Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Music That Changes Me


I haven’t listened to Christian music in years, simply because I have lost interest in how redundant it sounds and it just doesn’t bring out passion or excitement in my life for God. To me, most of the Christian artists sing about performance to do better and to always try harder, and that kind of music does not move me! I can’t speak for every Christian song, because I am sure there are a few out there that are good, I just don’t care for that kind of music anymore! This past Christmas I was blessed to get XM Radio, and have it tuned to usually only two stations when there are over 100 stations to choose from. I listen mostly to dance and trance music (BPM and Area). It may sound funny, but, ever since I got hooked to these stations, there is some kind of energy that transpires from this music and just brings out the best in me. I could be in the crappiest mood, and once I turn on this kind of music, my attitude turns to into an automatically good mood. It’s the strangest thing, but I know Father has been using it in my life for sure! I know it’s not just the tunes, but also the lyrics in a lot of these songs that make me think and grasp things that are like transforming!

It has been fun to find, as I call it, ‘profound discoveries’. I run into these all the time, when I hear a new song or something that I like, I go home and you tube certain songs, and probably listen to them over and over again! I have always been like this when it came to songs that I like! Most of what I listen to or find interest in is music that has meaning, and inspiration behind the lyrics. I no longer care if it is labeled Christian or not! Actually I would rather discover musician’s passions by their lyrics and not what they are labeled under because it is so fun to explore and hear what so many different bands have to offer! It indeed does a change in me that only God can explain that one! ;)

14 comments:

Rich said...

What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they'd never believe you? I'd try!!!

Nicole said...

Me too... Did you come up with this Rich?

Nicole said...

I Googled it, and it said it came from Dejavu, the movie!

Rich said...

Nicole,

Yes it is from De Javu the movie, I love THAT line, it speaks volumes to me of Him in us as us!!

Daveda said...

I agree with you completely! LOL I am glad you shared this post, I find joy and anointing in a lot of music that is not "labeled Christian"

God speaks to us through all things! And, all truth belongs to God, no matter where it comes from!
Great post!

Matthew Campbell said...

I do love the sounds in dance and trance music. So I understand what you're saying. :)

And I agree with a lot of Christian music.

Matthew Campbell said...

BTW,

You may find Kimberly and Alberto Rivera right up your alley. Check out their song called "Behold".

Chandra said...

I think I found a kindred spirit...I am an open, honest, struggling, recovering Christian woman who is devoting her life to exposing what I think as well. If I could follow you, I would! I plan on bookmarking this site so I can come back and visit you again! Please come and visit me...I think you might be pleasantly surprised. I find that I frequently get judged by "christians" for not saying exactly what they want to hear and struggle with the same feelings of wanting to recoil. Thanks so much for encouraging me and being a pleasant surprise!

www.chandra-bernat.blogspot.com

Chandra said...

ps- I feel the same way about Christian music too! (for the most part...there is alot that I like, but I hate the "generic" form!)

Nicole said...

Hi Chandra!

I am so glad you found my blog! I am excited that you found interest and encouragement in my writings! That is what I desire, and am so excited when Father will use it to encourage others!

I would love to hear more about your story! I went over to your blog and you seem to have been through a lot! Glad your life is on a more freeing path right now! Your welcome to email me anytime!

nicole.hebert83@gmail.com!

In Freedom, Nicole!

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