Got Ears?

Has anyone ever asked you the stupid question: which would you prefer to live without – being able to hear or being able see? Wanna know my answer? NEITHER OF THEM! Tuh! It would be hell to me not to be able to see how my nephew’s eyes light up when I give him ketchup for his cheetos. The bright cheer that is reflected within the golden flecks of his eyes is magnificent as they disappear into his smile. But, if I couldn’t hear music, I may just go into a deep depression. There’s something about music that’s more special than anything else in the world. It’s the art form that forces left and right brain to interact.  Doctors call the brain the “black box.” The more they discover, the more they find that they don’t know. The left side of your brain is in control of your cognitive ability. It controls your thoughts in words. It processes logic. Facts are weighed there. Mathematics is computed on the left side of the brain. Whereas, the right side is responsible for the creative side of the personality. It houses the imagination. It manages intuition. It understands the complexities of rhythm and interprets the arts, such as music. 

Music is one God’s most precious gifts to humanity. There’s nothing on earth like the of sweet symphonic combination of notes, coupled with harmonies to create depth, the heated tempo of rhythms, cooled by the accompaniment of instrumentations that sprinkle the pallet with tantalizing auditory flirtations. Then to lower the Boom of an 808! Man! That’d create a groove that compels you to move your whole body.

But the science behind how music is heard is incredible. The smallest bones in the entire body are the malleus, incus and the stapes. They are the three bones housed within the middle ear. They are responsible for carrying sound from the outer ear into the inner ear. Sound is relayed from the earth and is transformed it into information that travels on a liquid-like substance called cochlea. Cochlea is the auditory nerve that takes the information to the brain where sound is interpreted. From there it is sent to whichever part of the body that needs to give a response. And all this happens at the speed of what it would take to travel 3 football fields within a second. WHEW!

While sound is extremely important to the full function of being a human it is not the only function of the ear. Without the ear, we would not be unable to balance our body with respect to the gravitational pull. Equilibrium is managed inside of the inner ear and works together with the eyes to help us walk, run, ride and balance ourselves on our own 2 feet. 

But that’s not it. Your ear is also an instrument of conception. What goes in, will come out. (Hebrews 4:2; Mark 4:20) Once the brain interprets what has been heard that becomes a seed for what will become your destiny. It goes like this. Ideas heard become thoughts. Thoughts become actions or decisions. Decisions become habits. Habits become character. Character shapes destiny. Therefore, not being EXTREMELY careful about what you listen to is to be an irresponsible Christian. I can hear your irresponsibility now, “I’m listening to the beat…” (in my whiny child voice). The problem is, you can’t divorce the beats from the words. You ever wonder why the whimpering guitar in the intro of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” (you just heard it didn’t you!) makes you wanna clench your fists and move your hips?” It’s because, that was the reason why the song was written!

Now, what’s the butNaked point? When you superimpose the 6thsense, faith (discussed last week. #GetCaughtUp!) over your ability to hear you will be super-powered to be able to do everything from being HYPER sensitive to hear that still small voice of God, HIMSELF in the middle of the chaos of life’s storms to being able to detect the sonic BOOM of a dope idea. 

Over and Over Jesus was constantly admonishing those who listened to his parables. Then He’d end with “he who has ears, let him hear.” If I’m not mistaken, most of us have ears - but then maybe not. If what you have been listening to has clouded your ears with dastardly wax that has prevented your destiny from ever coming a reality, it’s your fault. Good thing it’s not too late because you just allowed iambutNaked to be a big ole holy q-tip to help remove the gunk that could save the Has anyone ever asked you the stupid question: “Which would you prefer to live without – being able to hear or being able see?” Wanna know my answer? NEITHER OF THEM! Tuh! It would be hell to me not to be able to see how my nephew’s eyes light up when I give him ketchup for his Cheetos. The bright cheer that is reflected within the golden flecks of his eyes is magnificent as they disappear into his smile. Also, if I couldn’t hear music, I may just go into a deep depression. There’s something about music that’s more special than anything else in the world. It’s the art form that forces the left and right brain to interact.  Doctors call the brain the “black box”; the more they discover, the more they find that they don’t know. The left side of your brain is in control of your cognitive ability. It controls your thoughts in words and processes logic. Facts are weighed there. Mathematics is computed on the left side of the brain, whereas, the right side is responsible for the creative side of the personality. It houses the imagination and manages intuition. It understands the complexities of rhythm and interprets the arts, such as music. 

Music is one God’s most precious gifts to humanity. There’s nothing on earth like the sweetsymphonic combination of notes coupled with harmonies to create depth. Or the heated tempo of rhythms, cooled by the accompaniment of instrumentations that sprinkle the pallet with tantalizing auditory flirtations. Then to lower the Boom of an 808! Man! That’d create a groove that compels you to move your whole body.

But the science behind how music is heard is incredible. The smallest bones in the entire body are the malleus, incus and the stapes. They are the three bones housed within the middle ear. They are responsible for carrying sound from the outer ear into the inner ear. Sound is relayed from the earth and is transformed it into information that travels on a liquid-like substance called cochlea. Cochlea is the auditory nerve that takes the information to the brain where sound is interpreted. From there it is sent to whichever part of the body that needs to give a response. And all this happens at the speed of what it would take to travel 3 football fields within a second. WHEW!

While sound is extremely important to the full function of being a human it is not the only function of the ear. Without the ear, we would be unable to balance our body with respect to the gravitational pull. Equilibrium is managed inside of the inner ear and works together with the eyes to help us walk, run, ride and balance ourselves on our own 2 feet. 

But that’s not it. Your ear is also an instrument of conception. What goes in, will come out. (Hebrews 4:2; Mark 4:20) Once the brain interprets what has been heard, that becomes a seed for what will become your destiny. It goes like this. Ideas heard become thoughts. Thoughts become actions or decisions. Decisions become habits. Habits become character. Character shapes destiny. Therefore, not being EXTREMELY careful about what you listen to is to be an irresponsible Christian. I can hear your irresponsibility now, “I’m listening to the beat…” (in my whiny child voice). The problem is, you can’t divorce the beats from the words. You ever wonder why the whimpering guitar in the intro of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” (you just heard it didn’t you!) makes you wanna clench your fists and move your hips?” It’s because, that was the reason why the song was written!

Now, what’s the butNaked point? When you superimpose the 6th sense, faith (discussed last week- #GetCaughtUp!) over your ability to hear, you will be super-powered to be able to do everything from being HYPER sensitive to hear that still small voice of God HIMSELF in the middle of the chaos of life’s storms to being able to detect the sonic BOOM of a dope idea. 

Over and Over Jesus was constantly admonishing those who listened to his parables. Then He’d end with “he who has ears, let him hear.” If I’m not mistaken, most of us have ears - but then maybe not. If what you have been listening to has clouded your ears with dastardly wax that has prevented your destiny from ever coming a reality, it’s your fault. Good thing it’s not too late because you just allowed iambutNaked to be a big ole holy Q-tip to help remove the gunk that could save the lives of those you love or better yet save your own time and energy from being wasted on what should be used as the accomplishment of God’s purpose for your life. And that is Music to my butNaked ears.

I’m Tifiny and iambutNaked…

 

Tifiny Johnson4 Min Read