With a title like that most people will be thinking... diets, gym, detox! However, this is a completely different type of 30 day challenge!
I have taken the challenge to only listen to Christian music for 30 days. I have done it once before and found it very rewarding, so this time I thought I would include all of you in the challenge! Let me explain what happens - for 30 days you listen to only Christian music. No secular music, no news, no random radio programmes... just Christian Music. It is not about Legalism, it is not that other things you listen to are necessarily bad, instead that Christian music is full of encouragement and speak of things eternal rather than earthly.
Ephesians 5:18-20 says: Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us as be filled with the Spirit as we listen to music, let us share encouragement through the songs we listen to and most importantly lets give God the praise in our cars, in our office, in our homes even when we are walking with headphones in!
Let me kick things of with a worship song called 'Better than life' by lakeland and on the Trvis Cottrell album. I was listening to this song while walking to work and found myself filled with such Joy in realising that Jesus is better than life itself! Have a listen and see what you think! Feel free to comment your favourite songs from today!
Check in tomorrow for Day 2 of the 30 Day Christian music challenge!
Pastor Ross Ferguson