Tuesday, November 3

what's your song?

Last night after supper one of the older boys was sitting at the kitchen table with the littlest and had his iPod earphones split between him and her. He wanted to teach her a new song to sing, but she didn't really want to do that and instead just wanted to listen to some of his music. All of a sudden she started singing along. Not a strange thing to him or her since they both heard the music, but it was kind of weird to the rest of us who were in the kitchen.

Then this morning while I was walking there were TWO different people listening to iPods, one a walker and one a runner. All of a sudden one or the other would sing a line out loud and then it would be quiet. I'm sure it wasn't a strange thing to either one of them, but it was kind of unusual to the rest of who were walking the track.

I think our walk as Christians can appear the same way to those around us. As we read God's Word and listen to the Holy Spirit working in our lives, sometimes we may say and do things as God works in our lives that startles others around us who may think we're a bit strange or unusual or weird.

And you know what? That's okay!

"The power of the gospel changes him, shifts the basis of his life from self to Christ, faces him about in a new directions and makes him a new creation." ~ A.W. Tozer

Or even better....

"And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised again.......Therefore, it anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" ~ Second Corinthians 5:15, 17

Which results in this.....

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." ~ Romans 12:2

Through God's grace with Him as our resource, we need to continually be growing, changing, and maturing in our faith in Jesus Christ. And in doing so you just may sing a song or two that someone else hears, actually recognizes, and encourages you by singing along!

Enjoy your day!

Tammy ~@~


momonassignment said...

LOL, that is so true....what about in the Christian bookstore back in the accompaniment track section.....some people have to sing along...which sounds really weird. I always hate it when they sing off key...like I want to help them or something.

Kimmie said...

hmmm- I'd have to amen this.

I thought about *my song* and what our social worker who has done all of our adoptions thinks. His faith is based on works-which is different than ours.

This morning I sent him a note about our homestudy he is preparing. I asked him how he worded the study...asking him to be sure that he included more than one and baby into the document. I explained that we have been praying and feel God asking us to ask-but making sure the paperwork is ready in case He *opens the door*

The song I sing...hmmm not sure what the title would be...but sure it must sound like a different tune than many have heard before, thankfully the melody has been set in heaven - we learn the words as He leads.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

mom said...

Kimmie, you sing a beautiful song outlined in Scripture as you wholeheartedly embrace the adoption of God's sweet orphans!

Tammy ~@~

Amy- Learning At Our House said...

You know what? Both the iPod and the blurting out of Scripture... lol! It is comforting to read that it is okay. :-)

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