MUSIC AND ME:
When I started my journey back to the Lord I realized how much music could lift you up or bring you down. I wanted to get closer to the Lord so I started reading the Word, but I was still listening to the same music. I LOVE MUSIC, but most, if not all of the lyrics in the music I was listening to was a complete contradiction to what I was reading in the Bible. I didn’t realize how much words could change my moods and feelings. I finally came to the conclusion (with the HELP of the Holy Spirit), that I could no longer entertain both of these worlds. It says in Matthew 6:24, ” No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other…” Now I am not saying that all music is bad, please don’t take it that way. I know the Lord has anointed many musicians and singers out there and it is not wrong to listen to them or to follow them. But please be sensitive to what you are allowing yourself to consume.
Just remember that the Lord SPOKE everything into creation, we also carry a certain power in our own words. What words are you allowing to be spoken over you? I know God gives the talent, even to those that do not follow Him. So be praying for those musicians and artist. How amazing would it be if mainstreams music artists had an encounter with the Lord and started influencing their fans with a message of love and truth?
If you guys are hungry and searching for more, fill your airwaves with Cory Asbury’s new CD, “Let Me See Your Eyes”. This CD has both soaking and upbeat worship.
Cory has a new and fresh sound that inspires the heart to come before Him. The lyrics are filled with the message of seeking the Father! This album is mixed with 15 diverse tracks from smooth keys and strings to some powerful drumbeats and bass! You an play this in your quite times or in your car stereo system full blast with windows down. For those of you that watch the IHOP Prayer Room you may have heard some of Cory’s sets and songs like, “My Beloved” or “Always Faithful”. Super good! I would encourage you to check out the full CD and preview it here or on Itunes. You can also purchase it at the IHOP store.
What music have you been listening to lately? Let me know, I love to hear new artists!