Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Radio Game

Am I the only one who was basically obsessed with One Tree Hill in high school/college?

Am I the only one who remembers Peyton and Brooke playing the Radio Game?

Well just in case, here is a refresher... It's essentially playing Ouja Board with the radio.  Ask a question, turn on the radio, whatever is playing should somehow give you the answer to your question.  I've played it many times, without even trying.

I have nearly an hour long commute to and from work, and I find my mind wandering, thinking, moling things over.  Sometimes, I'll suddenly come out of my fog and start really listening to the music that's playing and immediately feel like the song is pointing me in the direction that I need to be going in.  Now to be honest, I really feel like this is God trying to guide me.  People always say, listen and He'll speak to you, and I've often wondered how I would hear Him, and I believe that many times I hear Him through music.

As I briefly mentioned yesterday, things are pretty stressful around here right now and on my way to work this morning I kind of zoned out, thinking about everything that feels like it's crashing down around me when I heard...

Whatever you do, just don't look back.
Oh somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don't lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark,
Keep on pushing back the dark...

Without even realizing it, I was actually singing along with the song and pulling into the gas station (my car constantly needs gas!)  Just that moment of singing this song helped me to feel lighter and better, pulling me out of my funk.  I even left the car door open so I could keep singing the song while I gassed up.  While at the Exxon station the song switched and I couldn't contain my excitement because it's a song I simply love.  I continue to sing and get back in the car.

I go to turn it on and it won't start!  Thank God for music...

Be strong in the Lord and
Never give up hope.
You're gonna do great things
I already know
God's got his hand on you so
don't live life in fear
forgive and forget
but don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
These are the words I would say

Now I have some friends who are a little lost like me and I think of them every time I hear this song, wanting to share this with them, to remind them that God is with them and will help them through, but today, I was the one who needed that reminder.  Still singing as I attempted once, twice, 3 times to turn on my car- literally sitting in the empty gas station, holding the wheel, crying, and singing.  The car started on the 4th attempt.  Thank God!  It started, I drove to work, and I felt much better, turning up KLove for the rest of the ride, which was about 40 minutes.  

These songs were my prayers this morning, it's amazing how something as "simple" as the radio with random music playing at any moment could help so much.  Makes me wonder how random it really is...

Did you watch One Tree Hill?
Do you remember the radio game?
Do you use music and/or pray to help you through your day?


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    1. I didn't watch it til right before it was canceled. I have a tendency to binge watch tv, I loved it.

  2. I didn't watch One Tree Hill but your post is very inspiring.

    Hopping from Nexus Girls.