I recently purchased a guitar, which my niece said was, "so random." But, I have always been a musical person. I love singing, and I love writing love songs, especially love songs to Jesus and about Jesus. In the past couple of years, I have often (too often) found myself moping and thinking about what I want, but don't have. Or, worse yet, what I have, but don't use (Oh, those God spankings are the worst). Thankfully, in one of those moments, I had the "random" thought that I should learn an instrument. I tried when I was young to no avail, and yet, in that moment I felt the strong pulling that it was the right thing to do. I figured I could use a guitar to help me write chords for my songs, so I can finally record them. In the first few days, I learned the chords and melody for "Amazing Grace," and then some techniques. But tonight, after finding the notes to a recent song. I just began to play. I commenced picking at the guitar strings and strumming what felt natural and a calm just soothed my spirit. The song had no name and no words, but it was just Jesus and I in the room and beautiful music. I have often been soothed by the sounds of someone else's musical creations, and now, God is giving me the opportunity to play my own serenades. What an awesome gift! Sometimes I complain about being alone or being single; however, there are moments like these when I discover one of God's treasures that I know may not have recognized had my time been filled with entertaining a companion, and then, I'm grateful for the "me" time. What hidden (or not-so-hidden) treasure does God want you to discover? Ask Him to unlock the door or open up the window... Ms. EV
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When you have elevated values, it is not about being snobby; it is about living victoriously!
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