When We Are Aligned With God’s Heart It’s Musical

musicPacing while listening to God’s promptings can be a challenge, but Vicki shares a beautiful example of the music that can occur.

“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy” (Psalm 96:11-12).

Welcome to the concert of inanimate objects. If you obey the speed limit, the road will sing to you. Literally.

Musical highways are popping up around the world. Drivers hear the melody only when they maintain the correct speed. Curiosity compels drivers to comply with the speed limit. They want to ‘play’ the tune with their car.

You can listen to it in the video here:

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The melodious roads intrigued me. The man-made phenomenon helped me realize how I can have a song in my heart. The secret is aligning my pace with God’s.

If I try to accomplish more than my body can handle, I pay later. Exhaustion forces me to recover. On the other hand, if I shut down in discouragement, I pay a different price. Self-pity or depression sets in.

Why do I accelerate too much or downshift? Sometimes it’s because I haven’t fully accepted God’s plan. Other times I still try to be the one in control.

The key is to synchronize my pace with God’s timing. To match my desires to His plans. Only then will I find true contentment in Him. As I learn to yield to Him, I find greater contentment.

God’s people knew how to yield and follow. They wandered in the wilderness without a GPS or map to guide them. Only God’s pillar of smoke. When it moved, they moved.

Why is it difficult to yield? Pain, cognition issues, and fatigue make it hard to sing for joy. How I want to bend to His will and rejoice in His power. One of my friends shows me how. Donna lives life with a song in her heart. With love that cannot be contained, worship songs burst forth from her lips regularly–just like creation.

“Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy” (Psalm 98:8).

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Fill my heart to overflowing with Your joy. Psalm 40:3 is my desire. Create in me a new song so I can say, “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.” In Christ’s name, Amen.

About the Author:
Vicki understands special needs as a patient, parent, and professor. She has had multiple sclerosis since 1993. Her 33-year-old son was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She’s taught special education as a teacher, administrator, and adjunct professor. Through her blog, she reaches out to other mothers of children with mental illness. http://mentalillnessmom2mom.net/ Vicki wrote a picture book about bullying: Heart Eyes: Beth and the Bullies. You can find out more about that book by visiting her Heart Eyes website: http://www.hearteyes.net

Are you able to have a song in your heart? If so, what prompts you to spontaneously sing a worship song?

This is Kristian Stanfill singing “My Heart is Yours.” Whatever you do for God, do it with all your heart. Some days that may mean you sing, other days you just shower… but do it all for the glory of God, asking Him for strength to get you through what He desires you to do. -Lisa