Daily Archives: March 9, 2012
Posted by healthyforhim
I’m in the dark about most things. I’ll admit it up front, I don’t follow much music of the worldly realm anymore. I mostly listen to contemporary Christian music. I like filling my brain with things I don’t mind spitting out my mouth – so it makes sense that the lyrics should be glorifying to God.
My niece of 15 years is pretty special to me. She was born the summer I got engaged to my husband, and I was smitten by her like any normal aunt with no children of their own. She was the focus of my baby desires, and spoiling and the honorary flower girl in our wedding (she couldn’t walk yet!). I moved away, and had children of my own – but I clearly remember what a special gift she was. She’s grown into a beautiful young lady, and (here comes my family gush) is specifically musically gifted, making All-State choir as a freshman in high school. Thanks to Facebook, I get to peer into my niece’s life and see what she’s up to and what captures her heart and soul. (One might call that stalking? But it’s family, and reminds me of my youth… so, it’s ok).
Anyway – this summer is the first time I heard about an artist “Adele” – but I hadn’t listened to any of her music before. My niece seemed to really like her, so I wondered what she was all about. So again, thanks to social media – I heard the Grammys were on TV one night, so I decided to turn them on for about 10 minutes, and low and behold, the first thing I saw was Adele. [turns out that was the highlight of the show, and it went down hill after that – thankful for the power OFF button. I was reminded why we haven’t seen the Grammys in years].
She sang a song called, “Rollin’ in the Deep”… and I was awe-struck. The sound of this artist was amazing. It was like an oldie, rock and roll with a modern twist – and her pipes were electric. I decided to download her album that night, and begin listening to the lyrics of her music.
You could tell she had experienced a lot of heart ache, and pain… and at the same time – there was healing in much of her music. It was almost like emotional therapy.
I love music that makes you feel, how it can transport you.
I’m guessing that is why she is so popular – because many people can relate to the lyrics she speaks of. We have hurts, and stories… and reasons why we feel the way we do about things. Hopefully we also have healing, and a peace of WHY we went through those things… especially the struggles.
In the quirky way my mind works – and the way I pray and ponder as I exercise – I began to consider her lyrics in a new way while I was running one day… not about a person who had let me down, or broken my heart – but about the lies we believe from the enemy, and the addictions we face in food – or other health struggles. Alcohol, overeating, drugs, smoking, cancer… you name it.
It could consume you if you focus on the negative.
So don’t do that!
Whatever is poisoning your health… may trick your body into thinking “we could have had it all…” as it slowly kills you.
So I ask – what is your “fever pitch” to bring you out of the dark? How mad do you have to be about making the same poor choices – to CHANGE and see things “crystal clear” for what they are?
God doesn’t say we can’t get angry – He says we shouldn’t SIN in our anger. So if you’re going to get angry – have righteous anger and put it into something positive in changing yourself. Attack the lies that food can represent in your life. Enjoy the video and think about food and exercise when you hear her words – “you reap just what you sow…” God wants you to be healthy for HIM, and He says so in His word.
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Eph. 4:26-32