Flow, And Connie’s Miracle Song

I recently got an email from Connie, a friend who used to attend The Gathering in our home every Sunday, and who now lives in Myrtle Beach, at the other end of the country. Her email said she was alone in the car, and started singing a tune she’d never heard before.  She wasn’t trying to write a song; she was just communing with God.  Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, she had words.

This is an example of “flow”, the principle Jesus identified in John 7:38 – “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

I wrote more about flow in a 31-day devotional, “Learn to Hear From God.”  See http://www.squidoo.com/learn-to-hear-from-God-day-9.

Flow is almost effortless.  It’s effortless for us because God is doing all the work, and supplying the energy to do it.  We might start singing a worship song, but when flow kicks in, it almost feels as if the song is singing itself.  The same thing sometimes happens when we pray.  We start with our own words, but then flow starts, and the prayer seems to be praying itself.

You may learn from the words that come out of your own mouth in prayer or in worship.  If Chridt in you prays or worships he Father through you, your words will come not just from the storehouse of what you already know, but from the storehouse of the mind and the heart of God.

This is why I always try to make room for spontaneous song when I lead worship.  I want everyone to have a chance to experience the flow of the Holy Spirit.

Anywy, Connie took advantage of the opportunity to sing a new song to God when she was alone in her car.  Here’s her account of what happened, and the words God poured through her.

Stan, I was in my car the other day driving home from a job interview and started humming a tune I had never heard before.  After humming for sometime, I started singing words to that tune out loud.  I want to share with you what God gave me that day.  It’s a slow chorus that I’m introducing to my church here in Myrtle Beach.  As I sang it to our worship leader, she got tears in her eyes and told me it was very touching.  Hope you enjoy it as well. 

I believe in miracles. 

One’s headed my way.

I believe in miracles. 

Could be this very day.

I believe in miracles. 

Things happen when we pray (could also substitute “God answers when we pray”).

I believe in miracles.  One’s headed my way.

If you get in the habit of singing spontaneous songs to the Lord, you’re bound to have a chorus like Connie’s flow out of your mouth again and again.  Sometimes it’ll be something to share with your church, and sometimes a drink offering to pour out before the Lord – a song to sing once, but never to be repeated.  Either way is valid.


Stan Smith  ::  © 2010, GospelSmith  ::  http://www.GospelSmith.com


2 responses to “Flow, And Connie’s Miracle Song

  1. My grandchildren ask me what I am saying when I sing in the Spirit. I have to tell them that I am singing to God from my spirit, and that He knows what I am saying. Sometimes He will give me the translation to give them. They like hearing when part of my song is thanking God for their growth in Him and their willingness to obey Him. (They aren’t so happy when I am interceding for them to remember they are His children and so to act like it…smile.) Sometimes He gives me little songs for them to learn and sing.
    I have been very grateful for that blessing of little tunes and words to share with them.
    I eagerly wait the day when they are “mature enough” in the Lord to use this singing prayer tongue for His glory, and are able to participate with fellow believers in the worship time that allows for the spontaneous singing. It is always so beautiful to listen to God orchestrate and blend the voices and hearts of all His children joined in fellowshipping with Him and Praising HIm.
    Thank you for posting this about Connie’s song,

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