"Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then tell us whatever the LORD our God tells you. We will listen and obey." Deuteronomy 5:27 (NIV)
Christmas songs flutter through my car as I am driving home from NC. While heading home, I play a made-up game called, "Name that artist". A tune will make my fingers tap on the steering wheel and I think to myself, "that is so and so singing". Then I look to see and sometimes I am right on the money. Sometimes I fall short. It is a fun game and it helps pass my time as I drive.
During the drive home, playing my Christmas song game, God placed a thought in my mind, "Do you know my song? My voice? Could you, Michele, figure out my Name in your day-to-day life-songs?"
- in your home
- with friends
- with strangers
- in happiness
- in worshiping
- in heartache
- in illness
- in disappointed
- when questions arise
- when I call you to step out in faith
Do you hear me?
Do you know my life-songs for you?
There are times in life, it is downright hard. It stinks. Life tears up your heart into tiny pieces.
There are times in life, the Liar whispers his death into your ears. The heavy downcast of emotions floods your soul and discouragement marches in. Confusion settles and tangles up your soul.
There are times in life, it is easy. You are skipping along, not a care in the world. You have sugarplums dancing in your head, thinking about how good life is and forgetting about His provisions.
Sometimes, we forget His song. His voice. We forget to play, "name "the" Artist".
There are times in my life I am right on the money with His life-songs, but there are times I fall short.
Regretfully, too many times I have pushed aside His voice; His life-songs for me. There are times I purposefully tune Him out; His life-songs. I just turn the knob from His heavenly station to my selfish station. I do not recognize His love-tune due to distractions and disconnection.
Guess what? Here is the good news...God woos us back with His song.
- His hand-holding guiding
Listen. Lean in. Look. His heavenly record player has an album playing just for you. Your life-songs from Him are pure, perfect and hold promises as they flow from His hands to your heart. Tune into Him and tune out the noise of the world. His life-songs always awards you with a Grammy of His grace.