Have you ever been in church and the songs just moved you to tears? I get like that from time to time. It can be a hymn, special music, or even some stuff you might hear on Christian radio. I know we need to be careful about the latter, since it's largely worldly and fleshly, but as long as it's not too rockish (that electric guitar just has no place in the real worship of a holy God), and it lifts up the name of Jesus, then I'll listen to it.
I find, and so may you also, that listening to an inspiring song or hymn has the power to lift you out of the doldrums. Our Pastor says, after we arrive at church, it takes, on the average, about four hymns to get us in "church mode." He's so right. Sometimes it takes less, sometimes more, depending on how much baggage you're dragging along behind you when you arrive. God bless those who leave ALL their stuff behind, because they get their cups filled faster and more than those of us who don't. Tough lesson, but we ARE trying to please the Lord, amen?
I praise the Lord for the power of music, which has always been a major part of God's worship. King David was a musician and writer of much of the Book of Psalms, which is in essence a book of hymns. As for me personally, I find Godly music to be a soothing balm from the cuts and bruises of the world. Yet I still say gently, Be careful little ears what you hear...
Blessings to you, Fruitiplyers! Thanks for your encouraging words.
sbcjr wrote 1474 Days Ago (neutral)0So true! Music has much more power than we often give it credit for, and God can use it in amazing ways!
Great thoughts- thanks for sharing!0 points