Sunday, January 15, 2012

No I Don't Listen to Christian Music Radio....

{This is my blog and I am allowed to speak my speak my mind I must!! ;)}

I had an experience recently where someone was surprised I didn't know a couple of songs we were singing in church.  In fact I got that I-can't-believe-you-don't-know-this-song-you-must-listen-to-crap-if-you-don't-listen-to-this-type-of-music look.  Ok, yes...I might have been reading into her glare, but all the same....I've gotten this look before from other Christians. 

I want to make it perfectly clear that Christian music is awesome and it is incredibly encouraging, providing great lyrics and above all adoration for Christ.  But for me, it is just something I do not care for.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the old Hymn's from days gone by.  The lyrics from more recent music cannot hold a candle to the old Hymns. 

I want to make it perfectly clear what kind of music I do listen to. 
Currently on my Pandora list:
*Disney music
*Old showtunes (ie:Oklahoma, My Fair Lady)
*New showtunes (ie:Hairspray, High School Musical 2)
*Christmas music (multiple channels of this wondrousness!!)
*Ella Fitzgerald
*Jimmy Durante
and finally, I thoroughly enjoy listening to Christian TALK radio.

When I was a young teenage girl, I loved current Christian music....DC Talk, Point of Grace, etc.  Listening to that type of music was how I related to Christ.  I relied on music to bring me closer to God.  Which in and of itself is not bad, but I hadn't figured out how to relate to him through prayer and Bible study.  But I came to a point in my life where all that music started to sound the I stopped listening to it.

I do not have to listen to that music to have a wonderful bond with Christ....I read my Bible, attend church and finally I have an incredible prayer life.  That is how I speak to God and ask Him to speak to me....through prayer and reading His word.

I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not saying there is anything wrong with listening to Christian music fact I know that for many it is the best way to worship and it brings them such indescribable joy and closeness to Christ!!  How awesome!!

{So....I guess I have spoken my peace about this....I, in fact, started this post days ago, but needed to cool off before finishing it!!  Teehee!} 

I pray I have not offended anyone!!!  Thank you God for the freedom to write openly about you   :))))


1 comment:

  1. Oh geez, I REALLY I hope I didn't make you think I was giving you that look - because I would have never intended to! I'll hang out and sing hymns with you ANYtime!