Monday, March 10, 2014

Music Musings

I am a music lover. Sometimes, even to my own detriment. I just love music; I simply cannot get enough of it. Although I try and do my best about discerning what's best for me to listen to, sometimes even the cleanest of secular songs can get my eyes off of Christ and onto the world, stuff, and myself.

What I love about God is that even when I'm avoiding Him and not reading my Bible, or specifically going out of my way to be disobedient or distant, He goes after me. Check out 2 Chronicles 24:19. God wants to bring His people back to Him.

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22 I am constantly being brought back to God. I stray so often, it's not even funny. For some reason, this reminds me of that Perks of Being a Wallflower quote:

"Do you ever think, that if people knew how crazy you really were, that no one would talk to you?" 

Because that's where I'm at sometimes. I'm grateful no one but God can see all the wickedness that goes on in my heart and head. But, I'm being purified, thank goodness for that!!

I've struggled for a while with my music choices, and I'm sure I'll continue to grapple with it, but despite my pushing Him away, God spoke to me through some songs last night. Specifically, "Difference Maker" by Needtobreathe, and "After All (Holy)" by David Crowder Band. Music is how I communicate with God, and it's also how He communicates with me. There is power in how I use that medium. I have to be careful to guard my heart, because what I listen to directly affects what I think, and how I act.

I'm looking forward to putting more good Christian tunes in my brain. I love Needtobreathe, Hillsong United, David Crowder Band, Gungor, Switchfoot. What are you listening to? 

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