When the music fades..........

A conversation this weekend has left me reflecting on the power of music.





How much power does music have?





When I listen to someone speak or read someone's words, does the music in the background affect my emotions?





How about with my blog?





What if the music on my blog is what brings you back to read another day's posting?





What if it's all about the music?





Then what???????





I stood outside this morning thinking about these questions while I watched the puppies play for a few minutes before heading to church. Suddenly, out of nowhere, the words to a song I have loved for several years popped into my head. I hadn't thought about this particular song in a long time, because I haven't heard it in a while.






But as I stood in the coolness of the morning feeling the wet dew on my toes, these words floated through my mind,









"When the music fades and all is stripped away, and I simply come. Longing just to bring something that's of worth...."









Ahhhh...........music does matter. Music adds flavor, color, mood............









So what if you turned off the music on my blog as you read my words? Would the words lose meaning?





Maybe. Maybe the music is what brings you back.





If it is, should that change how I feel about blogging?





Is that why I write?





To draw you back?





To move you?





Blogging is so complicated to me. Writing without an audience could easily become discouraging, but deep inside I think I would have to keep writing every day simply to get my thoughts out of my head.





I started my blog to move me, to help me cope, to guide me down a road that seemed impassable (on so many levels) alone............a road of cancer, a road of fear........





As I blogged, I met all of you and I have fallen in love with each of you.





And then one day my music faded. Nick died. And I was stripped of so much of the flavor, color, and mood inside of me.





I was faced with the question, "What happens when the music fades in my life?"





Then what????





Thinking about questions like this has led me to think about all the kinds of music God places in the backgrounds of our lives....





Family





Friends





Hobbies





Nature





Careers





Pets





Adventures





Vacations





And the list goes on and on...........









I'm thankful for the music of my life.





But what if the music fades?






Where does that leave me with God?






Do I stop going to Him when the music fades?





Is it the music in my life that keeps drawing me to Him?





Is it the music that moves me?





Blogging comes and blogging goes. But God's love is eternal.





Lord, let me live my life totally surrendered to you........even when the music seems to fade and everything is stripped away. Lead me back, Lord, to the heart of worship.





In the end, that is all that matters.




Psalm 100:5





For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;




his faithfulness continues through all generations.








Click here to listen to the song I mentioned above.


(You'll need to pause the blog music under "Tammy's Songs" in order to listen to this song.) :)



6 Comments:

Blogger Jen said...

I come to your blog just for the words. I don't get the music due to copywrite restrictions. And even if it was there, I would turn it off so I could concentrate on what you and the Lord were trying to say.

Love
Jennife

Blogger Jen said...

P>S> I must say the I love that song also. We sing it fairly often at church. When the music fades and all is stripped away. Yes. To be before the Lord with nothing coming between us. Bliss

Blogger natalie said...

Tammy,

My prayer this week too is that I am able to come the the Lord totally unsurrendered as well! Your blog has been a true blessing and God is definitely using you!

You have been in my prayers this past week. Praying you have an awesome week!

much love,
natalie

Blogger Patti said...

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Blogger Patti said...

We love your tender and true heart, my friend. Thank you for showing us HIS glory, through you. You are indeed, a blessing from Him, to us
:-)
patti

Blogger Patti said...

not sure how I posted the same thing, twice...sorry....
Also, I want you to know that I LOVE your music choices, Tammy.
David Nevue has a sound I adore! What a gift from above he has!
I wish I could find a c.d. of his around here. I love to listen to him play as I write my prayers, thoughts and devotions... Very inspirational
:-)
patti

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