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Joyce's Journey

  Not My Plan



Stayed Tuned

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Stay Tuned.

What radio station do you listen to? Is it music, news, weather, a talk show or sports? My husband listens to the Love Channel which plays the tops hits from the 1970s and 1980s. Frankly, they are boring to me. Maybe I am not a romantic. I love country music and the peppy songs from the 1960s, news and talk radio shows. In college, my favorite music station played the American Top 40 with disc jockey Casey Kasem. His intriguing voice presented trivia facts about each song writer as well as each artists. By the late 1970s, Kasem’s program expanded from three to four hours. I was one of the million listeners. We were all hooked. Everyone wanted to know the No. 1 song. Yet, his show was more than the top forty countdown. Kasem also read letters written by listeners to dedicate songs to far away friends and loved ones.


By the 1980s, Kasem became known as a music historian. Kasem inspired teenagers around the globe to talented artists, inspiring stories, and mental enjoyment. Kasem ended every program with— “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”


Today, I ponder why I haven’t been devoted to Christian music. I love the inspiring old songs and hymns especially Come Thou Font and Hallelujah. The bible tells us , "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16

My favorite artists are The Martins. I love their harmony. God created  unique sounds of harmony in music. I cannot imagine life without music. God knew we needed a sound to heal, inspire, comfort, refresh, rejoice and touch our hearts. Music can flow into our spirit where our mind cannot go.

"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation." Psalm 95:1

God didn't exclude anyone from singing his praises.  My husband can not hold a tune, but he tries.  He worships.  He enjoys singing. My oldest daughter has special needs, but her passion is singing and playing her keyboard.  It brings me joy when I hear her play.  How much more does God love it when we sing and play for him"


If music can do all these things, why don’t I listen to more spiritual music? I must confess I can get side tracked into watching television and listening to news, but I can do better. Today, I am devoting my attention to Christian music and bible scriptures. Granted I grew up on a farm and I still love country music. Yet, I need to Stay Tuned into God’s music and live refreshed and inspired. I am sure heaven overflows with songs that we have never heard. Oh, how glorious. God has a purpose for music in our life. But, it is our duty to stayed tuned, listen and grow.


Author: Joyce Yexley

Categories: Faith & Blessings