I am not known for my navigation skills, my husband always tells me it’s imperative I look for “landmarks” to help me remember. Before summer began we were in KS for a couple months whereby I used a group of cows to help me remember where to turn, only they are mobile so I couldn’t count on them consistently (😂). 2020 has felt a little bit like that, hard to find consistency while we navigate the road ahead. I’ve felt like I’ve been wearing a blindfold must of the summer wondering what and where is “next.” However I felt in my Spirit the whisper of Lord speaking that His Holy Spirit will be our land mark in this season. He will teach us the way to go, direct our paths, and guide our steps. Deep sigh of relief here because His nature is the one constant in our ever changing seasons, “He is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (-Hebrews 13:8)
I had a dream last night and I saw the Lord changing out records on a record player. He was thumbing His hand through many records along a shelf and letting them play, until finally He placed one on repeat. I Heard the songs while they played;
“Ready or not” by the Fugees/ “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart/ a slew of other songs played until finally again and again “Goodness of God” by Jenn Johnson. I heard the Lord say that there are new songs for new seasons and though I know “goodness of God” is not necessarily a new Song, I believe the words represent a new wave of what God is up to right now.
I felt that this song, the goodness of God was going to be the Hallmark of this season, the theme song for many as 2020 moves into the fall. There are many lines from the song that seemed to be hi-lighted while the song played again and again; “that we will know Him as a Father and know Him as a Friend,” “your goodness is running after, it’s running after me,” “I love your voice, it’s led me through the fire,” “I’m gona sing of the goodness of God.”
I pray the words of this song will be one of our landmarks as we continue to navigate through 2020 and all that is ahead of us. I’d encourage you to ask the Lord for your own specific song and take notice of lyrics that you can’t seem to get out of your head/heart. I heard my husband singing “these are the days of Elijah” last week and though he said he had no idea where it came from, it felt like God was using those words to speak right to us, a song for the season. He’s using lyrics as clues so listen closely. “Speak to one another in hymns and spiritual songs, making music to the Lord in your heart.” -Eph.5:19
He is a creative God, I pray lyrics are plenty for each of us as we move forward in a new time. May the notes be landmarks that help direct our paths. “By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me.”-Psalm 42:8
“I must confess, I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” -Ps 27:13. / DeAnn C.