ATB: Music

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the amazing comments! I have written some replies so go ahead and check them out. Today my ATB post is going to be about music. Music is something that is in all of our lives. I remember music being a huge part of my time in Miss Blessing’s class. Unfortunately today music can be used wrongly. The music genres of today can be so depressing and not reflecting of God. I sometimes struggle with music choices because I have a soft spot for country music. If you have listened to any country music, you know that some songs are great and some are awful. It’s hard because an artist can write an amazing song and then write an awful song. Choosing songs that glorify God is hard, but it is something we need to make a priority.

According to the Bible, music is a way that we praise God. “singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music in the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:19 This verse tells us that music can praise God. That means that what we listen to can also praise or not praise God. If you are listening to music that does not praise God, that means we are not praising God. Have you ever heard the saying, “Out of the heart the mouth speaks”? It comes from the Luke 6:45, “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” If you are listening to music that is not Christ honoring, that can build up in your heart and then spill out. If you listen to music that is Christ honoring, hopefully it will fill up and spill over from your heart.

I’m not saying that you can’t listen to any secular music. Just be careful that what you listen to doesn’t influence you or if it does it is in a God-honoring way. The country songs that I listen to try to honor God. There are so many amazing songs and artists within the Christian genre. Here are some of my favorites:

  1. For King and Country
  2. Tenth Avenue North
  3. Danny Gokey
  4. Toby Mac
  5. The Newsboys
  6. Jeremy Camp
  7. Austin French
  8. Mercy Me
  9. Hillsong Young and Free
  10. Rend Collective


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