October 15, 2017
Power of Music
Sometimes music is just the perfect thing to lift you up. Today, I needed an energetic soundtrack for work.
I love how God seems to know exactly what to play and in what order. It never matters what station: it’s always the right playlist!
So, my radio started with “That’s How You Change The World” by Newsboys. (Absolutely perfect! Skyrocket volume up, windows down! I’m sure anyone outside on my road wondered if I was deaf. My Daddy taught me to enjoy music by feeling it like a bass drum is your heartbeat. Oh, I love that song too! Beckah Shae does it… But it wasn’t in the mix today.)
Just as that one is finished, I crawled to a halt at a red light and “The River” by Jordan Feliz started. (Now in the middle of traffic, my hands stay on the wheel but my head is bobbing like a doggy on a dashboard so I’m pretty sure people think I’m crazy – but that’s perfectly fine for them to see me as I really am.)
This wonderful selection was finished with Britt Nicole’s “Amazing Life” (This one caused the volume to increase another notch) and “I Feel So Alive” by Capital Kings. (Halfway through I had to turn this down to a manageable super-sensitive-ears-person-enjoying-music volume so I wouldn’t blow away my passenger.)
The power of music is to energize and refresh. I love worship songs – I love songs I can make motions and signs to because that feels like dancing. I imagine the music entering my body, refilling me with some kind of electron fuel, and exiting as a broad grin and my attempt at singing along. (At least, that’s what happens in a car… when my feet are free to dance? “Shackles” by Mandisa; let the song do the talking!)
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