What Song Inspires Your Mission?

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I recently heard a caller on a Christian music station share that the Casting Crowns song Thrive inspires her mission and vision for the business she runs. That got me thinking about what encourages and keeps me on track in work, relationships, and life in general.

For me, the song that comes to mind is Brandon Heath's Give Me Your Eyes. It’s been both a prayer and a reminder of my purpose here on earth:  to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Whether a hymn (Be Thou My Vision another of my favorites) or lyrics from contemporary Christian music, has there been a song that has shaped your mission and vision in life or that has inspired you in your faith walk?

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My Dad's favorite song, which he sang to us while tucking us in bed, "When we Walk With the Lord" ("Trust and Obey")

Rory Nolan taught a song at a Willow Creek Conference quite a few years ago when I was a young worship leader, and I have started almost every day since then with these words. I call it my 'shower song'.

He is Able (title)

He is able, more than able, to accomplish what concerns me today
He is able, more than able, to handle anything that comes my way
He is able, more than able, to do much more than I could ever dream
He is able, more than able, to make me what He wants me to be.

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Lately I've really been inspired and challenged by the Rend Collective song Joy of the Lord. 

This song encourages me to lean on the JOY and HOPE of the Lord, no matter the circumstances. My favorite part of the song are the lines: "The joy of the Lord is my strength, In the darkness I’ll dance, In the shadows I’ll sing, The joy of the Lord is my strength." 

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For my wife and I a song that stirs our soul is by MercyMe, called "I can only Imagine"

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 "How Deep the Father's Love for Us"  by Stewart Townend touches my soul. 

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This is one of my favorites too, Laura! 

I love how God inspires us with encouraging words and melodies throughout our day.  So many songs come to mind, but for this day in God's perfect timing "Moving Forward" by Integrity's Hosanna! Music is my song.

 

I'm not going back 
I'm moving ahead 
Here to declare to You my past is over in You

all things are made new 
Surrendered my life to Christ 
I'm moving, moving forward 
 

Beautiful Things by Gungor.  Great message obviously, but also it uses the pronoun "us" in the choruses.  This nicely counters the rabid individualism of our consumer culture.  

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