The music I listen to has shifted a great deal over the past years, starting at about age 15 or 16. I remember the day God tugged on my heart to give my life to him and just going into my room and breaking up ALL my cd’s, all of them! (yes that’s money down the drain) At the time I didn’t fully understand why but now I do.
What we watch and what we listen to literally shapes our lives. Our eyes and ears are the gate ways to our hearts ( our control center that makes up our thoughts, desires and emotions) and what we allow into our hearts comes back out of us through our actions. We have all seen this affect in our own lives. When you listen to a song intentionally or unintentionally you always notice that about 5 min later you end up singing that song, even when you don’t want to. It went into your heart and now its coming out.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverb 4:23
So every thing we listen to and watch has that affect. How do you think we learn to cuss, have sex, sell or cook drugs etc., by what we see and hear, right? So its crucial that we filter what we allow inside of us. You wouldn’t drink a glass of poison would you? Well what we let in can be poison just not in liquid form.
I didn’t realize that that the songs I listened to on the radio, Too Short, Ludacris, Trina ( just to name a few), was a big part of my downfalls in life. When I listened to songs about fighting, it made me angry and want to fight. This is the natural law of ” whatever seeds you plant, you reap the fruit of it”. If it affects us negatively, think about how powerful it can be when we listen to music that uplifts us. I love a dope beat, like foreal! And I grew up on hip-hop and R&B so I love the melodies and the groove of it but I couldn’t take the filth that comes from the songs of mainstream anymore. So now I listen to the same styles of music but the message is totally different.
I don’t feel bad after I listen to it. It empowers me and uplifts me. I can let little kids hear it or my pastor hear it, and it goes hard!! I believe one of the reasons why people still listen to songs that are just so disrespectful, calling you a B, disrespecting women, just trash, is because we don’t know that there is more out there than just what they play on the radio. So come into my music world, music that will help you be a better you and still sounds good. Check out these artist! ( Check out “Kingdom Music” page)
Bizzle (God Over Money) , Adia, Erica Cambell, Kiki Sheard, Dee-1, Crystal Nicole, Hollyn, Andy Mineo, Tedashi, Trip Lee, Lecrae, Terrell Wats