The average person needs caffeine each morning before they begin to feel normal. Whether its coffee, tea or soda, many rely on substitutes to awaken their soul. Meanwhile, the morning person has way too much energy for sleepy heads like me, needing to put on a lid of their joy until co-workers regain their consciousness. Yet, there is another anecdote mentioned in the Bible which awakens souls daily.
According to Psalm 57:7-8, music is great way to awaken your soul. Depending upon your instrument of choice or the genre you prefer, King David used the sound of music to awaken his soul. Whether you find yourself rising to music on your alarm, singing in the shower or preparing yourself with your favorite artist on your way to work, God designed music to make individuals feel better, 1 Samuel 16:22-23.
From an early age, David found contentment playing his harp, making a joyful noise to the Lord, Psalm 150:3. Although he likely didn’t take this to work in the fields as a shepherd, David’s soul was lifted up by the sound of music. Today, music is only a click away on your computer, itunes or satellite radio. You can build your own radio station on Pandora, create your own playlist on an mp3 player or access your favorite station at home. Regardless of the time, morning, day or night, awaken your soul this day with the soothing sound of music.
by Jay Mankus