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Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's Day One!


In my last post I wrote that it was my intention to blog on a Christian Song each day. I truly thought that this would be an easy thing to accomplish. I only listen to Christian Music. I ought to be able to write on the songs that lift me up! Thursday was the first day I was supposed to write on a song. I missed my target by a long shot! On top of giving myself this writing assignment, I began my next two college classes. When I checked into my classes I discovered I had 6 chapters to read and a 3 minute introduction video to create for one class, reading in my other class as well as an introduction revolving certain questions in my other class! You know what they say about when it rains it pours. Just as I was telling myself I had this, my phone rang and I received my first of 3 calls requesting help with business reports for various friends of mine! As if that was not enough to put on my own plate willingly, I realized I had also scheduled another interview regarding my life dreams and going for them Thursday afternoon! As of now, I have completed the business reports, turned in one of my college assignments, sailed through the interview, completed my video https://youtu.be/fErG0OPJjEA , read 4 of the 6 assigned chapters in my one class, and have now resolved to sit down long enough to post something encouraging to anyone else out there who may find themselves a bit overwhelmed with all they had on their "To Do List". I am not sure when I found myself at the place where I was done beating myself up for not achieving my daily goals. I just know that is where I am at. When I fell into bed Thursday night, I was exhausted. I felt bad about not getting to my blog. I told myself that that was what happened when I put off blogging until later in the day. There is truly something about giving the best part of your day to God and I know it! However life with children doesn't always allow the luxury of quiet moments in the morning! Don't get me wrong, I do read my snippet verse that I have emailed from K-love. I turn the radio on and bask in the songs sung by others. All of these things help. What I don't do is take the time to sit down and be still for a moment. You have to have that one on one time with the LORD God; a moment to dive deep into things. I framed my artistic version of how I saw Psalm 46 and it sits in my room where I can't help but see it. It reminds me that not only do I need to dress fully in my armor, but that I should also take time to be still and KNOW that He is God. Its one thing to talk and chat it up to God, it is another thing entirely to take the time to hear what He has to say back. In the past when I found myself failing at something, I would buy into the devil's lies. I would get sucked under. Today I know that God does not think of me like that. He promises His grace is sufficient each day. I don't get a lifetime of it in a few sporadic moments; I get the same amount each and every day. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NASB) ~ And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. That means each day is the first day of my new life! With that being said, I decided to share the song, "Day One" by Matthew West. I have heard him say he wrote this song after talking to people who identified themselves by how many days they had been on some kind of winning streak in life. We’ve all had a winning streak that has come to an end and it is true that it is easy to beat yourself up when your winning streak halts. We are advised in God’s word to renew our minds each day. It is our choice to renew our minds with harmful thoughts about ourselves or to fill them with the Words God has to say about us. Instead of adding up your days, I urge you to see them each as day one of the rest of your life as suggested in this song! https://youtu.be/Qq2Tp3asLU8 Here are the lyrics for those that cannot watch the posted video: Well, I wish I had a short term memory Wish the only thing my eyes could see Was the future burning bright right in front of me But I can't stop looking back Yeah, I wish I was a perfect picture of Somebody who's never not good enough I try to measure up but I mess it up And I wish I wasn't like that I wish I wasn't wishing anymore Wish I could remember that nobody's keeping score I'm tired of throwing pennies in a well I gotta do something Here goes nothin' It's day one of the rest of my life It's day one of the best of my life I'm marching on to the beat of a brand new drum Yeah, here I come The future has begun Day one Well, every single day Your grace reminds me That my best days are not behind me Wherever my yesterday may find me Well, I don't have to stay there, no See my hourglass is upside down My someday soon is here and now The clock is tickin' And I'm so sick and tired of missing out I wish I wasn't wishing anymore Wish I could remember that nobody's keeping score I'm tired of throwing pennies in a well I gotta do something Here goes nothin' It's day one of the rest of my life It's day one of the best of my life I'm marching on to the beat of a brand new drum Yeah, here I come The future has begun Day one It's day one And here comes the sun, yeah Every morning, every morning Every morning, mercy's new Every morning, every morning I will fix my eyes on You Every morning, every morning Every morning, mercy's new Every morning, every morning Sun's coming up, the beginning has begun, yeah It's day one of the rest of my life It's day one of the best of my life I'm marching on to the beat of a brand new drum Yeah, here I come The future has begun Day one It's day one of the rest of my life It's day one of the best of my life I'm marching on to the beat of a brand new drum Yeah, here I come The future has begun, day one Starting over, I'm starting over Starting over, I'm starting over, starting now I'm starting over I'm starting over, I'm starting over Starting over, starting now I'm starting over Songwriters: KIPLEY, PETER / WEST, MATTHEW Published by: Lyrics © ATLAS MUSIC PUBLISHING Read more: Matthew West - Day One Lyrics | MetroLyrics I truly hope you are able to hear the song itself. Music does so much for us just as words do. When you combine them together in positive ways, they can truly begin to renew your mind. So today, if you stumble or don’t accomplish all you had set forth, don’t fret, tomorrow is day one! Father, today I thank you for being so ominous in my life. I know that is in my always putting you first that I find such comfort and truth about things. I know it is in my focus on you that I find both peace and joy in the midst of craziness and chaos. I am so thankful for your grace. I pray for longer moments to catch up with you. I pray for deeper understanding regarding Your Word over these next few weeks of class. Hold me up and keep me firmly moving forward in my faith. I also pray for all those who are caught up in the trap of failure. Share with them your grace Father. Open their eyes to the truth. Shield them from the powers of evil Father under the authority of Christ. Fill their minds with curiosity regarding what you have to say about them LORD God. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. Wendy, walks with God, Mom of Many © Wendy Glidden 2015
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