Today marks the start of a new series here at Well-Rounded Home: Music Mondays. I love music. It really is the soundtrack of life, and it’s been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Like back to vinyl album days. Gospel, pop, country, R&B, old school rap, contemporary Christian… My music library is all over the place.
I had the idea last week to start sharing some of the songs that encourage and inspire me, push me through hard workouts at the gym or just plain make me want to dance. I even knew the first song I wanted to share. One that’s become my theme song for 2013. But as I’ve done more times than I’d like to admit with little small nudgings telling you to do something, I talked myself out of it. I thought, Do I really want to add another day of blogging to my schedule? Will anyone be interested in my music selections?
You can imagine my surprise then, when exactly one week later, our church choir sang the exact song I’d planned to share. It was an unexpected treat because our music team usually sings contemporary Christian songs. So when they sang my song, after being completely awed by God, I knew I had to do this.
So, the first Music Monday song is I won’t Go Back by William McDowell. If I could have music playing whenever I walked into a room, this would be one of them. The lyrics say it all…
I won’t go back, can’t go back, to the way it used to be. Before your presence came and changed me.
I accepted Christ as my saviour back in elementary school. And even today, He is continuously at work in me. In just the past couple of years, he’s grown my faith more than I could have ever imagined or thought possible. This year, I want more of His best for my life. It’s time to step it up. I’m ready to take it to the next level. I want to go deep in my relationships with family, friends, and most importantly, God. I’m expecting God-sized dreams to be fulfilled.
No more chains, fear. My past is over.
I imagine you all have similar dreams. He’s given us too much and we’ve come to far to let bad habits, negative thinking and low expectations continue to reign.
This song is a reminder that 2012 and every year (and every mistake and every victory, even) before it, is not the final word over our lives. If you find yourself slipping into old behaviors or dwelling on the past, this song should get you back on track.