Take your time and pray

Lately I’ve been very influenced by some songs I’ve heard; and yesterday, this song by the Sidewalk Prophets really spoke to me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9cYcMbmbzk

Because songs speak to me, it reminds me that we need to be careful with everything we do in life. Everything we are exposed to, the radio, TV, other people…the world – they all influence our minds and our hearts. If we’re not careful, we will let these “worldly” things influence our lives, when we should only allow that which honors God to influence us.

So next time you’re driving down the road and a song comes on, or a DJ says something, think about whether or not it’s influencing you the right way. If not, take time and pray. Ask God for guidance on how you should change your habits, so that what you do, hear, and see will influence you in a way that honors God.

Here are some of the lyrics that speak to me from the song “These are the words I would say” that I linked above:

Three in the morning,
And I’m still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I’d say,
If we were face to face,
I’d tell you just what you mean to me,
I’d tell you these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why you’re here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

Thank God for each day,
His love will find a way,

These are the words I would say

The Bible reminds us that God said:

“I will honor those who honor me, and I will despise those who think lightly of me.” – 1 Samuel 2:30b

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