Ever since I can remember I was fascinated by songs; the way the rhythm of the music could determine or enhance my mood or the way the lyrics expressed exactly what my heart was feeling. As a teen – when the Friday night request and dedication line allowed me to share my feelings about the cute boy in class, creating a mix tape with all my favorites to dance around to with my friends, or listening to albums with my sister; music always seemed to help me express myself, work through my emotions, and build connections.
Fast forward to today; music continues to have the exact same effect on me, but now the genre is very different.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Worship & Christian music are my go to no matter what my heart or head is feeling; whether I’m singing to God or about God, I can always find a song that says exactly what I’m needing to hear. I’m no longer playing music to remind me of the cute boy in Spanish class; it’s now how I celebrate my unending gratitude, my faithful devotion and my unwavering love for my Lord and Savior.
What a difference in my life today compared to my life as a teen; but the root of the celebrations is still the same. Music.
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.