Recommended Reading: 1 John 2:1-17
God fiercely loves the world.
Welcome to my first ever VLOG POST!! *Cue confetti machine* (Is there such a thing as a confetti machine?)
So, earlier today I decided to try making a vlog post rather than write a blog post because I wanted to save time. And, you know, vlogs take 0 time to make. You’ve just gotta shoot the thing and upload it, right?
Stop laughing at me. I didn’t know. Now I do.
Recommended Reading: 2 Timothy 3:10-16
Note: This is part 2 of the “First Love” series. Check out part 1 here!
If you clicked on this post, you probably belong to one of two camps.
The first is a group of people that really want to start reading the Bible but have no idea where to start. This morning, out of curiosity, I Googled “Reading the Bible.” Two of the suggestions that came up were “where to start” and “for the first time.” Clearly there are a lot of people with a hunger for God’s Word, but a lot of us don’t know where to begin! Keep reading for helpful tips for starting out. At the end of the post I’ve included a section for where it is best to physically start within the Bible.
Have you ever had the privilege of sharing your testimony?
Last summer I got to share mine in front of almost 100 middle school and high school students, and I really wish I’d known then what I’m about to share with you in this post.
Recommended Reading: Revelation 2:2-7
Recommended Listening: Only One by Harvest (It’ll wreck your life)
This is the first post in a blog series! I’m calling it “First Love.” To start things off, I’ll ask you a simple question:
What is your reason for seeking God?
Christian music gets a bad rap.
Ba da tsss
I wanted to go off on a tangent about the fact that a lot of Christian art these days is less than glorifying because of its low quality, but this guy already did, so if you’re at all interested, you are a gift and there it is.
Anyway, there are some really amazing artists out there that continue to go unrecognized because they have to face the stigma of the “Christian rapper” title, when they are actually incredibly talented and make great music.
I don’t at all believe that God is offended when we listen to secular music, and I also don’t believe that we should be afraid to listen to secular music. But, to be honest with you, sometimes Christian music motivates me more than secular music–provided it’s actually high quality–because things of God are more exciting to me these days than things of this world. Also, if it’s good enough music to compete with secular music, there’s no reason not to choose it. In my opinion, the songs I’m about to list rival any of the secular ones I work out to. 100% Jenna-endorsed. Pinky promise.
- Too Cold by Trip Lee
- Insomniac by Trip Lee
- Lazarus by Trip Lee
- Manolo by Trip Lee
- Right by My Side by Derek Minor
- Dear Mr. Christian by Derek Minor
- All Hail the King by Derek Minor
- Empire by Derek Minor
- Who You Know by Derek Minor
- We Are (Champions) by Derek Minor
- Party People by Social Club
- Coogi Sweater by Social Club
- Mansion by NF
- Motivated by NF
- Therapy Session by NF
- Grindin’ by NF
- I Just Wanna Know by NF
- Live for the Drop by Capital Kings
- Satellites by Capital Kings
- In the Wild by Capital Kings
- Northern Sky by Capital Kings
- Joyful Noise by Flame
- Tempo by KB
- Undefeated by KB
- Crowns and Thorns by KB
- Keys to the Kingdom by Group 1 Crew
- Run Boy by Bumps Inf
- Old School by B. Reith
- Long Way Down by W.L.A.K.
- Ex Nihilo by Andy Mineo
- Never Land by Andy Mineo
- The Saints by Andy Mineo
- Lay Up by Andy Mineo
- Sidelines by Lecrae
- Motivation by Canon
- Over Do It by Canon
- The Family by Canon
- Go Off by Canon
- Point of View by Canon
- Problem by Chad Jones
- Stop Me by Christon Gray
- Wah Gwan by Wordsplayed
- The Come Up by Thi’sl
- Hindsight by Thi’sl
- Know That’s Me by Deraj
- Diamonds by Manafest
- Avalanche by Manafest
- Do It Anyway by Dillon Chase
- I Like To Win by Shonlock
- Gameface by KJ-52
Go forth and run.
Until next time,