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Sat, Sep 15 2007 - 06:58 AM

A Story and a Song

I just did something that I would have never thought I could do.  I emailed a local Christian band who is really growing in popularity and asked them if they would look at some lyrics that I wrote for a song. 

I want to share the story about how I came to get the nerve to do this: 

A few days ago I was driving in to work listening to K-LOVE on the radio like always.  I was praying and asking God about my next step--what did He want me to do--what was His will for me right now, how could I use my writing etc.  Suddenly the thought came to me, you could write songs.  I perked up immediately.  I love contemporary Christian music and the idea really appealed to me.  I went on to work but the thought stayed in the back of my mind.  I started thinking about which of my blogs might could be an inspiration for a song and wondering if I could really do that.

I got a call from my sister.  She was busy and so was I so I don't recall all of the details but she was telling about a dream she had about me.  In the dream, I was helping her husband to lead worship music.  I thought it odd that it had to do with me and singing so I told her about my thoughts about writing a song.   Between that and a couple of other things that had happened, we both sort of got chill bumps.

That evening (night before last), I woke up in the middle of the night with this potential song lyric on my mind.  It was just there when I woke up.  I didn't consciously think about it.  It was just there.   So, I wrote it down on the notepad I keep on my nightstand. 

Yesterday morning when I woke up, I remembered writing down the lyric but I couldn't remember what it was.  I had to look at what I wrote down.  It was so weird!  All day yesterday, I kept thinking about that lyric.  I just couldn't get it off of my mind. 

So, last night, I sat down and wrote at least the beginning stages of a song called "Run Free".  It incorporates the lyric that came to me as the chorus.  The song is about how we become a prisoner to our thoughts, but that Jesus died on the cross to set us free.  It was inspired by the book I am reading by Beth Moore called Breaking Free.

This morning I was out on the Internet praying about what I should blog about today and I searched the site for a local band that I had learned about through my sister (the same one with the dream) about a month ago.  I got the nerve to email them.  I told them the story and asked if they would pray about it and consider looking at the words I wrote for a song.

I don't know what will happen.  If it is God's Will, He will work out the details.  If it is not God's Will and just something I dreamed up, the doors will close but something will happen in its place.  Either way, I am convinced those words came from God.

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About: I am a married, working mother with 2 children a daughter age 17 and a son age 14. I have a passion for writing and feel led to work with pre-teen girls. I blog mostly about my spiritual journey as I seek God's perfect will for my life.

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