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I saw this video the other day and wanted to share it with everyone. Since the song Redeemer came out by Sanctus Real I have absolutely loved it, it will be stuck in my head forever after hearing it on the radio. This video is the band telling each of their stories and what the song means to them. I love the line in the song where it says “I don’t have every answer in life, but I’m trusting You one day at a time.” God provides us with what we need to make it each day, He provides the miracles we need and that is amazing!

 

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

“Be joyful always” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV)

Not long ago I wrote a post about my sprained wrist. Well as an update it turns out that it is not sprained! However, don’t get to excited… the soft tissues are inflamed and I have to get my wrist adjusted for a few weeks to help heal it. The good news is that it should heal quicker than a sprain would. The only thing is I have had a hard time with my attitude about it. Whenever I am going through my day and it starts to hurt me I get really frustrated. It’s definitely an inconvenience and I have been annoyed that it has taken so long to get better. I know that is not the right attitude to have, yet I have still struggled with it. While typing this post it has given me some trouble as well. But, while typing this post I also had the song playing from a previous post, Worship Song Friday: Hold Me by Jamie Grace. Just listening to that song helped me to put my attitude in perspective. Things will be fine whether it takes a day or weeks for my wrist to heal. I am in God’s arms so why am I letting something so simple get me down? My joy does not come from the circumstances around me but from God. So when I am frustrated about my wrist or anything else that might cause my attitude to be down I am going to remind myself where my true joy comes from… God!

“Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.” Psalm 96:9 (NIV) 

“Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.” Psalm 105:2 (NIV)

Do you worship every day? What is worship to you? Does it have to be singing a song only or is it more than that? I absolutely love when it is time to sing at church or when I am in the car listening to Air One. I may not stay on key all the time, but I start singing with all my heart and God loves it any way! That certainly is a comforting thought for me… worship is more than the songs that we sing and the notes, harmonies and beautiful sounds that we make. It is our heart. The attitude of worship, recognizing who God is and being in awe of His amazing glory. That means that we do not only have to sing songs. We can be worshipping God with each breath that we take, through prayer, by being in awe of His power when we see a stunning sunset, we can have the heart of worship through out our entire day. A few nights ago I was reading about the creation. I have read this story many times, but this time I read deeper and thought about how detailed everything that He created is. A moment of awe, worshipping His amazing power. Like I said I love singing to Him, I am just not the most confident person when I sing because I can hear when I am off tune. But thankfully it is so much more than that. As long as I am not focusing on the way I think I should sound and judging my voice to the person next to me then my voice is completely beautiful to the One who I am singing to. His glory is all around us! We can sing, pray or be still and worship Him.

 

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NIV)

While I was pregnant there were several times that I would lay down to rest and sing “You Are My Sunshine” to my belly. I just felt like Eli would be able to hear me, after all that is what every pregnancy book tells you. After I had sung it to him several times it got to the point where I could feel him kicking when I would start singing. Now he is not far from being 8 months old and when he gets upset all I have to do is start singing that song and it calms him down! It is amazing how something that seemed so simple could make such a lasting impact on my child. All he needs is mommy to sing this song and everything is all better. I know that is how leaving a legacy starts, as something so simple yet has a lasting impact. Yesterday we bought Eli a new Bible that has fun and intricate drawings inside. He loves to look at! Every night we read him a Bible story. My hope in doing this is that he will love the Bible, treasure it and spend time in it every day, seeking what it says and not the world. I hope that this simple part of his bed time routine will make that lasting impact on his life and leave a legacy for truly loving God’s word. It all starts with a simple step and will lead to that lasting impact… the legacy you leave.

I have seen this video a few times and each time I am brought to tears. It is the story of faith, God’s love, grace, blessings and a miracle. This family talks about the need for their daughter to have a heart transplant and how prayer and God is getting them through it all. God performs miracles every day, and we are blessed by those miracles! God is good, all the time!