The image above is from the movie “August Rush.” Secular, yes, but amazing! I am a music lover – I always have been! I danced when I was little, sat in front of the speakers and listened to the sweet sounds of Vivaldi day after day, and rejoiced when I was finally able to have my own violin and take lessons. I’ve played for 15 years now, and began teaching myself to play guitar a couple years ago. I still can’t get into a car without automatically reaching for the power button to the radio. I absolutely adore music!
I used to struggle with prayer. I would sit on the couch in silence and try try try to concentrate on my prayer. It was so frustrating to me! Then a beautiful discovery was made this winter – God speaks to me in times of musical worship … and I talk back. Music is my prayer language! I have the most wonderful conversations with Jesus in times of song. He speaks intimate truths into my soul in times of song. One more reason for me to be totally in love with music! I love how God creates each one of us uniquely and I love know that he wired me for song. Knowing this, “I will sing and make music with all my soul…”