Ah, music. It moves us, strengthens us, entertains us, makes us feel connected. In this day and age it is so easy to access so many different kinds of music. I love almost every kind of music there is! I probably have created at least 100 different playlists for different seasons, parts of my day, different activities and individuals in our family. I love hearing about a new to me artist and discovering that I am not the only who feels they way I do. It is such an important part of the atmosphere of our home.
Some friends and I were discussing how quickly our children pick up lyrics to the songs they hear in their day and how important it is to make sure that the seeds that are sown in their minds will reap benefits in years to come. It is amazing how songs can link you to specific times in your life and how they can effect your mood and the focus of your mind. People with Alzheimer’s can hear a hymn from their youth and be pulled in and sing with perfect clarity.
Over the years we have tried to plant songs with Biblical lyrics into the hearts of our children (and us too!) in an effort to provide strong ties.
These are our favorites:
Steve Green, Hide ‘Em in Your Heart
Seeds Family Worship has so many great albums. Here are a few of our favorites:
I also have created multiple playlists that include our favorite hymns.
I love using Amazon Music (Try Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial) to get all of my music now! I don’t have to worry about CDs getting lost, scratched or broken and we can listen to the songs on any of our devices.
My hope is that as my children go through their lives God’s Word will come back to them time and time again through the lyrics they heard growing up. I cling to the scripture in Isaiah 55: 10-11:
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
I challenge you to use music to sow seeds of faith in your children. And if you already do, I would love to hear about your favorite musicians and albums!
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