background: i've been singing since i was five. music has a kind of profoud effect on my mood and my life that i can't begin to explain. during any period of my life, i can tell you the songs the play as the soundtrack.
i can remember walking through the halls of david and delana's church a long time ago -- i can't remember when exactly. either landon and i were engaged, or we'd just been married. but i was walking and singing.
and delana walked past me and said, "you have a little song in your heart, baby?"
she said it in passing, just as she was on her way somewhere else. but it made me think
"was that song in my heart because it was from the Lord, for this time?"
ever since then, i have been more aware of the songs that run through my head. and i'll tell you, i believe the Lord really does give me songs for my current situation. He's always ministered to me through music, but this isn't even a song i've heard lately. and it's in my head. encouraging me. if you look at my post from yesterday evening, you can see how i was amazed to notice these words lifting my head and heart from self-pity, dissapointment and discouragement.
i am continuously amazed at the myriad of ways my God reaches out to me. His love is rich, complex, all-encompassing and pursuing me always. it overwhelmes me.
"You raise me up. i am strong when i am on Your shoulders."