“Every day [of my life] was recorded in your book before one of them had taken place.” ~ Psalm 139:16 (GWT)
I think we all know God has a plan for us, right? If not, He does. It’s a good one, too.
Knowing there is a plan and trusting God for the steps and the outcomes are two completely different things. The latter is the harder part some days. It’s harder for us, naturally speaking, because it requires faith. It requires us to quit trusting what we see, hear, feel and think. It also requires us to believe that He sees more from His vantage point than we do from ours.
Cooperating with God’s plan requires us to say “yes” to Him before we actually know what the road ahead looks like. Actually, it requires that we make a habit of saying “yes” to God and His plan sight unseen.
To form a habit, you just need to do something for 21 days in a row, right?
Today, I’m issuing a challenge. It won’t take more than a few seconds each day.
Here’s the challenge – for the next 21 days take a few minutes each day to do these simple things:
- Commit yourself every day to The Lord to do all He’s called you to do.
- Do what is right in front of you to do and do it as a service to God.
- Pray “Your will be done today in my life.”
Making these actions a part of your routine will make a huge difference. Just wait and see.
So, who is up for the challenge?
Kick off your week with some of the worst organ music I’ve ever heard.
Warning: you can’t unhear this.
Ummm… painful. And funny. And awkward. And really bad.
I feel sorry for the bride and groom in this wedding.
What would you say is “the moral of the story” here?
“Secular music, do you say, belongs to the devil? Does it? Well, if it did I would plunder him for it, for he has no right to a single note of the whole seven. Every note, and every strain, and every harmony is divine, and belongs to us.” ~ William Booth (Salvation Army Founder)
I realize this may be asking for trouble, but…
Do you think William Booth was right about “secular” music? Is every note, strain, and harmony divine, belonging to us? Even the ones we call “secular?”
Let’s be clear. I’m asking about music, not lyric content. It should be obvious that lyric content that is clearly in violation of scripture isn’t divine.
I’m bracing myself for some interesting discussion.
Leave a comment or two. Let’s talk. Please keep it civil. Thanks in advance.
“I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.” ~ E. B. White
I admire you.
You may ask “why?”
I admire anybody at any stage of life who is reaching for something more.
I admire anybody who is unwilling to settle for what they’ve already accomplished.
I admire anybody who dreams and takes steps toward their dream.
I admire anybody who overcomes their own intimidation.
I admire anyone who is unashamed of their uniqueness.
I admire anybody who takes themselves seriously enough to create something and show it to others.
I admire anybody with a developing gift who uses it to inspire someone.
I admire anybody who cares about fonts.
I admire anybody who pays attention to detail in their work, but still manage to finish it.
I admire anybody doing anything , really.
I admire anybodys.
I admire somebodys.
You are somebody.
I admire you.
You may know this about me, but I see faces in things. I’m not saying it’s normal. It’s just my reality. It may just be a creative thing. Or an overactive imagination. Whatever. It still happens.
In a recent trip to a vintage shop in Austin I ran across these friendly filing cabinet faces.
How about you? Do you see faces in things?