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Our God

I’ve got so much to power through today so that we will be ready to leave for Buffalo this afternoon,  I really needed this pick me up song….

“Our God”
Chris Tomlin
Water you turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind there’s no one like you none like You!
Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise there’s no one like you none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise there’s no one like you none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
What could stand against. 

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Google Let Me Down

I think this is the first time Google has let me down.  Most mornings when I wake up with a snippet of a song running through my brain, I’m able to go to Google, type in said snippet and up pops the full lyrics.  Not today.  I have no idea what this song is.  I know it’s one we have because I’m pretty sure it’s on my sons little MP3 player on his night-time playlist.

Here’s the snippet I woke up singing:

Savior’s Love

Talking ’bout my Savior’s Love

God You are the Only One

Oh my Savior’s Love

 

I know the jest of the song is how wonderful His love for us is.  How He loves us through everything.  Pretty amazing.

When my Husband gets up I’ll sing what I have to him and he’ll probably do better than Google.  If not, I’ll keep an ear tuned to my son’s night-time music and see if I can’t catch another snippet to find the lyrics.

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The Promise

I think this was running through my head this morning simply because I was listening to the Valentine Mixed CD my wonderful husband made for me a few years ago as I was on my way home last night.  This was the last song I heard as I pulled into my driveway….

 

When in Rome

The Promise

If you need a friend,
don’t look to a stranger,
You know in the end,
I’ll always be there.

And when you’re in doubt,
and when you’re in danger,
Take a look all around,
and I’ll be there.

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say. (I promise)
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be. (I promise)
But if you wait around a while, I’ll make you fall for me,
I promise, I promise you I will.

When your day is through,
and so is your temper,
You know what to do,
I’m gonna always be there.

Sometimes if I shout,
it’s not what’s intended.
These words just come out,
with no gripe to bear.

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say. (I promise)
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be. (I promise)
But if you wait around a while, I’ll make you fall for me,
I promise, I promise you…

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say. (I promise)
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be. (I promise)
And if I had to walk the world, that make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you I will.

 

He did, make me fall for him.  He still does.

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Break Away

Here’s the song I woke up with running through my head.

“Breakaway”

Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I’d just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I’d end up happy
I would pray (I would pray)

Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I prayed I could break away

[Chorus:]
I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly
I’ll do what it takes til’ I touch the sky
And I’ll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love
I’ll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway

Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jet plane, far away (I will)
And breakaway

[Chorus]

Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging around revolving doors
Maybe I don’t know where they’ll take me but
Gotta keep moving on, moving on
Fly away, breakaway

I’ll spread my wings
And I’ll learn how to fly
Though it’s not easy to tell you goodbye
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won’t forget the place I come from
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway, breakaway, breakaway

The second part of the first verse really seems to apply to me right now.

Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I prayed I could break away

We’ve lived here in this house for 5 years.  I still feel like a stranger in my own town.  We know a few people, but it seems every time we try to reach out, we are invisible.   I find myself longing for next year, longing to buy that RV and break away, follow our dreams and tour the country.

I’ve always been a gypsy at heart.  I moved around a lot as a kid. Fourteen schools between kindergarten and 12th grade.  After graduating with my Associate in Surgical Technology I put in my year of experience needed to be able to start traveling, doing 3 month temp contracts with hospitals around the country.  I did that for almost 13 years.  Only when I was near family did I ever consider doing more than one contract at the same place.

Then I came to Syracuse.  That was back in 2001 or 2002.  I’ve been here since, helping my parents, meeting my husband on eHarmony, and putting down roots for the first time in my life.  My parents moved to Arizona last year, Jim and I feel stuck in a house we no longer wish to own, and all the “friends” we thought we had disappeared when my parents moved.  Apparently, we were just  an extension of my parents, not friends in our own right.

So here we sit, trying to survive as we prepare to break away, take a chance, try something new.

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All I Need Is You, Lord

 

Woke up this morning to the very simple chorus to this song running over and over in my head.
All I need is you, Lord.
So true.  He is all we NEED.
Unfortunately, we don’t always act that way.

