Thursday, January 07, 2010

Singing with Meaning

I try to make a point of not singing a spiritual song unless I know what it means in my heart. There's a lot of songs based on really great theology and while I know the words I don't really know it and those songs I mostly just listen to and ponder. I find that knowing what the words mean in my heart helps me to connect with the song and really enter into a worshipful spirit on Sunday mornings.

This week we sang a song that I like and a phrase has stuck out to me: 'as I wait I'll rise up like the eagle'. I think I know what that means in my heart, about pressing on in tough situations without letting them have victory over you. But I have been questioning all week whether I know what it means in my life. When I think of things I am waiting on the Lord for, how can I rise up? What does that look like? Can other people see that I'm rising like the eagle, or should they be able to? If I mean what I sing on Sunday morning then my life should reflect it and this week I've been wondering if it does.
(These pics are of the girls in concert. Brooklyn making a surprise appearance at the church concert and Belle at her first school concert.)


Lamb said...

As children of God I don't think we know ourselves when we rise up like Eagles but others do. I know God does.
Miracles happen when life is marching on.
You would be amazed at the number of people you influence and encourage during your every day living.
Rest in The Lord and you will always rise up with wings of an Eagle.
Isaiah 40:31 is John's favourite scripture.
God bless and Hugs

Bloggy Mama said...

I love this post. Thank you for inviting me to think.