Hearing God’s Love Song

“He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing,” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV, 1984 ed.).

 

I was riding on a chairlift at Keystone ski resort in Colorado. “Single,” I had called out while standing in line—the proper etiquette for those skiing alone. No one took me up on the offer to share the chair…and I breathed a sigh of relief. I was alone. I was glad.

As the gears churned and the cables strained to pull my metal chair up the mountain, I sensed God’s presence surrounding me. I wasn’t alone after all. Wrapped in the down of His love and zipped up with the security of His grace, I settled in for the brisk morning ride. The great Rockies dressed in winter’s garment of glistening snow stood tall all around me. Strong. Powerful. Majestic. Sure. The lapis vault of heaven canopied the earth with wisps of feathery brushstrokes. Delicate. Winsome. Graceful. Changing. It seemed as if the breath of God kissed my cheeks with the tingling crispness of that Colorado morning.

As the braids of metal drew me higher and higher, I heard a mother and her daughter begin to sing. “Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing. Power and majesty praise to the king. Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of Your name.”

Like an old couple that warms with remembrance when “their song” comes on the radio, I basked in knowing that God had specifically pushed G-5 on the jukebox just for me. For they were singing our song—God’s and mine. It had been our song since I first heard the words in 1994. And it seemed God had just commissioned two of his children to serenade me. He was wooing me once again with music that wafted from behind and embraced my heart.

“He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing,” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV, 1984 ed.). God sang His love song and I drank it in.

I closed my eyes, captivated by His evident love for me. A moment of sudden glory in the Rockies. I didn’t want to get off the chair lift. I thought of Peter’s words to Jesus after he had seen the transfiguration up on another high mountain two thousand years ago: “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah” (Matthew 17:4). Like Peter who had seen Jesus’ sun-drenched face illuminate and His body clothed in light, I didn’t want the moment to end. I wanted to pitch a tent and settle in. But just as Peter had to return to the valley below, I had to return to the flatlands.

Treks down the hill are always part of the mountain peak moments of sudden glory. That moment in the Rockies, when God wooed me with our love song through the timbre of two of his children, He was simply giving me another reminder of His love for me. Remember, He whispered. “I have loved you, with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness,” (Jeremiah 31:3).

I slid off the chair lift and onto the snow packed ramp. With a push of the poles and a dig of the skis, I headed back down the mountain once again. And our great love story continued from the peaks of the Rockies to the muddy, slushy, slopes and masses of people below. God had pursued and romanced my heart once again.

God has pulled out all the stops in pursuit of your heart. But many, I dare say most, don’t see it, don’t hear it, and don’t taste it. “Blessed are your eyes because they see,” Jesus said, “and your ears because they hear,” (Matthew 13:16).

We yearn to be cherished as a rare treasure. We dream of a love that is fresh every morning with anticipation of what the day may hold. We long for a love that will not wane with time or diminish with the doldrums of everyday life. And that is exactly what God wants to give you. I pray that you will hear God’s love song and find His love notes lavishly tucked in the moments. That you will recognize the romance of God in the routine of your life. That is exactly what you can expect when in him we live and move and have our being becomes a reality in your life. It is then that you experience a sacred union with God.

 Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, Thank You for relentless romance of my heart. Thank You for love that is fresh every morning – a love that will not wane or diminish with time. Thank You for the moments of sudden glory where You make Your presence known in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 Now It’s Your Turn

What does Psalm 136 tell you about God’s love?

What does Jeremiah 31:3 tell you about God’s love for you?  What picture do the words “drawn you” paint in your mind?

Do you and God have a favorite love song? I’ve already told you mine. Now, what’s yours? Share it in the comment box! Then go back and read what your blog family wrote. You might learn a new song.

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Today’s blog was taken from A Sudden Glory: God’s Lavish Response to Your Ache for Something More. Check it out at www.localhost/sjold/a-sudden-glory/.  While you’re there, you can download a free chapter or watch a video book trailer.

112 Responses to Hearing God’s Love Song

  1. Kate Walsh August 28, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    When I asked God the first thing that came to mind was Cory Asbury’s “Do you know the way you move me?” It’s very anointed by the Spirit.

  2. Teresa R August 28, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    I Stand by Phil and Pam Morgan is my favorite song

  3. Debbie August 28, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    One song? Not possible to choose. Three pop to mind immediately! “My Romance”, (don’t know who sings it), “Music of My Heart” by Nicole Mullins and “Singing” by Kari Jobe are on my playlist this morning!
    God Bless You! Love the morning devotion!

