The Lord gives us “songs in the night.” That’s what I’ve often heard. The reference is from Job 35:10. Perhaps the songs do come in the night, but I usually have them playing in my mind first thing of the morning.
Colossians 3:16 tells us this with an emphatic tone: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
For me, the mental appearance of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs are welcomed reminders. Let me share with you about two of my recent morning visitors.
On a recent morning, I awoke to a text message from a good friend who had been burdened for me in prayer. It’s such an encouraging thought that God cares so much about my needs that He is willing to inspire others to pray for me. Then the visitor showed up; the hymn “I Must Tell Jesus” began rolling through my spirit and mind.
The first stanza says,
“I must tell Jesus all of my trials,
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress, He kindly will help me,
He ever loves and cares for His own.”
Then on the following morning, without any other previous thoughts, another guest showed up. The words to “Prayer Bells of Heaven” weaved their way from my memory to my spirit and onto my conscious mind (here’s a bluegrass version if you care to listen).
The chorus reminds us,
“Prayer bells of heaven oh how sweetly they ring
Bearing a message unto Jesus our king
When you are burdened down with sorrows and care
Ring on and on for God will answer your prayer”
With these two recent visitors, the Spirit of God reminded me that there is always perfect reception in Heaven’s Throne Room of grace. Prayer is a wireless signal that never loses strength. Oh, how beautiful it is to know that God hears and answers the prayers of those who are justified within His sight!
With my personality, first thing of the morning human visitors would not be so welcomed. As a member of the BBB (Bible Before Breakfast) Club, my ideal mornings start with Jesus and java. But oh how sweet it is to be in communion with my Lord and receive inspirational lyrics such as these!
What about you? Do you hear songs in the night or do you have morning visitors?
Are you a member of the BBB Club? What does your ideal morning look like?