Music. An Extra or a Must-Have?

Good Christian music: an extra or a must-have?

I personally believe that it is a crucial part of our spiritual life.

On some of my darkest days, it has a unique way of refreshing my soul and lifting my spirit. It shows me that I’m not the only one going through the fire. It makes me believe that I can take that next step. Climb that looming mountain. Break free from whatever is holding me back.

It helps give me hope.

I believe it can do the same for you!

God gave us the gift of music! (He created it!) What an amazing gift! I mean, think about what this world would be like without music. Go on – try to imagine it. Kinda dreary isn’t it? Silent coffee shops, silent workouts, silent churches. Wow.

Now, I personally don’t believe all music glorifies God. Some of it is simply of this world. But good, Christian music is such a blessing. It ministers to the soul and it is a means of worshipping Him! So why don’t we utilize this gift more often?

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So how about you? An extra or a must-have? What songs or groups do you listen to to lift your spirit?

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  1. I do get a lot out of listening to music–when I make time for it! However, it’s almost never Christian music, because just about all the CCM I hear has very little artistic merit. Granted, I have a degree in music, so my tastes are skewed. 😉 I tend to find, however, that the musicians I actually find soul-nurturing are the ones working from a Christian background who don’t produce explicitly evangelistic or worship material, but rather meditations on human experience and the nature of divine influence–and who have real musical chops. I.e. Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Jars of Clay and Sara Groves (exceptions to my distaste for CCM), Nickel Creek, Lee Ann Womack. Also stuff by groups who may not be Christian but who perform a lot of ageless traditional songs from the Christian tradition, like The Wailin’ Jennys.

    I do think that participating and enjoying music in general is *very* important for the health of our culture and society. I wrote a post on this awhile back entitled “An Antidote for Gun Violence: Choral Singing”–and I really think it’s true!

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    1. I know! I sure don’t listen to music as often as I should. And I would agree that sometimes CCM music can be quite repetitive and lacking true depth. Personally I believe the message is important and I find Christian music best directs my heart back to where it needs to be! 💗 Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

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      1. Absolutely agree, the message is important! I just often find it better articulated elsewhere. 🙂 But yeah, that’s why I *do* listen to some CCM as noted, since it helps redirect my heart (effectively!).

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  2. For me? Music is absolutely essential!! I cannot live without it. And music that glorifies God? So much the better! I so relate to your post. You are definitely a kindred spirit! I love your blog.

    And in fact, although I don’t know if you accept blog awards (It’s okay if you don’t), I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find more details at http://throughinkandimage.com/2018/03/15/two-blogging-awards/

    Congratulations, 🙂 and hugs!

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