What is the Lord Speaking to You?
The other morning, the Lord woke me up to a song flowing through my spirit. Here are the lyrics that kept streaming through my heart and mind: “You are my shield, my strength, my portion, deliverer, my shelter, strong tower, my very present help in time of need.”
I’ve learned that when the Lord wakes me up with a song, I need to make note of the lyrics that are running through my soul in my prayer journal. He chose those particular lyrics for a reason, and I need to remember them.
I’ve also learned to look up the full set of lyrics so that I have context, and I often find there are more blessings embedded in the rest of the words that the Lord wants to share with me. It’s one of those beautiful ways the Lord choses to speak.
This particular song, “Made Me Glad” by Darlene Zschech, is based upon some of the psalms. I did a search and found some of the psalms I believe the lyrics come from: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” Psalm 28:7 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 “Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:2 “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:25,26
The list goes on, I’m sure, but I’m struck just now by the words in Psalm 73…“And earth has nothing I desire besides you.” This truly is where I long for my heart to be! For Earth to have no pull or hold on me. Please don’t get me wrong…family, friends, ministry, etc, are all so very important and amazing blessings, but at the end of the day if I were left with nothing…is Jesus enough?
When I look at the whole song in context, it is an intimate conversation between God the Father and His child. She is looking to Him, being reminded that He is her help and her strength, and He is her protector. She is telling Him that she has no one but Him, and He prompts her to remember who He is—His character—and to remember who He is to her and it makes her glad…joyful, happy.
My heart is full as I think about this because I realize the Lord wants me to consider this song and its deeper meanings or He would not have brought it to my spirit. I am listening to Him and taking it to heart, and honestly, the timing of the song is perfect…
Today, what is the Lord speaking to you—in a song, a scripture, a book, a sermon…what has He caused to “stand out” to you? What does He want you to glean from it? Be sensitive to His Spirit and listen for His voice because He is speaking.
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