Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mighty to Save

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love music - and lyrics speak to me... in a very powerful way. Frequently, my Facebook status updates are phrases that have resonated in my core, ministered to me, taught me something important, or are simply stuck in my head!

I believe that words are powerful and can be used mightily - to encourage or destroy. Add a melody that parallels or embodies the emotion and I'm all in.

A lesser known fact is that I frequently hit the snooze button on my alarm clock until a song is playing that moves me, inspires me, or catches my attention.

This morning was one such morning. The day would be a little more laid back, and I had been awakened entirely too early, so I was taking the opportunity to awaken to the "right" music. I knew I'd know it when I heard it.

And I did. This morning, it was the song Mighty to Save by Hillsong United. I shut off the alarm, rolled over and grabbed my phone. I clicked the "Daily Verse" app and could barely control the smile that crept upon my face.

Zephaniah 3:17. Now, Zephaniah is not a book that I've spent much time in, but there it was in front of me. Before my eyes was a verse that tied in so perfectly with the song I had just silenced, and was exactly the reminder I needed - He is here in our midst.

Here with me - rejoicing over me with gladness; quieting me with His love; and exulting over me with loud singing.

It just doesn't get any better than that!

Zephaniah 3:17

17 The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.

No comments: