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Blessed Ears, Blessed Living: The Impact of Musical Choices on Your Everyday Living

The Impact of Musical Choices on Your Everyday Living

Hello dear reader. Welcome back to another Musiccity conversation. Before we dive into deep this topic, let's lay a foundation. You've likely encountered the saying "you are what you eat," but have you ever pondered the spiritual counterpart – "your spirit is what you feed it"? This profound truth becomes the cornerstone of our discussion.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to overlook the profound influence that music can have on our thoughts, emotions, and ultimately, our actions. As Christians, the importance of guarding our hearts and minds is emphasized in scripture, and one area where this is particularly crucial is in the music we choose to listen to. The music we surround ourselves with not only shapes our mood and mindset but also has the power to impact our spiritual journey and relationship with God.

The Apostle Paul's words in Galatians 6:8 echo the sentiment: "For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." This timeless truth sets the stage for our understanding of the impact of the melodies we allow into our spiritual space.

Consider this perspective on Christians listening to secular music – "whose presence do you feel when basking in spiritual melodies if not the Spirit of the Holy One? So of what spirit do you think you bask in when you do the opposite?" The answer resonates within, emphasizing the profound connection between the melodies we absorb and the spirit that envelopes us.

Yet, in our daily lives, we often overlook the subtle implications of what we listen to. Anything not solely of God is not suitable for your inner being. As 2 Corinthians 2:11 warns, "Lest Satan should take advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices." Our auditory choices serve as the gateway into our minds, and as Proverbs 23:7 (a) wisely states, "… as a man thinks in his heart, so he is."

Edifying ourselves in music that honors God becomes crucial in maintaining a grounded presence in His embrace. It extends beyond mere entertainment – it shapes our thoughts, hearts, ears, and everything within us. After all, the famous computer science adage rings true: "Garbage in, garbage out."

Blessed Ears, Blessed Tongues, Equals Blessed Living

The power of our tongues, as highlighted in Proverbs 18:21, cannot be overstated. "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." This principle illuminates the significance of the lyrics we allow into our hearts and subsequently profess.

Consider the lyrics that echo in your ears – the ones you silently speak or, in more spirited moments, sing out loud. Are you aware, dear child of the Father, that with your tongue, you should only sing uplifting lyrics to impact your outward life manifestations positively?

Every word that escapes the lips of believers invokes communion and worship. So, ask yourself, who would you rather worship and commune with? Do you not yearn for the intentional stillness that provokes the sweet voice of the Holy Spirit, offering renewed faith to navigate life's trials?

In the echo of spiritual melodies, communal worship, and intimacy through music, transformation and growth await. Your response to these questions affirms a heavenly-based perspective, dear reader. Let your ears be blessed, your tongue be guided, and your life be a symphony of divine harmony.


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