Meditations for the Journey~Original Keyboard Instrumentals
Meditations for the Journey~Original Keyboard Instrumentals-is the thirtieth album of published music the Lord has given me to share since 2013.
The first album the Lord gave me was God’s Rainbow Promise.
That first release was to be a harbinger of the three main types of music that the Lord would be producing through me for the next nine years: both original vocal prayer songs and instrumentals, and traditional Christian hymns.
We serve a risen Lord and Savior who desires very much to communicate with us.
That is why He revealed to me that He gave me this music; He said that they are His musical conversations and that if people will take them into their prayer closets along with their Bibles and listen to them (or even just a clip) and read His Word, looking up the scripture reference the song title points to, by faith trusting He’ll speak to them, He will indeed speak to their hearts.
Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me...” John 10:27 KJV
The Lord asked me to become a musician for His glory.
I was not a musician before He dropped this beautiful gift in my lap.
I didn’t know why the Lord would take a soul who cared only about music as something to listen to while creating art, and would make her into someone whom He created music through for His glory.
I look at all of the music He has made through me and am astonished.
I know it is the Lord’s work and not mine.
The other day He inspired me to sit down and listen to the songs on Meditations for the Journey and contemplate them during my quiet time. He had me concentrate on the music, then look up the scripture reference the song title pointed to while praying, and ask the Holy Spirit to teach me what I believed He was saying to my heart through the music and scriptures. I took my notebook and pen, got out my bible, and listened to the song, pausing as necessary.
I chose to focus on the title track, “Jesus is the Author of Our Faith.” The scripture reference for this song is from the book of Hebrews 12.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience
the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before Him
endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand
of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-3- KJV
As I listened to the music I saw it in my mind as an organic triangular shape, its long perspective shooting wildly upward into an ever expanding light, which symbolized the high notes dancing on a steep mountain that kept appearing the more I listened to the song. I noticed a pronounced symmetry in the music as the lower tones kept resounding beneath the steep mountain.
It seemed as if one had been ascending the summit of a great height,
only to tumble down the keys into a dark valley where the echoes of the shadowy notes reiterated their voices in another layer of somber tones; after one had heard so distinctly the brighter notes chiming in the airy sunshine as if they would go on in their cheery triumphant echoes forever.
Down the valley and up the mount…only to fall into the shadows again, but one day, the crown we will reach if we don’t give up for great joy lies up ahead just around the bend…
The music reminded me of the scripture;
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:3-5
For to climb the heights of heaven and taste of its glories and joy and then fall into the depths of despair is indeed a kind of intense suffering that some of God’s children are appointed to in this world.
However, Christ promises to be with His own no matter where they must go on their journey with Him in this life.
For Christ, the Author of our faith, has paved the way for each of us.
There is nowhere we can go that Jesus has not gone first.
And He will go there again with us through the Holy Spirit He has put in our hearts to abide with us forever as we abide in Him, keeping our hands in His and our eyes on Him, and not focused on this world with all its distractions.
One of the most comforting passages of scripture is Psalm 139:7-12:
Whither shall I go from Thy spirit?
Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven,
Thou art there:
If I make my bed in hell,
behold, Thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall Thy hand lead me,
and Thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me;
even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee;
but the night shineth as the day:
the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee.
Psalm 139:7-12 - KJV
I couldn’t help but hear those scriptures resonating in this music as I listened to it and was comforted.
For it sent me straight to those passages reminding me
of the Author and Finisher of my faith who for the joy set
before Him endured His cross, despising the shame,
ever looking upward toward the Light ahead of Him by faith.
And if He could endure, then He would help me persevere throughout my journey on this earth no matter what challenges I must face.
For Jesus Christ is a living, risen Savior, and He ever dwells within me by His Spirit who will never leave or forsake me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
This song meditation illustrates the idea of how the Lord wants to speak to us through these songs.
I pray that what I’ve written will inspire you to listen to the music for yourself and let the Lord speak through them to you personally, for He surely has a unique word for each soul who takes the time to listen to them, while meditating on His Word, and praying to Him.
As I wrote, the songs are His divine conversation starters.
The titles are to lead us into God’s Word, and as we listen to the songs, contemplate His Word, and pray, His Holy Spirit will guide us into the truth of what He wants to teach us.
However, We must approach the Lord by faith.
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 - KJV
We must want to seek Him, want to believe that He will speak to us, and believe that He will speak to each of us, not just to some of us.
It is imperative that Christians read God’s Word for themselves, and not let people tell us what the Bible means.
Jesus said, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send in My name,
He shall teach you all things,
and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26 - KJV
John the Apostle wrote,
“But the anointing which ye have received of Him
abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you:
but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things,
and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you,
ye shall abide in Him.” 1 John 2:27 - KJV
The Word of God is the most important Book we will ever read for it is God’s revelation of Himself.
Heavenly Father, May You speak to our hearts through these songs that are gifts from Your heart as they point to Thy Holy Word when we meditate on Thy Scriptures and listen to Thy Holy Spirit teaching us what Your Word is saying to us, for You have promised to speak to Thy sheep and You keep every promise forever, In Jesus’ name, thank You, we love You, amen.
Below is the link to the songs from Meditations for the Journey~Original Keyboard Instrumentals. *This is a pre-release as the album has not been delivered to any streaming radio platforms yet.
May you be blessed as you read God’s Word and Listen and meditate on the songs in your quiet time with the Lord on my Hear and Now Website at https://suzannedavisharden.hearnow.com/meditations-for-the-journey-original-keyboard-instrumentals
(*Remember this album is a pre-release and the only website where it is currently available. Please take this opportunity to meditate on the songs and use them to inspire your faith and draw closer to the Lord Jesus Christ. God bless!)
Peaceangelsong Blog, Meditations for the Journey- Original Keyboard Instrumentals Album Cover, Suzanne Davis Harden, through the indwelling Risen Lord Jesus Christ, Inspired by His Holy Spirit, to the Glory of God the Father, In Jesus’ Holy name, Amen.
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Scripture References taken from the King James Bible (Public domain)