What can a Christian do who is not a fan of messianic praise and worship songs? Nothing. Christians cannot worship according to any worldly song or music, but according to the inspired Word of God. Music, however beautiful and appropriate it may be in some other context, cannot replace the inspired Word of God. In the modern world, we have lost that perspective and so the need for music and praise has all but disappeared.
We know from the scriptures that Jesus, the son of God, did not have to keep the commandments of the law in order to enjoy the rewards of His great love. Why then was there need for music and praise? The answer is that, as in many ancient cultures, music was used to express devotion and praise. During the time of Moses, when the Israelites were wandering in the desert, they sung songs of praise and worship to the Lord. There is no telling how much those songs and worship offerings meant to the ancient Israelite people. But one thing is certain: they sure enjoyed it!
Nowadays, a lot of what goes on in our world is expressed through music and videos. There are even entire movies dedicated entirely to music and video. But Christians have not lost their need to praise and worship God in song. They are still able to do so in a special way that is unique to them. The ability to sing a song of praise to the almighty only comes through divine inspiration.
Some have tried to express their devotion to the Lord by recording themselves singing praise and worship songs, only to see the finished product lacking a key component that is necessary for an effective praise and worship song. This is because when an individual or group of people are singing a praise and worship song, the goal is not to just hear themselves singing, but to also sing it with emotion so that others may also benefit from it. When an individual who is recording a video using a computer attempts to do this, he or she may forget key aspects of what makes a good praise and worship song. This is why most Christian enthusiasts use pre-recorded videos with quality audio tracks.
Some pre-recorded videos even feature lyrics that are not in line with what the song is actually about. This means that while the song is a hit with the listener, it also doesn’t convey the message the singer or members of the group intend to get across. While many mainstream worship songs are hit with mainstream audiences in the past, the present day Christian music industry has evolved to the point that it can be adapted for use in any setting and age group. As such, many modern Christian worship songs can be found online in the form of pre-recorded YouTube videos.
Not all Christian websites that feature videos of Christian songs written by or attributed to God use them in the wrong way. For example, some may refer to Jesus in the context of praise instead of adoration. Others may not mention the name of God at all in the song while going on to talk about how Jesus taught his followers things that they should not only believe but expect from Him. While these types of YouTube videos can certainly be used as instruction aids, there is a difference between using praise and adoration as motivation for others to do God’s will.
On the other hand, Christian worship songs like those found on YouTube have a different purpose altogether. They are worship songs that encourage people to do specific things. Praise for being a good, wonderful child, a son or daughter, a friend, and a lover; these are things that one should exult in and praise daily. Likewise, one should praise God in the song for being the one who is able to save lost souls and bring deliverance. Those who know and understand what Jesus taught can use this information in both the worship and worshiping of God.
In a way, music YouTube is a way for Christians to utilize their faith through creative expression. They can use the written Word of God in a musical format. Many Christians have gone online and created worship songs which are aimed at helping others. Of course, many more have done the same. It all boils down to the fact that it is a way for people to turn to God in prayer and to give Him their all in love and worship.