Before I got saved, I loved listening to those songs we call “love songs”. They had a way of making me fall asleep daydreaming of a fairytale love. The kind of love those songs preach aren’t the one that says love is patient, kind, not boastful etc
Love in those songs most times are centered on sex, fornication, lust, adultery et al. They are the complete opposites of what the gospel preaches about love. This boy I thought we were both in love walked out of the relationship one day and left me broken. I resorted to listening to our magical love songs hoping the pain will be nursed. It didn’t but rather aggravated the pain anytime I listened to them. It made me cry and cry yet my lover boy never returned. My healing process begun when I started listening to soul uplifting songs like “What Scars are for – Mandisa”, “In Christ Alone –Newsboys”,” He’s Able – Deittrick Haddon” et al…I realized that anytime I listened to these songs I felt refreshed and hopeful of true and unconditional love and not the kind that those ‘love songs’ preach. What I did with those ones, hmm, your guess is as good as mine.
If you wake up in the morning and the first thing you listen to are songs that promote sex, lust, fornication don’t be surprised when you feel like masturbating to satisfy your desires or chase everything in skirt or flirt with men. In the same vein when you wake up and meditate on the scriptures, singing Holy Spirit filled songs , you will desire to continually dwell in the presence of God and oh, if you ask me, I bet it’s the best thing that can ever happen to you. You are what you listen to.
Some of you try to justify why you listen to those songs yet we say we are Christians and say” no one is perfect”. But I say to you, in our imperfection, let’s try to be Christ like.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Signed: Jackie Hanson