There have been times when a song has reached me more than ten sermons could. Sometimes, I think I fall in love with a song because my subconsious mind knows before my conscious mind figures out that I need to listen to the lyrics and drink them in, deeply. There are songs like that. Songs that move me and change me.
And singing, even if it’s at the top of my lungs in my car with (thankfully) no one to hear, makes me feel more alive. Always. I find myself singing without realizing it. Of course my kids realize it, because we’re in the check-out line at the store and they are embarrassed. “Mom…could you stop singing?”
Haha. No. I can’t. I think it’s the way God made me. Singing and writing are the two creative ways that help me know more who I am. That I feel more connected to God and what He’s teaching me.
What is your song? What is your thing in your life that makes you feel more alive. Is it dancing? Speaking? Writing? Singing? Cleaning/organizing? (haha…not me!) Serving those in need? Teaching little children? Whatever it is, I hope you do it as often as you can. Sing your “song.” Feel alive!
Although it is actually Saturday, I love this prompt word from Lisa-Jo Baker, so I had to jump in a day late. Five Minute Friday is a fabulous community of hundreds of writers, all writing on the same prompt work each week. For more info or to join us, click here.
*Photo credit: Salvation Army USA West on creative commons.