Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Own Battles...

During the school year, my friends (I am not so sure if they should be... they don't exactly help me become more Christ like) asked me what I thought about The Battle for Christian Music by Tim Fisher, the book we were reading in music appreciation class.  I told them that I wanted to learn what Tim Fisher had to say about music.  When I said it though I didn't seem interested outside... I was scared that they would make fun of me for being eager about it.  That was really dumb of me.  I should've stood for my faith and accepted that as a true child of God, I will get persecuted.  I really want to learn what the right music is.  I want to learn how to identify music in categories.  One of the temptations I have been trying to conquer is singing worldly music.  It's hard for me to say this but yes, I'm no perfect goody two shoes. Any music I hear (especially from tv or stores) gets stuck in my head.  Music is not neutral and when I sing certain songs, they make me feel good and happy.  But is God happy with what is coming from my mouth and heart?   No.
We've got to remember what brings joy to our Father in heaven.
One of my friends mentioned to me that she liked a certain CCM song and I scolded (not really... I was smiling the entire time... I just don't know how to be firm and guiding at times) her and she just mocked me (and God) that "oohh.. she was sinning".  At that time, I only smiled even though I wanted to say, "Yes, yes you are."  I was just scared of what she would think of me... there I go again=/  I really need to stand for my faith!
Please pray for me as I decide on my friendships, battle temptations, stand for my faith, and bring glory to God.

6 comments:

Annie N. said...

of Course I'll pray for you! I've got the same problems, but Mrs. Nelson suggested singing a hymn when a worldly tune gets stuck in your head. It really helps! I'm humming worldly tunes less and less! Could you pray for me? I'm having trouble with responding to my parents. :o)

AJ said...

thanks annie! and im always praying for u;)

Calyniel Greenleaf said...

I love your blog AJ! That book was definitely a thinker. And I agree! We really need to stand for our faith more often and show the world that we are different. I will pray for you, and myself that we will become more like him.

-Emma Pait
P.S. Don't let "Calyniel Greenleaf" confuse you, it's for my lord of the rings blog. :)

AJ said...

thanks Emma!

Miss T said...

Abby, your honesty is so refreshing. I'm glad you're thinking about things for yourself and trying to make decisions based on what pleases God. I'm proud of you and am praying for you.

Love,
Miss T

AJ said...

Thank you, Miss T.