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!"

2 comments:

Earleen Weiss said...

Thanks, Jeanette! I am crying. The truth is... we look at other people and we think they have it all together and we are the only one going through the battle, the heartache that life has thrown our way when in fact alot of times they are dealing with their own struggles. We have no idea what is going on in their private lives, what they are dealing with. I will sing loud with you. Thank you for the encouragement. When I think of you, and the time I had with you and Dennis as my pastors, I think of you as one of the most genuine, transparent Christians I have ever met. You never sugar coated your life and put on airs to be someone that you were not, and yet your life screams with faith and strength. And that faith and strength is founded on The Rock that we can cling to no matter what comes our way. I love you, Jeanette! God spoke to me today...through you.

Joyce Kathleen said...

I am singing with you this week. What you wrote is what I've witness you live. You will sing louder and the angels will sing with you, whether you hear them or not. I love you, sis