I listen to a lot of Christian contemporary music. One of my favorite songs right now is “Start a Fire” by Unspoken. It’s kind of a grown-up version of “This Little Light of Mine.”
Some days my light feels as if it’s under a bucket. You know–those days when you yawn seventy times within an hour of waking? Then you plod through your to-do list, barely listen to what your kid/parent/loved one is saying, make a mediocre dinner and collapse into bed before starting all over again? Yuck. How can any light shine through that?
The thing is…it does.
God sees things differently than we do.
The smile you gave the stranger in the supermarket.
The patience you showed waiting on the phone with the doctor’s office.
The love that prodded you to whip up a mediocre meal when you had little time or energy to cook.
The prayer in your soul when you read a friend’s sad Facebook update.
The faithful way you go about your day.
Some days we’re going to be on autopilot. That’s okay! We don’t have to spend every day in a daze though. One thing that lights my fire? Daily prayer. I need it most when I have the least amount of time. Prayer eases my anxiety, reassures me I’m not alone, that I have help, that even imperfect, I’m enough. Spend time in prayer. Like the song says, “Light a fire in my soul, fan the flame, make it grow.”
Ask Got to light a fire in your soul. He listens, He cares, and He answers!
Do you listen to Christian music on the radio? What’s your favorite song right now?
If not, give it a try!