Singing = Happiness

I’ve always loved to sing. To me, singing is as natural as breathing. It’s inspiring. In fact, one definition of the word inspire is “to draw in air,” so that makes sense! 

It feels natural for me to trust God to inspire and guide me as a singer. He protects me and helps me accept the right gigs, choose the right songs, and perform songs the right way. I like to choose songs that have a beautiful melody and then focus on the words of the song so I can sing with real meaning and compassion. I have to understand what the song is about and sing it over and over until I know it well enough so that the words just flow out. Sometimes when I’m performing, thoughts will come to me like: “Oh no! What if I hit this note totally wrong?” or “What if nobody likes my voice?” or “What if I forget the words?” Then I stop myself and know that those thoughts are just “error,” suggestions that there can be something trying to block me from expressing God, and I don’t need to listen. The words from Mary Baker Eddy’s poem “‘Feed My Sheep,’” help me: 

I will listen for Thy voice,
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoice
All the rugged way.
( Poems, p. 14)

Thank you, God!
April 11, 2011

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