how he loves david crowder

He is jealous for me
Love’s like a hurricane, and I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realize just how beautiful You are and how great Your affections are for me 

And oh
How He loves us oh
Oh how He loves us
how He loves us oh

Loves like a hurricane. Photo Credit

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane
I am a tree, Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy 
When all of a sudden I am unaware of these 
afflictions eclipsed by glory
And i realize just how beautiful You are 
And how great your affections are for me ~ 

And oh, how he loves us, oh! 

- How He loves us - David Crowder

anonymous asked:

Can you please give me alist of great christian songs to check out? Or christian artists! That ks

Heres a list of some of my favourite artists and my favourite of their songs (they all have plenty of other great songs though!):

  • Phil Wickham - ‘You’re beautiful’ and also ‘Safe’
  • Laura Story - ‘Blessings’
  • Casting Crowns - ‘Glorious day’
  • Chris Tomlin - ‘I will rise’
  • Brian Doerksen - ‘Come, Now is the time to worship’
  • Michael W Smith - ‘Above All’
  • Rend Collective - ‘Alabaster’
  • King’s Kaleidoscope - ‘And Can It Be’
  • Kari Jobe - ‘Be Still my Soul’
  • Chelsea Moon - ‘Be Thou my vision’ and ‘How deep the Fathers love’
  • Chris Rice - ‘Come Thou Fount’
  • Jeremy Camp - ‘I Surrender’ and ‘There will be a day’
  • Matt Redman - ‘Heart of Worship’
  • The Afters - ‘Lift me up’
  • Big Daddy Weave - ‘Redeemed’
  • Nicole Nordeman - ‘You are my all in all’
  • John Waller - ‘While I’m waiting’
  • Ben Cantelon - ‘My Deliverer’
  • Beth Croft - ‘Hosanna’
  • Brandon Heath - ‘The Harvester’
  • Building 429 - ‘We Won’t Be Shaken’
  • David Crowder - ‘Oh How he loves us’
  • Gungor - ‘Beautiful things’
  • Keith & Kristyn Getty - ‘See what a morning’
  • Selah - ‘Before the Throne of God Above’ 
  • Stuart Townsend - ‘The Lords my Shepherd’
  • Tenth North Avenue - ‘You are More’
  • Tim Hughes - ‘At your name’

anonymous asked:

hey. i'm struggling with my faith. i know God is there for me but i keep failing and I'm not close to him anymore and it's my fault. I'm moving away for uni and i can't wait to be free from church & expectation. i feel suffocated, idk what to do..

Getting close to God is easy, staying close to God is more difficult. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, staying close to God requires commitment and dedication. Starting your morning off with a conscious desire to draw close to God will ensure a day full of God’s presence. God is always close to you, but it is up to you to remain close to Him. Stop running! :)

1.     Sing to God a new song. Psalm 40:3 says, “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” The hardest time of the day for getting closer to God is first thing in the morning. For some reason, upon awakening is when every negative thought invades the mind. As soon as you open your eyes, begin by singing a song to God. Singing a new song to God will wipe out every negative, depressing thought.
Some good songs are

·         Desert Song- Hillsong United

·         I Will Follow- Chris Tomlin

·         Can’t Get Away- Rush of Fools

·         Listen to the Sound- Building 429

·         Forever Reign- One Sonic Society

·         Glory to God Forever- Fee

·         Made Brand New- Ryan Hall

·         By Your Side- Tenth Avenue North

·         Hosanna- Starfield

·         How He Loves- David Crowder Band

·         Sweetly Broken- Jeremy Riddle

·         Give Me Your Eyes- Brandon Heath

2.     Start each day by saying good morning to God. Psalm 5:3 says, “I lay my requests before you Lord in the morning, and I wait in hopeful expectation.” Acknowledging God in the morning is a great way to draw closer to Him and it establishes a relationship that remains throughout the day. As you pray to God your urgent requests, you will wait expectantly for His answers. Realizing that God wants to bless you with the desire of your heart will keep you focused on Him as you wait.

