Devotional music has become a hugely popular sect of the music industry in recent years, and Bethany Devine is no stranger to this.
Music has the effect of being able to uplift people in many different ways and combining that aspect with a faith-based theme can quickly become an integral part of your everyday life. Many people find that the singing portion of their church service is their favorite activity because it allows for a joyful expression of their faith.
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. —Psalms 95:1-2
Bethany Devine serves on the Praise & Worship teams at Full Council Metro Church in Little Rock, Arkansas and has provided background vocals for other artists. Daily Confessions is her first solo album debut and has already received rave reviews. Categorized as Southern Gospel, the tracks on the album are soulful, inspiring and uplifting.
The album is priced at $9.99 and features 13 songs on the track list. The track list includes “Daily Confessions,” which is the hit song the album is named after. The other 12 songs include “Get Up,” “Faith,” “Direction,” “Release,” “Hold Me,” “Sleep Like a Baby,” “Victory,” “El Shaddai,” “Master,” “You Bought Me,” “You Can” and “Family.” The album was produced by Asaph Alexander Ward who is known for working with some of the top devotional singers in the nation such as Kim Burrell and Donnie McClurkin.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. —Ephesians 5:19-20
While many people look to prayer when keeping an open communication with the Lord, singing can be another outlet to express yourself and give thanks. Surrendering yourself to the Lord through music can be a freeing experience that can help to overcome obstacles and struggles in your life. Many times, simply letting out your internal toil through song can be an uplifting experience.
Devine’s album allows for a joyful expression of faith and invites listeners to sing along the praises to the Lord. The album can make for a go-to listening CD for individual use, but it can also be used for group gatherings. Music can often be used as a method in communal balance with others and can be great for opening the dialogue of faith among others around you.
Just as the Word of God can be the light in which you walk, you can light the way for others through the words and praise you convey in front of others. You can use devotional music, like Devine’s Daily Confessions album, to help open the door for dialogue of your faith; whether it’s those who may not be as devout or for those who share your beliefs. With the holidays quickly approaching, the album could make for a great stocking-stuffer gift or Secret Santa present for someone in your office.
For more information on the album, check out Bethany Devine at her Twitter handle, @beedevine. One of her most recent tweets stated, “I put the pain of my past two years..my love for GOD and my HOPE in CHRIST into each LYRIC..each NOTE… I Hope my story INSPIRES you.”