So I am in a new band. We are called Dan Ford and the Goods. I really enjoy playing in it and having fun. On Sunday we had a gig at Lizottes. This raised 2 issues fo me; 1) we had to miss church to play and 2) I was rubbing shoulders with a bunch of other musos.
I was a bit anxious about playing at the same time as church, and I might talk about that issue sometime, but I am going to focus on the 2nd issue for the purposes of this post. I think music is one of many things that people make their god, and it is something that Christian musos need to be careful with.
As I come across more musos and see the love they have for music (and when they don't give God the glory for his creativity) I really struggle. Especially when those musos also happen to be Christians. So often I have seen Christians commit adultery with music, sport, work, family, friends or whatever else.
How do you not though? There are so many good things to enjoy. What are we to do? Remember who your God is. Have a read of Romans chapter 1. Give God the glory as you enjoy his creation and remmber that it comes fro him. But then ensure you are not spending more time loving his creation than you are loving him. If you are, get rid of you music. It is better to enter heaven with no melody than to go to hell singing the greatest tune in history. Or it is better to go to heaven with 0 on the scoreboard, than go to hell as a supposed "winner".
Who is your God? It matters!