Lyrics, Music and Life

Where words fail, music speaks.

-Hans Christian Andersen

 

I love to imagine this world filled of music, like in High School Musical. When words seem to be nowhere to be found, we’ll just sing along with the music playing on our background.

Music has its way of affecting our lives. Happy music makes us happy. Sad songs make us sad. Mad songs make us mad. Crazy songs make us crazy.

Life has more meaning when listening to music. However, we should be cautious on what we listen to. Have you ever listened to sad songs in a bright sunny day and all of a sudden you feel gloomy? That’s what I am trying to say.

You want to be sad? Listen to sad songs.

You want to be angry? Listen to loud and violent music.

You want to get confused? Listen to pop music that speaks rebellion and sexual immorality or songs with profane and nonsense words.

We really don’t like to be sad, angry and confused, right? Try to look at your playlist now. Which of the songs there are really making you feel negative? Contemplate. Then delete those! I know that it is hard to delete those songs, trust me! But I’ve been there, I deleted some of the songs which didn’t glorify God, it’s hard but it is worth it.

Don’t get me wrong; those kinds of music sometimes gave us the guts or an inspiration to write good songs, good novels and stories (most especially sad songs). If you don’t like to delete it, at least don’t put it on your daily playlist, put it on the “songs for inspiration of writing” playlist. I think that may do. But seriously, I don’t like to sound pushy but prevent yourself from listening to those.


 

“…guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith…”

– 1 Timothy 6:20-21

 


 

-my somewhat reflection for my weekly devotional of Refuel by Ru dela Torre

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