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
One of the first changes I noticed in myself after becoming a saved Christian was my choice in music. I had never really put a lot of thought into the words that I allowed to flow through my ears, into my head, and repeat back through my mouth. Then- all of a sudden– it dawned on me that “my” music didn’t represent “my” life- it represented the world I lived in. Being a child of the 80’s, you can imagine some of the songs I listened to ! lol. Think- Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, etc…and think about the messages (not the beat) they gave. Amazing how just the sound and the beat of a song alone can lead us into saying words we never would say otherwise…
Take for example one of the most popular 80s songs of all time “Pour Some Sugar on Me” You may be laughing because you too loved this song or because I am completely showing my age. In all seriousness, I want you to stop and think about the words (you may google- but trust me, you will be shocked-you probably only knew the chorus). Think about the age you were when you sang this song. Do you want your children singing a song like this now? Ok, now think about the words and your life now…Yikes. Doesn’t fit does it? Satan is pretty tricky isn’t he? This can be applied to SO many secular songs….it is so convicting.
Ladies,(especially to new Christians-I have been there!!!) please let me be an encouragement to you to listen to music that glorifies the Lord. Search for songs that represents who you are in Him, songs that give hope, light to your life, and honor to our King. Because I was so blind (deaf) to the music I listened to for so many years, I have made it a point to play Christian music on this blog . I also believe whole heartedly that input can and does equal output. If we put uplifting and joyful noise into our lives we are that much more likely to make it!
God bless you girls!
Some of my favorite artists:
What are some of the songs you used to listen to? Are there any songs that JUST dawned on you that you may feel convicted about? What are your favorite artists?