Then Sings My Soul
Earlier this year in a Daily Word, I focused on the prayer, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.” Since that post, I have been reflecting on the many ways in which I have experienced God speaking to me over the years as I have encountered His love, grace and direction in my life. First and foremost, I experience (and hear) God as I read and meditate upon His holy Word. That study and meditation provides a baseline for all of the other information I receive via all of my senses and that baseline helps me to discern whether God is indeed calling me to some action.
I have experienced and heard God through works of art on canvas and carved in stone and through the majestic beauty of His Creation. And just last week, I found myself “listening” to God via a hymn that was stuck on a “repeat loop” in my mind. I had been practicing contemplative prayer (a way of prayer that sits quietly and purposefully before God in a sort of “speak Lord your servant listens” mindset). Over and over, I kept hearing the words of the chorus of How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine:
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!
As I continued praying, I realized that during the chaos of the past eight months, my soul had all but gone silent; while I continued my prayers and study, my soul had not been singing. As tears streamed down my face, I began to sing from my heart and from my soul to God: “How great Thou art!”
What about you? Is your soul singing to God today of His greatness?
A Prayer for Today
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. How great Thou art. Give voice to my soul today to sing praises to you. How great Thou art. Amen.