Sunday, August 21, 2016

My God Time + Worship Playlist

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to share something pretty special to me, and that is my devotion routine and worship playlist. After seeing Elissa's worship playlist, I was inspired to share mine as well. As a Christian, it's really important to me to spend time in God's word and build our relationship. My relationship with Him should be like anyone else, where I make time to talk and be in His presence. 

In the past, I've struggled with keeping a routine and my time with Jesus really differed depending on the day/week/month. I've found some really great resources and a system that really works for me though, so I'm hoping this can help you if you're struggling, or maybe you're just curious on how I go about it. Either way, I hope you guys can get something out of me sharing.

Alright, my number one tip is to check out She Reads Truth. This is a wonderful site where women from all over contribute in writing different series for other women to read, build community, and spend time in God's word. Their current plan is the study of Mark, but personally, I prefer to go through their past studies so I don't feel guilty or rushed if I miss a day. Currently, I'm going through their Ruth study. They also have another site for men, He Reads Truth.

Some more of my favorite studies from She Reads Truth include:

Fruit of the Spirit-My school was going through the Fruit of the Spirit in chapel. As one of the small group leaders, I decided to do this to prepare and gain a better understanding. It was really good! 

Hospitality-This is a study I did a couple of years back, but I remember loving it and learning a lot. Even now, when someone asks me what study they should do, I think of this one.

Hymns-Another oldie. We were studying a few hymns at church and I was wanting to continue, and I found this gem. They have quite a few hymn series and they are all really great.

The Life of Moses-This one is a little bit longer than the rest, but still wonderful! If you're looking to study the Old Testament more, this one is really fantastic. 

I love music! Often times I listen to it quietly in the background as I go about my devotions. Worshiping God in music is such a wonderful thing and doesn't need to be kept for the 20 minutes before the pastor comes up on Sunday mornings. If you don't like listening to music while studying the word, make a worship playlist for driving to work, or getting ready in the morning. It truly starts your day off write. Plus, there's nothing better than singing your heart out for Jesus.

A few of my favorite worship songs:

Holy Spirit
Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Here on Earth.

It Is Well With My Soul
The City I Long For, The City I Long For.

Speak O Lord
Keith and Kristyn Getty, In Christ Alone.

Dry Bones
Gungor, Beautiful Things.

All the Poor and Powerless
All Sons & Daughters, Brokenness Aside EP No. 1. 

Salt and Light
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be.

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)
Hillsong Worship, No Other Name.

Great Are You Lord
All Sons & Daughters, All Sons & Daughters.

I Need Thee
Jadon Lavik, Roots Run Deep.

Lamb of God
Tenth Avenue North, The Struggle. 

for KING & COUNTRY, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.

Sinking Deep
Hillsong Young & Free, This is Living. 

Follow my Spotify playlist for more.

Another way of studying the bible I love to do, is to just pick a book and read one or two chapters of it a day. If you're not one for online bible studies, or just like to do your own thing, this is a wonderful way to do it. After all, there is nothing better than reading straight out of God's word. I'm currently going through the book of Ephesians and really enjoying it! Normally, I write down I few verses in my journal that really stood out for me, and I then write my thoughts about them. Pretty simple.

A great resource for if you don't have your own bible, or just want a digital one, is Bible Gateway.  You can access this site online, or through its app. Not only does it have the entire bible in every translation you'd want, it also has great resources for more in depth studies, reading your bible in a year, or commentary on particular passages.

Another app/website I've really enjoyed is Sermon Audio. This is full of thousands of sermons from different pastors, well known and unknown. If you're looking for a breakdown of something you just read, or a sermon on a particular topic, this is definitely worth checking out.

What are some of your favorite way's to study God's word?

With love,



  1. I'm definitely going to be checking out She Reads Truth! I feel like I saw it once, a long time ago, but I forgot about it. It sounds great!
    I'm in the process of attempting to read the Bible in a year, so that's what I've been doing- lots and lots and lots of reading. (Right now I'm in Jeremiah.) It's been really cool starting from the beginning and just straight out reading it, because there have been many things that I'd never read or thought about before. I'm definitely going to be looking into some of those studies that you suggested!

    1. It is, you've got to try it out ;)
      That's awesome! I really need to read the entire bible. I've read a lot through the years, but I've never spent the entire year going through it book by book. I've wanted to though.

  2. Those sound great! I use SheReadsTruth app sometimes. My favorite devotionals right now are on the YouVersion Bible app.

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

    1. Oh nice, I haven't checked those out. I'm going to have to do that :)

  3. A thousand thanks. I struggle with finding a set time to spend with God and it has hindered me. I love the ideas you put forth. We have similar tastes in music. Now following on Spotify. I never thought to make a music list for myself. God bless and thanks again.

    1. Of course, I totally get you there. It get sometime be set on the back burner, which is a habit we all need to break out of. I'm glad this helped out a bit :)

  4. Gah, yes. Making time for devotions is totally something I struggle with. I've never heard of HeReadTruth though, and it definitely looks pretty cool... I may have to start using it! :)

    1. Same, I think it's something we all struggle with from time to time. And I've heard it's pretty awesome.

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