When God speaks through an alternative singer-songwriter from Texas

It seemed like a little thing.

But when God speaks it’s always a big thing—even if His voice sounds something like a 30-something singer-songwriter from Texas.

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My day had been afflicted by little things.

A thousand little things. I was lonely but not alone. Do you know what I mean?

But I pushed through loneliness to do the next thing and the next.

And time approached to get ready for church. On Wednesday night that means jeans, a sweater, and a ponytail. I still had on yesterday’s makeup and I had just enough time to make it look like today’s makeup. Sort of.

I turned on the TV in the bedroom but the cable wasn’t working. Figures. I decided to listen to music on my phone but I didn’t have my glasses on. Too many blurry apps.  So I grabbed the first CD I saw and popped it in the player not sure what I was getting. It happened to be Erin McCarley’s My Stadium Electric. She performed at the Summer Concert Series we attended in Nashville on one of our getaways. She has a great voice.

Here’s when the little thing that was a big thing happened. Three or four songs into the CD this song begins playing. I love her voice but this is about the words. Listen. {You can get the lyrics here if you need them.}

I don’t know if she wrote this from a place of heartbreak or falling in love but I can tell you as I’m curling eyelashes and adding mascara that God spoke to my heart through this raspy-voice Texas girl.

Several times in my life I’ve been at a place  where:

Every single broken part of me

Forgot who I could be and

All alone What I needed

What I needed was you.

I know that at those times when:

I walked alone
And there you found me
I was so cold

But you surrounded me
You surrounded me

I know that no human has ever loved me and pursued me the way The Lover of My Soul has.

He is and always has been just what I needed.

Blaise Pascal also said, “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man {and woman} which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”

I agree with Mr. Pascal.

Do you?

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4 Responses to When God speaks through an alternative singer-songwriter from Texas

  1. Charlie April 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

    I do agree! What’s sad is that many folks try to fill that vacuum with everything BUT Him…just like I did.

    • Stacy Averette April 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

      Sad truth. Sometimes I still do.

  2. Glenda Phillips November 19, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    thank you, Jesus! Sorry about spelling.

  3. Glenda Phillips November 19, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Yes, He knows what we need. When it is difficult to voice our words to Him in a prayer, He hears our groanings. He is the Lover of our Soul! No one know us like He does. Thank you, Jsus for speaking to us through little things!