Recently, a friend of mine, posted on Facebook her experience of hearing Beyoncé's"Drunk In Love" for the first time. Delores Balogun, Founder and Creator of iGlowMentoring, much like myself, primarily listens to non-secular music, and she described what it was like to hear Beyoncé's song for the first time. The discussion was so interesting I decided, with her permission, to share her post with my ChicagoNow family. What makes Delores's thoughts so intriguing is that she is a woman in her late 20s who is proud to share with the world that she is virgin living a life of purity. iGlow stands for Inspiring Girls to Lead Our World. Here is Delores's Facebook post.
When I got into the car she was BLASTING Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" song... I'm not going to lie, it was DOPE. DOPE!!!! DOPE! This was my first time hearing the entire song multiple times... She played it about 5 times.
I never want to seem like the SUPER DEEP Christian so of course I said nothing. Low key, I actually was enjoying the song. #DontJudge lol
So, I go on with my day as a normal day not realizing anything had penetrated my spirit. Once I got back to my hotel room I pulled out my laptop and started working while playing Kari Jobe. After working for 10mins and playing worship music I starting singing "Cant keep my fingers off it, Baby I want you. Na Na." While singing my hands instantly went in the air, fingers snapping, and dancing. This was my JAM!
From singing the words my mind started THINKING the words..... Let's call a spade a spade... Lust was entering my heart.
It caught me off guard because this isn't normal behavior for me. I'm a worshiper but my mind and spirit wasn't thinking about Kari Jobe OR the Jesus she was singing about.
I never talk bad about artists. I actually like Beyoncé and have a lot of respect for her and what she does. HOWEVER, I can't listen to her music. Nothing against her but I REALLY REALLY am in love with God and I want to please him with my life and I can't do that listening to Beyoncé...
Moral of Post: This post is not for everyone. BUT if you are attempting to live a life of purity or a life pleasing to God YOU CANT listen or watch whatever you want. Its not "just" music but you will receive the spirit behind the song. You must be guarded at all times. Whether you acknowledge it or not, music has the power to control your behavior and or thoughts. Music is POWERFUL.
I think Delores is right. This stuff does penetrate our systems, and our spirits. Is it any wonder children are so violent, promiscuous, and are growing up too fast?
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