Let the music carry you

“Matthew, I just feel so spiritually dry.”

Every once in a while someone says some version of this statement to me. What they mean is that they don’t “feel” close to God, or that they are missing something and need some divine jumper cables hooked up to their heart.

They want and need some help to kick-start their spiritual selves.

Lately I’ve been thinking about something that helps me, and I know it has helped others too. So let me share it with you in case you think the idea of some divine jumper cables is pretty good.

Let the music carry you.

Think of a piece of godly music and sing it. For me, I like to use this from the Taize community:

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom…”

When your battery is dead, you need a shock from an outside source. Melody and lyrics can be that shock in the best possible way.

Psalm 104:33 (ESV) says, “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live…” Why not put it into action?

Do you like the chorus to “How Great Thou Art”? What about the modern praise anthem “In Christ Alone” or “10,000 Reasons”? What about “Good, Good Father,” “Just as I Am,” or “Be Thou My Vision”?

When you’re feeling a bit depleted, let the music carry you.

When you do, spiritual dryness can quickly turn into a downpour from heaven.

By Matthew Ruttan

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