “Child, forget not your dreams”
As we lie awake in the dark
Just don’t lose heart”
There isn’t really much explaining that needs to happen for this one – you can probably see exactly why it speaks so loudly to my soul! Don’t forget your dreams, sister. He whispers that to you every night, even when you lie awake in the dark. Don’t lose heart, friend. He is the one who makes trophies out of us, and He WANTS you to keep those dreams close. Don’t you know He put them there on purpose?
“People say we’re fools, people say we’re dumb
People say we’re caught up in temporary love
We don’t know what we’re doing, they say we’re too young
But they don’t know a thing about us
I’ll wait forever, that’s what we said
16th of September lying in my bed
I’ll wait forever, it’s never too late”
This song has so much personal meaning to me. When it comes to faith, I have lofty dreams of what our world could look like. I believe love matters. I believe accepting people matters. I believe letting people in, showing them our real, vulnerable, and mistake-prone selves matters. I believe it’s more important to show people they have a seat at the table of Christianity and God’s love than to win an argument with them over “truth”. I believe all these things – and I’ve been told it’s a fool’s dream to think any of it can happen.
But I also believe God has made promises to me that it will happen – and the miraculous beauty I see in that promise has me knowing I would wait forever for that promise to come to fruition if I needed to.
“I’ll wait forever. It’s never too late.”
Ok, so you probably know I’m a huge Disney fan by now and I couldn’t leave out my girl, Moana! Now, I do love the original version of this song too, but I just think the Alessia Cara version happens to be easier to work out with, and that’s generally what I use this playlist for.
“How Far I’ll Go” is a constant encouragement to me that we weren’t made for this world. There’s a reason we are always looking at the horizon, ready to go, ready to run. We’ve been called to run a race, ladies. Sitting still and keeping busy will never fulfill us. We were made for so much more.
“I’ve been staring at the edge of the water
‘Long as I can remember, never really knowing why
I wish I could be the perfect daughter
But I come back to the water, no matter how hard I try
Every turn I take, every trail I track
Every path I make, every road leads back
To the place I know, where I can not go, where I long to be
See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go”
So there you have it! Those are my top 5 Not So Quiet Time songs for the month of June! Don’t forget to add my Spotify playlist here so you can listen to them during your Not So Quiet Time month too, and know that I’ll be adding to the playlist each month with new songs.
Also, if you want to read the backstory behind Not So Quiet Time, including how I came up with it what it means to me, you can read the blog post here.
Happy reading and listening!
With Great Joy,
“Not so quiet time with Jesus isn’t about disciplining ourselves to 30 minutes a day. It’s more like getting coffee with an old friend. ”
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