How do you hear the Lord's wisdom in your life, His direction, His love, His truth? How has He put things together, led you to the right people and places, given you insight?
He has given us a gift, the Helper, Counselor. We received Him, the Holy Spirit, the third Divine person of the Trinity, when we first believed in our heart that Jesus's plan is good and full of grace.
In this age of electronics and easy access, our world is a bit noisier with bells and whistles, alarms and reminders, ring tones and ear buds. Music is easily accessed after a brief search and click of our devices.
What if God sang to us--literally out loud--with musical prompts?
I came to this thought while listening to a speaker today at a training workshop for teachers. He incorporates a lot of "music" instead of words to prompt his students towards a specific task. It's fun and it works!
While we might be playing the "Mission Impossible" theme in our head, God sends us the theme song from "Man of La Mancha," "To Dream The Impossible Dream!"
When we're facing fear, God sends us a "Gonna Fly Now," (The theme from "Rocky").
If You're feeling sad: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams
Maybe I just want to know if God really loves little ol' me, even with all my mishaps, goof-ups, my ugliness...And suddenly I hear (You're Amazing) ..."Just The Way You Are," (Bruno Mars).
Are you listening? I think He truly does send us a prompt of beautiful love songs to encourage, teach and inspire us. The melody awakes us in the morning in the sunrise of His sovereign plan, it hums along with us as we hustle through our daily routines. The beat sets a course for our lives and we walk in motion to His rhythm, feeling the pulse in our own veins. Yes, He is our Grand Conductor, our Symphony Synchronizer, our Trumpeter, our Concerto Creator and our Love Lullaby. Whatever our particular song mix or genre is, God lyrics in His Holy Orchestration, His Word, inspire us to dance and move in His grace.
I took this picture of "Mickey" last week. Maybe that's you. You're standing tall trying to orchestrate your own life but really, you're blocking out the sun...THE SON! Your life seems stuck in the shadows.
Put your "baton" of your own agenda down. Listen to the music of His love and grace. Let it fill you with notes of worthiness and forgiveness. Let it move your feet to dance and let it soothe you to rest. He longs to write a song just for you because you inspired Him--to die on a cross and rise again, a song of transformation! Let Him do the same for you, follow His prompts. Listen and see His glory all around you, above this noisy world! See what plays out, what unique and beautiful harmony you and God can make. (Have I mentioned my back-up singers?)
Lord, thank you for making a beautiful song for my heart. Whenever I need Your encouragement, need to feel Your grace, know Your forgiveness and direction, be assured of Your sovereign plan, I know I can tune-in to Your "Voice," listen and hear a Song of Love, for you have created a Play-list just for me: "I AM Tunes," free, bought-and-paid-for downloads for the asking! Thank you Lord.
(...and then the butterfly shows up on this picture I googled...God is Good!)