I stumbled upon this video and I love it even though I don’t sing…well, I sing, but definitely not on a stage! Either way, I love the heart behind the message. The reminder that, sure, you can have a bad day, but that doesn’t mean you need to focus on that. See, I used to do this. I even had a “sad, evil, depressing music” playlist. And you know what it did? Made me even more sad!
Last year, God completely turned me around and inside out. Part of that change required letting go of the “old” things. I scoured my iTunes (nearly 15,000 at one point) and deleted anything that didn’t fit with Philippians 4:8. Extreme, sure, but I’d rather err on this side. My current library has 3,000 songs and every once in a while I still find something that I realize I don’t need to listen to anymore so I hit that delete button one more time. I would much rather sing truth and life than anything else.
So, what do you think? Agree? Do you listen to or watch anything and everything?
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” -Ephesians 4:29
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” -Philippians 4:8
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” -John 4:24