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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tell us how special we are music?

I was doing some home renovation projects yesterday and listened to a Christan radio stations top twenty count down of the most popular Christian music for the previous week. All the music had catchy tunes, some had Christ focused biblically sound lyrics, but a number of them were basically asking God to remind the singer/us how special we are.

I am not sure this song was in the count down or played right after, but I remember these lyrics and thought they were worth some scrutiny. I may have commented on this song before, but it is representative of a large number of songs and an example of why we need discernment in music.

From Mike's Chair:

Oh, God, are You listening?
Am I more than flesh and bone?
Am I really something beautiful?
Yeah, I wanna believe I wanna believe that I'm not just some wandering soul
That You don't see and You don't know
Yeah, I wanna believe, Jesus, help me believe
That I am someone worth dying for

 Is the song all bad? No. Is it true that we are of value, because Christ has set his love on us? Yes!

The question is, do we, as American Christians, in a culture that encourages us to be just as self-centered and narcissistic as possible, really need to be reminded by God of how wonderful we are or do we need get our minds off ourselves and be reminded of how wonderful God is?

Who is supposed to worship who?

Does God need to spend more time building our egos?

Should we worship Him and thank Him, even as we realize we aren't the center of the universe?

Rom. 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

Are we thankfully glorifying God as we should or are we telling Him we won't be satisfied until He makes  us feel better about ourselves?

Is that a type of created thing (us) worship?

Something to think about?

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