A song that impacted me greatly at one point in my life was “Alleluia” by Michael W. Smith. It is sung in church services and has become well known in many circles. For me it is a song that fills my heart with emotion every time I hear it.
The influence of this song in my life goes back to 2003, when my son John was with the forces in Iraq that rolled into Baghdad to capture Saddam Hussein. Now he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force, but back then he was an A-10 pilot, and during this time he was assigned to be an air liason officer on the ground, talking to the planes, calling the close air support. He was in grave danger more than once, and I was a Mom on my knees, praying and listening to music that lifted my heart and boosted my trust in God, the one in control of it all!
I listened to the lyrics, “Alleluia, the Lord God Almighty reigns,” again and again and they went deep into my heart. Even today when I hear that song, it brings back the memories of that time, and along with that, it brings tears to my eyes. I am grateful that John’s life was spared and that God brought him home safely. And when John tells his story, he gives the glory to God. I am grateful for that, too.
Do you have songs that have an impact on you like this? Songs that evoke emotion? It often happens with songs we use in Body & Soul. As we pour ourselves out in physical exertion, it opens our souls to hear the words to the songs in a special way. This upcoming fall the music of the Limitless session is no exception. Below you will see the list of songs, and a chart of links to the lyrics. I hope you will check them out, and I am sure you will have some favorites. I pray that the message in the music of this session will inspire you to trust in our limitless God, no matter what you are going through. He truly is the source of limitless love, limitless grace and limitless hope! Please take time to share your favorite Body & Soul song with us and how it impacted you. Comment below– we would love to hear your story.
|Songs (click the title to see lyrics)||Artists|
|Look to You||Planetshakers|
|Eyes Up||Building 429|
|Blown Away||Josh Wilson|
|This is Not a Test||TobyMac|
|I’m for You||TobyMac|
|Air I Breathe||Mat Kearney|
|Never Too Far Gone||Jordan Feliz|
|A Million Miles Away||Hawk Nelson|
|Love Feels Like||TobyMac|
|You are Loved||Stars Go Dim|
|All My Cares||Citizen Way|
|When the Fight Calls||Y&F|
|Greater is He||Blanca|
|Everything Comes Alive||We are Messengers|
Jeannie Blocher is the President Emeritus and Director of Spiritual Impact of Body & Soul Fitness. She is an author and speaker, encouraging people to grow in both faith & fitness.
A-10 photo courtesy of David Leeson