Sassy Spirit

Sassy Spirit


Does God talk to you through the radio?

posted by jperry

Or is just me?

Starting a writing career means ups and downs, highs and lows, and lots of patience. . .like life.

You submit emails to literary agents, pieces for publication, and you put yourself out there in your writing.  Like waiting for a boy to call you back in high school, it’s nerve-wracking and you doubt your worth sometimes.  You wait.  You wonder.  You ask for signs.

I always tell people to ask for signs.  And if you think it’s your sign, it is.  You can ask God-Source-Universe-Divine-Higher Power to give you a sign on what is the right choice or that you’re going in the right direction.  You must be paying attention to get your signs.  If you are rushing around and not living in the moment, you might miss them.  I live a big life (my word for busy), so I get it.  I have five kids, so driving in the car by myself is like a holy experience in itself.  It’s so calm and quiet.  But I love music.  So I always have it on loud.

One of my songs that comes on to let me know God is cheering me on is, “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey.  I will admit, I’ve ended up in happy tears over this one.  Call me crazy, it wouldn’t be the first time.  It makes me feel good and it’s my truth.  I have many, specifically “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive where in my bones, I feel it’s God saying. . .Honey, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, more good is to come, it will blow your mind.  It fills me with joy actually.  “Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum” is one that I want played at my own funeral.  It reminds me of the unconditional love from God in the joyful tone of the song.  Some may think it’s dorky or cheesy, but being spiritual is cool and quite badass.  “Fireworks” by Katy Perry” and “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor are up there on my top list of God songs.  Oh, and “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield also, perfect for a writer like me.

In society today, we’re all about immediate results, when really our careers, or journeys, our lives unfold slowly.  Our first try at something will not be about reaching our goal, but it will be practice.  I don’t look at anything as a failure, it just didn’t pan out the way I thought.  There is another path for me to take.  You don’t see birds giving up if they can’t take flight the first time.  Failure is not any option in their world.  They instinctually live.  They aren’t overthinking or second-guessing themselves.  I bet they get their signs.  ;)  I’ve also gotten bird symbols, but that’s for another day.

We’ve been taught to trust facts over our intuition, when really our intuition is God nudging us in the right direction.  Why not open our minds, hearts, and souls to watch for signs?  I trust in God.  I trust in myself.  I trust in my signs.  That’s what faith is for me, not just hope, but knowing.  I trust in the knowing.

Today, ask for a sign and don’t be surprised if it’s in a song.



  • Donna

    Music soothes my very soul. So does hearing a better way to approach things when ya really did know there was one. Thank you Miss Jenny. From my heart.

  • Anonymous

    ahh,, this made me think about so many things! Signs and how we do have to slow down and be able to notice them. Can get so caught up in life sometimes we can miss them so easily. The music thing, all great songs you listed, a few on my list of favs, along with so many others, so hard to list favorite songs when you’re a music lover right? Well Jenny, another great article, more awesome tidbits to savor,, again , thank you so much for sharing this great stuff! <3

  • Kathleen

    Great article Jenny! Great choices in music as well. I love music, I have it on all the time. Loud, if I can. People at work ask me how I can concentrate with my music on. I ask them how they can concentrate without it! ;-) God speaks to us in subtle ways, must be alert!

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