Friday, February 14, 2014

Shhh, They're Playing Your Song!

Photo Credit: Paulo Vicente, Creative Commons, cc
It's jarring and unexpected. Beer advertisements jangle loudly across my Kenny G saxophone instrumentals every five seconds. The latest in internet viruses seems to be this one, attacking online radio stations with incessant invisible advertisements. More than just the occasional advertisement between songs, these ads soon play nearly non-stop, blocking out all music.

As I look into tackling this computer issue, it strikes me how often our lives are like this too, though. Our Creator woos us, serenading us with songs of love. Too often, our focus is pulled off him. Others' voices, songs, and noises pop up, and soon his song is buried under chaos.

Want to clear away the noise with me tonight? Take a moment to pause life, turn off other distractions, quiet your mind, and listen to the original Singer. He's singing to you tonight.

"The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with his love
He will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17)

Shhh, they're playing your song...

Happy Valentine's weekend, friend. Know that you are loved, pursued, and delighted in, by the Lover of your soul. He's playing your song...

14 comments:

Floyd said...

How true! Awesome analogy. Be still and know that He is God... Thanks for the reminder. Needed this week. Happy V day, one late!

Mary Hill said...

Very sweet and inspiring. I love that our Savior has a special song for each of us if we just listen.

Brian Miller said...

its a nice analogy...and so true on those things slip in to garner our attention away from what is eternal and good.

Betty Draper said...

Beautiful post Jennifer, love the scriptures and you are so right, one has to on purpose get quiet to hear His song to us. I continue to miss Papua New Guinea where it was easy to find a quiet place.

cabinart said...

Excellent example of how distractions and interruptions abound to separate us from The One Who Made Us. Wow, is there anything in the world that evil people don't mess with??

Bill (cycleguy) said...

A great love song to me Jennifer. Thanks. And thanks for visiting my site.

Bill (cycleguy) said...

maybe I should say "for" me. :)

Jennifer Dougan said...

Thanks, Floyd. :)

Happy Tuesday from snowy MN.

Jennifer
www.jenniferdougan.com

Jennifer Dougan said...

Mary,

"A special song for each of us" is a nice way to put it. Thanks.

Jennifer
www.jenniferdougan.com

Jennifer Dougan said...

So true, huh, Brian? Thanks for stopping in.

Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

Jennifer Dougan said...

Betty,

Thank you. Ahh, I imagine PNG was beautiful, and warm too. :)

Jennifer
www.jenniferdougan.com

Jennifer Dougan said...

Jana/Cabinart,

I know, now I use pandora on my husband's computer. :) I suppose that isn't really solving it.

Always nice to talk with you,
Jennifer
www.jenniferdougan.com

Jennifer Dougan said...

Bill (cycle guy),

Hi, thanks for stopping in. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post, and I grinned to see that someone else mixes up words at times too. I do that all the time.

Have a great week,
Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

Eli OKeefe said...

Hello Jen! Thank you for your sweet comment a while ago! I'm doing great at college, learning to trust God soo much more because I just can't control everything. I hope you and Morgan are doing well:D