In our world today, we celebrate the wrongs and downplay the rights. We promote indecency, vulgarity, nudity and unedifying music to the detriment of nourishing, decent and wholesome music. For instance, some songs are not supposed to see the light of the day at all, yet such songs have flooded our TV stations and Radio Stations.
Those that younger generation see as celebrity and role models are actually laying down bad examples and leaving wrong values for the younger generation. This is affecting the societal mode of dressing and general code of conduct. Many media houses have being compromised; our children cannot freely watch TV stations or listen to radio stations because you cannot be sure that the musical content will be wholesome, decent and healthy.
The most pathetic thing is that, ignoble songs are been played in so many parties that are been organized by Christians. These range from birthday parties, wedding ceremonies, house warming and naming ceremonies just to mention but a few. The types of song been played by the Deejays will make you think that you must have probably missed your way to such parties, because they seem like wild parties.
Who are really the true stars? Though in our world today, many secular artists who sing songs with unedifying lyrics are been celebrated, they readily get endorsement from the blue chips companies, they seem to get more music contract and at times gospel artists feel ostracized, but are they are not really the true stars. Those who are promoting the kingdom of God via their music or other means are the true stars
There are two major kingdoms and every of our activities are promoting one of these two kingdoms. It is either the Kingdom of Light or the Kingdom of Darkness and everyone is working for one of these two kingdoms. You are the light of the world. Star shines, so if you are truly the light of the world, then you are the true STAR. No matter how thick the darkness is, a little glow or radiance of light will send the darkness parking. Light will always triumph over darkness, so gospel artists and others who are leading people to righteousness are the true STARS.
No wonder, the greatest man in history, Jesus Christ, said in the Holy Scriptures that we should let our light shine so much before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven. He also said that we are cities set upon a hill and we cannot be hidden. We are actually the light of the world and that means that without us the world will be in darkness. We are the salt of the earth, without us the earth will be tasteless.
He said it is improper for us to light our candle and put it under a bushel. So don’t be intimidated by the gross darkness that has covered the earth and the people via ignoble and reprehensible music. Let us arise and shine for our light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon us. God promised us that our sun will not go down and our moon will not withdraw itself. He promised to be our everlasting light.
Therefore, let us light our candle and don’t allow anyone or anything to quench the flame of your fire, no, not even mammon. There are so many territories that belong to the Kingdom of Light but it seems darkness has taken over. We need to take back those territories which the enemies have stolen. As gospel artists, music professionals and all kingdom minded people, this is not the time to sit on the fence, lower our standard, or run to the other side. Like Joshua of old did, it is time to fight and take back those lost territories.
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
Moji Olusoji is on a mission to see the nations worship God. She is a God lover, a Professional, a Recording and Performing Artiste, a Worship Leader, and she is passionate about youths and marriage counselling. Watch one of her videos below: “It’s Working”