It is inevitable that if you have been a Christian for any length of time, you will experience times of spiritual drought. Keith Green wrote about this in his song, My Eyes Are Dry. In these times God is working in you just as much as when things are great. You may of heard people talking about Mountain top experiences and Valley experiences. God tells us in His Word that He will never leave us or forsake us, even though we may feel like that is the case. That is why we should never trust our feelings over Gods Truth, written in Gods Word.
A great help in times of this dryness, is to sing out loud. Whether you listen to HymnJimsRadio.com or your favorite songs on your music player, praising God in song is what David did and the Psalm writers did to express themselves to God Almighty. The Bible tells us that God inhabits the praises of His people.
So whatever state you are in, on a mountain top, in a valley or somewhere in between, click on some good music and sing out to God as loud as you can and you will soon find yourself with a smile on your face, a lift in your spirit and a song in your heart.
If I remember right the first Christian album I bought was a Dallas Holm Album. I remember going to Boston Ma. to listen to him play before David Wilkerson spoke. It was a good time. I think it was some where around 1978. Before that I thought all Christian music was either hymns or praise chorus'. Then my brother and I bought Daniel Amos' self titled album, at that time they were playing light country rock.
It was a fun time listening to them. I think I even bought an 8-track of Daniel Amos, lol. I enjoyed going on the musical journey with Daniel Amos as they went from country to rock, to punk, to alternative to whatever else they did, like an album where they called themselves The Raptures.
Anyway, living in the northeast USA also known as the frozen chosen, not many Christian artists came this way in the 70's. In the 80's a church in Boston, Tremont Temple, had concerts on a regular basis. I went with friends and family to see Honeytree, Don Fransisco, Dion, and others I don't remember. Oh well.
Then Gordon College began having concerts in their gym. There I saw Randy Stonehill, Tom Howard, Servant, and Don Fransisco again. I am sure there were others which I have forgotten. I guess they must have been forgettable.
In Lowell Ma. I saw 2nd Chapter of Acts sometime in the early 80's. That was a fun time though they did not sing many songs.
My all time favorite concert was Don Fransisco when he came to Brockton Ma. in the summer of 1981. It was just him and one other guitar player but he was absolutely amazing and full of the Holy Spirit. I will never forget that concert.
I never did see Daniel Amos in concert. Or Petra. I really wanted to see both of them.
It has been a fun and spiritually uplifting time as I listened to these people play music for God over these many years.
May God bless the song writers, musicians and all the behind the scenes people who brought us this wonderful style of music. When things get dark and gloomy in this world, Contemporary Christian music is always there to be used by God to bring joy back into our heart.
When I started HymnJimsRadio.com I really just expected a few people in the USA and North America to find me and to listen. However, after doing a small ad campaign I can see how Christians from all over the world have found our little station. For now it is just me, Hymnjim, that sets the music playlists and I am doing whatever I can to make the station better.
What a blessing it is to me as I read your comments about how listening to HymnJimsRadio.com has blessed you. Thank you all so very much for tuning in.
I invite all comments and suggestions so please continue to fill in the form on the Home Page with the comment box or you can leave a comment on this blog page.
As the station grows and since we do not have commercials and the costs of having an online radio station will continue to rise I may ask for some donations to keep us going. That was purpose of setting up a store page to offset the costs of keeping the station online. I am almost ready to put some products in the store so keep an eye on that page.
Thank you again for listening. May God bless you all abundantly.