I know that Christian music can be bad.  Many songs try to have a message and lose the essential parts of a song in the process.  Some songs however, present a powerful message, a new way of thinking, and encourage us to fight the good fight.  I hope that some of these songs might do just that for you.  Enjoy!

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What Do I Know of Holy
by Addison Road

When asked what the greatest commandment of all was Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself'” (Luke 10:17).  A way to think about this is knowing God.  Addison Road sings a great song about our limitations of knowing the Creator and our own short sightedness in “What Do I Know of Holy.”

I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?

Chorus:
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be

Another great resource is the book Knowing God by J. I. Packer.

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What It Means To Be Loved
by Mark Schultz

This song is a picture of what it means to be a parent, and to love your child.  A song about hope, and overcoming the odds.  Powerful things happen when we bring our concerns to God in prayer!

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What Faith Can Do
by Kutlass

This song is powerful to me because I have had the exciting experience of faith moving a mountain.  Remember Jesus’ words, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you”  (Matthew 17:20).

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

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Praise You In This Storm
by Casting Crowns

Great truths about God and holding fast to him even in times of trouble.  This song reminds me that God does not always “step in” and make everything better even if we would like Him to.  God uses trials in many ways, always for our good.  As such we should praise Him in every storm!

I was sure by now, God, that You would have reached down
and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen
and it’s still raining
as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain,
“I’m with you”
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away.

Chorus:
And I’ll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I’ve cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

Do you have a favorite Christian song?  Share in the comments below.

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