The Power of Music (from the archives)

 

Shadow Music

As we drove in our van the other day with the kids, I was in quite the rush.  I had hurried the kids out the door, and I was really feeling frustrated.  As I took a few deep breaths while I was driving, I looked back to see (and hear) my two daughters just singing at the top of their lungs to one of our CD’s.  The words out of their mouths were “God, Your love never fails”!

My frustration seemed to instantly go away as I enjoyed hearing my children sing out to God.

A few years ago, during a church class, I learned about the power of music. It blew my mind, just learning about the impact that music can make in us.  The impact can go either way, it can build us up and encourage, or it can subliminally  bring us down and depress us.

It was during this class that I was challenged.

I then chose  ONLY listen to Christian music. This may sound a little drastic to some, but my conviction was strong, and I decided long ago that I would do anything to point my family in the right direction for Christ. Music is a powerful force in the spiritual growth and development of our children. Doesn’t that make you want to ‘feed’ them properly!. It makes such a difference when our home is filled with music that pleases God, and is full of the Holy Spirit!

Because let’s face it….. music speaks loudly to us whether we realize it or not.

Did you ever memorize a good song? ….. It’s so easy to do! Music is a great way to have your kids memorize scriptures, characters and rules.  We always put on kids worship songs like Go Fish, God Rocks, and  Hillsong kids.  One of our favourites is……

I’ve been very encouraged over the years by great leaders and great books, to closely monitor what our children watch, read and listen to.  My husband and I have chose not to have Cable, the majority of their screen time is worship and things we choose for them.  We know that we want to be the ones influencing them, and that includes monitoring what they take in.

There is power in music.

What are some of the things your children are listening to?  What are the songs YOU”RE listening to?  Is it life giving?

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One thought on “The Power of Music (from the archives)

  1. I agree and have the same conviction when it comes to music. We like Sovriegn Grace kids, The Vineyard Kids music and nothing beats good old hymns.

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