Slice of Life Tuesdays #190423
Entry for April 22 from my 2014 Personal Journal–
I AWOKE in the early morning hours in the midst of a battle, and these words were swelling out of my spirit like a mighty sword — cutting down words of men and fear that I might be still, emptied of my thoughts, and hear His truth.
All of my life; In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship
I will bring praise; I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice; I will declare
God is my victory and He is here
I WENT BACK to sleep to awaken at a more reasonable hour with those words still tumbling about in my mind, mixing with memories, prayers, thoughts, and plans– chasing out fear, doubt, and unbelief– stirring up hope, faith, and celebration.
OVER a cup of coffee, I looked up the lyrics for the full song ‘cause I just had to read all of it. And as I read, my spirit grew taller, stronger, bolder… God is my victory and He is here!
He is STILL God!
This is my prayer in the desert
When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides.
This is my prayer in the fire
And weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved of more worth than gold
so refine me Lord through the flames
This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
so firm on His promise I’ll stand
And this is my prayer in the harvest
And favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
The seed I received I will sow.
“Desert Song” by Brooke Fraser
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The truth in the words in part I, can have the same impact five years later and can do the same anytime they are read.
After 40 days of Lent Easter is a time of rejoicing. As our priest said at Easter Sunday Mass there is a reason the church .gives us 6 weeks of Lent to prepare and 8 weeks of Easter to rejoice.
Easter joy and spirit in song. I love the hymns of the Easter season. Thank you for this post today.
Your joy in this Easter season brings a smile to my face this morning. Your waking with a song in mind brings back an experiment I once performed, when I realized how often I awoke with songs in my head; I started keeping track of them in a journal. Yours is a beautiful entry!
The words, thoughts and feelings that need to come will surface when they are ready.