3.     Quote scripture, God’s word, to put God in the center of your heart and mind. Psalm 119:11 states, “Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might sin against God.” Memorizing scripture for daily devotions is a great way to get closer to God. Choose one scripture to meditate on. Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.” This is the perfect prayer request to start off any day. Ask God to mold you into the person He wants you to be. As you choose to live right, you will get closer to God.

4.     Worship God throughout the day to keep you close to Him. Psalm 22:3 says, “God inhabits the praises of His people.” When we sing worship songs to God, He is there. Get closer to God by worshiping Him. Psalm 95:6 says, “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.”

5.     Celebrate communion with others as a way to get closer to God. Take the elements, the bread and the cup, in remembrance of what God did for you when he sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for your sins. Communion is done in fellowship with other believers as a reminder of God’s love.

6.     Enter church, or God’s house, gets you closer to Him. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Do not forsake the gathering of yourselves together as some are in the habit of doing.” Coming together in unity with other believers invites God’s presence. Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” If you want to get closer to God, get closer to others. Unity among believers is powerful and effective.

7.     Observe nature as a powerful way to get closer to God. Sit by a running stream or climb the highest mountain. Watch the ocean tide or sit in the midst of a forest. Psalm 95:4,5 says, “In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for he made it, and His hands formed the dry land.” God created everything and nature is a representation of His glory, His splendor and His beauty. If you want to get closer to God, get closer to His creation.

8.     Remember that God speaks to everyone differently. He speaks to some of us through music/song, nature, art, reading, listening, talking and many other ways. Whatever you do, do it for our amazing, loving, merciful, beautiful God.

anonymous asked:

What do you do when you feel numb and confused toward God. I know he loves me, and I've heard and read about it numerous times, but I just don't feel it. What should I do?

1.     Sing to God a new song. Psalm 40:3 says, “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” The hardest time of the day for getting closer to God is first thing in the morning. For some reason, upon awakening is when every negative thought invades the mind. As soon as you open your eyes, begin by singing a song to God. Singing a new song to God will wipe out every negative, depressing thought.
Some good songs are

·         Desert Song- Hillsong United

·         I Will Follow- Chris Tomlin

·         Can’t Get Away- Rush of Fools

·         Listen to the Sound- Building 429

·         Forever Reign- One Sonic Society

·         Glory to God Forever- Fee

·         Made Brand New- Ryan Hall

·         By Your Side- Tenth Avenue North

·         Hosanna- Starfield

·         How He Loves- David Crowder Band

·         Sweetly Broken- Jeremy Riddle

·         Give Me Your Eyes- Brandon Heath

2.     Start each day by saying good morning to God. Psalm 5:3 says, “I lay my requests before you Lord in the morning, and I wait in hopeful expectation.” Acknowledging God in the morning is a great way to draw closer to Him and it establishes a relationship that remains throughout the day. As you pray to God your urgent requests, you will wait expectantly for His answers. Realizing that God wants to bless you with the desire of your heart will keep you focused on Him as you wait.

3.     Quote scripture, God’s word, to put God in the center of your heart and mind. Psalm 119:11 states, “Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might sin against God.” Memorizing scripture for daily devotions is a great way to get closer to God. Choose one scripture to meditate on. Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.” This is the perfect prayer request to start off any day. Ask God to mold you into the person He wants you to be. As you choose to live right, you will get closer to God.

4.     Worship God throughout the day to keep you close to Him. Psalm 22:3 says, “God inhabits the praises of His people.” When we sing worship songs to God, He is there. Get closer to God by worshiping Him. Psalm 95:6 says, “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.”

5.     Celebrate communion with others as a way to get closer to God. Take the elements, the bread and the cup, in remembrance of what God did for you when he sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for your sins. Communion is done in fellowship with other believers as a reminder of God’s love.

