Create Your Playlist


I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse” – Philippians 4:8. It is important to recognize that you get to choose what you dwell on or think about. The best way I know to direct your thoughts is to focus on things that give life.  I have tried to use the idea of a playlist. Most of us have a playlist. A list of songs that describe your interests and moods that make you come alive. I have several playlists that help me to find clarity and direction.  Several of the playlists are songs but many are scripture.  Here are three songs that I listen to daily:

Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path – Psalms 119:105

The playlist that I go to the most is one that is scripture. Most of my scripture playlists are in my head, not in a digital file. I think we must create things that can measure our thoughts and fears against truth. Creating a biblical playlist or list of scriptures will develop that yardstick.  Here are some scriptures I meditate on regularly to bring myself back to calm when I get anxious, stressed or fearful.

  • Lamentations 3:22-24

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
        his mercies never come to an end;
    they are new every morning;
        great is your faithfulness.
    “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
        “therefore I will hope in him.”

  • Zephaniah 3:17

    The Lord your God is with you,
        the Mighty Warrior who saves.
    He will take great delight in you;
        in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
        but will rejoice over you with singing.

Daily Prayer

Lord Your word says:
That I can call you Father – Romans 8:14-17
I am Your child – John 1:12
You will never leave me or forsake me – Deuteronomy 31:6
You will not give me more than I can handle – 1 Corinthians 10:13
You will always be with me – Joshua 1:9
Nothing will ever separate me from Your love – Romans 8:31-39
I don’t have to worry because you will take care of my needs – Matthew 6:26-34
Father help me today to believe and experience these truths.  I choose to believe them – they are truth and not just a cliche.  Help me to live in the constant awareness that you are with me. 


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