Throughout the ages, music has been representative of the very being and expression of mankind’s emotion. What makes music so powerful is the ability to reflect how we feel and express those feelings, thoughts and emotions to others.
God gifted mankind the ability to be creative and enjoy the fruits of our own ingenuity. Music has played an incredible role in shaping our feelings and inspiring others—for this reason, we going to discuss the impact music and song plays in our daily lives and our worship.
The powerful role music plays in worship.
Worshipping God goes beyond sitting quietly in church and listening to the words of another, but rather, active participation. Participation enables us to form a closer relationship with God and music is one way all Christian followers can do this. Through music, we are able to better connect with God more deeply through our hearts and minds while reminding us of his presence and love.
In the King James Bible, 243 verses refer to music and singing praise to our creator. Music has shaped how Christians have praised and celebrated their love for God by singing spiritual songs and melodies that resonate from the heart. Ephesians 5:19 captures just how important music was in ancient times.
In modern times, there are numerous ways in which Christian organisations embrace their love of God and reflect it through music and song, some of the ways you can see is;
- Praise & worship songs
- Gospel choirs
- Contemporary praise bands
- Rock/pop-style praise bands
- Southern gospel groups
- Traditional hymns
- Folk music
How can I learn more about music?
There are several ways you can get started learning about music. One option is to attend a local community college that offers courses in music theory, composition, piano lessons, guitar instruction etc.
Another great place to start your journey into music would be online. There are many websites out there that provide free resources such as lesson plans, videos, sheet music, audio files, books, articles, forums and much more. Some sites even allow users to create their own content or upload their own creations.
You may also want to consider joining a choir or band at your local church. This will give you access to other musicians who share similar interests and passions—I simply can’t think of a better way to pursue your interest in music or song than with your fellow worshipers.
Musical training helps you grow spiritually.
As mentioned earlier, music plays a significant part in praising God. In fact, many churches use music during services to encourage people to sing along or play instruments. The church hymns sung throughout the week serve as reminders of what Christ did for us when he died on the cross. They remind us of his sacrifice and resurrection so that we may be saved. Through song, we not only give praise to God but music helps bring us closer together—regular fellowship helps strengthen our faith and love for one another.
How Christian students benefit from learning music.
All musicians would no doubt agree that music has a positive effect on us as human beings. It can help improve your moods, increase productivity levels, enhance memory skills, boost self-esteem and even reduce stress!
Learning music also benefits you academically because learning musical instruments requires practice which improves hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. This leads to improved academic performance.
Christian schools appreciate the value of music in student growth, understanding, and building relationships with others while sharing common interests.
Musical training also enhances brain development and increases cognitive abilities such as reasoning, problem-solving and decision making.
- Brain growth. Studies in neuroscience show that music can enhance brain function in children. …
- Language skills.
- Maths skills.
- Memory, attention and concentration.
- Increased coordination.
- Achievement and discipline.
- Social skills.
- The joy of music.
Furthermore, it’s a known fact that musicians have higher IQs than other professions.
How music strengthens and unites the flock.
Music is something everyone enjoys doing whether it’s playing sports, dancing, watching movies or just relaxing after work. But most importantly, music brings people together. Whether it’s a family gathering, wedding ceremony or funeral service, music always makes things easier.
It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or nonreligious; music will bring out the best in anyone who listens. Studies have shown the impact that music has on the mind and body. For example:
Studies show that listening to classical music reduces blood pressure and heart rate.
- Listening to popular songs boosts energy levels and decreases fatigue.
- Playing an instrument stimulates the brain and promotes creativity.
- Improves focus and concentration.
- Increases motivation and confidence.
- Helps relieve anxiety and depression.
- Enhances social interaction.
- Reduces stress.
- Relaxes muscles.
- Boosts immunity.
- Promotes sleep.
- And much more…
How music helps us develop spiritually, academically and emotionally.
From student learning to adulthood music helps people of all ages, gender and beliefs grow in so many ways. For those who take the time to master an instrument and/or learn to praise God in song, music undeniably provides joy to those who participate or are within earshot.
For some, music is their life. Music touches them deeply and they are able to express themselves through this medium. Others enjoy singing at home, in school choirs, or participating in other types of groups where there is an opportunity to share their talents. Still, others find comfort in being around others who like to listen to music. Regardless of why someone chooses to pursue music, the end result is that music helps make life better.
Music means different things for every individual—it is a universal language that transcends cultures, religions and language.
Some of the personal rewards to learning music are;
- Music is a source of inspiration and creativity.
- It helps us express ourselves both individually and collectively.
- Music is a wonderful medium to share stories, ideas and experiences with others.
- Learning an instrument teaches children discipline, patience and perseverance.
- Playing an instrument develops hand-eye coordination and agility.
- Musical training boosts brain development and increases cognitive abilities like reasoning, problem-solving and decision making.
Music is one of the most precious gifts that God has given us, including life itself. Music enables individuals to express themselves in so many ways that are as unique as every individual. Music transforms emotions, lifts our spirits and well-being—helping us grow emotionally and academically, strengthens our faith, and brings us closer to God through worship.