All my life I have loved music and especially singing. While I am not a "singer" I have been blessed over the years to be a church choir member. Many friends, especially my Chattanooga nurse friends , can testify to my ability to finish someone's statement with a familiar song. My oldest daughter often ....rolled her eyes....at the sound of my youngest daughter and me singing harmony with commercials on TV. Oh she did it too, just tried to be a little less obvious.
Through life circumstances I have found myself in many valleys especially over the last ten years. Though my song may have been less audible it was still there. There was nothing better than to feel that song begin to once again surface as God lifted me from the despair I was experiencing.
A more recent event in my life (not in the valley) was marrying my sweet husband Eric. Along with marriage and a new address also came a new church. I never realized how hard it would be to attend a new church. The church is awesome but I found this "shyness" I never new existed. ( ok I know that must shock some).
I so wanted to join the choir and knew that God wanted me to but I couldn't bring myself to talk to the choir director about it. There were many missed opportunities ( all my doings and excuses). I felt many tugs from the Holy Spirit and the last tug was entering the church a few Sunday night ago and hearing the choir practincing " I am on a Journey" from the same book my Ider Baptist Choir used. I was so exited. I attended choir practice the next Sunday afternoon and sang in the Choir for the first time Yesterday morning.
Now, once again, My Heart Sings .... and I can praise my Lord!!!!!
"Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual song. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord..." Ephensians 5:19