Wednesday, September 16, 2015

His Power is in Us

I recently found a Christian music radio station here in Vegas. One song that really hit me and made me think is a song by Jeremy Camp titled "Same Power." The chorus lyrics say: > "The same power that rose Jesus from the grave The same power that commands the dead to wake Lives in us, Lives in us! The same power that moves mountains when He speaks The same power that can calm the raging sea Lives in us, Lives in us!" > These lyrics made me think of the baptismal covenant and the sacrament prayers. We promise to take Christ's name upon ourselves, and Christ promises that He will always be with us. Christ can do ANYTHING. We need not fear the unknown or feel overwhelmed at what we are asked to accomplish. If we accept Christ into our lives, He will live in us and give us the strength, patience, power, whatever it is we need to do what is asked of us. > I recently gave a Relief Society lesson about the influence of music in our lives. While I was preparing for the lesson, I began to notice the lyrics of the current pop songs on the radio station that I was listening to. I did not agree with the ideas the songs were presenting. Alana is at the stage where she is copying everything anybody says. I did not want the words of the pop songs coming out of her mouth, even if she does not understand what those words mean. I can tell a difference in my attitude as well listening to these uplifting, Christ-focused songs, even if they are modern sounding songs. > I encourage anyone reading this to really listen to the lyrics of the songs you hear, and notice the feelings they inspire. Make a change if you need to. Music really does have a larger impact than we give it credit for.

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