I am sitting here listening to my audiobook, ” Stepping Up” by Beth Moore.
It is by far one of my most favorite studies, because it is about the cry of my own heart,
Praise to our God!
” We can can think a song is beautiful and memorize its words, and be completely unaffected.”
1 Cor 14:15
” I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.”
I think of a dear blogworld siesta, Jackie from ” All things are possible”.
She just stays on my heart as one of those people who LIVE in the ” song of praise”, because really what a song of praise is; is a PSALM of Praise!
She knows the realness of the song, ” Mighty to Save”, because she lives knowing that in her daily struggles, that He is mightier than the stronghold.
Jackie is an encouragement to me, and her heart is gold; I am SO excited to see where God will take her in her life.
I remember when the youth at church would sing this song, and the cell phones would be straight in the air, at the part,
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing, for the glory of the risen king, Jesus
Jesus Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing for the glory of the risen king, Jesus
Even then, I thought of this girl through the hearts of the young ones around me,
because to KNOW ” He is Mighty to Save…” means to KNOW that we are His children.
The more humble we become to REMEMBER who He is, is the more powerful HE will be
in our lives!
I love music so much, but its so much more to hear the words, and UNDERSTAND where they come from, that they resignated in the heart of someone.
” So I put aside the mascarade and admit that I’m not okay,
which may not be the thing to say, but I’m not afraid to say
I need you more each day.”( Even then)
” Your love is life to me, my truest longing,
my deepest need, without it one moment
I don’t know where’d I be, because your love is
life to me.”( Your love is life to me)
” I couldn’t face my life tomorrow, without your hope in my heart I know, I can’t
live a day without you, Lord there’s no night and there’s no morning, without your loving arms
to hold me, your the heart beat of all I do…”( Can’t Live a Day)
“You’re not alone, For I am here,
Let me wipe away your every fear,
My love I’ve never left your side,
I have seen you through the darkest night,
And I’m the one who’s loved you all your life,
All of your life..”( You’re not alone)
I put the title of the song at the end on purpose, because I wanted it to be possible to just read the heartfelt words; the PSALMS from someone’s heart. These are songs that are quite popular, but reading them now word for word…the songs take on a whole different life. LET THEM.
” Better Is One Day” by: Passion- is one of my most favorite songs, because everything and anything I ever encounter in this life, I want to know that there is always a better place, that when I am in HIS presence everythingelse can fade away. And that He will protect me even in the toughest of circumstances.
I’ll leave you with the song.
Which by the way, you can find in PSALM 84:)
For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. [a]
1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools. [b]
7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
8 Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty;
listen to me, O God of Jacob.
9 Look upon our shield, [c] O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.
10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
12 O LORD Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.
I want to encourage you to next time you are listening to something that sounds beautiful, LISTEN to the words, and see how beautiful it really is…
Be Blessed:) and go visit Jackie’s site:) She a doll!