Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Word-Filled Wednesday ~#117 ~ God Sings Over You
"The LORD your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with
Music is a big part of my life . . . no . . . music is a HUGE part of my life. My parents told me that I always responded to music from infancy, on. The first I remember really being "in love" with music was being a tiny little girl and watching the Beatles' very first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. (Of course, my parents and grandma were horrified at their long hair and the way all the girls were screaming :-) . . . but I loved the music.)
Before I became a Christian, my musical taste ranged from John Denver ~ to Styx ~ to the Beatles ~ to Gordan Lightfoot ~ to Waylon and Willie ~ to Emmylou ~ to Dolly ~ to Seals and Crofts ~ to Dan Fogelberg ~ to the Doobie Brothers ~ to Fleetwood Mac ~ to all the country/folk/pop stuff that was floating around at the time.
THEN . . . the LORD used Christian rock music to draw me to Himself.
Oh, how excited I was, how blessed I felt that I didn't have to only sing hymns and Christmas carols to praise Him. (Hymns are lovely, too) God is such a huge, loving God that He uses all of our tastes in music to worship Him.
The most amazing thing about music is that Scripture says that GOD SINGS over us! How COOL is THAT?! There are times on Sunday mornings when I think He is singing through me, there are times when I am praying and He fills my heart with song and I sing my praises to Him from my grateful heart. There are times when I am grieving and He sends me the balm of His sweet Word in some praise song. And there are times when I can't sleep and He truly sings over me a lullaby of His sweet music brought to my mind to comfort me as He sings the worry away and helps me to drift off to sleep, just like any good Father does for His child.
Next time a praise song or hymn is brought to your mind ~ just take the time to think that the Lord put that song in your heart. It might just be His way of singing over you.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><