She Smashed It!

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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!

1If then you were raised with Christ,
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.
Colossians 3:1-2,8

Our oldest daughter burned a CD of her new favorite songs.
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.




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About Kela

I’m Kela! I am a Daddy’s (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I’m also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor.
I’m a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer.
My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Yay for your husband!
    Double-yay for your daughter!

    St. Francis DeSales wrote alot on our music choices. (If you have never perused “Introduction to the Devout Life”, I highly recommend it…a timeless message for peoples of all walks of life)…St. Francis tells us that not only do lyrics matter…but ESPECIALLY the beat and melody…and that we are to discern our base passions and what is aroused within us when we hear a particular song…from there we should decide if it is music that helps us grow in holiness or impedes us.

    I’m so proud of your daughter and I know you must be too!

    xo

  • Forgot to mention….I like your new blog style!

  • Thats great news!!! PRAISE THE LORD! Love the way you guys handled that..i think I’ll use that idea if you don’t mind! 🙂

  • That is a very good parenting example, Kela! You married a wise man! 🙂

    We are going through the whole music thing now too. They don’t understand yet why some things are bad. There is so much slang in these songs that they aren’t familiar with and don’t understand why singing it is wrong. I’ve banned YouTube and certain neighbors because of this but I know that a certain level of exposure is good for the benefit of giving them the ability to make a decision and giving us the opportunity to speak to them about these things. I love how you all handled it. 🙂

  • I tell you, I’ve heard that same reason about liking the beat of the music. I don’t know your teen, but I am so proud of the decision she made to smash up that CD. That is awesome! There’s so much in the world thrown at our youth and well – at all of us. It is so important to go to God to help us with our parenting and listen to His guidance in each situation. It sounds like your husband handled it very well!

    Take care,
    Karen

  • Great post. I really respect what your husband did here. Giving a child a choice, while explaining exactly what they are chosing, can be such a positive way of teaching them how to make God honoring choices throughout their lives.

  • I stumbled across this blog doing research at work…I read this entry and had to tear up! Your daughter has been raised well, and she heard God tell her who she is. She honored her father! So beautiful!

    I am only 23, and I am not married and don’t have kids. But I think the reason this story touched me is that both parent and child respected and honored each other. I know that even though I was raised in a Christian home, I would not have responded as your daughter did when I was a teenager. I bless her for that, and I am blessed to know that there are still children that follow Solomon’s precepts in Proverbs!