  4. sandra August 28, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    I Love the song completely

  5. Dina August 28, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Draw Me Close is my “love song” with my Lord Jesus – as He is all I want and need!

  6. Samantha August 28, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    My favorite is also Shout to The Lord though I have many many that melt my heart!

  7. Theresa Young August 28, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    The song for me and God is How Great Thou Art…
    Love to worship to modern songs Redeemed, and
    10,000 Reasons…. Blessings Ms Sharon

  8. Rachiel August 28, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I’m Alive!

  9. nancy August 28, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    HI Sharon
    What a great heart warming story today! I myself had a moment just the other night. I had prayed quietly as I settled in my bed to sleep the other night for comfort and reassurance that there will be an end to my present situation with money and my marriage. I was really worried, frustrated and lost for what to do. I gave the whole situation to the Lord. Asleep, I eventually began to dream. I dreamt that I was walking through a beautiful grassy field with what looked to be a male figure. We were just slowly strolling side by side, quiet chatter, giggles. It felt so surreal and calming. Then just before I was awakened I remember the image of this male figure, whose face I completely recognized, and I laid down on the grass and were face to face. So close that I could feel his breath. I couldn’t make out the words but I felt his touch as he touched my face. He said something but I can’t remember but I know it was very comforting. I woke up feeling every moment. I still feel this. It was the most real dream I’ve ever had. I am still comforted by the whole experienced but weirded out too because well it’s just weird who the person was and that I can feel every touching moment of the dream.
    As for love song, there are so many. I think the one that spoke to me the most after I gave my heart to the Lord 3 years ago was “Above All” but the latest to woo me is “Purified”.
    I’ve written many poems and there is one I’d like to share called Lover of My Soul., however I’ll have to post it in a little bit. My time for devotion has ended I must get dressed as my daycare children will start to arrive soon.
    God Bless !
    Nancy <3

  10. charcy August 28, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Casting Crowns “Voice of Truth”
    I choose to listen to the voice of Truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Jestine August 28, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    You are Awesome in this Place…since I was a little girl!

  12. Laura August 28, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Sharon, mine & God’s love song is “Breathe.” It can send me higher than any drug every could; it can reduce me to tears in a split second. It can envelope me like a warm hug!

  13. Sandy August 28, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    The song that is mine and God’s is “The Power of Your Love”. It became very special to me after the death of my father. Some of the lyrics are “Hold me close, let your love surround me. ” It’s a beautiful song.

  14. Beverly Richards August 28, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    My favourite love song with God is” It is well with my soul”.

  15. nancy August 28, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Hi Sharon again. It turns out I had an extra few minutes and really wanted to share this.
    Lover of My Soul

    My heart beats strong for you
    Can’t slow it down
    No matter what I do
    Oh lover of my soul
    I ache to feel your touch
    I pine to hear you speak
    Your embrace is what I seek
    I desire you oh so much
    I want to be faithful
    I can’t help but feel hopeful
    For the day when you’ll come back for me
    There will be a day when I will see
    You face to face
    I pray then you’ll grant me grace
    To abide with you
    In that wonderful home
    Above the skies of blue
    Oh lover of my soul
    How do I get to you?
    Where can I go to find you?
    I need you here with me
    Oh tell me how long will that be
    Until you return to me?
    Your love it holds firm where I would squirm
    It never judges or excludes
    Oh lover of my soul
    Even when I shut you out
    You still wait for me
    With open arms you are always there
    To comfort and adore me
    Sure sounds like the perfect place to be
    So lover of my soul
    What can I do to stay true to you?
    When will you come?
    When will you bring me home?
    Will it be soon?
    Oh lover of my soul
    I don’t want to be alone
    Can’t go it on my own
    I’d give it all
    If you’ll tear down the wall
    I’ve built between you and me
    Grant me forgiveness and
    Plague me with mercy
    Oh Lover of my Soul.
    NB

  16. Paulette August 28, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    My love song with Christ is Power of Your Love. The words mean so much to me as a divorced mom. Even though we had the song sung at our wedding. Christ has beome my focal point even more as I realize He is hoding me close and letting His love surround me,

  17. Lynne August 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Mine are “How Great Thou Art” ( I had an experience like you looking at Mount Ranier in Seattle, awed by God’s beauty and that song flowed through me), “You Are Good” by Israel Houghton, and “Much of You” by Steven Curtis Chapman. He is so good, and the fact that He loves us is amazing.

