• Bessie Barker


That lyric, perfectly describes the beginning of my awakening to the actual experience of God's love.

It was MUSIC that first opened me to the reality. An unplanned visit to a little Malibu church, a spark of emotion from my mother's untimely passing, and a beautiful song I had never heard before, strummed on an acoustic guitar in an intimate room -- I was lost in a new world I had not experienced before.

The tears flowed gently, as if cleansing me from the inside out. And as the song whispered a new possibility to me, I wondered, maybe there was a God, maybe He still loved me. Maybe, I wasn't too far gone.

As my mind gently searched for answers, the melody unraveled my questions. I just sat down and let the new possibility wash over me. I didn't fight it, I had run out of my strength.

I didn't know what I believed as I walked out of that church, but I did know what I felt was real. More real than anything I had EVER experienced.

My next brave step was just to download that song. I listened to it for months. One song led me to another as God gently unhinged my bitterness, my shame, my cold-heart, and my pointless resistance to truth, all through music.

WILL YOU BE BRAVE? I challenge you to set down your questions and struggles for a moment, listen to the words of a beautiful worship song and let His love melt your worries and fears away. It might just transform your life the way it did mine.

#wakeupwithbessie #musicoflife #touchedbygod

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