Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Sour Note?

So often, I don't really know what I'm going to be blogging about until I actually sit down to write something.  While I attempt to create a post every day, there isn't usually a set time that I sit down and 'blog'.  I'm sure with school starting, I will be off my summer schedule (read: no schedule) and post at a regular time - especially since my computer time will be limited.

However, there are times when you just know that you're meant to blog about something.  Being a Christian woman, I would like to think that a lot of my messages are God-inspired.  If you're reading this and you're not a Christian, well, then..maybe I just have something I gotta say.

This past week, my Sunday school teachers (husband/wife team) were out of town on vacation with their family.  I was slated to teach Sunday school, so Mr. Man let me use his materials.  I went by their house today to return them.  Two hours later, I left feeling caught up on everything that had happened in their lives this past week as well as with a good helping of food for thought.  One of the things we discussed was Preacher-Man-In-Training - who happens to be her Boy.  PMIT felt a calling to into music but God steered him  toward our youth program.  Still, music is very much a part of who he is.  The Boy must have over heard our conversation because after we got home, he asked, "Mom, do you think praise and worship music is a sin?"

My dear friend, Gator, discussed non-Christian music in her blog recently.  But what about Christian music?  Is one kind of Christian music (namely hymns) better than praise and worship music?  What about Christian rock?

I'm trying to raise my son to know why he thinks what he thinks so I asked him, "What do you think?"

 The Boy:  As long as you're worshiping God, I don't think it's a sin.  I elaborated a bit for him -

Do you mean as long as it's God we're worshiping and not the music, it's not sin?

Yeah, he says, that.  It's about glorfying God.  Not the music.

Sounds pretty good to me.

2 Chronicles 5:13 (New International Version)

13 The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang:
       "He is good;
       his love endures forever."
      Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud,
Source: BibleGateway


  1. God Bless you, Iva. You are def. a inspiration, I know I have told you this before, but I felt it neccessary to tell you again. I can not wait to hear about your job, and the upcoming school year.

    TY my dear friend, from the Gator TO the Turtle, you are an truly amazing friend. I can not wait to finally get moved, settled and meet up with you all. You blog whenever you find the time. Blessings my dear friend..♥

  2. Aww, Linda. I pray that my blog blesses everyone who reads other. Otherwise, it's just internet junk.

  3. I think that your son has it exactly right. All music is of God but if it doesn't glorify Him then it is against Him.


  4. It is not 'internet junk', my dear friend. NOT AT ALL. (ok, stepping down from the soap box now, lol.) Blessings

  5. I appreciate the sentiments, Linda. I really do. Thanks, friend.

  6. Iva, great little conversation with your son! You are wise to have him think for himself...and ask what he thinks!! Very cool! I like your style. And by the way, I agree with him! Smart cookie!


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