Saturday, September 27, 2008

Singing in the car

Do you sing in the car? I do. For most of my life, it's been the one place I truly practice. My co-worker told me this week that she passes me on the road going home almost every single day. When I told her I have never noticed her passing me, she just laughed. Apparently, every time she's gone around me...she's looked over only to see that I am obviously singing at the top of my lungs...and half of the time I have one or both of my hands in the air!
I guess I could be embarassed about that, but instead...I realized that I can praise the Lord in my car and not be concerned with the world around me. Now, I don't recommend this in heavy traffic, but it IS a cool thing to turn off the radio and just sing and pray. It's a special time I have with God. He lets me try out a new song for Him and doesn't care if the notes aren't all right or good.
I remember in middle school, I had a strict choir director who once asked me to leave rehearsal because I couldn't stand still and sing with my hands by my side. Not only was I embarassed by this, but it caused me to be greatly inhibited for many years beyond school. I didn't know you could sing AND move...and I definitely didn't know you could do it before the Lord!
Now, when I sing...I'm not singing for anybody BUT the Lord. He's the one who has freed me from my chains of insecurity and fear. He's given me true freedom to worship Him with everything I have!
The next time you are in your car...just sing with everything you've got! Wave at the cars that pass you by and if you get too carried away....pull to the right and put your flashers on!


Blogger lana said...

I'm with you... I love my time alone with God when I am in my car.

September 30, 2008 7:22 PM  
Blogger Christi said...

I remember that choir director! I never knew he said that to you. The power of words, huh? We spend many hours listening to those words day in and day out for 7 years. I do my best practice in the car as well and by the looks of many on the road, this is where they practice as well! I am proud of you, Becky. I am so excited to see what the Lord will do with you in the future. I pray He will be glorified in your life in a mighty way.

January 13, 2009 12:09 AM  

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