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November 2020 – Ultimate Gratitude Playlist
By Jasmin Patterson
New Year’s anthems to fuel our resolutions, Christmas classics, and songs of the summer…As a culture we love to find the songs of the season, don’t we? We’re heading towards Thanksgiving; why not have a soundtrack for a not only a holiday season, but also a lifestyle of gratitude?
Here are some recommendations for your Ultimate Gratitude Playlist.
“I’ve Got It All” by Jonny Diaz
This song speaks to all of the spiritual blessings in our lives that truly make life rich, giving us something eternal and unshakeable to appreciate, no matter what we’re going through.
For fans of: Hunter Hayes
“Thank You Lord” by Chris Tomlin ft. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line
How could you not love a country-worship mashup between two of the most loved artists in Christian and country music, respectively! These lyrics show us that it’s okay to appreciate the simple things of day-to-day life like family, friends, good music, and good memories.
For fans of: Sam Hunt
“Sunday Morning” by Lecrae ft. Kirk Franklin
In this Hip Hop meets Gospel tune, Lecrae and Kirk Franklin help you carry that Sunday morning church attitude of thankfulness for God’s blessings into everyday life. The song calls us not to take any of God’s gracious work in our lives for granted.
For fans of: Chance The Rapper
“Glorify” by Jordan Feliz
Bringing some Gospel influence (complete with choir) into a pop song, “Glorify” feels very communal. Rightfully so, as the song is about God’s people gathering to joyfully give glory, honor, and praise to His name.
For fans of: Chance The Rapper
“Thankful” by Dan Bremnes
In this one, Dan Bremnes sings around the theme of simply being thankful for life and treasuring the current moment before it’s gone.
For Fans of: Ben Rector
“Grateful” by Elevation Worship
“Grateful” is a pop-infused worship song with a theme similar to Psalm 103 – remembering the good things God does for us and praising Him with all our hearts in response.
“Count That High” by Jordan Feliz
I love the sentiment of this song. If you and I were to try to list all the ways God has shown His kindness and provision in our lives, He’s been so good that we could never count that high.
For fans of: Justin Bieber
“Millionaire (Good Like That)” by Tauren Wells ft. Kirk Franklin
“Millionaire” is a fun and clever song celebrating God’s consistent faithfulness and all the times He’s come through for us even when our circumstances looked like they were against all odds. There’s no way you can listen to this one without dancing.
For fans of: Bruno Mars
“Dance To It” by Sarah Reeves
Speaking of dancing… When you don’t have the words to express your emotions, you can always dance! Whether you’re fighting for gratitude through an easy situation or a hard one, “Dance To It” will definitely lift your spirits and get you moving a bit.
For fans of: Echosmith
“Blessing I Can’t See Yet” by Building 429 ft. brook(e)
Sometimes you need a perspective shift. Through this song, we’re inspired to see our trials as blessings we can’t see yet and trust God through them all.
For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson
“You’ve Always Been” by Unspoken
This song will inspire you to look back over every season of your life to realize that God was there for you in every moment and He’s always been everything you’ve needed. This one really highlights God as a faithful Friend who walks with us in every situation and a good Shepherd who leads and cares for us well.
For fans of: Andy Grammer
“Joy” by For King & Country
“Joy” is a passion-filled anthem empowering you to choose joy in the midst of whatever circumstance you’re facing or whatever you’re feeling.
For fans of: Ed Sheeran
“You and You Alone” by UPPERROOM
The Dallas-based worship collective gives us a heartfelt worship song reminiscent of the Psalms as they lead us in thanking God for His mercy, faithfulness, and goodness.
For fans of: Lewis Capaldi
“God So Loved” by We The Kingdom
With this song, We The Kingdom draws into worship the ultimate things to be thankful for: God’s love, salvation, and freedom that He makes available to us in Jesus.
For fans of: Johnnyswim
“Scars” by I Am They
We typically view physical scars as a negative thing – as symbols of wounding or pain. This song reminds us that the metaphorical scars in our lives can also be symbols of God’s healing work and a testimony of what He’s done in our lives.
For fans of: Mat Kearney
“Gift From God” by Chris Tomlin ft. Chris Lane
This one has a great message of learning that God’s gifts in our lives aren’t only experienced in church, but in every part of our lives.
For fans of: Dan + Shay
Which song will you have on repeat?
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