Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Song

1 Peter 5:6-8
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

The other day, when I had a series of stressful things all happen at once, one including a very long chat via the phone with an attorney, I spazzed (that is a technical term, btw).

You can see the evidence of my inability to control my spewing of nastiness a few posts down. That said, I learned by doing that, that my reactions to things should be handled with a little more grace and should be given to God. I had spent the entire day before in my Bible and in prayer for people and about things. Thursday's behavior made me feel like I'd wasted everything I had taken out of what I experienced Wednesday. However, in the end, I know I can just lay it all at God's feet, again and again, and again. He's patient (long-suffering) like that. I don't take it lightly, though.

So, Friday, when I realized that I had busted a gasket on Thursday, I decided to find some music to calm my brain. I looked online for my favorite hymns. That's what I want to share, today. Hymns pack a lot of truth and soul-searching.

I started my search with "In the Garden". I found it, sung by Dwight Yoakam. He does a really pretty version of it in honor of Minnie Pearl. (That will explain the bit before he actually sings.)

The other hymn, that is actually my favorite, is "He Lives". I always requested it during my church's hymn sings when I was a child. I miss those hymn sings. I used to love when the organ would cut out and allow the congregation sing acapella. We harmonized and you could just feel that it was a very blessed moment. This version, sung by Donnie McClurkin, doesn't really get into the hymn part until the 1:36 mark. It is not a song that gets sung much, so it was hard to find (just go with it...you'll see).

Have a great Sunday! :)

"He Lives"
Donnie McClurkin

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

Excellent positive post! You vented, now back on the postives :-)

RT said...

Exactly. I don't that overtly angry very much, but I kind of lost it Thursday.

Deanna said...

I love hymns. They help take me back to the basics too. Church and God... the important things in life.

RT said...

Agreed.