  18. susan August 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Jason Gray “Remind me who I am”

  19. Cheryl Spencer August 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    “Your Grace Still Amazes Me”…takes my breath away!

  20. Angie August 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    My song is “The More I Seek Him” by Christ the Nations. I feel God’s love and peace when I hear it. Have a great day and thanks for getting my day started focusing on God’s love for me.

  21. Dyanne August 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    “Great is thy Faithfulness”….I LOVE singing it to my ABBA in praise.
    Everything I have ever needed (not wanted)…HE has provided. Thanks for todays beautiful devotion.

  22. Kelli August 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Right now, my favorite God love song is “We the Redeemed” by Hillsong. Such a great reminder of God’s love for us and that nothing else can match it.

  23. Andrea August 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    The song that “reaches” me time and again is Jody McBrayer (of Avalon) To Ever Live without me. The first one in church that made me cry as we sang was Pierced by Audio Adrenaline, both powerful and perfect songs!

  24. Erica J August 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    I have so many favorites but one that always touches me is “Gently and Softly”. I believe that’s the name. It’s an old-fashioned hymn, but oh, how it stirs my heart and makes me forever want to be in love with Him. We are so blessed that he died for us!

  25. Penni August 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Not a song, but His Voice. When I was still working and had to leave for work it was usually dark. One morning, after a clear night, the stars were still out and beautiful, He reminded me that I was beautiful and belonged to Him. He told me “I am the one Who tells the sun and the moon where to go. I also place the stars in the sky. Your name is written on the palm of My Hand and I say you are beautiful.” Just what a daughter needed to hear!!!!

  26. Toni Wortherly August 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    My all time favorite song for just God and me is Tramaine Hawkins’ “Holy One.” I also have written a song inspired by Psalm 63 that I love to sing to Him called, “In the Shadow of Your Wings”:

    In the Shadow of Your Wings (Psalm 63)
    © Copyright 2012 Toni L. Wortherly

    O Lord, You are my God
    Every morning I’ll seek Your face
    My soul is desperate for You
    In this dry and thirsty place
    I have known Your power and glory
    I see Your presence in Your sanctuary

    My soul follows after Thee
    Your right hand upholds me
    I will rejoice
    In the shadow of Your wings
    You’ve been my help and my strength
    My mouth will praise with joyful lips
    I will rejoice
    In the shadow of Your wings

    Your lovingkindness is
    To me better than life
    I will lift my hands in Your Name
    And praise with all my might
    When I lay down to sleep
    I will meditate on Thee

    My soul follows after Thee
    Your right hand upholds me
    I will rejoice
    In the shadow of Your wings
    You’ve been my help and my strength
    My mouth will praise with joyful lips
    I will rejoice
    In the shadow of Your wings

    And those who seek to destroy my soul
    They will fall by the sword
    Those who speak lies against my God and King
    Will be stopped by the Lord
    But I will trust in Him
    Cling to Him
    I will praise
    I will rejoice

    My soul follows after Thee
    Your right hand upholds me
    I will rejoice
    In the shadow of Your wings
    You’ve been my help and my strength
    My mouth will praise with joyful lips
    I will rejoice
    In the shadow of Your wings

    I pray that it blesses all of you and honors God. If you want to hear it, a live performance is on my website at: http://elevatedvalues.weebly.com/videos.html

    God bless,
    Toni

  27. Wendy Bradford August 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    I love “Sing of My Love” by Jesus Culture…its a praise to our Almighty God!! Hes awesome

  28. Tammy August 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    My song is…”Give Me Jesus”.

  29. Donna August 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    Revelation Song

  30. betty j. August 28, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Our love song is The Upper Room, by Mahalia Jackson and” Gonna lift you up” by Johnathan Butler

  31. Wendy August 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    How he loves BY “Jesus Culture” Fit so good with the devotional today, I was in the presence of God and was drawn by his awesome love for me. THANKYOU so much for allowing God to move through you..

  32. Wendy August 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    How he loves BY “Jesus Culture” Fit so good with the devotional today, I was in the presence of God and was drawn by his awesome love for me. THANKYOU so much for allowing God to move through you.. By the way it is 9:30 am here in ohio

  33. BeeJayP August 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    As the deer pants for the water so my soul longeth after you. You alone are
    My heart’s desire and I long to worship You!

  34. Dottie August 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    My song is, “Where I belong” by Building 429. This song was written for me I think. It helps me understand why I feel so out of place on this planet. It explains why I’m alone in this world. I don’t belong here. I can’t wait to die and go to Heaven to be with Jesus.

