by Heather Bock
Don’t miss a chance to win a copy of this cd–see below!
In the past month or so, God has been doing a new work in my heart. He has a whole curriculum set out for me perfectly tailored. You can be sure I will be writing about some of the books He’s been using and some of the lessons He’s been teaching me soon. Through this time, God’s been drawing me deeper into relationship with Him and has ignited my passion for Him all over again. I know He won’t be satisfied until He has my whole heart.
As God has been calling me to worship Him more with all my heart, the opportunity I was given to review Passion’s new live cd, called “Whole Heart,” was fitting. I already admire Passion’s focus: “Rooted out of the Passion movement, we are committed to leading people towards renewed intimacy with God and fresh encounters of worship. Passion is more than music. More than events. Passion is a generation living for His name.” Now I was given an opportunity to share this worship with the readers of my blog.
All the songs on the cd are good, but I definitely had my favorites. “God, You’re So Good,” sung by Kristian Stanfill & Melodie Malone, takes an old song and makes it new. I appreciate hearing the familiar strains of the chorus and the new words accompanying it.
“Reckless Love” is sung by the beautiful voice of Melodie Malone (Isn’t her name perfect for what she does?), and is about God’s neverending pursuit of us because of His unending love.
“Heaven,” sung by Sean Curran, is about our longing for heaven in the future, but seeing it come down on earth today.
“Ever Almighty,” again sung by Melodie Malone (Are you sensing a theme for me?), is beautiful to listen to, and the words are beautiful, too, focusing on the salvation God offers us.
Matt Redman sings the familiar “Great Are You Lord” near the end of the cd, which is one of my favorites for worship. I always love the lines, “It’s Your breath in our lungs, so we pour out our praise” and “all the Earth will shout Your praise; our hearts will cry; these bones will sing, great are You, Lord.” I love the thought that God gave us the ability to speak and sing, so we should be using those words to praise Him.
The cd ends strong with a stirring, gospel-style “All My Hope” by Tauren Wells and Crowder. The harmony and words uplift the soul.
With the exception of the last song, the style of music in this cd is contemplative and can be repetitive, which is not always my favorite style to passively listen to, as I usually choose more upbeat music. However, I find it very conducive to worship, as the repetition and peaceful music help me to focus on God and on praising Him, which is exactly where He has me right now.
I hope you’ll be able to get a hold of this cd for yourself, so you can worship God with it, as well.
Do you want one? If you’d like to enter in my drawing for one “Whole Heart” cd:
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I will announce the winner on Wednesday, February 28, so look for it! If I don’t hear from the winner within a week, I will draw another name. Thank you!