I’ve always realised that I wanted to spend most of my time feeding my soul in a postitive and Godly manner by listening to Christian contemporary music. I’ve also known that I wanted to expose to my kids to this kind of music for as long as possible.
What I didn’t realised was the impact it has had on their lives!
In last week when I fetched the kids from aftercare, Oliver promptly advised me that he had created his very own song. As he started singing in full force, I could clearly link the words and the melody of his song to a combination of Christian songs we listen to.
As a mom, this is exactly what I want!
I am a firm believer that the Holy Spirit, speaks to us daily. I’ve never heard God audibly, but the whispers you receive as sudden thoughts, or the lyrics of
Why Christian Contemporary Music?
We’re all familiar with the term, junk in, junk out. The same is true with thoughts. We’re so careful to protect our kids from inappropriate tv-shows, but have you considered what the message behind the songs your kids listen to daily?
Let’s take ‘Youngblood‘ by 5 Seconds Of Summer. Catchy song, nice beat and a half decent music video. However, the message behind the song is that there is no such thing as love. Love is a myth and it is better not to be vulnerable in front of your partner because it isn’t going to last.
As I thought over these words and lyrics, I realised how subtly the casual sex culture we live in, our kids are growing up with, changes.
Now I know I cannot shield my kids from the media completely! I can monitor what they watch and listen to at home and on their mobile phones. I can reprimand and take away these privileges if they are abused.
But let’s face it, I won’t be able to keep them away completely.
They will choose.
I know they will be exposed to all sorts of music, videos and media in general. Just like I know, they will have to make a decision as to whether they will engage with the media.
My only hope is, that they remember what they’ve grown up with. Yes, it isn’t like we only listen to Christian contemporary music, we do listen to other songs as well, but the fact remains, there is
My hope is, that when a Christian song pops up in their heads, that they will listen to the message, because, as I have mentioned above – this is one of the ways in which the Holy Spirit speaks and encourages us!
Our Favourite Christian Contemporary Music
I am sure you must be wondering exactly what we’re listening to!
The music scene has changed a lot over the past couple of years. Initially, most Christian music
For King and Country
We love ‘For King and Country’ – their very first single that became popular, was called Joy! It has a brilliant message for young and old – do yourself a favour, watch the whole music video.
There are two new songs we adore, the kids love Amen and although I like it, I really love Pioneers.
SANCTUS REAL | CONFIDENCE
This song really speaks of the Bible characters our kids grow up with – Moses, Daniel and David! I love that it is a quick reminder of their bravery, courage and faith.
Cory Asbury | Reckless Love
Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child
Logan loves the reggae feel of this Lauren Daigle song.
I would love to know if I am the only one who wants to pump my kids full of the love of God, by introducing them to various kinds of Christian music.
Let me know in the comment below, if this is something you are doing or something you have though about before?