I am a blessed woman. For more reasons than I can count, I know that God has His hand on me. Little every-day ways and great big ways. And sometimes I have so much joy in my heart… My cup runneth over!!! Sometimes, my heart and my head respond with a chorus from Beethoven’s Ninth or the Hallelujah Chorus. This morning I woke up with Mr. Beethoven’s Ninth stuck on repeat…
Joyful, Joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the Light of day!
I guess my brain is stuck in the classics right now, which is funny because I don’t sit at my desk listening to them all day… Most of the time I don’t listen to music at all. Odd for a musician, or maybe not. When I’m listening to music, I can’t do anything else. I have to stop and hear it, analyze it, sing along with it.
Not so in the middle of the night. When I wake up with music in my head, I just listen. I feel so blessed that God is singing over me! I just listen until I fall asleep again… Usually excited about the possibility of hearing that song in the morning and writing it all down. Most of the time, though, I wake up and the song is different. Not the same one as the middle-of-the-night song.
True story. My husband tries to “plant” songs in my head. He knows I’m writing this blog, and he tries to give me songs to write about, sometimes singing them right before bed. All in good humor, but to no avail. I tell him that only God can give me the songs. And no matter what he tries to plant in my ears or my head, God always has other ideas. He blesses me with music while I sleep, in the morning, all day long, everywhere I go. I carry it with me, inside me.
I AM a blessed woman. Blessed beyond measure. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts here. I would truly love to hear yours!!! Leave a comment and let me know how you are blessed!