How can I even start to describe what music means to me!
I love listening to music, I love talking about music. Let’s just say I love everything about music!! Whether I am singing, playing music on the piano, or just being crazy and dancing around the front room with a great Newsboys song blaring through the speakers. Once you get me started talking about Christian music, it's not easy to turn me off.
Before I became interested in Contemporary Christian music, however, my thoughts on that subject were quite different. I thought, ‘Oh, it is good music, just too slow and a little too preachy.’
I couldn’t have been farther from the truth. Yes, there are songs that are slow- but that's great! Sometimes you want a slow, hand raising, spiritual song. There are songs that I guess could be deemed preachy, but some people need that, and those songs are awesome just as they are.
My first real eye opener was listening to the Newsboys song God's not Dead.
I was so surprised to find out there are amazing songs out there, praising God in a totally fun and dance worthy way. Well, the rest was history! I was hooked after that one song. I had to hear more. I started listening to K-Love, Moody radio, and of course every song from my first and favorite group (that's the Newsboys if you haven't guessed already ;D )!
Since I was a little girl, I had heard good Christian music, but it had never resonated with me so much. Something about these songs, hearing them at the time I did just hit me with such a sense of awe. That we had this great God, who through these artists could create these amazing songs and bring people to Christ through them.
For me, it’s been very inspiring, I don't think a day goes by that I am not listening to some form of Christian music. There are so many amazingly talented singers and musicians out there. Each one of them having a unique story to tell about how they came to Christ, or how they came to the music industry.
I thank God each and every day for his great gift to me, and not just to me but to every Christian. Even non-believers can enjoy this music genre, and hopefully they will become saved.
I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy these great songs that have so much awesome meaning in them. With an encouraging word or thought provoking message, each song has something new to offer and a new message of hope, and love.
~Alexia E. B~
Here are a few songs that I like and that I have found very uplifting.
Crazy - Newsboys [New song!]
Newsboys - God's Not Dead
Newsboys - Fishers Of Men (Lyric Video)
Newsboys - That's How You Change The World
Newsboys - It Is Well
The League of Incredible Vegetables (Theme) - Newsboys
TobyMac - Feel It ft. Mr. TalkBox
TobyMac - This Is Not A Test (Lyric Video) ft. Capital Kings
TobyMac - Love Feels Like (Lyric Video) ft. dc Talk
TobyMac - Eye On It (Lyrics)
Getaway Car-Toby Mac
Audio Adrenaline - King Of The Comebacks
Audio Adrenaline 20:17 (Raise the Banner)
Audio Adrenaline - I Climb The Mountain
DC Talk - Jesus Is Just Alright
Dc Talk - Jesus Freak [Lyrics]
DC Talk 1989 Heavenbound - old school
MercyMe - Shake (Official Music Video)
MercyMe - Welcome To The New
Building 429 - Impossible (Official Lyric Video)