I woke up this morning with a heavy heart. A dear friend’s teen daughter is in a six hour back surgery as I write. Another dear friend has a breast biopsy next week. Still another was given news last Thursday that her husband lost his job. Other friends are alone, have children on drugs or feel rejection from family. For some, it is just not the most wonderful time of the year.
As I sat with Jesus this morning, reading His note to me, I was reminded of what I am to do when my heart feels heavy:
1. Be filled with the Spirit
2. Sing Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among ourselves
3. Make music to the Lord in my heart
4. Give thanks for everything in God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
(Ephesians 5:18 – 20)
This life here is so very far from perfect. This morning, I begged Him to come soon. Come and take us to be with Him. But until He does, we can turn to Him. That is what each of these four things are; turning to Him, the source of Life itself.
Jesus, Sometimes there just seems like there is not much I can do when it comes to controlling things in this life, but I can turn to You! Fill me with your Spirit, now. Before my kids wake up. Before I do my grocery shopping. Before I head to piano lessons. Before my family makes peanut butter chocolate balls :). Jesus, I will sings songs of praise to you (maybe at the top of my lungs and wake those said kids who are still sleeping). I will not only make music with my mouth, but I will make it in my heart and though I feel heavy, I will thank You. I will bless You. I will say once again, that you are my everything. Thank you that you are so good. Amen”
As I am praying through out my day today, can I pray for you? I would love to! Just click on “comments” below and let me know what you need from Him today!