Spotlight

This week’s spotlight is shining on the ladies 🙂  Some of them we’ve highlighted here before, some we haven’t.  There are a lot of good ones out there, and like any band, all have different styles.

Francesca Battastelli has some great worship style with Holy Spirit, playful style like with her “Break up Song” and serious with songs like,

One lady we’ve not shone the spotlight yet is Audry Assad.  I haven’t listened to too many of her songs, but I love her voice, and I like the songs I’ve heard.

Talk about a journey through her spirit… to find the God Who Loves her.  A lot of Christians, or those who grow up in religions, find themselves struggling to reconcile religion and relationship.  Some turn away from both and renounce their faith all together.  Others find ways to work through and work out their salvation with fear and trembling.  Audry’s story of her own struggles can be found here, and it’s worth a read, if only to share with someone who might have similar struggles in their dealings with the Lord.

The song I picked for this spotlight is mentioned in that article, and I love the lyrics,

From the love of my own comfort
From the fear of having nothing
From a life of worldly passions
Deliver me O God

From the need to be understood
And from a need to be accepted
From the fear of being lonely
Deliver me O God
Deliver me O God

And I shall not want, no, I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want

 

Natalie Grant has been featured in our spotlight before, and she’s another artist who has songs with meaningful lyrics such as,

Amy Grant is someone we’ve never shone the spotlight on, yet who’s influence in Christian music has been around forever it seems. When I first started listening to Christian music, her name was already known to me, although I didn’t know many songs except for maybe Thy Word, and El Shaddai.  As it is with me for many songs, I discover old ones that are brand new to me lol. Kind of like this next one. I heard it on the radio a few months or so ago, and absolutely loved it. Never heard it before, but it’s been around since the 90s.  I love the lyrics for this one too…

OK I think we have space for one more… Sara Groves has been featured here before. I’ve loved her music for as long as I’ve been a Born Again.  She’s different, and her lyrics are deep.  She’s not only a musician, but also active in real causes and has been a part of International Justice Mission for quite a few years. IJM is an organization aimed at eradicating slavery and sex trafficking.  Sara has been an active participant on the mission fields which is one of the things I appreciate about her.

She teams up with Audrey Assad, Ellie Holcomb, Propaganda (*so worth checking that out!) and Robbie Seay in this production of a powerful new(er) song called, Behold

Whatever your style, whatever your tastes, find some favorites to share with us. I hope y’all have a blessed Sunday!

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