O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder.
Who am I that you are mindful of me?
I love you Lord, and I lift my voice.
My Jesus, My Savior, Lord there is none like you.
Light of the world, you stepped down into darkness.
Isn’t it amazing that the lines of these songs go through our days with us? They stand by us through thick and thin and we start singing the melodies without giving our brains permission to do so. I am so fully convinced of the power of God’s Word spoken through song. I believe that if our airwaves were hijacked and taken over by the powerful force of God centered lyrics, we would see a revival that jolts us out of the dark places, where we just sludge our way through life trying to come out clean even though our minds are dripping dirty with Satan’s lies.
This is to encourage those of you out there who feel like the praise and worship, contemporary Christian, God “genre” of music is too saturated with talent for you to make a difference. You feel like there’s no room for your talent. THAT is a lie from Satan. Look at the diversity that exists on the “secular” airwaves….the P Diddy, the Rihanna, the Beyoncé, the Jay Z, the Katy Perry, the….And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Remember the song, “I Can Only Imagine” and how it got airplay across all airwaves? There are new lyrics waiting to be written. There are universal themes that are found in most popular songs, but your heart is unique to YOU. No one can paint a picture like you, because God designed your artistry to flow through YOU. God has a lyric for YOU to pen. For every God centered lyric you keep inside your heart and head, there will be a Satan centered lyric sailing its way to the top of the charts.
Why do others say that praise and worship, Christian contemporary music is just not up to par with “secular” music?
Perhaps their desire to become famous and turn a profit outweighs our desire to please God with awesome lyrics/beats/tunes.
Does our compulsion to “make it to the top” TOMORROW cloud our God given ability to write the words that God has given us TODAY?
Remember when God told Moses to SPEAK to the rock and instead Moses struck the rock, because that had worked for him before? Water still flowed from the rock, even though Moses disobeyed God. God blessed it for the sake of the “people.”
But Moses was barred from entering the promised land.
What is it in your creative life that you’re doing the same way you’ve done before….because it worked THEN? Maybe Moses wanted to strike the rock, because it made him feel like he was actually “getting something done.” He felt more in control when he “acted” on God’s promise. But God had actually made it much easier for him by simply telling him to speak to or command the rock in front of His people. Numbers 20:8-12
Is it time for you to SPEAK instead of STRIKE? Let the creativity flow.
- Christian Contemporary Music (thedrunkenatheist.wordpress.com)
- So Much for Biblical Standards on Music (bojesbehavingbadly.wordpress.com)
- Contemporary Christian Music (thetwilightyears.wordpress.com)
- Contemporary Christian Music As Outreach! (sjbrown58.wordpress.com)
- A Song to Sing: Why Contemporary Christian Music Matters (meganjolundin.wordpress.com)