Saturday, May 10, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - Empty Me

Beep Beep Beep... I'm experiencing some technical difficulties with Mr. Linky. When you link to TSMS, it also links you on my 100th post. I'm working on it so please be patient.

Wow... I can't believe it's Saturday again already!

If you are just joining in on Then Sings My Soul for the first time, welcome.

If you are a regular contributor, I'm so glad you are participating again. I just love hearing all of your inspirational songs and reading your post about them.

Well... this week I'm going to take you to a blast from the not so distant past. Do you remember this guy from American Idol (Season 6).

Well, as you heard on the video, he is from Greenville, SC, which is where I lived before moving to Georgia. One of my best friend's husband played in one of Chris Sligh's worship bands at one time.

I don't know Chris personally, but from everything I hear, he is the real thing as far as his faith goes. I had kind of forgotten about him since AI, but then I heard this song on the radio this week.

I loved it. I especially liked the chorus:

I know how I can stray and how fast my heart can change so
Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
Any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord empty me of me
So I can be filled with you
I know how I am prone to stray and wander too. My prayer is that I will be emptied of myself and filled with only Him.
For more about Chris Sligh... go here. I think I have to go out and buy this CD now.
Blessings to you!


Chaotic Joy said...

Hey Amy! Love the blog makeover! Thanks for posting this song. I loved it and related to the lyrics so strongly. I didn't even know that Chris Sligh was a Christian artist.

Kelley said...

Thanks for sharing this Amy, I will definitely be purchasing this CD. I have heard the song on the radio but knew nothing about Chris Sligh.

Have a Sweet Saturday~~


Shari said...

Oh, me too! I want to be emptied and filled with more of Him.

I just love talented people that have personality.

April said...

This song is my new favorite!! I was trying to decide which song to post about, this one was on the list, but I will pick another one for this week. I have LOTS!!!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Oh yeah, I remember him. Cool. I don't think I knew he was a Chrisitan though.

SharonB said...

Oh Amy! I agree the lyrics of that chorus is the cry of my heart!! Empty me of the selfishness inside...
Lord empty me of ME so I can be filled with you.
Oh Yes Lord! Empty me and fill me with you!

Thank your for the worship...

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I really like this guy too. It's funny you picked this today. I haven't thought about him in a while and yesterday, I came across a youtube video from the Dove awards. He was with Mandissa, Phil Stacy(i think, the bald guy from idol last year...Lee college singer). The three of them were singing with Amy Grant and honoring Michael W. was pretty neat...

Mocha with Linda said...

LOL - new Blogger scheduling enables the posts to appear at midnight. I wish there were a way to "schedule" signing Mr. Linky!

Happy Mother's Day!

Faith said...

HI! THanks for sharing this!
I just heard him on our local contemp Christian station on my way to work this week...I was so happy to hear he is a Christian...we LOVED him on American Idol...Have a blessed weekend and a Happy Mother's day

kmom3 said...

I really like this song, too! I heard it for the first time just a few days ago! I for sure need Him to empty me, too!!!

Hey, just so you can bask in my brilliance, I just thought I would let you know I linked my song for today to your inaugural TSMSS. OOPS! :) I have now also linked to the correct post. Go me! :)

Hope your talk went great last night!
Love ya'!

Flutistic said...

Good song - the lyrics you posted are very convicting for me also.

Susan said...

Hey Amy,

Whew, I finally figured out what I was doing wrong and got my song posted.

Happy Mother's Day!!

I just love that song, I recently heard it but has no idea how this guy got started! Thanks for sharing this with us.


Andrea said...

I love this song and he's a great singer too! Who else is lovin' our "American Idols" singing for the Lord...Me, Me!! TV and media can market christianity for ratings, but these people are for real and I'm thankful that the Lord has led them to sing for Him!!

Thanks for a great song today, Amy!! And, Happy Mom's Day!!

Mel's World said...

Ok, I am SO glad to hear that I (me, myself, and I) am not the one who messed up Mr. Linky...I feel so bad, Mr. Linky was doing alright until I came along...sorry!!!

Sheila said...

That's great! I never follow the individuals on American Idol, though I do like to watch the singing, thanks for sharing.

Sounds like a great song...I'll have to keep my ears tuned for CHris Sligh.

BTW, I like your new look!
Happy Mother's Day!

Peggy said...

WOW AMY ...I LOVE this new look!

I opened to here and thought I was in the wrong place!
THE SIGN told me that I was!!!

I'm experiencing technical problems also so I had to run to a Cyber to finish what I could!!!

Good choice of a song. I miss hearing the recent ones, but Chris has a great voice. It's good to hear he has a strong faith!

Well, I pray that the Internet and difficulties we've beenfacing today are over...and life springs back into JOYFUL...and HAPPY Mother's Day!!! Blessings to all!

If I don't get to your site due to my problem, I will visit you sometime this week. Thanks! Peggy

Sara said...

I loved this guy. What a wonderful song, that's for the reminder.

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing this song, which I had not heard yet. Great lyrics and vocals. Chris is funny. Happy Mother's Day!

Christina said...

I forgot about him. Awesome song.

Kristie said...

I hope you have a blessed Mother's Day.


Beloved MaMa said...

Your meme is growing and I'm so very glad :o)