Tuning in to Christian music can help you grow in knowledge, inspire you to live a life of faith, help you heal from past hurts, and motivate you to share Jesus with others. This article includes some links to resources to help you find new music to listen to.
Many people have no idea where to start finding new Christian music to listen to. Here are some helpful links to find the newest and most popular Christian music.
- http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/airplay-charts.htm (You have to select “Christian Adult Contemporary“)
CHRISTIAN MUSIC STATIONS
We don’t get many Christian stations in our area. Here are two that you might be able to receive on your radio:
There are a lot of Christian radio stations streaming on the internet. I prefer the ones that stream at 128k or better. A few stations you could tune into now are
We would appreciate your suggestions to this list of resources
Many years ago when I (Pastor Chris) first started following Jesus, the Holy Spirit made it clear to me that I needed to listen to Christian music. Back in the early 80’s I really felt it was a sacrifice to have to tolerate the music on the Christian stations. But I learned to like it and the words drew me closer to God. Soon I began cassette recording the music I liked during the time it was being aired (usually on Sunday mornings). As time went on I started to buy CDs – I would look at the lyrics and if it wasn’t clear that it was Bible based I wouldn’t buy it. I always was disappointed when I got a CD that had two songs I liked and eight songs I didn’t care for.
Now we have the opportunity to instantly download music songs we want and easily play our music through many devices. Music really is the life sound track for many of us. One reason oldies stations are popular is because people often associate memorable life experiences to the old music they listened to. Music is able to get into your heart and mind – be very careful about the music you listen to since it can pull you towards the Lord or away from Him and His Holy will for your life.
One of the problems today is that some of “Christian” music is marketed to appeal to the believer and unbeliever so that the Christian may think the song is about love for God and the non-Christian may think it is about love for another person. I personally enjoy many different styles of music depending on my mood or what I am doing at the time. I think you can tell a lot about a person by their music collection. Choose your music wisely and find out if the artists really are living for Christ or if they are just singing a “Christian” song. Music is like food – consume the healthy stuff and you will enjoy a better life. Sometimes hearing a new song is delightful as eating a new food.
God wants us to worship Him – part of worship is singing to God. “Everything on earth will worship you; they will sing your praises, shouting your name in glorious songs.” Psalm 66:4. We need to learn new songs, “Sing a new song to the LORD! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD!” Psalm 96:1. The best Christian music amplifies and proclaims the truth of God’s Word, “singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.” Ephesians 5:19 (NLT)