I admit it, I am that person you see belting out a song and dancing in their car. I tend to be in my car a good bit and that is where I have the opportunity to listen to my favorite genre’, Contemporary Christian music. HisRadio and KLove are the stations I listen to most.
We had our granddaughter visiting last week and I had the radio off when we were traveling places. Why? Eight year old girls like to talk, and being the good Bumpy (that’s my grandma name) that I am, I like to listen. I completely enjoyed her visit, but I have to tell you… on the way home, from dropping her off with her Dad, I had my car radio blaring and was singing at the top of my lungs. A couple songs moved me so deeply I got teary-eyed.
I hadn’t realized, until that moment, how much of an impact Christian Radio had on my life. Boy had I missed that, and boy do I need it in my life.
I know plenty of people who listen to songs because they like the music, it’s got a funky beat. Sometimes they don’t even listen to the words. Listen to the words. Words are important, they make an impact on your thoughts.
For me, Chrisitan songs help to keep my perspective correct and remind me that no matter what’s going on in my life, God knows, and He’s GOT this and how truly blessed I am.
I listen to Contemporary Christian songs so much that sometimes someone will say something, or I’ll read something, or see a post on social media and a song that relates to what they said just pops into my head and I’m silently singing to myself. Maybe I’m a little weird that way, but when that happens, it always makes me smile.
Does the music you listen to do that for you? Are you listening to songs that are positive and encouraging, or are you listening to songs that make you angry and bring you down?
Musically speaking, the words of the songs matter. They have an impact on you, whether you realize it or not. Think about it. Listen to the songs you are listening to, really hear them. You may decide that it is time to try a different genre’. I highly recommend Contemporary Christian music, it can make a positive difference in your life.
*Pam Horton is a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, in the Raleigh area.*