Today was just AWESOME!
The best part was that I got to spend time with God. It has been my experience that when I am in the beginning stages of writing a song, when I am simply trying to put words and melodies together, I have to spend time in reflection about who God is, and then I just have to be still and be with God. This is probably the reason that I don't write as often as I would like because I am so easily distracted by every earthly thing.
But I have learned the hard way that if I want to write a song that speaks truly of who God is, AND is also worth editing, then spending time in scripture and prayer is essential, not so my song will be good but so that my heart will be right in the writing.
So before I left for the gym I tried to find a free downloadable audio Bible that I could put on my ipod....They exist, but in order to find one that I like I'm going to have to buy one.... so after spending some time in scripture, I put a few sermons that I hadn't heard in a while on my ipod and off I went.
I was singing a song before I could even get to my car to go home.
I give memory tests to the melody fragments that I think of. As much as I was itching to grab my pencil, I made myself cook some lunch and eat it. If the melody had not been worth remembering, I would have forgotten it because while I ate, I watched a little TV which is about as close to hitting the delete button on a song fragment as you can get.
Not finished, but not shabby at all for my first "real" day of writing. We'll see if this one stays where it is or if I'm able to add more this evening... either way... it's been a great day!