Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Thing I Heart...

Do you ever hear a song and you just keep hitting repeat, repeat, repeat?

The first time you hear it you say, "MAN!! That's a good song!" Then the second time you hear it, "MAN! That song is really good!" as a tear wells up in your eye. Then the third time, "Speak to me Lord!" as the tears accumulate and you don't blink because they will fall to the floor. Then the fourth time you just have to pause for a moment and take it all in; the smells, the hurt, the laughter, the memories, the feeling, the people, the beauty, the heart leaping from your chest feelings.

This happens to me when I find a song- usually a 'sad/motivating/moving' song. What song is it for me right now? "In Better Hands" by Natalie Grant. I heard this song a while back- when the music video was released. I watched the video, cried like a baby then watched it again.

Now I'm listening to it over and over and over until I begin to feel I sound like Natalie. (Not possible)

For you 'music people' out there, I think you're feeling me now.

I once heard a preacher say, "There are 7 pathways to God. Each one of us has a different path that we take to feel God."

This was a life changing sermon. I am going to do my best to remember all 7.
-Music (Yes)
-Nature/Outdoors (Yes)
-Sermons (Yes)
-Reading Scripture

I can't remember the others. Sorry. I remembered the two I was and the two I am not-at the time. I have now been able to let God meet me on the path of sermons-thanks to Craig.

I have this God given ability to hear a song and let it move me. I can to travel back in time to the moment a certain song impacting me. I can remember smells, people, feelings, what I was doing, what I was thinking. I can even remember songs that I wasn't listening to but that my Dad was listening to and the moments comes back to me.

I heart music.

1 comment:

  1. Megan-this is April Gomez. I have been reading your blog for some time now and it has encouraged me and made me laugh. I have wanted to leave a message before and just haven't, but I couldn't not comment on this one. About a week ago, I was pulling up to our house after w.o. at the gym and this song came on the radio-it was the first time I heard it and I too, sat there with tears in my eyes and listened to every word. I felt like God played it at that moment just for me. I came inside and told Nathan I wanted to download it from itunes. I love the song and I could listen to it over and over. I remember hearing that same message preached too -music/worship is one of my strongest pathways to God. Congrats on getting back in shape! :o)


For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. -Corinthians 5:14