  35. Laura August 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    One of m favorite songs is: ‘Overcome’ by Desperation Band. I love the truth of the phrase; “Every victory is yours!!!” I shared that with my sister when she was getting ready to have a lung scan and we all sensed it would be another good report and it was!! Also the line that says that He is sending us out to be ‘light in a broken land.’ I also love one song where I dance to the Lord, but I don’t remember the name of it. It’s all good. I love to either dance, raise my arms in praise or shout to the Lord.

  36. Lori Nash August 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    My God song changes according to my circumstances. Currently “our song” is Strong Tower by Kutless!

  37. Dom and Dot August 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    The song “I just seen Jesus”, sung by Lionell Harris and Sandy Patti is just one of our songs we love. Thanks for your ministries. God Bless. ddrainbow@mahaska.org

  38. Adele August 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    That’s What Friends are For, Stevie Wonder, Diane Warwick

  39. Kathy Davis August 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Right now I love “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave–gives me a heart full of gratitude knowing my Lord has saved me!!!!

  40. Donna P August 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    “Amazing Grace”, I always get chills and always come to tears!!
    Thank you for the beautiful post.

  41. val August 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    The more I seek you! By Kari Jobe

  42. Carolyn August 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Hundreds upon hundreds….the Lord speaks to me through music! But right now I really am ministered by “I Turn to You” by Selah. Love this song and this group!

  43. Andi August 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    “One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

  44. Sheridan F. August 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    I Can Only Imagine. It’s gets me all warm and fuzzy every time I hear it!!

  45. Nikki August 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Psalm 40, my husband Jay and I had that as one of our Bible readings in our wedding. It was not one of the traditional verses read but we were both in our mid to late 30’s when we were married. My husband was in an accident that should have taken his life and should have taken his independence but shocked doctors and everyone around him. My life has not been physically as trying as his but emotionally being abandoned on a door step in South Korea days old. I lived my life for so long making sure no one would want to leave me again. Of course, many left during that time which only made my bad behaviors worse. Falling in love with each other was truly a new song in each of our lives.

    I waited patiently for the Lord
    He inclined and heard my cry.
    He brought me right out of the pit,
    out of my miry clay.
    I will sing a new song,
    How long to sing this song?
    He set my feet upon a rock,
    and made my footsteps heard.
    Many will see,
    Many will see and fear.
    I will sing, sing a new song.
    How long to sing this song?

  46. Kayla D Perkins August 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Sharon–

    My and God’s love song is “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” Every word, every lyric of that song speaks to me. Was it made just for me?! Lol, of course not. But, it feels like it.

    I also sense God’s presence, and His “winks” to remind me that He sees me and loves me, when I see teeny-tiny songbirds in the trees.


    Kayla D Perkins

  47. Shannon Monroe August 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Jimmy Needham’s “Forgiven and Loved”. It came to me at a point in my life when I felt unloved by everyone. I was in a dark depression but PRAISE GOD I’m learning to overcome!

  48. Kowana Farrar August 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Good Morning Sharon,

    Thank you so much for your time with God! I have been going through many things this past week and needed to re-affirm God’s love for me. Our song is: Open the eys to my heart Lord, Open the eyes to my heart I want to see you. I want to see you. Thanks again!

  49. Dee August 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    I have a few that touch me and bring me to tears.
    My Redemer Lives – Nicole Mullin , just knowing he lives and we can talk to him everyday is amazing.
    In the Garden -Alan Jackson , to know such a peaceful place , we can talk to Jesus and have no worries .
    And Glorious Day -Casting Crowns OOOOOH to know he died for us and is coming back one day. And how he suffered is so very heart breaking .

  50. Tenisha August 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    My favorite song is called Dance With Me. I experienced the Lord’s presence so strong that He was leading me in a physical dance.

  51. Sandra August 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE ARMS OF MY LORD

    THIS OLD WORLD IS FULL OF PAIN AND MISERY
    SOMETIMES SATAN STANDS AND LASHES OUT AT ME
    BUT WITH JESUS ON MY SIDE I AM SATISFIED
    AND IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE ARMS OF MY LORD

    IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE ARMS OF MY LORD
    IN HIS PRESENCE I AM SHELTERED FROM THE STORM
    IT’S SO GOOD TO HAVE HIS SPIRIT
    IT’S SO GOOD TO HAVE HIS WORD
    AND IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE ARMS OF MY LORD

    WHEN I COME TO THE CROSSING OF THE TIDE
    WHEN I SEE OLD JORDAN’S WATER DEEP AND WIDE
    THAT DARK RIVER I’LL NOT FEAR
    FOR MY JESUS HE WILL BE NEAR
    AND IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE ARMS OF MY LORD

  52. Rebeca August 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Alive – By Natalie Grant. Thank you for this morning devotion.

