I’m slowly starting to realize how much I listen to music and how much I don’t read the bible. I’m not saying that music is a bad thing. In fact, it can be quite amazing. The problem is that I listen to music all the time. I listen to music when I’m happy. I listen to music when I’m sad and I need a pick-me-up. I listen to it when I’m lonely and when I’m bored and when I’m busy and when I do homework and even when I sleep. I love music but it seems to be drowning out other important things in my life… like God.
So I’ve decided to stop listening to music when I’m alone (I’ll still listen to music with other people, like in the car, etc…). I figure that’s a lot of my time that I can devote to listening to God in silence. I can read the bible instead of listening to a good song when I’m feeling down. I think it will be easier to hear God when it’s quiet rather than when there are symbols clashing in the background.
I’m really excited to see what God will do through this experiment. I don’t know how long this will last but it will be a pretty significant amount of time. This is gonna be sweet!