Todays’ song is I Am Mountain by Gungor.
I had second, third and even fourth thoughts about including this song. So far I’ve shared songs that have encouraged me, I’ve shared lyrics that remind me of Bible passages, and I’ve shared songs that helped strengthen my Christian walk.
This is not one of those songs.
Why then, would I include it in a series that is intended to bring encouragement?
On day 2 of this series I mentioned that is not uncommon to sing a song, without really thinking about what we’re saying. You’re thinking about the kids, work, dinner, all while singing along.
This is dangerous ground.
To be completely honest, I originally did intend to share this song, and this was my reasoning:
- I like this band.
- The band members consider themselves to be believers, therefore I accepted them as worship leaders.
- I added the song to my playlist, and have listened it to it for years.
- As I was compiling the list of songs for this series, I added it without a second thought.
As the weeks went by and I started to really hear each word, and to my dismay, I realized this is not worship. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you should only listen to worship music. I know many believers feel that way, but that’s not where I stand.
What I am saying is, use discernment in all things.
But test everything; hold fast what is good.
I Thessalonians 5:21
And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:15
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.
I Corinthians 10:23
Who is your worship directed to? Are you giving Him your whole attention?
How can I pray for you? Leave a comment below, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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