  53. Jane August 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Amazing love by Newsboys

  54. Lisa Borba August 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Be Thou My Vision was my favorite hymn growing up…I don’t even know why. I hadn’t heard it in years until a couple of months ago, and I was reminded of it. I pulled out my mom’s old hymnal and I even remembered the page number. I go to youtube and listen to 4Him sing frequently now.

  55. Ellen Lukens August 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Hello Sharon,

    What a wonderful devotation today such a blessing how much Gods love, is everyday it increases more and more. My song that I love that God has given to me is Blessed Assurance I love the words Blessed Assurance Jesus is Mine…. Its such a joy to be happy in him. May God Bless you and keep you.

    In Christ love,

    Ellen Lukens

  56. Roxy Leonard August 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Sharon, I know you must hear this over and over, but your devotion was sent directly from God to me. I struggle accepting God’s love for me, as a woman going through a divorce. I yearn to be cherished, treasured and romanced,as many other women. I pray that God will meet those needs, especially in this valley I am experiencing. Thank you.

  57. Rose August 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    The song that touched my heart is ” I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me. I just think that this song best discribes how we feel about the day when we meet our Father in Heaven and how amazing it will be!!! We all wonder I am sure how we will react to His Presence and I know that I am longing for that day to come!!!! Glory to God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God Bless You,
    Love,
    Rose

  58. Mrs. Miki Pettapiece August 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    “To God be the Glory”, for the things He has done. Iam 75, got saved when I was 40, 3 weeks after my precious mother went to be with the Lord. It was later my Lord whispered to my heart, ” I told your mom I was giving her a coming home present, I’m going to save your baby daughter”. And saved me He did and filled me with such a hunger to know Him. My latter days are definately greater then my former. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!! Miki P.

  59. Margaret August 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    The Kry’s song HE WON’T LET YOU GO
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXEJrpi-Gp8

  60. Sherri August 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Shout to the Lord, definitely. My eyes tear up every time.

  61. Michelle August 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    mine is: Beautiful by Mercy Me

    Days will come when you don’t have the strength
    And all you hear is you’re not worth anything
    Wondering if you ever could be loved
    And if they truly saw your heart
    They’d see too much

    You’re beautiful, You’re beautiful
    You are made for so much more than all of this
    You’re beautiful, You’re beautiful
    You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
    You’re beautiful

    Praying that you have the heart to fight
    Cuz you are more than what is hurting you tonight
    For all the lies you’ve held inside so long
    But they are nothing in the shadow of the cross

    You’re beautiful, You’re beautiful
    You are made for so much more than all of this
    You’re beautiful, You’re beautiful
    You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
    You’re beautiful

    Before you ever took a breath
    Long before the world began
    Of all the wonders He possessed
    There was one more precious
    Of all the earth and skies above
    You’re the one He madly loves…
    Enough to die!!!

    You’re beautiful, You’re beautiful
    In His eyes

    You’re beautiful!
    You are made for so much more than all of this
    You’re beautiful!
    You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
    You’re beautiful!
    You are made for so much more than all of this
    You’re beautiful!
    You are treasured
    You are sacred
    You are His

    No Matter who you once were, or how you feel, you are His and He thinks your a treasure… and you are His. Awesome!! <3

  62. christine bletsch August 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    Hi Sharon! What a great devotion today! Actualy, I love all your devotions! You are a woman of God, who really knows her God!!! I love your new book! I am reading it now. Awesome! I began noticing those moments yrs ago and they were so moving and so directed personally to me, I was like a little girl, so filled with excitement, everytime God would surprise me!! ( I am convinced that He delights in surprising us and loves to see our response!) I began calling these moments- God suddenlies!! Your words have made me even more aware of these moments, as I am asking God for more special touches and seeing more of those precious moments! My favorite new song is by Peter Furler “I’m Alive” !! I love this song!!!, as it speaks of God’s Spirit alive within us and how we are with no way to hold Him inside! He has set us on fire! Our spirit burns with desire! He called us out! We are alive! It also sings of total thanks to our Lord! Sharon,You have to hear it!!!! Thankyou so much Sharon, for making God’s Word come alive and for your encouragement! May God con’t to use you in a mighty way! Lv/prayers to you sister! God Bless you and yours, Christine

  63. Maryjo August 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Word of God Speak by MercyMe. The first time I heard it, I did not know it was Christian, but I thought it was so beautiful. That was the beginning of the journey for me.

