How music forms our souls

I recently had the opportunity to listen to Keith and Kristyn Getty speak about their life and their music.  One of their famous hymns is “In Christ Alone”.  This couple is  from Ireland and have a lovely story about how they met.  In their lovely, lilting voices they also explain their passion in writing modern hymns.

“There are two reasons we write modern hymns. First, it’s to help teach the faith. What we sing affects how we think, how we feel and ultimately how we live, so it’s so important that we sing the whole scope of truth the Bible has given us. The second reason is to try to create a more timeless musical style that every generation can sing, a style that relates to the past and the future.” 

This reminds me of the idea of how stories form us.  Music also forms us.  So what are you listening to and how are you being formed today?  I will be posting more about music, and I have a very special artist I want to share with you.  Be watching for that.
Keith Getty also shared how we need to be chasing after the Lord faster than we chase what we are doing with our hands.  All things we do with our hands can be glorifying to Him.  We just need to make sure that is not the thing we are pursuing the most in our hearts.
What we do could be work outside the home or work inside the home.  Wherever the Lord has you today, make sure you start with Him.
So today, you have two SURSEES.  Woo-Hoo!  Listen to the Gettys and be encouraged.  This is one of my favorite songs.
Be encouraged as you chase after Him today that you are choosing the better thing.

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