Music can have a profound impact on a person’s life, both mentally and spiritually.
Listening to music can enhance a person’s capacity for retaining information, increase the ability to work cooperatively in groups, and help those with learning disabilities focus. In addition, those who study music often have a larger vocabulary and are more skilled readers. Music can calm or excite us; lull us to sleep or wake us up.
The psalms speak of the spiritual impact that music can make in a person’s life. Psalm 33:1–3 vividly illustrates music as a way to worship: “Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the harp; make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy.”
How are you using your musical talents for the Lord? Are you using them to serve in your church? Are you using them to help your fellow churchgoers retain what they are learning at church? Are you giving praise to God with your music? Register for Talents For Christ, develop your talents, and use your musical abilities to enhance the local church!