Up until the past few months, I've always needed some upbeat, high tempo songs to keep me motivated while working out. Give me some Justin Bieber or Rihanna tunes and I'd be good to go...but not anymore. My Shuffle started popping up with more and more of my Christian music, and instead of changing it to the next rap song, I noticed that I paid so much more attention to the words and less attention on the pain in my side, and that my mini worship services while working out were making my cardio so much more enjoyable.
My most recent lifesong is "Overcome" by Jeremy Camp...the song is super long (like 8 minutes) so I first started listening to it to make the seconds tick by on the treadmill...but oh my goodness, has it spoken to my heart! I want to just lift my hands up in praise while listening to this...it's so refreshing to feel so weak when I don't think I can push myself another minute, but praying these words over my workout, as stupid as that sounds--He listens and answers my call and carries me the whole way.
Just listen...take a few minutes and just sit back and pray over this song. It'll turn your day around in a heartbeat, I promise that. My heart cries out these words..."We will overcome, but the blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony..."
Just a little bit of what's on my heart this morning...so thankful for this promise!