That Crazy Little Tune -- Why Christian Music Is Powerful

“I’ve had this crazy little tune bouncing around in my head all morning,” my roommate complained. We’d attended a writers’ retreat together and were driving home through the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. 

“I’ve finally figured out where it came from,” she exclaimed. “Your alarm!” Late the night before I’d set my cell phone alarm, and it had awakened us at 6 a.m. with a jazzy blues tune. 

A similar thing happened to me this week. My husband sets his clock radio alarm to the local Christian radio station. Some days, depending on when we awaken, we hear the voice of pastor/teacher Chuck Swindoll. Other times, we hear a popular Christian song. Almost without exception, I find myself humming the song I heard first thing in the morning all day long. 

“Jesus, Messiah,” I sang this morning in the shower. “Name of all names. Blessed Redeemer. . .” I carried the tune and the beautiful truths contained in Chris Tomlin’s song with me all day. 

Music is powerful. Music used for its original purpose, to praise God, is even more powerful. It can evoke emotions, communicate spiritual truth, and set the tone for the whole day. 

Many times I’ve struggled with discouragement, turned on the radio or my favorite YouTube station, and heard a song based on biblical truth. As the tune works its way into my mind, the words work themselves into my heart. Before long, I’m not discouraged any more. 

Instead of turning on the television or computer tomorrow, why not turn on Christian radio? You might be surprised at the positive effect it has on your mind, your heart, and your soul. To help get your day off to a great start, here’s my contribution. Turn your speakers up and sing along. 

If you’re reading by email and can’t see Chris Tomlin’s song, “Jesus, Messiah,” CLICK HERE and turn your speakers up. 

How about you? Do you love praise and worship music? What are your favorite songs right now? Leave a comment below and share them with us. 
Do you feel overloaded, overwhelmed, and overtired? I have the answer: the Women to Women Spring Conference at Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach. I'll be joining the lovely Janet Powers Roller and Cherie Nettles to present "Too Stressed to Be Blessed? Come Away!" on March 28-30. It's an amazingly affordable weekend filled with practical Bible teaching, powerful praise music, and timely devotions. And did I mention LOTS of free time? Grab a girlfriend and come along! I’d love to have you join me. You’ll find all the information here:

Hungry for God is on Pinterest! If you're a Pinterest fan, I'd love to connect with you there. CLICK HERE to follow Hungry for God. I'd love to follow you back :) 


         To subscribe to Hungry for God. . . Starving for Time, enter your email address below.
You'll receive an email asking you to validate your subscription. Don't forget to do so!

Delivered by FeedBurner


  1. Christian songs are such a blessing! I find myself "hearing" tunes/words so many times and it ministers to the phrase from a song...."God will make a way when there seems to be no way...He works in ways we cannot see....He will make a way for me....." I love the whole song. Songs are powerful and they stick with us, so we really need to be careful what we allow our minds to feast upon. Thank you for sharing.

  2. We are so much more influenced than we care to think! What we expose ourselves to matters! Thanks for the great reminder!