Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I REFUSE

My best friend, my roommate, my lover, the man I share my life with, the man who supports and encourages me, my husband. We are usually in agreement on most things. He prefers an old-fashioned Church service. He loves the traditional hymns. I, on the other hand love a contemporary service, especially with all the music and instruments. I also love the old hymns, but I wake up singing some of the new ones. 
"I Refuse" By Josh Wilson, is my absolute favorite right now. I sing that from morning to night.  "I refuse to let someone else, do what God has called me to do myself."
One of my girlfriends and I were able to have lunch together yesterday. She reminded me of a Bible verse she holds in her heart everyday.
 Philippians 4:6,7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 
I receive lots of email, or phone calls that start out like this: "I'm so worried about my job, my Mom, my daughter, the tests I'm taking tomorrow, losing my home, etc."
Every day we will be faced with trials. And it's pretty hard to sing when you are facing a mountain. You may not be going through the "fire" right now, but trust me, it's coming.
And when it does, remember also Hebrews 13:5 ....I will never leave you nor forsake you.
A hymn my husband and I both agree on is Amazing Grace.
And His Grace is Amazing.

4 comments:

Joylene Butler said...

I like the one from psalms: Give ear to my word, oh Lord. Consider my mediation. Hearken onto my cry. My voice will Thee hear in the morning."

It's been awhile so I may be off on the exact wordage. But you get my drift. I love this song.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

I'm not sure I know the song---there are so many----

char said...

I really enjoy your blog. It lifts me up to new heigts. Imlove the old hymns but I really enjoy alot of the new or contemporary as well. Someimes if you just take time to listen to the words it is amazing what they will say to you.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Char,
Thanks so much. Sometimes the same words have different meanings for me---depending on my mood.