Music is the magical entry into the spirit world; the golden gate into the Kingdom of God. But we mustn't be of the mindset that God only uses Christian music to reach out and touch our mind, heart and spirit. God uses any and every means available to speak to His children.
Our job is to be open and receptive.
In this devotional, Pamela S. Thibodeaux shares how God opened her spirit to a deeper understanding of the abundance of His grace and mercy through the words of the song, The Rose sung by Country & Western artist Conway Twitty.
Pamela offers Seeds to Ponder and a prayer as she parallels the love of God and the Christian life to each verse of the song.
Excerpt: Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need...
How very true! The Bible speaks of a longing of our soul to be in communion with the Lord. Psalm 42 says, "As the hind longs for running water, so my soul longs for thee, oh God..."
Endless, aching need; we all feel it–the need to be loved, to be worthy; the ache to know God more intimately and to glorify Him.
Many describe this aspect of their walk with God as an ache or a hunger which is forever present. Sometimes it is more prevalent than others but always there….Thee need to be close to Him, to know His will, to feel His presence, to be made worthy and whole by His Holy Spirit.
Just when we feel we've gotten closer to Him still, the ache smarts again––deeper, more desperate than the last time. A longing that cannot be described––one that can only be satisfied by the Holy Spirit leading you closer and deeper into the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Every one of us can relate to the insatiable hunger we've experienced in our lives. Many times we seek after and pursue more…bigger and better things (money, houses, cars, jobs) thinking those will satisfy, not realizing the hunger in our soul is one only God can satisfy. As I look back over my life, I recall a time when I got wrapped up in the things of the world, and yet, I've always been a seeker of peace above all things. Oh, that we would teach our children that more is not better and the more things you have, the more time you'll spend taking care of them and the less time you'll have to pursue what really matters in life--people and relationships!
The accumulation of things will never satisfy the soul like an intimate relationship with the Creator and His creation. Get rid of the stuff in your life and see how much peace there is in simplicity.
Purchase LOVE IS A ROSE