I was just thinking one day and I realized how essential the songs we listen to are. Actually everything we listen to, read and watch. Pretty much in one way or the other these stuffs leave an imprint on our minds and it’s super important to be able to filter what we let get into our mind.My focus today is just what I have learned about songs or should I say music, being a useful tool in your hand as a Christian.
Personally, Christian songs have;
- Helped me put some of my deepest thoughts in words
- Inspired hope and courage through the Holy spirit for my current season in life
- Changed my mood
- Been and still is one of my weapons of spiritual warfare in addition to the word
- Helped me focus on God
- Been a medium through which God speaks and reminds me of His love
- Helped me pray the word
and a lot more:
Citing Isaiah 30:32 KJV – “and in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him,it will be with tabrets and harps: and in the battles of shaking will he fight with it”. The message version seals the deal : Every blow God lands on them with his club is in time to the music of drums and pipes.
I really can just imagine how this scene plays out. That every stroke from God to my enemies is in time with the music I play (now this is one of those times I really wish I could play the keyboard, because my neighbors will not hear word o, but we will use what we have regardless) That’s just a beautiful blank cheque there.
So if you are in a dilemma, unsure of what to do, seeking God’s face or plain just want to be in His presence, I really recommend finding a song with lyrics that express your heart/prayer to God and just soak in the lyrics as part of worship and prayer. Times when your words fail you and you don’t even have strength to open your mouth. Don’t waste time filling those moments with other activities because you can’t get yourself to sit before God. Just turn off the world and turn to the WORD. I have tried both and I know the one that truly helps. My go-to is usually Dappy T keys on YouTube (great keyboardists and the uploads are themed too), Nathaniel Bassey or any of my favorite songs at that time. Select your playlist to war and worship with. The battle is really not physical at all.
On a side note, this 30-day challenge is really a challenge especially since lectures have started but I will really try my best to keep up. So forgive me in advance in case there’s nothing up.
p.s: Enjoy the power of music! Sometimes all you need may just be the calmness it brings, no words, just the instruments. Reminds me of one vigil in church and this lady leading just let the instruments fill in with occassional words of adulation, no singing yet! Talk about heavenly bliss and charged atmosphere. That’s why Elisha needed a minstrel: “But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him”. 2 Kings 3:15 KJV
Anywayy my story is over but please you are invited to join us this weekend at Mount Zion Parish RCCG (where we build life for God’s standard – it’s a serious something) for our youth weekend – IDENTITY and Evang. Seun Johnathan is the guest minister. Please please please don’t miss it! I have a good good feeling. See poster above