I love dancing, don’t you? How about music? I like music too. The two go hand in hand of course. You can’t really have one without the other. Even if you’re not dancing outwardly when you listen to music, I bet you’re dancing on the inside. For the past couple days, I’ve been walking around my house with my iPod in my pocket and ear-buds in my ears. My husband and children have caught me dancing many times.
I’ve found that music motivates me. It motivates me to clean the house and keep going until the laundry and dishes are all done. It motivates me to be active. Dancing isn’t the only thing we do to music. I often see people out walking or running with their MP3 Player.
Depending on the song, it can motivate me spiritually by lifting up my soul to my Creator God. A life without music and dance is a life that is unfulfilled. So, not only do I pray that you’ll be motivated by music… I hope you dance!!!!!!!!
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:3
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
I listen to Christian radio a lot, particularly WVCY and KLove. You can actually download a free song from iTunes on KLove’s website here. And, when I’m on the computer, I’m listening to Pandora. Listening to Christian inspirational songs and uplifting, joyful music, helps get me through the day with a joyful spirit. Singing praises to God and having a joyful heart is directly related to our spiritual and even physical health.
And, the great thing about radio and music today is that most of it is free to listen to. You may have to wait for your favorite song to come on, but while you’re waiting, you can enjoy similar songs when you’re listening to Pandora. Pandora is a website that offers free custom radio stations. You simply sign up for an account and start selecting your musical preferences. You can create multiple radio stations from a musical genre, artist, or song . For example, I have a radio station that plays all Contemporary Christian music. I also have one that only plays songs similar to “Captivate Us.” My husband has a radio station that plays smooth jazz while he’s working at home. It helps keep him calm when he’s working on a challenging project. We love Pandora.
YouTube and GodTube
Another way to listen to music for free is by searching for songs on YouTube and GodTube. It is also a great place to discover new artists and songs. I just recently uploaded a couple songs my husband recorded a few years ago. Here are a few of my favorite Christian songs on YouTube and GodTube…