Saturday, March 12, 2011

I...WILL...SING...LOUDER...

Today is Saturday - tomorrow is Sunday! We're going to sing "Shout Unto God" tomorrow and I've been singing it a lot this week.
"The enemy has been defeated - death couldn't hold You down - I'm gonna lift my voice in victory - I'm gonna make Your praises loud!!!! Shout unto God with a voice of triumph - Shout unto God with a voice of praise - We lift YOUR NAME UP!!!!!"

I live with a motto - the harder the battle the louder I'll sing!

This week included taking my elderly parents to the lab for blood tests. Getting them (as well as their walkers) into and out of my Honda Civic is a skill I'm developing. It seems that I sang something out loud after getting one of the walkers freed from my back seat. A woman was walking by and laughed! She said it sounded lovely, but I think I scared her!

I'm just telling you this...I don't want to curse in the middle of battle, I want to sing. It's not in me to tell you about the rest of our week - it was bizarre. Next week one of our grandsons will go into OHSU for tests and yes, my heart breaks for what he and his family are going through - but I want to sing, even through the tears. God has never asked me to fake faith - He's asked me to trust Him and praise Hm in the middle of battle - - - so I sing.

I might sing so loud tomorrow that it bugs you.....your neighbor might sing so loud that you call it distracting! But, we have no idea what the battle looks like in the lives of those around us. "The enemy has been defeated - death couldn't hold You down - I'm gonna lift my voice in victory - I'm gonna make Your praises loud! Shout unto God with a voice of triumph - Shout unto God with a voice of praise - WE LIFT YOUR NAME UP!"