I wake up to music a lot – and I don’t mean my alarm is set to it. It’s not unusual for me to wake up with a song running through my mind and often times it means something.
Like a few weeks ago I came to with the chorus of “Talk” by Coldplay running over and over in my mind. It was during a stretch where I’d been giving God a lot of flare prayers – you know the ones you fire off during the day when you need immediate relief from sticky situations – instead of some real time. I had no doubt Christ was using that melody and chorus to call me back to quality time with Him. I obeyed and we’ve had good, unhurried morning conversations each day since.
This week stress has had me bending to the point of breaking. Yesterday it was particularly strong. This morning the Spirit nudged me to consciousness with “Brand New Day” by Joshua Radin. The gentle melody and hope-filled lyrics reminded me to embrace life, work hard, but leave the worries in the hands of my Best Friend ever.
I know I’m not the only one. What unconventional ways does God talk to you?