Each week we offer you an opportunity to explore your relationship with God through music – either a hymn or a more contemporary Christian song – exploring how the words relate to our life and our faith journey. The words will be included, as well as related Bible verses and questions for you to answer in your own time. Some of the questions may be easy for you to answer, but others may be quite challenging. The challenge to examine our feelings and beliefs is what helps to deepen and strengthen our faith.
If we let it, music of any type can touch us in unexpected ways. And if we are willing to open our hearts and minds, God can touch us through these Grace Notes. In their song ‘Live Like That’, The Sidewalk Prophets challenged me in a way that helped change the way I see God’s call on my life. They ask “Was I love when no one else would show up? Was I Jesus to the least of us?” I sat with those questions recently. How can I – how can we as Wesley Church – show love, be love? And that time of reflection helped bring this study together. For a variety of reasons many of us feel uncomfortable with a traditional Bible or faith-based study. The pandemic has added more reasons for an at home study that can be done in our own time and in our own way.
There is no right or wrong way to do this study. A new song will be posted each Monday. You may need to postpone a week based on your schedule. You may find a song doesn’t appeal to you, but I would encourage you to at least read the song over a few times and sit with it before deciding. Use that time of reflection to ask God to open your heart and mind to what the song has to offer. When you do a song, move at your own pace. There is no set schedule. Some songs, some questions, may be easier for you and you can move through them quickly. Others may be more challenging and require more time, more processing.
You can sign up to have each week’s song sent directly to your inbox by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If at any time you need to reach out – with questions or concerns – you may do so through the comments and someone will reach out to you.
Our prayer is that this study helps bring you closer to God.