January 29, 2013

What I'm Listening To: How God is Wooing My Heart Through Song

My children have a love for all things music.

My daughter sings and writes her own songs, plays the piano and guitar, and just got a ukulele for Christmas. Since I am her mom and it's my joy and privilege to brag on her, I would like to just say that she's amazing. (smile) God has clearly given her a special gift and we can hardly wait to see what he has in store for her future.

My son is a budding guitarist and though his interests lie more in sports, science, history, Call of Duty and anything else related to blowing things up and taking down the enemy, he also has a knack for creating awesome music. 

They both fill our home with so much life and sound and in some wonderful way, they put our days... our story... to music and it's fabulous.

I, on the other hand, am not musical. 

Not. At. All.

I don't sing or play any instruments... at least not well. Sometimes I'll sit at the keyboard or pick up the guitar and attempt to play a song and sing a few lines, but it never quite sounds right or great, and everyone gets a good laugh. I'm happy I can entertain them.

I do love and enjoy music though and God often uses it to draw my heart to him. Many times a song will put to words exactly what I feel when I can't find my own words. It may draw me to worship and to rest in his presence, or God may use a song to guide me, to call me out and up and inspire me to greater things.

Over the next week or so I'm doing a series on what I'm listening to... how God is wooing my heart through song. I'll share the ones that are currently playing on repeat in my heart and mind and I'll unpack a bit of what they mean to me, how God is speaking through them.

I would love for you to join me! I welcome your comments and I'd love to hear how God is wooing you through music, what's currently playing across your heart and mind.

Stay tuned...


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