I would like to share here about Music & Songs – how it blesses us, and how it can affect us.
Which music do you listen to?
As Christians, people do ask me ‘Do you listen to secular songs? Do you go to movies?’
Well I was listening to them, and may listen to them, But do not wish to.
To me, there is no such thing as secular songs. I hate the word ‘secular’ with all my heart. There is either Spiritual Songs that gives life to you, or the Fleshy Songs that results in death.
Let me explain it. When you watch a This is your day telecast, you should have observed this: The presence of God fills your room. Your faith level arises as you hear those testimonies. Finally as you pray, healings take place in your life. Above all your life gets transformed.
Now imagine you are watching a movie (fleshy in my terms), it demotes the presence of God. It takes you into the world. Those love stories and songs becomes a poison for your life in Christ. The devil who is behind that literally gains access to your soul.
David, The Psalmist:
David in the Bible, wrote the book of Psalms, which is an all-time favorite among the God’s people. David himself is a person, who strengthens himself in the Lord. Throughout the psalms you can find his dependence on God, and the result of that dependence as joyful psalms.
David is a singer. (often Fr.Berchmans is referred to David). He is a musician. He had that interests while he was still tending the flock as a poor Shepherd. When he became King later, no doubt he would have had the best ever music team with him.When David played the music, the demon left Saul.
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.