Sunday, September 9, 2012

When Music Talks!

God has many ways of talking to us.  He can place a certain person or task on our heart. He can bring certain situations into our lives.  He can use people; people we may know or people we don't know to get his teaching or message to us.  What about music?  Have you ever thought about God using music to speak to you!!

God uses the sources around you the most to talk to you sometimes.  In my case, its music!  I have had several different songs come on the radio at several different points in my life over the past year.  I spend a lot of time in my car, A LOT!  My son goes to several therapies and activities a week, so about 75% of the time I am driving.  I listen to a Christian radio station.  It is my time of worship.  Recently it has become my confirmation and reassurance from God.  It amazes me how He can use something like music to talk to me.  I will give you some examples of what I am talking about:

"Carry Me to the Cross" by Kutless came on the radio around the time my son was diagnosed with PDD(social disorder).  The song talks about when your path seems hopeless and exhausting, do not worry, because you are not alone.  God is with you and will carry you.  This song did not just come across the radio once,  but several times over the course of 3 months.  I heard it at least twice a day if not more.  I know this was not a coincidence, it was God's way of telling me, "I know this is a rough time, but I got you."

Another example is "Safe" by Phil Wickham.  This is another reassurance song God sent to me to let me know He will take care of me and will not leave me.  These two songs danced back and forth across the air waves for a long time.  God was speaking to me through these songs during a very trying time.  My sister was asking for some encouraging words or scriptures why she was going through a rough patch a month ago and I just happen to be in my car when I got the text.  After reading the text, "Safe" came on the radio and I knew immediately that God wanted me to share that song with her, so I did.

The latest song that God has used to talk to me is called, "Jesus, friend of Sinners" by Casting Crowns.  This song is on all the time.  We started our adoption journey back in May.  We were wanting to adopt an infant.  God shut the door on private adoption and opened the door to adoption through the state.  We really wanted to adopt an infant, but during our training classes in July, we were told that in order to eventually adopt an infant we would have to foster to adopt.  I really didn't want to go that route because I didn't think my emotions could handle it.  After much praying and talking with my husband, God changed my heart.  "Jesus, friend of sinners" came on the radio and for the past month and a half I hear it at least 2-3 times a day.  Basically, the song talks about instead of talking the talk, you really should be walking the walk.  God befriended so many people and loves everyone!  We should do the same.  God uses this song to speak volumes to me.  It touches my heart every time I hear it.  God is reminding me that foster to adopt is what we need to be doing.  This is the way that we will be able to reach out to these kids and through these kids hopefully reach others in the process.

I have heard all these songs before God used them to speak to me.  God opened my heart and ears so I could be attentive and receive the message that he had for me in the songs.  God will speak to you in many ways and He will find that one way to get your attention.

You can find all these songs on the Internet.  You can google them and listen to them through you tube or other means.  They are also available on Itunes to download. 

"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ" Romans 10:17

Love in Christ,