Saturday, March 5, 2011

Blessings

God has used music many times in my life to speak to me. I remember going through a particularly difficult time in our lives about 16 years ago and to encourage me, baseball legend Bobby Richardson's wife said to me "Myra, when you can't trace God's hand, trust His heart". I didn't know that there was a song that had those words but later that day while cleaning in the kitchen I turned the radio on and at the very moment I turned it on, I heard the chorus to a song that said "When you can't trace God's hand, trust His heart". I knew then that God was trying to get my attention!  Years later, when I was struggling with our decision to pack up our family with 5 children to return to seminary, every time I turned on the radio I heard the words to a song by the Martins called "Wherever You Are". The chorus says "The will of God won't lead you where the grace of God can't keep you." I hung onto that saying and that song as we drove halfway across the country and moved our family into a teeny-tiny 3rd floor seminary apartment in a building appropriately nicknamed "The Zoo".  Music has always been a big part of my life, so it doesn't surprise me that in addition to God's word, the Bible, that God also uses music in my life to minister to me.  Today I can add another song to my long list of songs that God brought to me at a particular time to encourage me.  I have had some stresses lately that today seemed to come to a boiling point. In other words, my fuse had been lit and I was about to blow!!! I could almost imaging everyone scrambling away from me like I was a ticking time bomb with someone yelling "Take cover, she's about to blow!!!!!"  Mind you, it takes a lot for me to reach my boiling point, I am long suffering but today was just about my limit.  I knew that I needed some time alone and I was looking forward to a bit of alone time after dropping one of my children off at an event that involved me having a long ride home by myself.  I had prayed earlier to God to please speak to me today.  As I headed back home I knew I had about 35 minutes to myself.  A steady rain began falling as I pulled onto the highway. I turned the radio on and heard the strains of an unfamiliar song. The words said, "What if your blessings come through raindrops.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CSVqHcdhXQ

2 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely post! Music is a big part of my life, too! =)

Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comments. *smile* XOXO ~Liz

Lisa said...

Myra,
I know exactly what you mean about being ready to blow! LOL!This is a great post and I loved the beautiful song.:)