Monday, October 6, 2008

Come on, sing along

Yay! My boss is out of town all week, so that means I’m in charge at the office. First order of business, play my music really loud.

Before I could do that today, though, I had to get all my music in order. I had some tunes on my iPod, but not on my computer at work, and I had some CDs in the car but none of those songs were on my iPod or my computer. And I had some things only on the computer and nowhere else.

All of that is good if what I need is variety. As it is right now, however, I have a lot of choir music to learn between now and Christmas. I need to be able to pull up the song I’m currently trying to sear into my brain no matter where I am – in the car, the office, or at home.

So, whew, it’s all synched now.

Yay, again.

I love music. I always have. I sing in the choir at church and in a ladies’ ensemble because I love it so. It’s another one of those things that God knew about me so He made a way for a musician to fall in love with me and want to marry me.

I love music, but it is not my gift. It doesn’t come naturally to me. I have to work at it and all in all, I’m not that good at it. But, oh, the blessing I get from it when I let myself get swallowed up by it.

Music is one of the main sources God uses to speak to me. I can be desperately seeking to hear from God and nothing else will soothe my searching heart like the Christian music playlist on my iPod. Or, I can be happy and feeling as free as can be, singing along to the radio, when, WHAM! The lyrics hit me with a sudden impact, even though I have heard the song a thousand times before.

Most of the scripture I have memorized, I learned from a children’s song, a hymn, or a choir anthem. “Beloved, let us love one another…,” “Better is one day in his courts…” “And He shall reign forever and ever…” Oh, I could go on and on. How about you?

And, it doesn’t even have to be Christian music to move me. When people who DO have the gift use it like He intended for them to, it usually blows me away. I am so thankful God has seen fit to surround me with people like that.

Since I’m in charge this week, and because I’m editor-in-chief here anyway, let me share with you some of the people around me that do just that. Just because I can…

Makes you want to stand up and salute, doesn't it?

And, then there's this guy...

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19-20

1 comment:

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love music too, especially the old hymns sung with today's twist :) great post, enjoy your music this week.