Again–last night I was reminded of the power of music. Bro. Shawn Drewett, from Alexandria, LA and some of our folks provided the music and it was simply an awesome evening. How anyone could intentionally miss something like this is beyond me–but, that’s their problem not mine and I don’t care to turn this blessing into a gripe session. I’ll save that for another time. So, back to the blessing.
As the music flowed you could see the difference on the faces of the people. There were times of laughter and of tears. It was like a spigot to a fountain of joy had been opened and everyone drank deeply. We heard old songs and new songs, fast songs and slow songs, and all of them ministered to our hearts. It reminded me again of the powerful force of music.
Best of all ,the evening ended with a precious soul being saved. After many months of preaching, teaching, and praying she received Christ as her Lord and Savior. I was immediately reminded of the first time over a year ago that someone mentioned her in prayer. God answered and we rejoiced.
If you’re having a bad day and feeling down and out, let me make a suggestion. I’ve done it myself and it works. Take a song book and start thumbing through the pages. When you come to a song you recognize stop and sing it to yourself. Doing this will bring you face to face with glorious truths that will cheer your heart. Nothing lifts your spirit like getting your focus on the goodness and greatness of God, and music is a wonderful vehicle for doing that. Setting the truth to music has a way of helping it stick in your mind. You know what I mean–you get a tune in your head and find yourself thinking about it all week long. You’re going to think about something–if you don’t fill your mind with good things Satan will fill it with bad stuff. Paul tells us that if we are to enjoy the peace of God we must think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. Next to memorizing God’s Word, singing is the best way to do that. And it will have a tremendous impact on your life. So grab the old hymn book, sit down a spell, and sing your blues away. Think about it!