God speaks in so many different ways, and I’ve talked about that quite a bit on this blog, because I spent most of my life thinking he didn’t speak to me at all. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Once I discovered that he had, in fact, been speaking to me all along, it opened up a whole new world for me. Because of that, I’m passionate about making sure everyone else knows they can hear from God, too. (Yes, even you!)
Do you ever wake up with a really random song in your head? Especially one you haven’t listened to recently and have no idea how it got there?
One of the ways God commonly speaks to me is by putting a song in my head when I wake up in the morning. It doesn’t happen every day and I don’t always remember it or realize it’s the Lord, but very often, I’ll wake up hearing a song that I haven’t listened to recently. That’s when I know it’s probably from God. (Once in a while, a random song will also pop into my head in the middle of the day. That can be from God, too.)
Sometimes it’s a popular song; other times it’s really obscure. Sometimes it’s a song I know well; other times it’s something I’ve only heard a few times or haven’t heard in years. If I’m not super familiar with it, I’ll look up the lyrics. Most of the time, they are extremely relevant to whatever I’m going through or whatever God’s been speaking to me lately. I am always encouraged by the song’s message, and on occasion, it’s even funny – an inside joke between me and God.
I dream prophetic dreams a lot so I’m accustomed to hearing from God in that way, but sometimes the song I wake up with is even more meaningful than the detailed dream I just finished watching in my sleep. Maybe I’ll have a warfare dream but the song I wake up to is peaceful and comforting. Maybe I’m frustrated because I can’t remember my dreams, but I remember the song I woke up to and it had a good message. Sometimes a dream (or series of dreams – I dream a lot) and a song will even go together, and the song serves as confirmation.
Recently, I woke up to a song from 2012 called “He Can,” and it served as instant confirmation about what had occurred in the dream I’d had that night.
I once woke up from a dream about my dad and me to a song called “My Father in Me.” I heard Maren Morris’s “The Bones” after a dream about different ministries. I’ve woken up to everything from the Jonas Brothers to Amy Grant. (It definitely isn’t always a super-spiritual CCM song – God can speak through anything!) Most commonly, though, no matter what the artist or genre, the lyrics are uplifting or confirming in some way.
What kind of songs do you wake up to? The next time you wake up with a song in your head, look up the lyrics and ask yourself what God might be saying to you. He’s probably speaking, and now you know just what to listen for.