Thursday, August 28, 2014

What Music Means to Me

If you've been on my blog for a little while, you might have noticed that other than books and writing, I have another obsession: music. I thought I'd take some time to write about why music is such a big part of my life and will continue to stay that way forever.

The days before music was a part of my life were dull. I think the first song that opened my mind up to the beauty of music was "What Do I Know of Holy" by Addison Road. No, the song wasn't catchy, but it was beautiful. I think I was just learning piano at the time and loved the piano part in it. The second song was "Free to Be Me" by Francesca Battistelli,  a little more on the pop side. From there, my love for music grew.

Music speaks to me in so many ways. It's amazing how the lyrics are. Sure, you can tell who's singing by their voice, of course. You can also tell by the lyrics. I could tell a Taylor Swift song over a P!nk song any day. The feeling of the song is different.

Many times, music has in fact saved my life. Whenever I'm feeling depressed, God puts music in my head from the stranger places. He gave music as a gift to me, one of the best gifts he could ever give me. I feel alive when I listen to it. When things get chaotic in our house, music is my escape, my relief.

It reminds me of the truth. I remember things I've forgotten. To me, music always has to mean something or the song is empty. What some people don't realize is that good messages are not limited to Christian music. Sure, Christian music will always be more full than secular could ever be, but there are many amazing secular music too.

 Some people forget the importance of words in music. But music is more than just words, instruments, and a voice. Music is life and beauty. Whether it's classical or modern, music has always been beautiful. Of course, like most things, not all music is beautiful, just like words. It can change a mood, make laughter or tears. It touches the world.  One of the most amazing things in life is how three minutes can make you feel. I will continue to thank God for the gift of music.

So that's music is so important to me. What is it to you?

Songs that have touched me:

(Francesca Battistelli's new single. Isn't this awesome?)
In Christ,


  1. Taylor Swift's song 15 has really been important to me because I will be turning 15 this school year and the message of the song is very good! I love Francesca's new single as well. Music is a huge part of my life as well and I think God created music to glorify Him! I do agree with you though that not all secular music is wrong, but we have to be careful! :)

    1. Yeah I totally agree. Some secular music if not most is disgraceful. I love 15! It's so true and I'm turning 15. Yes, I love how music glorifies God

  2. I love music too. I clears my head; helps me think, and refocuses me attention. It is amazing. =)


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