Sometimes there’s nothing quite like a moving and stimulating song to completely recharge you, when you need a little extra ‘lift’ or motivation; perhaps to go tackle a workout, or work on a project you want to accomplish.
Here are a few of my very favorite music video clips, which I watch and listen to on occasion, when I want to be refueled and encouraged. I believe you’ll find great inspiration in checking these out and I recommend them highly.
(Optimizing your speakers is recommended.)
This first song is called “God Bless the Broken Road,” and is sung by the musical group Rascal Flatts.
You know, there is nothing more precious in life than experiencing and feeling gratitude to God, for the things that we have been blessed with in our lives….that includes both what we consider to be our ‘victories,’ as well as the ‘broken roads’ that we’ve had to travel to reach to them.
This next song is called “We’ve Got Tonight,” which was written by Bob Seger and is sung here by Lulu and Ronan Keating in this music video.
“Lulu” Kennedy-Cairns is a legendary singer and actress from Scotland who got her start in show business back in the 60’s. Ronan Keating is a famous singer-performer who hails from Ireland. Both combined their singing talents to revive this beautiful duet.
I realize that this is a love song and of course I think of it that way.
However, part of me is reminded by it that this moment is the only one that I ever really have…we’re all called to use each and every moment to the very best of our abilities.
Like Rascal Flatts in the first video, I believe that Lulu and Ronan Keating are great examples of people who’ve endeavored to perfect their chosen crafts, in this case singing; and are two people who embody a spirit of excellence, which is evident in their shows and performances.
Look, it’s pointless and silly to ever attempt to compare ourselves with others…. But rather, the point here is that we can seek to be the very best that we can be, and give the very best of who we are…to each precious moment of time that we have.
This third song is called “He Is Able,” and is sung by Wintley Phipps. I never get tired of listening to this heart lifing song and dwelling on its message.
Well, I don’t think I need to say much as an introduction. I’ll let Wintley say it all.
(Yes, that’s a young Oprah Winfrey you’ll see who was in attendance in the audience, singing along, at about 1:37.)
This fourth song is called My Tribute (To God Be The Glory), and is sung by Marilyn McCoo.
If I were to pick the lyrics of a song that expresses the message of both what I want my life to be about, as well as what I want to say with my parting breaths, this is it.
And Marilyn’s performance is sheer brilliance.