The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will extol Him. Exodus 15:2 NASB
Music has always been something that speaks to my heart. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s I can attest to some really great music. My daddy was my music man. He played 8 track tapes (showing my age) on long military trips, and when we got tired of that, we sang together without music. Some of my sweetest memories are surrounded by music.
About seven years ago, my family was faced with something that took our breath away. I remember crying out to God and just crying in general.
One morning, God woke me up, and I sat at my window staring at my Bible one minute and out the window the next. I was grieved and felt overcome when literally all of a sudden, I felt Him nudge me to turn on music. I turned on Pandora, and immediately, David Crowder began singing, “He is jealous for me. Loves like hurricane I am a tree; bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy.” These very first words of the song grabbed my heart, and as I looked out the window, birds began flying circular in front of my window. There were five at least. My heart began to be overcome with joy instead of the grief that had filled it for days. They flew and played right in front of me. They were the happiest little birds I had ever seen. When the song ended, the birds flew away.
I looked down at my Bible and realized when I had opened it, I had opened it to Matthew 6. The verse that jumped off the page was, “Look at the birds of the air that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? (Matthew 6:26 NASB).
WOW!! The birds. The song. The Scripture. He knew that a song would speak to me, and He used all this creativity and even sent birds to dance all to comfort His little girl. I still get so giddy thinking about that day. He put a song in my heart, one that would remind me that His love is greater than any sorrow, shock, surprise or trial. Seven years later, the news that shocked my family is my precious first grandbaby. You know what? She loves music and singing, and she loves to sing with me in the car on long drives. Can you feel the pitter patter of my overjoyed heart???
Looking back all those years ago to the car rides, the 8 track tapes and singing out loud on car rides with my dad, I see that it was God preparing my heart for His song. Not just my song, but the song He has planned for my grandbaby. I can’t help but get excited for her.
Listen precious sisters.
God has a song for you.
It is a beautiful song.
Just breathe and let your heart sing!
Has music played a role in your life- Do you hear a specific worship song and are reminded of a memory or a deliverance when you hear it? We would love for you to share it with us here on the blog.
Do you have a worship playlist of songs? What are some of the reasons they are on your playlist?