  64. KIM PAGE August 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I’ve always loved “I can only imagine”. Often when I’m alone & painting this song will play on my portable CD player. It feels as if HE’S RT THERE WITH ME DANCING as the paint begins to form a picture.

  65. Amanda Stuckey August 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    Beautiful article!! Thank you for sharing! My favorite love song from the Lord right now, and has been for about 5 months, is Casting Crowns’ “Jesus, Friend of Sinners”. That song speaks so much to me & I’ve had several times where God has played this song for me just as I’m getting in the car and then when I’ve changed the radio station to another when this song is over, it’s starting to play on another station. He knows my heart & how I love that song, I just KNOW he lets me bask in His presence when that song is playing. I’ve gotten goosebumps while singing it in my car in 95 degree heat. There is nothing like His touch. Blessings to you, my favorite devotional is “Girlfriends In God” and I appreciate all the work put into creating these devotionals.

  66. Marie Pompilus August 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Alabaster Box by CeCe Winans.

  67. Teresa August 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Its funny how God works, just this morning i was thanking God for our local radio station, and how i’m so blessed by its encourging songs and love songs it gives me each day. Thanks Sharon….

  68. D.Ann Reed August 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Two songs come to mind first is called Faithful only sing chorus
    He’s been faithfull faithful to me. Looking back love & mercy I see.I have failed & have questioned, even failed to believe, but He’s been faithful, faithful to me!
    Second song is as the deer panteth for the water so my soul longeth after thee. You alone are my hearts desire & I long to worship thee. You alone are my strength my shield, you alone does my spirit hear. You alone are my hearts desire & I long to worship thee!
    Girlfriends in God is a stream in the desert for me. Another way He pursues me! Bless you

  69. Steph August 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    There are several by Hillsong United that, when I listen to them, I am immediately surrounded by the love of God. My favorites are “Mighty to Save” and “From the inside out,” the live versions.

  70. Valerie August 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    We have a love song that we share, but it’s not technically a Christian song. It is a song from the Phantom of the Opera, and it’s called “All I Ask of You”. Here are some of the lyrics:
    No more talk of darkness
    Forget these wide-eyed fears
    I’m here, nothing can harm you
    My words will warm and calm you
    Let me be your freedom
    Let daylight dry your tears
    I’m here, with you, beside you
    To guard you and to guide you

    God spoke to me through this song during one of my darkest times (that I’m still going through by the way). The words still make tears in my eyes, and my heart swoon.

  71. Heather August 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    What a beautiful story! To name just one song is impossible for me! Here are a few songs that come to mind and some of these have already been mentioned:
    1- I Love You Lord
    2- Children of the Light
    3- You Raise Me Up
    4- Amazing Grace
    5- I Can Only Imagine
    6- Aftermath (Hill Song)
    7- You Are Near (CBW 3)
    8- Because You Loved Me
    9- Trust in the Lord (Composed by Heather Cumine)
    10- Jesus Loves Me

    These are just a few of my favourites. Thank you to you and to others who named their favourite songs. Some of these I don’t know, but I will listen to them>Who knows, they could become my next favourite song!!

  72. Heather August 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    How He Loves Me, David Crowder Band

  73. trina August 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    Our love song is the standard by Kristin stanfill.Declaring my heart and life fully to God and giving everything I am over to him is such a amazing feeling. The words of the song move so deeply in my soul it seems I can actually feel the father’s loving arms wrap around me. It is truly amazing that the lover of my soul Perseus me so steadfastly that nothing will stop him from continually wooing me.

  74. Lisa August 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Like everyone else, I probably have a different song for every mood, but two that speak to me most are Great Is Thy Faithfulness for myself and In the Garden because it reminds me of my late, beloved grandma.

  75. Kathy August 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Thank you, Sharon, for sharing your story. I love that song, too. I often sing it in the shower. 🙂 True, personal stories always reach the heart much better than mere facts.
    I have a number of songs I love to sing to God, but He sings to me, too. And the one that brings tears to my eyes every time is “I Can’t Live if Living is Without You.” (I wrote about it on my blog under the date of Sunday, January 1st, 2012.)

