As a musician and singer, this excerpt from “Looking For Lovely” by Annie F. Downs rings so near to how my heart beats not only for corporate worship but my private interaction with the Lord as worship throughout my day.
While I rarely get to sing and lead worship these days, savoring alone times with the Lord Jesus fuels my spirit. It is there my soul finds encouragement, rest and refreshing.
As author Annie F. Downs, Looking For Lovely writes,
“Based on what’s going on with my day, or in my heart, I take their melody and some of their words and add my own. Because sometimes I like to worship God through a song that’s my own and sometimes getting through a hard day or a hard moment is only possible when I bring my own lovely truth into it.”
Learning to purpose to find the lovely in every single moment of every good, hard or indifferent day has been transforming. A simple practice that implements a small shift- fixing my eyes and fixing thoughts on Jesus in the midst of Him writing my story- for His glory!
~allowing the melody of that day to become my song
Just wondering how your day might be going? Can you step back and easily acknowledge your truth and melody?
My soul has learned to sing with breathing melodies. It is not always pretty but it is authentic and honoring to God.
Sweet communion with Him always cares for me so perfectly!
What’s YOUR story of finding the lovely today?
I’d really love to hear! ❤️ Mel
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8
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