Music is one of the most powerful influencers in the world. Music has the power to transport listeners to another place—it evokes deep emotion, celebration or mourning. Music can be a conduit of healing, comfort and peace. Music also has the ability to instill a value system, a message and a belief system in its listeners. Growing up, my worldview was shaped by MTV and the radio. I learned about love, sexuality, male and female roles and morality through the power of music. This

can be a scary thing, especially if you consider a child to be like a sponge, soaking up everything around. I ended up living a life that mirrored the music that I listened to. This resulted in a lot of pain in my life. When I was introduced to worship music in my teen years, I felt, for the first time, moments of absolute freedom and peace. It was unexplainable and incredible at the same time. Worship music gave me a sense of freedom to dance and move without a care in the world. It was also through worship music that I received a lot of healing in my heart. Little did I know I was experiencing the influence of the Holy Spirit. READ MORE