When I heard of the Write 31 Days Challenge a couple of years ago, I thought it was absolute insanity. The idea of anyone dedicating an entire month to share something dear to them, was the last thing I would ever do.
I didn’t want to be vulnerable, or to feel exposed.
Yet as writers, we are often exposed. Our thoughts, feelings and often fears are on display for all to see. I realize now, that there is beauty in that. There is beauty in vulnerability and transparency.
A few weeks ago, I sat in a crowded bookstore to brainstorm possible topics for this month’s challenge. As I sat there, listening to my favorite band, I was moved to tears by one of their songs. There I was, extreme introvert, crying in a public place. Instead of feeling ashamed of my vulnerability, I saw that there was beauty in that moment.
There is beauty in worship.
I’ve decided to take a 20 day challenge this year.
During this month’s challenge I will share worship songs that deeply move me to a closer relationship with the One who came as a vulnerable baby, and mightily saved my life.
I hope you join me in worshiping the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Day 1 – Desert Soul by Rend Collective
Day 2 – I Belong To You by Jesus Culture
Day 3 – Here For You by Matt Redman
Day 4 – Second Chance by Rend Collective
Day 7 – I Wonder by Leeland
Day 8 – Joy by Rend Collective
Day 9 – Worn by Tenth Avenue North
Day 11 – Man of Sorrows by Hillsong
Day 12 – Ever Be by Bethel Music
Day 14 – Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin
Day 15 – All Around by Flyleaf
Day 16 – I Am Mountain by Gungor
Day 17 – Forgiven and Loved by Jimmy Needham
Day 20 – Awake My Soul by Chris Tomlin