On Tuesdays we are thrilled to fling open the doors to all of YOU! We love hearing your dreaming stories…the lessons you’ve learned, the roads you’ve walked, the dreams He’s planted in your hearts! Today we welcome our precious, dreaming sister, Satin Pelfrey, to God-sized Dreams, where she shares a piece of her heart and journey with us. Her words will bless you!
I remember the moment as if it were yesterday.
Standing at the altar of our church, along with others, seeking God, my hands lifted and heart open to His voice.
As clear as day, it was prophesied over me that God would use my hands for His glory.
I was thirteen; young, but passionate and willing to do whatever God asked of me.
I started taking piano lessons when I was in first grade, and by the time I was thirteen was playing piano and singing in church; my voice, hands, and life fully dedicated to Christ.
At that time, it was pretty clear to me that the prophecy spoken over me was true…after all, God was already using my hands for His glory, as I played the piano in worship to Him.
Once I moved away from home for college, my ministry shifted from playing the piano and leading worship to singing backup and solos on the worship team.
It’s been 11 years since I’ve served on a worship team and there are times my heart aches to do so again, yet that is not what God is calling me to right now.
Just the other day, I borrowed my husbands truck and headed to my parents’ home, for some much needed girl-time with my mom. I was grumbling about not having any music to listen to, when the Holy Spirit whispered to my heart, Sing to me.
I laughed. Lord, no. I can’t sing, there’s no music in here!
Sing to me.
C’mon, Lord, really? I don’t want to sing, it’s been too long.
Sing to me.
Ugh. Okay, fine.
And I sang.
And I cried.
And it was beautiful.
Just Jesus and me, cruising down the road, enjoying some Spiritual Whitespace together.
As I sang to my own melody, the words bursting from my heart, it felt no different than it had when I was behind the microphone, in front of the congregation at church: my heart poured out before my Maker, broken and unreservedly willing to sing to Him.
It was then that He reminded me of the prophecy spoken over me, nearly twenty years ago: God will use your hands for His glory.
And it clicked.
Indeed, He is doing just that, the keyboard just looks different!
Here I sit, behind a new keyboard; not one making melodies for the ears but rather melodies for the heart.
As I speak My Heart and His Words, His anointing takes over, and His Truth is written in black and white for all to see.
No, my childhood dream to one day lead worship from a piano keyboard isn’t what God had in mind when His Word was spoken over me twenty years ago. Instead, He has me sitting behind a computer keyboard, writing melodies of the heart for Him.
I have found my voice, my passion, and my love, and it is here that He uses me the most and here that my heart is at home.
Friend, regardless of where you are in your dream, whether God spoke to you just yesterday, or over twenty years ago, His Word never comes back void. He may take you on a wild journey and you may fight it a little along the way, but I promise you, if He spoke it, it will happen and it will be more beautiful than you can imagine. (<==== Click to tweet)
Trust Him and trust His timing. He truly makes all things beautiful in His time. (Ecclesiastes 3:18)
Satin loves being a wife to her best friend, a step mama to the cutest little boy ever, working a full-time job, running a business & off-roading with her husband. She’s fulfilling her life-long dream of writing, through her blog My Heart, His Words. She enjoys shopping, lunches with her Mom & making memories with her family & friends. She’s passionate about Jesus & the life He’s blessed her with & desires nothing more than to be a willing vessel He can use. You may follow her on Facebook or Twitter