YOUNG AND FREE!

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” Hillsong Young & Free – the sound of today’s young people – ALIVE and walking in their God-given freedom, confident of who they are in Christ.”

When I first heard about it, I was some sort of skeptical because honestly, I felt like this is conforming to the patterns of this world. But when I heard the songs, I guess I was wrong. This is the sound of the new generation of young worshipers. Hillsong’s senior pastor, Brian Houston, invited all worshipers to open their hearts to this new sound. After all, the psalmist exhorted us to sing a new song to God; to let our lips declare His praise and worship, and maybe even break out from our old mindsets; and allow the joy and vibrancy of youth to give us an even greater love for Jesus Christ.

The lyrics were liberating, not to mention that the melodies and arrangements were great. The songs speak of grace and mercy and love – but in a different, more modern package. Among the fast praise tracks in this new release, I liked Alive and Wake. But I instantly fell in love with the solemnity and sincerity of Sinking Deep.

“Your love so deep
Is washing over me
Your face is all I seek
You are my everything

Jesus Christ
You are my one desire
Lord hear my only cry
To know You all my life”

GOD’S GREAT DANCE FLOOR by Chris Tomlin

“You never stop loving us
No matter How far we run
You’ll never give up on us
All the heavens shout, let the future begin!”

OOHHH YEAH! Though I’m not much of a dancer, I feel like dancing every time I listen to this song. It moves me to dance in worship to the living God who has freed me from every chain. He deserves my every move, my every step.

Another thing, it seems that Chris Tomlin’s kinda changed his genre. But think dance fits him well. I fact, he seems to get younger instead of older because of this.

Martin Smith also has his own version of this song.It’s a longer one, and less loud, but I like the arrangement he made.

But no matter who’s version , I just want to praise God and dance over His glorious name.

“I FEEL ALIVE!
I COME ALIVE!
I AM ALIVE, ON GOD’S GREAT DANCE FLOOR!”

THE WELL by Casting Crowns

“All who thirst will thirst no more
All who search will find what their songs long for
The world will try, but it can never fill
So leave it all behind; come to the well.”

Still have some sort of a hangover with the movie “Ring the Bell,” which featured Casting Crowns. This song was sung during the altar call (that the protagonist refused).

I love the message that this song conveys. It invites us to leave everything behind at the foot of God’s cross – our hurts, pains, feelings of rejection, frustrations, broken dreams, anxious hearts, etc. God knows we have junk, and He wants us to know that that’s what He came here for – to take them all and to make us new.

When God says, “leave it all behind,” He meas it. There’s no point coming to the well and leave it thirsty still. There’s nothing in this world that can satisfy, so let’s just once and for all come to the well. Just as we are, He will accept us. Just as we are, He will save us.