Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 18, 2018

Sweetest Sound Ever

“Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.” Psalm 139:4 (ESV)

Ever noticed how the smallest birds have the sweetest sound? Witnessed this the other morning…a large big crow bellowed its domain while a sweet little bird sang her heart out. No matter how loud the crow got, I was drawn to the melody from the little one per4ched on a bush.

So true in life – we don’t have to scream or shout to make an impact. We don’t have to fly above the crowd and demand an audience to be heard. We don’t have to tell all to draw people into our world. We don’t have to criticize, judge or belittle others to generate followers or likes. The voice people are drawn to is the one that quietly rises to encourage others.

Loved this trait in a dear friend, Judy Johnson, who recently left this world. Judy melted your heart instantly the moment you met her. She wasn’t loud or obnoxious, and I really don’t believe I heard a negative or discouraged word escape her lips. Despite the health issues and challenges Judy faced daily, the sweetness of her voice impacted many. If you were ever privileged to give her a ride or take to an event, she was the star shining bright when she entered a room. God birthed in her a beautiful audience and she served Him well.

Wonder if people see us the same – singing our hearts out – a sweet melody to our God regardless of irritations, disappointments and circumstances? I have to admit grace doesn’t always fill me. Patience can easily creep in and steal my song. Sometimes loud characterizes me but it never serves me well. On rare occasions, I’ve attempted to fly above the noise demanding my own voice – trust me it’s highly overrated.

Love the God we serve and His tender approach towards us. He’s the longsuffering Father waiting for His children to follow His voice. God doesn’t scream, stomp His feet or yell in desperation. Instead He quietly whispers. He draws closer when we pull further away. He runs after us with no condemnation on His lips. Redemption is His melody and He sings over us in our darkest places. God is ever present, forever speaking into our lives.

“Father, the beauty of a voice surrendered to You is the sweetest sound ever.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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