All I Need Is You
Hillsong United

Left my fear by the side of the road
Hear You speak
Won’t let go
Fall to my knees as I lift my hands to pray

Got every reason to be here again
Father’s love that draws me in
And all my eyes wanna see is a glimpse of You

All I need is You
All I need is You Lord
Is you Lord

One more day and it’s not the same
Your spirit calls my heart to sing
Drawn to the voice of my Saviour once again
Where would my soul be without Your Son
Gave His life to save the earth
Rest in the thought that You’re watching over me

All I need is You
All I need is You Lord
Is You Lord

You hold the universe
You hold everyone on earth
You hold the universe
You hold
You hold

All I need is You
All I need is You Lord
Is You Lord

In what ways have you acted lately that would make it seem like He isn’t enough?

 

 

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Chasing the Wind

I didn’t really pay attention to what was running through my head this morning, until I finished my Bible study this morning.  I’m running on about 5 hours sleep and I’m a girl who really needs 7 to function.  So if I ramble, I’m sorry, not enough coffee yet this morning. 

As I was putting my Bible study away (Beth Moore, Living beyond yourself, exploring the fruit of the Spirit) I realized this song was going through my head.  At first I thought it was because the lesson today was in the book of Ecclesiastes, The whole “blowing in the wind” thing.  But then it hit me (remember not enough coffee yet) I was singing this in my head as I made my coffee this morning. coincidence?
I think not.

Blowing in the Wind
Bob Dylan

How many roads must a man walk down,
before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove fly,
before she sleeps in the sand?
And how many times must a cannon ball fly,
before they’re forever banned?

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
the answer is blowing in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist,
before it is washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist,
before they’re allowed to be free?
And how many times can a man turn his head,
and pretend that he just doesn’t see?

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
the answer is blowing in the wind.

How many times must a man look up,
before he sees the sky?
And how many ears must one man have,
before he can hear people cry ?
And how many deaths will it take till we know,
that too many people have died?

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
the answer is blowing in the wind.

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
the answer is blowing in the wind.

Ecclesiastes uses the phrase “chasing the wind”  which is what I seem to hear Dylan advocating.  Solomon in chapter 1 verses 16-18 talks about seeking wisdom, seeking understanding but learned this too was like “chaising the wind”

Ecclesiastes starts out with

“Meaningless! Meaningless! says the Teacher
Utterly meaningless!  Everything is meaningless

He decides that everything man strives for is meaningless, you can’t take it with you.

In the end his conclusion is..

“Fear God and keep his commandments
for this is the whole duty of man
For God will bring every deed into judgement
including every hidden thing
whether it is good or evil.”

And really, isn’t that the answer to all of Bob’s questions above.  Fear God.  We may never know the answers to the questions, but I know who does.  He may not choose to share them with me.  Chase God, not answers.  Chase God, not the wind.

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Who Will Love Me For Me

I’ve only heard this song twice on the radio, I think it may be very new.  I think the chorus is hauntingly beautiful.  This is the cry of every heart in the world.  

Who Will Love Me for Me
JJ Heller

He cries in the corner where nobody sees
He’s the kid with the story no one would believe
He prays every night, “Dear God won’t you please
Could you send someone here who will love me?”

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

Her office is shrinking a little each day
She’s the woman whose husband has run away
She’ll go to the gym after working today
Maybe if she was thinner
Then he would’ve stayed
And she says…

Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me?
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

He’s waiting to die as he sits all alone
He’s a man in a cell who regrets what he’s done
He utters a cry from the depths of his soul
“Oh Lord, forgive me, I want to go home”

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside
And it said
“I know you’ve murdered and I know you’ve lied
I have watched you suffer all of your life
And now that you’ll listen, I’ll tell you that I…”

I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love
The love that you never knew

 

There are many more heartbreaking scenarios that she could have used.  We were created with this God sized hole in us that only He can fill, only He can truly love us the way we need to be loved.  People WILL let us down, all the time, but God’s love never fails.

I think the key to the whole thing is in the last verse, those last two lines.  “I have watched you suffer all of your life, AND NOW THAT YOU’LL LISTEN, I’ll tell you that I…”

God is watching us, not in a “Will you get it together!” kind of way, but as a parent watches a 3-year-old try to dress themselves.  We have insisted on “I’ll do it MYSELF!!!”  And I know when my son get in that kind of mood, I stand back and watch and wait for him to say, “Help”.  Then and only then can I come in and help, and I do so not with a “About time, I knew you couldn’t do it” attitude, but with a “Good job, that was a great try, but here, you need to turn the pants around this way and put just one leg in each side, like this.”

You can’t teach someone who insists they know what they are doing.  Many of us go through life insisting we know what we are doing.  God is just waiting for us to look up and say, “I don’t have a clue.”

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