A Song in My Heart

I cannot remember the last time I woke up without a song playing in my head.  99 percent of the time is a praise or worship song.  There are those rare occasions when I wake up with some other type of song, usually something really silly like Doe, A Dear, or some other show tune.  (Wait, did I just print that!  So, I like musicals, too.)  Whatever song I wake up with usually sticks with me the better part of the morning, and always comes back to me as I walk Lucy.

Lucy: Jack Russell Terrier, last name Fur — you put them together.

I don’t wake up to a radio.  On the contrary, I wake up to the iPhone mandolin strum.  So how does that song get there?  Where does it come from?  I would like to think that the Holy Spirit is just practicing what He preaches with me.  Ephesians 5:18-19 (ESV) says this:

[18] And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, [19] addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,…

And looking up that verse to copy and paste it here, I also just realized what verses 13 and 14 say:

[13] But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, [14] for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
(Ephesians 5:13-14 ESV)

Wow!  What a gentle God we serve! And all this make me think of Zephaniah 3:17:

[17] The LORD your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
(Zephaniah 3:17 ESV)

Yep, I know where those songs come from.  He starts my day leading me into His worship.  I can’t think of a better way to get things moving!

What started all this was an experience at our Christ Fellowship ministry team meeting last night.  We began our meeting with several worship songs and Ephesians 5:19 came to my mind.   Here were 12 people from different walks of life, different genders, different nationalities, yet we all shared a common bond through worship, ” addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.”  With His Spirit, we are brought together in unity, despite our differences.  Praise God!

Notice what the last part of that verse says, “making melody to the Lord with your heart.” It doesn’t say you have to be a good singer, but our hearts sing to God.

I am intent on making this a brief blog, but He is just pouring into me all kinds of thoughts about melody in our hearts and our heart being His throne… Stay tuned for more on this…

What songs does the Lord wake you up with?  Leave a post and let me know!

About Todd Bowman

I am a child of God, a husband to Mindy, a father of seven beautiful children of God, a student of the grace of God in Christ, a worshiper, a teacher, a musician and singer, a writer, a nerd, a geek, and a general advocate of mercy and service.
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