God is restoring what the enemy has stolen. Many years ago, a piece of recording equipment I had was stolen and pawned for drug money. By the time I tracked it down, it had already been sold by the pawn shop. The man on the phone said there was nothing he could do.
Inside the sequencer was a disk with over seventy songs and soundtracks I had recorded. Many of them were original, among them the first fully instrumental piece I had ever composed.Since I play by ear, there was no written music. The recording was the only record of the song.
In the months that followed, as I was going through my divorce, the melodies of this instrumental piece and other things that had been developing were lost deep inside me. Some of them have never been recovered.
For years I have asked the Lord to bring that particular song back to me. I made several futile attempts to remember the melody, sitting with my hands poised over silent keys, just waiting for something to happen. Nothing did. Until this week.
Tuesday evening, as I was shutting things down and getting ready to go to bed, I closed my computer, and suddenly the melody erupted in my spirit as though it had been there all along. Actually, it was there all along – it was simply hidden deep inside me. Now, after fourteen years, it was suddenly returned to me unexpectedly.
I went immediately to the keyboard and began to play, and the entire thing came back right away. Now I am working on a new arrangement, and I believe something powerful has been released in the spirit.
This was Tuesday night, August 30, 2011. The next morning, a message was posted on Facebook regarding the month of September, 2011 ushering in a season of “suddenly” – including sudden breakthroughs and restoration.
Psalm 30:5 tells us that weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. This verse has been rumbling around in my spirit all week. I have continuously heard, “Joy comes in the morning,” and “The night is over.”
One of the first statements made in this posting about September is that September is a new morning. This evening this very verse was posted by another friend on Facebook.
The Lord is speaking to His people, sometimes in very subtle ways. We must remain steadfast in listening to His voice and sensitive to the leading of His Spirit. The time is now. Restoration is in the air.
for the LORD is good;
his love endures forever.”