Today, I encountered such an issue on the way back to school. My radio station preferences are usually Klove (http://www.klove.com/), WBCL (www.wbcl.org/), The Blast (www.theblast.fm/), RadioU (tvulive.com/radiou/) or any other Christian radio station. At one point, I was switching back and forth from one station to the next or just losing reception; I couldn’t stay on just one station.
Once I exhausted the radio stations, I brought out some old cd’s. Yes, those round things we use to call compact discs. I have tons of them in my car. I was quickly reminded of how my life was tainted with such aweful music in my past. Rap songs are by far so degrading with simply awful, random lyrics. (Lil Jon is the worst)
That brings me to the title of the post. I use to listen to hardcore rock music when I worked out. You know, the scremo type you can barely understand what they’re saying. But now, I am finding motivation in better, more meaningful Christian rock music like: Jeremy Camp, Skillet, Thousand Foot Krutch, Blindside, Kutless, Red, Ashes Remain, 12 Stones, Fireflight, Manafest, TobyMac, and so on.
Music is such a powerful tool, whether it’s for preaching His word or to sing about dogs and drinking (e.g. country), music tells stories. God given talent helps these musicians paint unbelievable pictures that are so relieving or motivating to us, the listeners. You can either use this music to help encourage or to follow the degradation most music of this day and age portrays.
What music MOTIVATES you?