Don’t Forget The Music


Music can change the world because it can change people.


A few years ago, I stopped listening to music.

I didn’t have time for it.

I listen to podcasts all the time.  I’m constantly filling my head with shows on leadership, personal growth, blogging, business, and spiritual growth.  I listen at twice the normal speed, so I can listen to more content.  I listen in the car.  I listen while I’m running on the treadmill or lifting at the gym.  And I sometimes listen at work while I’m working on tasks that lets me listen.

I used to listen to music all the time.  Music takes you back to a place you once were.  Music inspires you.  Music challenges you.  And music connects you with others.

A month ago, I started listening to music again.

When I recently started listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on Spotify, the DC Talk Radio station on Pandora, or the Mozart Radio station on Pandora, I felt like fresh air had been pushed into my lungs.  I felt like I could breath again with a renewed sense of purpose.

Don’t forget the music!

If you’re like me, you may be focused on feeding yourself with books and podcasts.  These are great, but don’t forget that music can also fill your mind and soul in ways the spoken and written word cannot.

Also, music provides a unique way to connect with the Creator.

Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.

Psalm 150

What type of music, album, or song are you listening to these days?  How does music impact your life?  How does music STRETCH you?  Share your thoughts in the comments.