My oldest daughters receive a devotional every week from YW eDevotional Powered by Walk Thru the Bible.
I encourage you to read it.
This weeks eDevo is relative to something that has recently happened in our home.
Our family is a very musical family. There is always song in our home. God abundantly blesses us with children that love to praise Him.
Lately, however, our teens have changed their tune. The lyrics of the songs that they have chosen are not God honoring. Their reasoning for choosing these songs is for the beat. I’ll admit that the tunes are catchy, but they are allowing themselves to be deceived into thinking that lyrics don’t matter.
Um, yes! They do matter!
seek those things which are above where Christ is,
sitting at the right hand of God.
2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth…
…8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these:
anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
My husband walked past her bedroom door one evening and heard the music playing. He became angry and took the CD out of her player. He kept it for about a day and decided to turn this into an opportunity for her to make her own choice in this matter.
He handed her the CD and said, “I’m giving this back to you. There are a couple of things that I want you to do and ask yourself every time you listen to it: Remember Who’s you are and ask Him if He likes what He hears.”
Praise God! The next morning the CD was smashed into small pieces and placed on my husband’s desk.
She is more mindful of her music choices these days. She has found songs with a good beat that don’t convey a negative message.
If she didn’t come to her senses about the CD, it would have been taken away.
I’m thankful that my husband followed the leading of the Holy Spirit for our daughter to learn to make Godly decisions on her own.
Lord, Your Word instructs us, as your followers, to “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight”(Psalm19:14). If garbage goes into my heart, then it is for surety going to come out of my mouth. Help me to always be acceptable in Your sight by keeping my mouth and heart clean and pure.
I strive to be a Godly influence for my children. If there be any unholiness in my conduct, word or choices, help me to immediately recognize it and yank it out! In Your Awesome name. Amen.