When I saw Mat Kearney in concert, these guys opened for him. They put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Their stage presence and energy is amazing. They are truly talented and their style is so fresh! I’ve had their lyrics stuck in my head since.
Friends, meet Judah and The Lion. Enjoy! And then go check out all their music.
Mat Kearney has been one of my favorite artists for years. The freshness of his style and the depth of his lyrics have always been so refreshing to me. After years of listening to and being moved by his music. I finally got to see him live. My favorite part of the show was when he slowed this song down and played it acoustic. Life is full of bad days, tired days, wanting to give up days. I think we all need to hear from time to time that sooner or later we are going to make it. This song reminds me that no matter what is going on in my life, sooner or later I am going to make it Home, to Heaven.
For an added bonus, this is one of the most beautiful videos I have seen. I’m glad somebody paired this song with this video. Soak it in.
“Come ye weary heavy laden
Lost and ruined by the fall
And if you wait until you’re better
You will never come at all”
“If this one thing was different about me, then I would think I was worthy of love.” Her words broke my heart.
And the even more heartbreaking thing is that there are many others out there like her.
And I realize I, in some ways are like her. No, mine isn’t a physical image battle like hers, but a perception I try to maintain. I struggle deeply with perfection. Wanting to be perfect, wanting to control things to make them perfect. I try hard to be perfect, and it is exhausting.
Every time I hear this song, tears well up in my eyes. I feel as though the Lord is singing them over me, telling me I don’t have to try so hard, because He is perfect, and because of Jesus I am seen as perfect. Today, may you find freedom in knowing you don’t have to try so hard…
This song is so refreshing to my soul. It makes me long for Home, for Heaven, while encouraging me to make the most of today. We are not waiting for eternity, eternity has already begun. We all have endless years, yet where we will spend them differ.
The music is beautiful, the lyrics soul piercing.
Hear The Father sing these words over you today…and for those who believe, this is just a taste of our endless years…
I will hold you, child
When all is done
When the world is gone
And many songs have been sung
You will be with me
Through endless years
We will dance and sing
When your heart is fulfilled
So don’t you close your eyes
Don’t you lose your way
Don’t you miss all the gifts
That are unforeseen
I’m your anchor and shield
I’m the wind in your sails
I’m the song in your heart
The God who saves
When hubs and I first started to date in college he did not own a car. Each time he picked me up it would be a fun game to try to guess which car he had borrowed for us to go out in. On one of our first dates he borrowed a friend’s Honda CRV (this detail totally not relative to this story at all). We turned on the car and music began to play. The CD in the player was none other than Mr. Steve Moakler. It was my first time to hear of him. A few days later hubs burnt me his CD.
As I sorted through my feelings for this guy who I had just started to date, hesitant to let my guard down due to past heart break, I specifically remember listening to this song. Tears flowed as I realized it was finally time to stop running from love (and hurt) and to run towards this man. That it was time to stop letting go and time to start holding on. That it was okay to feel the love I had for this man.
After a school year of dating, we spent a summer apart. This time was truly a test in our relationship. I honestly did not know if we were going to make it. And this song was one that helped me through.
Last night we stood in pouring rain to watch Steve (for the third time) at a coffee shop with an outdoor stage in their backyard. We were drenched, but it was completely worth it. It was awesome to see an artist we have followed for the past few years mature as an artist. He truly knows that his music is a gift from God and He does it for the love of it, not for his own personal gain. Steve is humble and that makes his music all the better.
Each show he has he opens up the dance floor to this specific song. And for the first time at his show, we danced. And people around us knew we were in love. Yes it was hard dancing in gravel wearing Chacos, and we probably looked silly,but we didn’t care. It was just one of those moments, the kind where time stands still.
And I could continue to post songs by Steve that I love (and yes, he writes awesome songs that aren’t love songs)…but I’ll let you go find them yourself.
The temperature is getting hotter and there are hints of summer in the air. For me, that means these are country music kind of days.
So for your Saturday, here’s a catchy country song I’ve enjoyed lately.
And just a little fun fact for you, the first concert I ever went to was Rascal Flatts.
Enjoy this beautiful day, friends!