May 20, 2010 Tony Morgan

The Power of Music

I was reminded, again, this week how powerful music is in my life. I engage the truth found in the Bible in many ways. I read it. I hear it. I pray it. I watch it in action in people’s lives. But, honestly, where I and most moved by the God’s Word is through music.

But as for me, I will sing about your power.
Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love.
For you have been my refuge,
a place of safety when I am in distress. (Psalm 59:16, NLT)

Music connects the truth from my head to my heart. It helps me know God at a completely different level.

It’s a great reminder to me that the music we select to accompany a message is pretty important. For me, the music is just as important to message as the teaching itself. I’m guessing that may not be the case for everyone, but it’s certainly the way I’m wired up.

How about you? Can you relate? And, if so, what songs has God used to speak to you most clearly?

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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