I sat at the stop light with a full heart. Thoughts about family needs, news about friends in Tornado Alley, upcoming challenges, and truths from my morning Bible reading all collided there at the intersection. As if to provide a way to let the waves break, the words on the CD gave voice to my tangled thoughts:
I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord. No tender voice like Thine, can peace afford.
I need Thee, oh, I need Thee. Every hour I need Thee.
Oh, bless me now my Savior. I come to Thee.
The tones and lyrics lifted my thoughts from the mire of the earthly and turned the pressure and anxiety to a peaceful kind of praise there under the red light. Old words still relevant. Fresh music in a new arrangement of young voices. I wondered if the woman in the sedan beside me noticed I was in the middle of being blessed by a song. I was alone with the Lord in a concert of praise, listening to a spiritual song full of truth that fed my soul. I had to hold myself back when the light turned green!
This month we’ve taken a listen to music as a tool for Bible study and as a vehicle for our walk with God. The words that speak to you and the arrangement that resonates with you may be different from day to day, from friend to friend, from need to need, from culture to culture, or from prayer to prayer.
God gifted us with music to give voice to our worship of Him, our worry about earthly things, and our wonder in the journey.
Songs, hymns & spiritual songs RECAP
- Praising God … Just as I Am
- Especially in the storm ~ I Will Praise You in the Storm
- What are you singing? And why? ~ Cornerstone
- Come Thou Fount ~ A song for wanderers
- It is Well With My Soul ~ A hymn borne from tragedy
- Songs Revealing Beauty and Grace out of Brokenness
- Oceans ~ A song for when you’re sinking
Click to TWEET > Check out this Recap of the songs, hymns & spiritual songs series on @DoNotDepart http://wp.me/p1Su7F-2Ui
Click to TWEET > God gifted us with music to give voice to our worship of Him, our worry about earthly things, & our wonder in the journey.