  76. Cathy August 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    DOXOLOGY/Blessed Assurance medley hands down http://barcathy1.wordpress.com/ contains part of the reason!

    369. Blessed Assurance

    Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915 Music: Phoebe P. Knapp, 1839-1908 Tune: ASSURANCE, Meter: 9 10.9 9 with Refrain –

    1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
    O what a foretaste of glory divine!
    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
    born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
    Refrain: This is my story, this is my song,
    praising my Savior all the day long;
    this is my story, this is my song,
    praising my Savior all the day long.

    2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,
    visions of rapture now burst on my sight; angels descending bring from above echoes of mercy, whispers of love. (Refrain)

    3. Perfect submission, all is at rest; I in my Savior am happy and blest, watching and waiting, looking above, filled with his goodness, lost in his love. (Refrain)

  77. Nemi O August 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Wonderful, merciful savior by Selah.

  78. Sue Patrsyk August 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    My favourite definitely is Chris Tomlin’s “Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbe7OruLk8I — It makes me cry everytime I hear/sing it and I feel my heart reaching to my Saviour each time. I just came from the hospital where my mother-in-law has just been told she has cancer. Your blog entry today reminds me that no matter what, God is here with me and loves me.

  79. Amanda August 28, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    A song at my old church. I don’ tknow the name…but the words are beautiful.

    “Like a spring rain, falling, He will come
    Like a Spring Rain Faling he will come
    Come let us return to the Lord
    Come sinners heal, the places sin has torn.
    His justice true
    and His mercy sure
    He will cover us in love.”

    The song is beautiful, slow, and sweet. You can almost hear the tears falling and our torn bodies being healed.

  80. Jean August 29, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Thank you for your sweet newsletter/blog. I woke up this morning very early and couldn’t go back to sleep. This was my song…it’s gone now. It was so vivid this a.m. and all through the morning, I sang the same refrain. It was basically singing about how Jesus gave his life for my sorry soul and how I am redeemed. Sounds so trite but it was sweet music for me this morning. Thank you for reminding me.

  81. DJ August 29, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    Hi Sharon, right now my favorite song is Revelation and Only imagine. I know He loves me for many reasons but He bought my daughter thru a serious surgery and she is doing so great. I praise His name constantly for His love . God bless Donna

  82. Christine August 29, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    Mine is “in Christ alone” the newsboys version. The words in that song are the same words in my heart concerning my Savior. God bless the song writers

  83. Courtney August 29, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    My love song with Jesus is Tim Mcgraws “To Make You Feel My Love.” Even though it wasn’t written as a Christian song I feel as if the words apply completely and more truly to the love of God than they do to human romance.

  84. Nancy Beneteau August 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    HI Sharon
    Yesterday after posting one of my poems and commenting, I had decided to open a blog to display my poems for everyone. It’s going to take some time to get the money I need to actually get my poetry book published. I do hope you can take a moment sometime and read them. My blog address is: http://steppingstonesinfaith.blogspot.ca/
    Can’t wait for your next post! God Bless!
    NB

  85. Candy August 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Nothing can separate
    Even if I ran away
    Your love never fails
    I know I still make mistakes
    But You have new mercies for me everyday
    Your love never fails
    You stay the same through the ages
    Your love never changes
    There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning

  86. Dee Fitzmayer August 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Greetings Sharon Jaymes,

    I loved your chair lift story! Oh those moments when GOD’s prescence to be aware + rejoicing + thankful ALL at teh same time are awesome! ! ! I’m so glad to know of someone else’s experience! AMAZING GRACE pulled me from the depths of depression and so many other problems. My 1st walk with GOD was to the song JUST AS I AM. Once coming aware of the Heaven to Earth communication there are 2 other songs that lift me from my secular body to total Spiritual Praise > HOW GREAT THOU ART and I CAN ONLY IMAGINE ! Rejoice and Praise to God with all thankfulness as THIS IS A DAY HE HAS MADE FOR US! Amen Alleluiah and Thank You Too….

  87. DeLana August 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Any time I hear Come Now Is The Time To Worship our Heavenly Father is beconning me to dance with him. It’s beautiful to be wrapped in the arms of His love and presence!

  88. Cheryl August 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    It is Well With My Soul

  89. Denise August 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    I love your story about the chair lift! I could almost imagine being there with you! My song with God is Amazing Grace with Elvis singing it. It is so dynamic when he sings it and it sends chills down my spine and I can feel the Lord’s presence when I listen to it and feel His love!

