This one word is representative of a part of my life that is entrenched within me, a part of who I am. Music, instruments and voices coming together in a beautiful harmony of pleasing, comforting, inspiring, exciting and all-encompassing sounds that speak to my soul and fill my heart.
Many, many times in my life, I turned to music. The music helped me stay in control, if you will. My emotions filtered through the songs I listened to. I screamed, I cried, I lost hope… then I found it again and I found joy, and even love… all in the story of song.
My genres of musical preference usually depend on my mood. I appreciate all kinds of music, though I do have favorites. I also categorize my music into my emotions… I have happy songs, energetic songs, love songs, inspiring songs… angry songs and hope-filled songs.
Yes, the music is part of me. I believe GOD brought me this beautiful resource so I could express myself and find my way back to Him in all the many moments of my life. The Father gifted me and I am continuing to develop that gift more. Music is an expression of love because it is using what is in your heart and sharing it in song.
God gives us music so we can sing to Him and worship. As we sing, we are using a gift He gave us… that blesses our Lord.
Use the beauty of music to understand who God is. Allow yourself to get lost in the song and close your eyes… you will find God there.
Sometimes I feel so light… other times the heavy feeling smothers me.
I wonder if I’ll ever get past it all? Can I be happy no matter what?
Fighting these feelings inside of me, it is a constant battle I try to win.
It sneaks up on me and takes me by surprise, knocking me off my feet… daring me to fight.
I want to run away I want to hide…
Don’t come find me, it will only make me cry.
I have two choices… give in and let it overwhelm or I can stand up and do my best to push it away.
It can be so hard…
I know I can be free and no longer be controlled.
I just have to be strong and let it all go.
I have been bottled up for so very long
so afraid all would be gone.
I always kept it all inside
often feeling the need to hide.
I had no one who really understood
no one to listen and help me feel good.
Now I have found you
and I don’t feel quite so blue.
But I still feel the fear
wanting to turn before you get too near.
It’s my way of pushing away
so I won’t hurt another day.
Please forgive me yet again
you are a gift I have been sent.
You are my star in the dark sky
lighting my way as each night goes by.
I would be lost without my star
I want to always be with you…
where ever you are!
The sound of the waves pushing each other to the shore
The sound of my heart beating against yours
The sun and the water come together as one
What we share has only begun
The water’s breeze across your face
The warmth and the love in our embrace
The soft sun-warmed sand
Our bodies walking hand in hand
The song of the seagull overhead
The words “I love you” whispered