Friday, June 29, 2012

Faithful Fridays ~ Music.

Hi everyone!

Okay...remember when I told you that today would be the day I was going to tell you about my amazingly inspiring friend from the hospital, Brandon?

I'm sorry guys, that'll have to wait...because there's something else on my heart that I need to share.  :)


I started Faithful Fridays so that Christians could have one designated day (although, of course, we shouldn't have to keep it to one day) a week to share something from their Faith--a prayer request, answered prayer, Bible verse, song, poem, or just something God's laid on your heart. Just grab the button above (which unfortunately doesn't link to my blog automatically, you'll have to put the link), make your post, then leave a comment letting me know you participated!  Once I see you've been participating, I will add your name to the participant list below every week.

My mama participates on her blog, Country Girl at Home...

Ms. Patty participates on her blog, Blessings Beyond...

Ms. Retha participates on her blog, Retha's Rambles...

Rachel participates on her blog, Stand Out Don't Fit In...

and Rebekah participates on her blog, Country God Girl.

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I have fears.  Lots of them.  And lately, I've been coming to terms with them.  No, not overcoming them.  It's not half that good.  I just keep looking at them; turning them over and over in my hands and examining them.  It doesn't make them better.  In fact, it's probably not good for me.  It's like shining a flashlight into the dark to make sure it's still...dark.  It's also known as worrying.  


I know I shouldn't do it.  I need to pray instead (which I do), and read my Bible (which I do).  And usually those things do help!  But sometimes, God uses something else.


Music.


Music has many different faces.  It can be bad, and take over your life with bad words and bad meanings, and become an idol and distraction.


Or, it can encourage you and point you to the Real Reason for living...Jesus.  


You guys have heard me mention K-Love, the nation-wide Christian radio station.  Seriously.  Check them out.  Now.  I can be having a terrible moment, and K-Love will be playing in the background.  A song comes on that just grabs my heart and makes it better.  


I had one of those moments the other day.  I was really upset over something that was going on...in fact, I was in tears.  Then, it came on.  


That song.  


There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears 
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we'll see Jesus face to face 
But until that day, we'll hold on to you always 

I know the journey seems so long 
You feel you're walking on your own 
But there has never been a step 
Where you've walked out all alone



I started crying harder, but for a different reason.  This was the song that had come on the last time I was dealing with this fear; it had made me feel better then, too.  Oh, thank you God.  Thank you.


My point today is: God uses all kinds of things to encourage us and let us know He's with us and He loves us.  Sometimes it's prayer.  Sometimes it's His word.  Sometime's it's through the mouths of other people.  And sometimes it's through music.  And I just want to give God a shout-out today...because He made my day and I thank Him for that.  


God bless you and have a great day!

2 comments:

Rachel said...

I enjoyed your post

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Joy,

I sure do love and appreciate KLove! Music is such an encouragement and comfort too. Love that song too!

We know fear doesn't come from God, right?

I participated in Faithful Friday too.

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MOM

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