You Can Do Magic (Listening to the Music in Your Heart)

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I’ve had You Can Do Magic by America in my head frequently over the past year.

A sample of the lyrics:

I never believed in things that I couldn’t see
I said if I can’t feel it then how can it be
No, no magic could happen to me
And then I saw you

I couldn’t believe it, you took my heart
I couldn’t retrieve it, said to myself
What’s it all about
Now I know there can be no doubt

You can do magic
You can have anything that you desire
Magic, and you know
You’re the one who can put out the fire

You know darn well
When you cast your spell you will get your way
When you hypnotize with your eyes
A heart of stone can turn to clay

Frequently, Holy Spirit will minister to me through music when simple preaching wouldn’t suffice. Some of these lyrics reach to the inside of me and affect me deeply.

You can do magic
You can have anything that you desire

I’ve been listening to a lot of messages by Mike Popovich lately, and one of the themes he preaches on frequently is Jesus’ admonition in John 16:24:

Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

…as well as Mark 11:24:

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Part of full joy–being happy– has to do with receiving answers to our prayers. I’m still working on this, but part of receiving answers to our prayers involves intentional meditation, considering whatever we desire in our hearts already done. It sounds New Agey, but this is what Scripture says to do when we desire something! But like I said, I’m new to this, so watch Mike’s two most recent messages and see if they minister to you.

I couldn’t believe it, you took my heart
I couldn’t retrieve it, said to myself
What’s it all about
Now I know there can be no doubt

I hear echos of Song of Solomon 4:9 here:

You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

You took my heart…you stole my heart. Same thing.

I would encourage you to listen carefully to songs that are stuck in your head. Look up the lyrics. Sometimes they’re just annoying, but sometimes they’re Holy Spirit trying to speak to you.

Listen.