January 26, 2011
I began this day like most Wednesdays, driving to the Fox for some coffee and my “listening time.” But today I am having a DAWG day (Day Away With God). These were encouraged a few years ago by my boss (and Senior Pastor) Gary, to have on a monthly basis. Due to the beautiful chaos, called Brandon, that entered my life in August, I haven’t had one since July. My plans to go to a quiet place in the mountains fell through yesterday so I got into the car this morning wondering where I would go, what I would do, and what God would speak to me. I set my radio to BlueTooth Audio to connect with my phone and hit play wondering what random song it would choose. The first words were,
“Oh lead me, to the place where I can find you… lead me to the cross where we first met. Draw me to my knees so we can talk. Let me feel your breath; let me know you’re here with me.”
Okay, I fought tears as I drove along. Was this song “random” after all or did God hijack my phone? Deeply satisfied and full of expectation for the day, I almost turned the radio off, but decided to see what the next song might be. Yet another version of the same song. Okay, God. I get it. Lead me… I will follow.