Wednesday, June 27, 2018
" speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord," Ephesians 5:19 NKJV
This is a happy picture. Matt is rough housing with our golden retriever Buddy. These two love one another. When it is rainy out at night Buds wants to be with Matthew in his room. All anxiety leaves the dog as he rests with his friend.
No other time is it alright for a dog to be in a bedroom. If buddy is in the laundry room and it is blustery outside he will scratch at the door until little pieces are all over the floor. I am not my happiest when I come down to a mess like this first thing in the morning.
There are other messes in the dog/laundry room I dislike more first thing in the morning. I will spare you the details. I don't yell or scream but I dislike messes just the same.
Our verse today is how I like to spend my time. A friend asked me once why I didn't play christian music when I was home. I said,"I like to be able to sing whenever I want."
This doesn't mean I couldn't play music as well. Singing with music is legitimate too. Most times I like to be free to let out a melody when I think of one. We each have our own way of worshiping throughout the day.
"Making melody in my heart unto the King of Kings" is one of my favorite occupations throughout the day. How do you keep yourself occupied? This of course is when you are alone.
Music has been a vital part of who I am from the very beginning. My Dad liked music and he played classical music at night when he was home. This developed in me a love for instrumental music.
Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Korsakov were some of his favorites composers. Worship music has its own special place in my heart. Don't get my wrong, some of those special classics are very worshipful and were written for the Lord. I love this about those beautiful, masterfully crafted pieces.
Getting lost in worship to the Lord is about the best thing to do any ordinary day. You are whisked out of this dull existence and delivered into the presence of God. How's that for an otherwise standard Wednesday?