Saturday, March 10, 2012

Music of the heart

"Come, thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace."
This is the opening line of my favorite hymn. It is a line that struck me again this morning. Did you know the Lord sings over each of us? Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) says:

"The LORD your God is with you,
   the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
   in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
   but will rejoice over you with singing.”

What must that song be like? I believe the Lord sings a different song over each of us. The Lord rejoices over each of us with our own unique song. A love song. A victory chant. A battle march. A poetic ballad.

What the Lord showed me a while ago is that we also each have our own unique song that our hearts sing back. Psalm 84:2 declares, "My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God." This isn't a new concept to the world, either, even though it may not understand it fully. There are plenty of songs that talk about singing the song in your heart.  

There are also some cute quotes about the song in our hearts. My favorite is:

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart 
and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

If you stop to think about it, I actually think this quote has a lot of truth to it. Have you ever had a friend that just got you? A friend who completely understood you from the beginning of your friendship? Some one who seems like he or she can read your thoughts before you say them? Some one with very similar tastes and preferences, thoughts, ideas, and beliefs?  Maybe this is because as our hearts sing, we can pick up on the songs of other people's hearts, too. We are meant to live in harmony with each other. Just maybe this is more true that we think. Hmmm...Lots to think about.


Ephesians 5:19
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
Psalm 30:12
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
Psalm 108:1
[ God Praised and Supplicated to Give Victory. ] A Song, a Psalm of David. My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. 
 Psalm 108:1
[ Psalm 108 ] A song. A psalm of David. My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.

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