Song Receiver's Tip of the Week - December 19, 2011

Write in Your Own Key - Sounds crazy, but sometimes we put the cart before the horse. We want to write something that will be congregational so as we are writing we place certain parameters on our passion. We think ‘Will this be in the proper key?’ or we think ‘Will this concept translate from my heart to the heart of the congregation?’ and in the process, we limit our own passion. When I am in receiving/writing mode, I always sing in the key that is most comfortable for me…in the range of my own abilities that lend themselves to the release of my personal passion. I do not worry about whether or not others will be able to sing in my key. I can transpose the key once the song is crafted. I do not think about whether people will understand the concept or not, I allow the crafting process to bring about the translation and I trust the Holy Spirit to lead people to understanding. In other words, I release my passion and receive what I receive then I do what is necessary to make the song as usable as possible for the body of Christ. Release your passion as your write and receive and watch the Holy Spirit help you craft it for the body in the process. - My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalm 45:1 NASB

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