A word I hear can trigger a song in me and I will start singing. Hubby likes to call me the “wandelnde Musikbox” (walking jukebox) 🙂
I love to listen to music. I love to play the soprano and the alto recorder and I just started taking piano lessons. I love to sing, too — especially when nobody is around 😉 Music has quite some influence on me.
As Christians we have to be careful under what influence we are standing, including what kind of music we will listen to. The Bible tells us to “put off” the old and “put on” the new:
… to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24 (ESV)
A word I hear can trigger a song in me and I will start singing. Hubby likes to call me the “living jukebox” 🙂 Before I started to listen to music that praises God I’ve heard many, many songs that would praise man instead. That time it was all about me: my feelings, what I want, what I like, what makes me happy — and the beat of the music.
The last 10-15 years the old records of the 80s inside of me have been sorted out and exchanged by hymns and modern Christian songs. Being exposed more to songs of worship to the LORD I often have them come to mind when I wake up or walk at the beach or drive in the car. Now I prefer worship songs — music that is about and for Him.
We have to be careful what kind of music we will listen to — what kind of words and thoughts we will allow to enter our lives.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 (ESV)
This is a lovely song that just came to my mind while writing this post. It’s called Love the Lord your God written by Jean Devries. Enjoy!