It’s the Sabbath and it is November 1st. How is it already November? I just don’t even know where 2015 has gone! As long-time readers of my blog know, I love to find things that I’m thankful for, but i really tend to share it with my Attitude of Gratitude blog posts in November!
I’ve done different things over the years. As always, I encourage you to join in this celebration of thanksgiving no matter where you are. Sometimes I post to my social media with the #AttitudeofGratitude tag. It can be a blog post, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest board, whatever! At the very least, find a notebook where you can find something each day to be grateful for in this world.
You won’t be sorry. Count your blessings and all that.
Today, I’m grateful for inspirational music. I’ve posted before about finding music that is can help make home a haven. Today I bring to you the latest in music that inspires me.
Just a few days, The Piano Guys posted a new video, and this is hands down their best one yet.
John Newton’s “Amazing Grace” inspired me as a young girl first exploring the question of my place in God’s universe. As I learned the history behind the song, it inspired me even more. If you’ve never seen the movie, “Amazing Grace”, I highly recommend it.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
–Verse 3 of Amazing Grace
I don’t just find inspiration in hymns and classical music, though. Sometimes a song just resonates. At this particular moment in my life, “This is my Fight Song” from Rachel Platten is one of those that powers me up.
Leave it to the Piano Guys to mash up the two songs and freaking rock it.
The video in the Scottish countryside ain’t half bad either. Way to freaking make me drool, guys. Here’s what you get, aside from powerful music:
- Men in kilts (Why don’t all men wear kilts?)
- The Piano Guys sporting plaid
- Scottish highlands
Did I mention the men in kilts? Oh yeah.
With the powerful music you get the piano and cello, sure, but you also get a drum corps and bagpipes. BAGPIPES! (Everyone knows “Amazing Grace is better with pipes. So says me.)
The one and only downside to this piece is there’s no mashup lyrics. That would likely have broken the planet with the power of awesomeness though.
Is there any struggle larger than your struggle for faith and salvation? This is a topic people wrestled with thousands of years ago and still do so today. So yeah, “Amazing Grace” can and should be our fight song, that song that helps us take back our life knowing that the Lord has our back, our power is turned up when we rely on Him.
Thanks for the new addition to my Sunday listening, Piano Guys!
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.
–Chorus of This is My Fight Song