How the Music Becomes the Writing, and the Growth

Thursday, February 14, 2013 Posted by Debbie Legg

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I am constantly amazed at the Lord’s ability to speak to me through music, especially lyrics.

There is the time I needed a major breakthrough on a main character.  As I was getting ready for bed, I asked God to send me SOMETHING, ANYTHING.  The next morning I woke with a snippet of lyric in my head.  I grabbed my iPod, searched out the song, and voila!  As I listened to this song that I had not heard in YEARS, suddenly I knew exactly what this character was about. 

Then there are the times I absentmindedly hear a song and instantly see a scene in my mind’s eye.  Generally those are my best scenes and the ones I love the most, and so far none of them have been cut from the final edit.  

I have an entire playlist for my project, Wise Men, which I play while I work.  It includes music that will be in the film, music that helps with character, and songs that encourage me when I feel like giving up. 

Writing aside, there have been many songs that speak to me personally; to a fear, a struggle, a circumstance, even a sin.  Often I first hear them on the radio but they don't make a huge impression on me.  Later I may get a snippet of the lyric in my head, search for the song, and a beautiful relationship emerges.  Sometimes the songs are meant to encourage others as well, and I love sharing them with friends.

I tell you all of that in order to say that I can’t choose only one song, nor can I list all of the ones that are precious to me.  But I will tell you that the songs that heal me, move me, encourage and strengthen me right now are One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails) and Steady My Heart.

If you listen to them, I pray they bring you closer to Jesus, The One Whose Love Never Fails and Who Steadies Our Hearts.  BE BLESSED IN YOUR LISTENING!

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