“What? No CD player?” We had already purchased a new car and the sales person was going over all the controls inside. Until that moment, I failed to notice that there was no place to play my worship music. I drive a lot and the Christian music makes a difference in my car’s atmosphere when traveling between Point A and B. The salesman responded to my concern. “Most people download the music on their phone or you can put it on a flash drive.”
The sales person was in his twenties and at that moment I felt so last century. True confession. I had never learned how to download music onto my phone because I didn’t need to—until now. Because of the learning curve involved, I still went several months without my favorite Christian tunes, but then I couldn’t take it anymore. With an upcoming trip to San Antonio I knew I needed music for those in-between spots where Christian radio was obsolete. So I stepped into current day and learned how to put my faves on my phone.
One by one, I have gathered worship songs like “Great are you Lord,” “Revelation Song,” and “Good, Good Father.” When I turn on the car, I have no choice but to start my journey off by praising God. If I enter the car anxious, worried or preoccupied, my mood melts away and is forgotten at the sound of praise music. And when we praise God in our vehicles, I believe his presence sits in the passenger seat.
I don’t know where you stand on contemporary worship music, but whether I’m traveling five hours south or an hour across town, the godly sounds make a difference in the journey. It can also impact you. God adores praise and it draws him close to us.
Psalm 69:30 says, “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.” In Ephesians 5:19, the Apostle Paul exhorts us to “Sing and make music from our heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything…”
God created music so we can praise him. But like all things, the enemy of our soul has created a counterfeit, and today there is a lot of music laced with profanity and suggestive lyrics. We have to decide what we want to fill our minds and our car with. Who do you want riding in your car?
So today, buckle your seat belt and consider taking a worship ride with God. It will make a difference in how you feel once you arrive at your destination.
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