Don't get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with praising the Lord through song. But a balance must be struck. Most Christian music tends to send a clear message of what wonderful things God has done for us, but rarely mention our duties and obligations of obedience to Him. Our relationship with Christ is a two-way street, and I fear in our religiously liberal age, many believers aren't doing what God's expectations of them, because they neglect their responsibilities in at least trying to live up to what the Bible says they should be practicing. (By liberal age, I'm not referring to Charismatics, but rather those who tend to twist the scripture into meanings that suite the lifestyle they want to live and that they feel comfortable with, or worse yet, those who believe the Word of God was only relevant to the society of believers two thousand years ago, so they don't have to live by Christ's teachings today.)
If you haven't noticed by now, a lot of the lyrics to my compositions stress what we are to do for God in order to reap the benefits and blessings He wants to so abundantly bestow upon us. We're not here just to go to church on Sundays. We have been given a command to spread the joy of knowing Christ to the world. The Word of God cannot be any more clear - we must run the race to the finish line to receive our victor's crown.
Yes, I praise God in my lyrics too, but I hope by now, if you've listened to many of my lyrics, they will urge you to think about our relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in ways you hadn't thought of before. At least, that is my goal. My prayer for you is that you take a quiet time and pray for God to lead you in the direction in life He is trying to send you. We so rarely do that, and it's one of the most important things as Christians we should be doing regularly. Christ in the garden said, "...not My will, but thy will be done..."
As always, love others as God has loved you. Till next time.