  90. Cindy August 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    My love song is “I can only imagine by: Mercy Me” I can picture myself with God right in Heaven and not know what to say. Only because He is soooooo breath taken!

    Sharon thanks for taking me on the ride with you and God. As I sat and read it was like I was there with you on the ski left. I imagine myself, but it was in Taos NM, I don’t know if you know of that place, but it is beautiful. I could get lost with God there.
    Thank, Cindy

  91. Dawn August 30, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Sharon…I have two songs…Praise you in this Storm by Casting Crowns and Find you on My Knees by Kari Jobe. Finding God in all I do is extremely difficult for me. I try so hard to allow him to take the reins but somewhere I am failing. Thanks for your daily words of encouragement.

  92. Brenda August 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    GOD WILL MAKE A WAY WHEN THERE SEEMS TO BE NO WAY
    HE WORKS IN WAYS WE CAN NOT SEE
    HE WILL MAKE A WAY FOR ME
    HE WILL BE MY GUIDE, HOLD ME CLOSELY TO HIS SIDE
    WITH LOVE AND STRENGTH FOR EACH NEW DAY
    HE WILL MAKE A WAY
    HE WILL MAKE A WAY

  93. Denise Hanna August 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    “The Power of Your Love” by Darlene Zschech-(Hillsong).

  94. Mayowa September 1, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Boundless love by Women of Faith.

  95. Melanie Tilton September 1, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Surrender by Flyleaf has been what God has used to help me catch my breathe when life got unbearable. He truely loves us and reminds me often all you need to do is look up. I’m here.

  96. Sharon Newmann September 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    My all-time favourite is “The Hallelujah Chorus.” I love to sing along as I listen to it on my MP3 player while doing mundane chores, like dishes! It wafts me away to an awesome place with God and fills me to the brim with praise to Him! In eternity I think we’ll all be singing it to our awesome Saviour and King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. “And He shall reign forever and ever!” (I especially like Anthony Burger’s rendition of it, as he plays it on the piano, along with an orchestra and some vocals).
    Have a great day, Sharon! Thanks for your devotionals. They have helped me be more aware of God during the day, in everything I see and hear.

  97. krista September 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I would have to say that our love song is ” i can only imagine”. Everytime i hear it i get the feelingof wanting Him so badly.

  98. Ch September 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Two songs for me. “Redeemer” by Nicole Mullen & “In Christ Alone”. These 2 songs touch the deepest part of my heart and just makes me long for him so much more because I know that He is my Redeemer and My Hope is in Him.

  99. Diana September 3, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    I need this book.

  100. Beth September 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    I need this book!

  101. Cynthia Pfluger September 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    I desperately need this book,,, what an amazing thing you do sharing Gods word, and helping us be the best we can.

  102. roxanne September 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    I need this book!
    as a mother,grandmother and nurse i often feel pulled in too many directions i do the “bible time” every morning and every night and i always have either K-love or the christian music station on even when i sleep,this helps me to remain focused on His love and refreshes me

  103. Consuelo September 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I need this book!

  104. Consuelo September 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    God has always spoken to me, reached me with music. How great Thou art, then Amazing Grace …would always make me cry. Ma ny more through the years. You were there is the recent one…it comes on and if I’m in the car I blast it:)

  105. Janie September 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    A Sudden Glory…..I need that book. I needed it yesterday! lol

  106. Abbie Schierholt September 3, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Ever since i have become a Juinor in High School, It seems as if i am alwayse going. I need this Book. please!

  107. Cherie Warner September 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    A Sudden Glory sounds like exactly what I need. What a concept….to merge my spiritual life with my everyday chores. I need this book!

  108. Bonnie Mustard September 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    I Need This Book!!

    I also want to say that my pastors wife recently directed me to Girlfriends in God and it is such a blessing. Thank you so much.

    Bonnie

  109. Bonnie Mustard September 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    Word of God Speak by Mercy Me

  110. Jen September 4, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    The Power of Love by Celine Dion

    Isaiah54:5
    I am a single parent and I need Jesus to be the husband that I desperately need!

  111. Dianne Schimmel September 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    My name is Dianne but my story is the same as Amanda’s. I am trying so hard to blend the secular and the sacred and not compartmentalize. I would love to have this book
    Thank you for you daily messages.

    Your sister in Christ

  112. Pamelah September 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    How great is are God? Is our love song but I have to add my favorite right now is Outcast by Kerrie Roberts

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