The quote I chose this evening is:
Tonight, I share with you, my love of music and how music can lend itself to gratitude through a heart of prayer and praise. Music soothes the soul and eases emotional and physical pain. I found myself in a great deal of pain when I had flashbacks of the childhood sexual abuse. At the same time, my marriage was failing and my step-children were acting out with the use of drugs and alcohol in their teens. Life truly was crashing in around me. I went to church and prayed and cried and cried and prayed and the music soothed my anguished soul.
One of my favorite Bible verses was the quote for tonight, Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and singing praises in your heart to the Lord.” That is what the music did for me. It spoke to me in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. I learned through the pain to have a heart of worship and to praise God even in the storms of life. Music told the tale of my victories and defeats and allowed me to express my emotions through the music. At the same time, music taught me Bible verses that helped me to grow stronger. Over time, joy while singing replaced crying while singing and slowly the pain diminished and my depression decreased.
With that, I just want to share some spiritual songs and psalms of worship. Just immerse yourself in the music and see the thankfulness and gratitude of music.
- My love of all types of music.
- The ability for music to soothe the emotional pain and the beast in me.
- Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and singing praises in your heart to the Lord.”
- My Higher Power, whom I call God for loving me and sacrificing His life for me.
- The worship songs chosen tonight as each speaks to my inner soul.
I hope you enjoyed tonight’s quote, music, and my gratitude list. Meet me tomorrow for another quote about gratitude or thanksgiving.