“God knows we ache when he asks us to go on

How will we go on

We will sing to our souls

We won’t bury our hope

Where He leads us to go there’s a Red Sea Road”

Ellie Holcomb-Red Sea Road

Open windows, sunshine, warmth-what more could one ask for on a Friday? Y’all I love Friday! When the sun is shining and I feel warmth on my shoulders, I love it even more. It’s date afternoon. We’ll meander through flowers, bring home a few, run some errands, and just be.

Tim McGraw sung these words in his song Watch The Wind Blow By

“All I want to do is let it be and be with you and watch the wind blow by”

That’s what Friday’s are for me. Being with my Sweet Man, watching the wind blow by, seeing us go on forever, s-l-o-w-l-y, he and I.

Meanwhile I’m joining Kate Motaung and others writing five minutes on one word. Won’t you join us? 

Today’s word: SING 

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I took to the Scriptures, searched the word sing. Yes, there are many. I was drawn to six. 

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! I Chronicles 16:9 (ESV)

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Psalms 105:2 (ESV)

Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.1 Chronicles 16:23 (ESV)

Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds! Psalms 9:11 (ESV)

Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalms 96:2 (ESV)

I read through the Scriptures and one thing stood out to me. Followed by the singing, there is the telling.

My first thought went to Peter. Peter, the man who walked on water, sunk deep in fear when he took his eyes off Jesus. Peter, the one who denied His Lord. Peter, the one who encountered the risen Jesus, and from that defining moment, we watch as a fire is set in his bones, in his soul, for Him. We watch his telling of all that had happened.

In fact, Peter became a man who could not be kept quiet!

Do I skip on by, slink on down the road, and never tell what Jesus has done for me? Do you? Or, like Peter do I give, tell, what I have.

In Acts, chapter three, when Peter encounters the lame beggar at the Beautiful Gate, the man, begging for coins, Peter’s reaction brings me to my knees.

“I don’t have any money, BUT, what I have, (Jesus), I will give you.” 

Friends, singing is good and right, and needs to be done, in the good and the bad. If we only sing and shush at the telling-we have missed it. Missed. It.

I want to do more than sing. More than praise Him. I want to share Jesus, to give you what I have. I want to tell you all that He has done for me.

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PS: Did you see the one radical change I made to simplify my life? If not, you can read about it here

PSS: I’m blessed to serve you in this place, to share with you the Gifts of Grace as I journey through the wilderness. I picture you across the table, hands wrapped tightly around your cup, sharing life, and laughter, and tears. As I share with you my own daily struggles, I long to hear what yours may be. Sharing the realness of life. You can do that by commenting below or reaching out to me here.

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