I think that this past year was a great one for the Christian music industry. My favorite artists each released new albums, and I discovered a lot of amazing new Christian music by listening to Spotify! Below, I will be sharing my top 18 favorite songs of 2018. (I will also be linking a few of the music videos on YouTube.)
1. "Joy" by For King & Country
2. "Rescue" by Lauren Daigle
3. "Every Little Thing" by Hillsong Young & Free
4. "Won't Stop Now" by Elevation Worship
5. "I Just Need You" by Tobymac
6. "Safe Place" by Laney Rene
7. "Living Hope" by Phil Wickham
8. "Control" by For King & Country
9. "Yahweh" by Rend Collective
10. "Hard Love" by NEEDTOBREATHE
11. "So Will I (100 Billion X) - Live" by Hillsong Worship
12. "Heaven on Earth" by Stars Go Dim
13. "You Say" by Lauren Daigle
14. "Till I Found You" by Phil Wickham
15. "Everything" by Tobymac
16. "Just Want You" by Sarah Reeves
17. "Echo (feat. Tauren Wells)" by Elevation Worship
18. "Confidence" by Sanctus Real
Although these songs are a part of my top 18 for the year, I still liked so much other amazing music that I did not share on here! If you would like to listen to these songs and some of my other favorites, click here to go to my “New Favorites” playlist on Spotify, or you can search my Spotify username, which is: @Jesusmusic24_7.
Thanks for reading! What were some of your favorite songs of 2018? Let me know in the comments below!
When Jesus visited the sisters Mary and Martha, Mary sat at His feet while Martha got caught up in all the preparations that needed to be done.
You may have been in Martha’s position before, where life feels so overwhelming that you cannot even keep up. It seems as if the to-do list never ends! (I sure have felt that way too.)
However, at any moment, and especially in those stressful moments, it is still Jesus Who matters most.
Mary chose to sit in Jesus’ presence and to leave her troubles at His feet. All those tasks did not matter to her because she fixed her eyes on the Lord. When we take our focus away from our difficulties and gaze steadily upon our Savior, that is when we can do the impossible.
Similarly, when Peter looked to the Lord and replaced his fear with faith, he was then able to walk on water beside Jesus. (Matthew 14:22-33)
Psalm 46:10 also reminds us to “Be still and know that I am God.” According to these words, we must first be still in order to know God. That means putting aside all the tasks and distractions in our lives and simply sitting in His presence, just like Mary did.
Once we look to Jesus first, then everything else will fall into place.
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Luke 10:41-42 says, “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
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