Teens Blog – SF19 It’s Music to His Ears!

With her head hanging out the window, the wind was whipping through her hair and the chill of the air was blasting across her face. But she didn’t mind. She was too depressed to care. With the iPod in her hand, and the music plugs in her ears, she drifted off to sleep in the car.

When she woke, the reminder of her loneliness and deep sadness was still there. The music didn’t help and she was right where she left off.

Still driving on the long road with her mom, a challenge came across the Christian radio. Listen to Christian music for 30 days and see how it changes your life.

She sat quietly listening to this challenge without a word. She couldn’t go much deeper than what she already felt, so why not take the challenge. Putting down her iPod, she turned the volume up and started to listen to the words of each song. What happened next is not what she expected.

Music has a great impact on teens like you everywhere. From country, rap, jazz, and acid rock, to pop, punk and screamo, the list never ends. Many different styles, beats, and lyrics are added on and before you know it, you are singing along to what is coming through the headphones.

But what I have learned, as well as the teen that I am sharing about learned, is that music does play a big role in your life spiritually. It feeds into your heart, mind, and soul that most avenues do not. Believe it or not, it can actually bring about heartache, pain, loss, anger, bitterness, and even depression. Words have a huge impact in how we think and feel. Music grabs hold of our emotions and takes them to many places, some good, some bad.

The right kind of music can lift us up out the depths of fear, bring healing, cause joy and excitement, and touch our hearts with compassion, forgiveness, and love.

When music glorifies evil in the world, expect evil to enter into your life. When music glorifies God, expect many changes for the good. It’s a matter of what you choose.

So how do you know if your music glorifies God? Philippians 4:8 says,

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Now you will need to ask yourself this question. Does my music align with Philippians 4:8? Either way, you should have an answer to your question.

Twenty-eight days later, she hopped into the car and immediately turned the music up. “You know what mom?” the girl said. “What?” the mom answered. “I have been listening to this Christian music for almost a month and although I like my music, it just doesn’t give me the peace that I feel when I listen to the Christian music. I feel different and happier. When I go back to my music, it is not the same and it takes me back to places I don’t want to go. So, I changed my music on my iPod and want to listen to this instead.”

So I challenge you today. What kind of music are you listening to and does it edify the Lord? Remember, we were created to worship God and what better way to worship Him then to worship Him with all that is within us and in our ears.

So relax and listen to a foot tapping song about how great it was the day God saved your soul! 😀

About Stacy Lee Flury

I am foremost a mom who loves to write. My passion is writing a support blog for parents of troubled and hurting teens at AnchorOfPromise.com. When I'm not writing, I am sharing my life with my family, our beloved furry friends and spending times in fellowship with close friends.
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3 Responses to Teens Blog – SF19 It’s Music to His Ears!

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Reminds me of what I read from Matthew Henry’ Commentary

    Psalm 119:129-136 The wonders of redeeming love will fix the heart in adoration of them. The Scriptures show us what we were, what we are, and what we shall be. They show us the mercy and the justice of the Lord, the joys of heaven, and the pains of hell. Thus they give to the simple, in a few days, understanding of those matters, which philosophers for ages sought in vain. The believer, wearied with the cares of life and his conflicts with sin, pants for the consolations conveyed to him by means of the sacred word. And every one may pray, Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. We must beg that the Holy Spirit would order our steps. The dominion of sin is to be dreaded and prayed against by every one. The oppression of men is often more than flesh and blood can bear; and He who knoweth our frame, will not refuse to remove it in answer to the prayers of his people. Whatever obscurity may appear as to the faith of the Old Testament believers, their confidence at the throne of grace can only be explained by their having obtained more distinct views of gospel privileges, through the sacrifices and services of their law, than is generally imagined. Go to the same place, plead the name and merits of Jesus, and you will not, you cannot plead in vain. Commonly, where there is a gracious heart, there is a weeping eye. Accept, O Lord, the tears our blessed Redeemer shed in the days of his flesh, for us who should weep for our brethren or ourselves.

  2. arinuckptl says:

    Reblogged this on Arinuck ptl and commented:
    Beautiful thoughts. Nice music. Great lyrics. But since it is so I discovered this never-heard-of band (!), here is one even better song of theirs! Blissfull evening!

  3. charlie says:

    Reblogged this on Learning From God's Word and commented:
    Great song. Listen to it. Give thanks to Jesus. Give yourself to Him.

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