Thursday, May 20, 2010

Music & Me!

When I was very young the music that was played in church was real 'church' music. Church music in my opinion, has changed & thank goodness.

I recently started to listen to contemporary Christian music via Pandora Radio. I love Casting Crowns, Third Day, MercyMe, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, etc. My day seems to be much calmer with this music in the background. Now don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the 80's music that I am so in love with. I would never ditch Bon Jovi. Pandora allows you to type in the genre of music that you like & it plays your music plus other artists that have similar genres. It's awesome!

Enough about the Pandora plug. Listening to this music really creates a peace within that is like no other. Some of the artists I mentioned you wouldn't think that it's a 'christian' song. It's sounds so much like main stream secular music. The Bible says:

So the children of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with great gladness; and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day, singing to the Lord, accompanied by loud instruments. 2 Chronicles 30:21 (NKJV)

1 Praise the Lord!Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints. Psalm 149:1 (NKJV)

There are several references throughout the Bible to music & praise. God knows that music is important in worship of Him. It has a calming effect on me when I listen to it.

I want to encourage each of you to just 'try' it. Go to Pandora type in Casting Crowns or Chris Tomlin for the artist & will pull all that type of music. It's great! You can leave it playing in the background & I promise you, it will make your day go better, it will make you calmer & it will make you happier during the busy work day.

Check these out!

Now playing: Mark Schultz - I Am
via FoxyTunes

Now playing: Casting Crowns - Everyman
via FoxyTunes

Now playing: Todd Agnew - This Fragile Breath
via FoxyTunes

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