“I believe that many who find that “nothing happens” when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.” ― C.S. Lewis
unbidden |ʌnˈbɪd(ə)n| adjective
• without having been commanded or invited: unbidden guests.
• (especially of a thought or feeling) arising without conscious effort: unbidden tears came to his eyes.
Yes, my heart definitely was singing, reading this statement/quote of one of my favourite writers, C.S Lewis! And it kept me busy, knowing that a familiar truth, a thought that already has been singing unbidden in my heart/spirit for quite some time was speaking to me.
The hidden part that defines most of life, the not seen, not reported, not observed but yes the most important part of life! Neglecting the beauty of that part of life means neglecting to my opinion the more than 99% of your being and sadly is keeping it undiscovered and unequipped!
It is my absolute experience that life, as LIFE, is lived in the hidden, where sound and song and truth and more is developed and prepared to become visible. My prayer over the years has been to “make visible the invisible”, to uncover the beauty of what is so covered up by the distraction of conclusions and therefor imprisoned in the limitation of our “seeing”!
I have said/wrote it before time after time, that acknowledging my limitations and praying the prayer: “Lord, I know what I see, but what do You see?” have surprised me or better said astonished me in the moment of “seeing”. It brought me most of the time on my knees to repent from the prideful conclusions I often made about people and situations.
The Heart sings
I think it is about resonating, about moving with the invisible frequency, when the “Truth” is revealed and (while all the flesh stupidly stay silent, dead) my spirit eagerly cries out to to my deaf ears to react, to respond, to connect! Over the years I learned to listened to that silent reaction, by developing a “hearing” that hears beyond. By honouring the invisible part of me, that was not nurtured, educated, disciplined and brought to maturity I have experienced that The Holy Spirit took over that task and answered my deep cry.
I have learned to recognise the song of the heart, to listen to the beauty of its revelation and… I have learned that bringing that song together in the fellowship of the saints, the individual revelations turned out to be a corporate song with the beauty of an astonishing harmony! The agreement has become so much more than the united yes, as it actually became that promised symphony (Symphonia) that Jesus what speaking about to His disciples.
The unbidden part is the obedience of the heart to react when nothing else does. With reacting it challenges me, urge me moreover to get in tune with my spirit and to get rid of the distractions, the flat notes, the adding which defiles the tone!
This is an out loud thought, processing a frequency that I noticed during the day. When we start honouring the invisible part of our being, we start understanding the Invisible God. When we start developing an awareness of the songs, the frequencies, the tones that are within us, we start developing a “hearing” of His voice! Therefor, giving answers with a “visible” mindset to the eternal divine questions is the dumbest thing we can give each other!
Daniel 2:22 “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.