6.     Enter church, or God’s house, gets you closer to Him. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Do not forsake the gathering of yourselves together as some are in the habit of doing.” Coming together in unity with other believers invites God’s presence. Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” If you want to get closer to God, get closer to others. Unity among believers is powerful and effective.

7.     Observe nature as a powerful way to get closer to God. Sit by a running stream or climb the highest mountain. Watch the ocean tide or sit in the midst of a forest. Psalm 95:4,5 says, “In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for he made it, and His hands formed the dry land.” God created everything and nature is a representation of His glory, His splendor and His beauty. If you want to get closer to God, get closer to His creation.

8.     Remember that God speaks to everyone differently. He speaks to some of us through music/song, nature, art, reading, listening, talking and many other ways. Whatever you do, do it for our amazing, loving, merciful, beautiful God.

anonymous asked:

My cousin doesn't believe in God and often says things to contradict my beliefs and opinions. Now, I'm finding myself more and more distant to God and questioning if he's within me and hear with me. What should I do about this? I feel a distance from him that I don't like .

Getting close to God is easy, staying close to God is more difficult. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, staying close to God requires commitment and dedication. Starting your morning off with a conscious desire to draw close to God will ensure a day full of God’s presence. God is always close to you, but it is up to you to remain close to Him. Stop running! :)

1. Sing to God a new song. Psalm 40:3 says, “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” The hardest time of the day for getting closer to God is first thing in the morning. For some reason, upon awakening is when every negative thought invades the mind. As soon as you open your eyes, begin by singing a song to God. Singing a new song to God will wipe out every negative, depressing thought.
Some good songs are

· Desert Song- Hillsong United

· I Will Follow- Chris Tomlin

· Can’t Get Away- Rush of Fools

· Listen to the Sound- Building 429

· Forever Reign- One Sonic Society

· Glory to God Forever- Fee

· Made Brand New- Ryan Hall

· By Your Side- Tenth Avenue North

· Hosanna- Starfield

· How He Loves- David Crowder Band

· Sweetly Broken- Jeremy Riddle

· Give Me Your Eyes- Brandon Heath

2. Start each day by saying good morning to God. Psalm 5:3 says, “I lay my requests before you Lord in the morning, and I wait in hopeful expectation.” Acknowledging God in the morning is a great way to draw closer to Him and it establishes a relationship that remains throughout the day. As you pray to God your urgent requests, you will wait expectantly for His answers. Realizing that God wants to bless you with the desire of your heart will keep you focused on Him as you wait.

3. Quote scripture, God’s word, to put God in the center of your heart and mind. Psalm 119:11 states, “Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might sin against God.” Memorizing scripture for daily devotions is a great way to get closer to God. Choose one scripture to meditate on. Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.” This is the perfect prayer request to start off any day. Ask God to mold you into the person He wants you to be. As you choose to live right, you will get closer to God.

4. Worship God throughout the day to keep you close to Him. Psalm 22:3 says, “God inhabits the praises of His people.” When we sing worship songs to God, He is there. Get closer to God by worshiping Him. Psalm 95:6 says, “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.”

5. Celebrate communion with others as a way to get closer to God. Take the elements, the bread and the cup, in remembrance of what God did for you when he sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for your sins. Communion is done in fellowship with other believers as a reminder of God’s love.

6. Enter church, or God’s house, gets you closer to Him. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Do not forsake the gathering of yourselves together as some are in the habit of doing.” Coming together in unity with other believers invites God’s presence. Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” If you want to get closer to God, get closer to others. Unity among believers is powerful and effective.

7. Observe nature as a powerful way to get closer to God. Sit by a running stream or climb the highest mountain. Watch the ocean tide or sit in the midst of a forest. Psalm 95:4,5 says, “In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for he made it, and His hands formed the dry land.” God created everything and nature is a representation of His glory, His splendor and His beauty. If you want to get closer to God, get closer to His creation.

8. Remember that God speaks to everyone differently. He speaks to some of us through music/song, nature, art, reading, listening, talking and many other ways. Whatever you do, do it for our amazing, loving, merciful, beautiful God.