“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5-8
Songs have been influential in my life since childhood. Sometimes the words escape me–other times they haunt me, speaking straight to my heart. The question for me is not one of style or as some may argue, of substance–but of faith. Am I trusting that God can use all good things for His glory and for my spiritual growth? Whether it is an old hymn, a catchy chorus, or purely instrumental, if it turns my thoughts and my heart toward Him, then it is a good thing.
Even if it is just a song that a bird is singing out my window.