Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Singing songs of praise

I love to sing. My family says I should not sing. I think some who stand beside me in church when I belt out one of my favorite feels like my family. They think I should shut up. But I say to them, "You may not like my voice but God gave it to me and I am going to sing." I sing His praises in church. I sing "Precious Lord" while I wash dishes and thank him I have enough food to feed my family and wash dishes.

I often have tears in my eyes when I sing 'Victory In Jesus' but I love it because there is victory in Jesus and I love Him for it.

God Leads Us Along comforts me when I am sad. He really does lead us. And that song reminds me that He is near me to comfort me.

'Leaning On the Everlasting Arms' is what I often sing while sweeping the floor. Look at how many times those arms were there to hold me when I needed it. It reminds me of my precious foster mother who sang that and Standing On the Promises. She could notcarry a tune either but that did not stop her from singing.

If you never heard Lynda Randel sing, you are missing so much. I feel she might frown on me for 'murdering' God of The Mountain, or 'I'm Free' while I walk but I am sure God smiles when I sing it. *s*

Those are just a few of my favorite songs for praising God while I go about my daily chores.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sometimes, as a mother, I wonder if I did the right thing with my children. I see some of the things they are doing now as adults and I think I might have gone wrong somewhere and worry about it. One daughter has decided she is not a christian but she is spiritual. "What exactly does that mean?" I asked her. Well, it means she believes in a higher being but she is not sure exactly what. That bothers me. Here is a bright young woman with a lovely husband and a lovely baby that God has given her and she "is not sure" about His existence. She knows there is something.

She also tells me she is lonely where she lives since she is the new one there and it is hard to get to know people. She tells me of other problems too and I keep telling her that if she found a good church and had a pastor and a church family to rely on, her life would be so much simpler.

My other daughter has a problem with drugs and alcohol. She is trying to change and I am grateful for that but she too needs to find a church to get involved in.

We were not perfect as parents. I think we could have done differently but we did pray with them and for them. We took them to church so they could hear of God's unending love but they did not like the restrictions put upon them by the christian faith so chose to stray away from it.

I am often reminded of how David loved Solomon. He wanted Solomon to know about God's ways.He wanted his son to succeed and the only way he could do that was by following God. (1Kings 2:3) 3And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:

We tried hard to instill that in our children's lives but now that they are adults, all we can do is pray they will remember what we taught them and turn to God before it is too late. I worry but I still feel God is in charge and I just lay it at his feet.