Worship: When Jesus becomes your YouTube DJ
I try to keep the promises that I make to you my beloved readers!! I originally wrote this blog for a series published on Crystal Daye’s website. This is the post as it was published. Why republish? I have added the link to the song referred along with a list of a few other songs in my playlist at the moment. So if you have read the article already, feel free to skip to the playlist!
As Christians the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. One of these weapons is worship. Personally, the enemy will try to sink me so low that I don’t have the urge to sing. Why? He’s fully aware that singing will lift every heavy darkness and sweep away every cloud of sorrow. YouTube (and all other platforms on which one can stream music) can become an instrumental part of our worship. It is great to create your own playlist and fall asleep to it, or just relax your mind. So how does Jesus become one’s disk jockey? Isn’t there an algorithm that YouTube utilises based on what you watch and your browsing history? Most certainly! But God can use anything!
Although Jesus selecting my music is something that has happened in the past, it has been happening more frequently in recent times. We all, regardless of how spiritual and righteous we are, have moments when we are low, and our souls are desolate and desperate. In those moments, God has strategically, on more than one occasion, placed a song on the home page of my YouTube account. That song always has the message I need. Whether it is a fresh perspective on that old favourite, or one I have not heard before, it is always apropos. Inevitably, that song will pull up another one that I need to hear and so on until maybe several hours have passed. Within that space of time, tears would have now flooded my eyes and soul as the invisible hands of my heavenly Father, massages away every ache. Ultimately, even when the problem is still very much present, I become intensely aware of, and awash with the sweet peace that only Jesus can give.
Notwithstanding, sometimes the songs make me quiver in the natural because He gives me a glimpse of what He is requiring next. In this season where I am experiencing exponential spiritual growth, last week DJ Jesus selected Refiner by Maverick City Music featuring Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore.
It is clear that whatever He is up to next, it requires that I ask Him to “Burn me beautiful,, burn me lovely, burn me righteous, burn me holy”. It is scary; not because I don’t trust God, but because I know He is asking me to level up.
What has DJ Jesus selected for you today? Are you listening?
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