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The Blessing of Christian Music

Updated on December 1, 2009

Christian Music lead me to Christ

I became a Christian at the age of seventeen. This did not happen due to someone witnessing to me, it happened because of music.

My childhood home was a good home, but not a Christian home. We did not read the Bible, or place a value on the need to be part of a church. We moved around a great deal, so did not have strong community attachments. During my senior year, a friend invited me to her church. I did not want to go to the church, but started going to the youth program. They had a "Coffee House Ministry", which was my introduction to Christian Music.

Park your bike and listen

Beach concerts are great.  Park your bike, and walk up and listen.  All while enjoying the beauty of the beach.
Beach concerts are great. Park your bike, and walk up and listen. All while enjoying the beauty of the beach.

Music is Powerful

The tune of a song may draw you in, but the words contain the power. There have times in the past, when I have questioned one of my sons about the words in a song they were listening to. The answer I would often get is: "I'm not really listening to the words, I just like the beat." I don't think that is possible. The words, whether dangerous or good, get into your psyche when listening to a song.

The danger of this is when songs with a great "beat" contain subliminal messages about killing, sex, and drugs. I believe listening to music with the "wrong words" can be very detrimental, without a person even realizing it.

On the other hand, Christian music can be a powerful tool to promote good morals, character, and to bring people to Christ. I love to see teens and tweens rocking at a Christian concert, waving their hands, and wearing Christian themed T-shirts.

Don't get me wrong. I like a wide variety of music - Pop, Soft rock, Jazz, Broadway, Movie soundtracks, Irish, and Country. But my all time favorite is Contemporary Christian.

Most Christian artists write their own songs, which makes the message in the songs so personal. I love "Stephen Curtis Chapman's" song _ "Cinderella" It is about how fast a little girl grows up, and is gone. He wrote it for his own daughters, one of whom later passed away.

I also love the "TobyMac" song - "Lose My Soul" This song has a rap type beat, with the words: "I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul".

Another song I love, I actually just recently heard live at a concert. The song is - "How Many Kings" It is by the group "Downhere". Words contained in this song are "How many fathers gave up their sons for me?"

To wrap this up, I would just like to say, that if you already listen to Christian music, we are on the same team. If you don't listen to Christian Music, give it a try. You will be amazed.

This Album by Downhere has "How Many Kings"

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      susansisk 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      I love Casting Crowns too. Thanks for reading.

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      geegee77 7 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      I love Christian music thank you for this lovely hub my favorite is Casting Crowns:) ge

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      susansisk 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thank you for reading! Blessings to you, too.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Susansisk, Nice Hub! As you say "On the other hand, Christian music can be a powerful tool to promote good morals, character, and to bring people to Christ." I agree!

      Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      susansisk 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Hongliang Zhang, I am so honored that you translated my hubpage! Thank you! I have enjoyed your writing too.

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      Hongliang Zhang 8 years ago from China

      I am a Chinese a forum moderator, I translated your article to them to read. They are very like your article.

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      Hongliang Zhang 8 years ago from China

      All you do is very worthy of my learning.

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      susansisk 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thank you so much! I appreciate everyone that reads my hubs, and everyone that listens to Christian music.

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      loriamoore 8 years ago

      Great Hub, Susan. This is funny, but when I was a brand new Christian, I was reading the bible one time and thought, "Hey, they got that verse from the lyrics of that song!" Doh! The song got its lyrics from the bible! I agree that music has a profound impact on people.

      Lori

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      Robertbloggert 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      Oh and please read my hub on Ten tips to avoid depression. I think you will like it one of my tips is just about the positive effects of uplifting Christian Music.

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      Robertbloggert 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      Wonderful Hub and I sooo agree with you. People often argue that music doesn't effect people. But I follow the idea you get out what you put in. I been learning to play a little guitar and have been messing around with taking some of the old hymnal lyrics (many of which are so Biblical) and putting them to some of the newer chord sets. I really enjoy it. Looks like we have more in common than just our kitchen remodeling. : )

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks for this fine Hub. I have many albums of Christian music. My favorite is Paul Baloche.

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      Lois 8 years ago

      Greetings, Susan! Music can bring about so many emotions - from excitement, praise, lifting up our spirits to calming effects...and these are all good things. David was able to calm the troubling spirit in King Saul with music (Old Testament). Appreciate the clarity and soundness of your message...it speaks to me!

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      Carolyn Augustine 8 years ago from Iowa

      Hi Susan, I agree that music and words hold great power and that we should be careful about the way we wield them. Music has so much power for good if we let it draw the spirit into our homes. Thanks again for another positive message.

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      Anna Garcia 8 years ago

      Hi Susan,

      I love Contemporary music also. My favorite song is Revelation Song by Phillips, Craig & Dean. My son Rodney got me interested in Contemporary when he was in college. He met Third Day when they first got started. He was dating the daughter of a man that was promoting them in Tennessee and they stayed at their home when visiting Tennessee. I think they are great also. I have all of their albums. Glad to know we have something else in common and I love what you wrote on this page. It is so true about the words of songs leading us in different directions. We must be careful.

      Anna

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