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It’s time for another F(l)ight Songs! It’s been a while.
Let me give you an explanation of how the idea of F(l)ight Songs came into being and what they’re are all about.
I first started posting what I was calling “fight” songs while I was struggling terribly with depression. They were songs that spoke to the struggle and encouraged me to keep fighting through the greys.
As I fought on, I next started posting what I termed “freedom” songs. These songs focused on the freedom that we find in knowing Jesus and being guided by a God who is bigger than all of our problems. We can cling to Him and all of His promises. He is the anchor that holds through the storm, the lover of our souls and the one who holds the whole world in His mighty hands.
F(l)ight Songs is the combination of the fight and the acknowledgement of that freedom found in Jesus Christ. In the fight there is both light and eventually flight as we draw closer to God. With God’s support, and our family in Christ (the church) our spirits are lightened and lifted. We renew our strength. It doesn’t always happen over night, but spiritual strength isn’t much different than physical strength. When you continually use a muscle it becomes stronger. As we continue taking our steps of faith our spirit becomes stronger as well.
But those who wait on the LordIsaiah 40:31
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Now, let me introduce you to an Artist who lifted my spirit while I was cleaning the kitchen last Friday. It was Blessing Offor’s song ‘Brighter Days’ that lifted my gaze.
It spoke to my heart so much, I knew that Mr. Offor must have so much more to offer, and he does. Many wonderful offerings. So let me give you a sampling of songs to light your way and lift your spirits.
Speaking of fight, freedom and flight. Blessing’s song ‘Little Bird’ is the perfect reminder that freedom isn’t found on our own. Birds of a feather 🪶 flock together. We find strength in numbers as we worship God together. We find strength as we draw close to Him.
P.S. ‘Tin Roof’ is a masterpiece. It’s written by Chris Tomlin and sung by both Tomlin and Offor. Such a beautiful and comforting collaboration.