Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rest In the Lord~ This Is The Air I Breathe


Tonight we had some worship time while making supper. I was struck again by how powerful music can be. How music can stir the emotions and cause the heart to shiver. Poetry set to a simple melody has the power to bring a busy mom to stop and rest in the LORD for a few moments.
 
I find worship breaks during my everyday life can really rejuvenate this mama. I can have 4 or 5 minutes of concentrated prayer. Singing in my shower voice really loudly in my kitchen may not be attractive to my neighbors but it IS a joyful noise unto the LORD!
  • Woke up on the wrong side of the bed?
  • Homeschool morning is not going as planned?
  • Kids are fighting?
  • Fight with your husband?
  • Bad news from your best friend?
  • Having a 'one of those days' kind of day? Month? Year?
Take a moment and rest in the LORD. Meditate on the words in your favorite worship songs. Use those words to springboard prayer in your life. Start a mini study by looking up the song and finding out if there is a relevant verse that inspired the song. Use the music as a tool to increase your time with the Lord!

In Psalms we are encouraged to rest in the darkest of times.
 
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters.
Psalm 23:2 

Jesus commands us to take His example and learn from it.
 
 29 Take the yoke[a] I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. 
Matthew 11:29
 Footnotes: 
Matthew 11:29 yoke: Yokes were put on the necks of animals, so that they could pull a plow or wagon. A yoke was a symbol of obedience and hard work.

 Jesus also encouraged rest in his disciples. Should we not also take a few minutes to rest in Him?


31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Mark 6:31

I pray that today you find a few moments for some quiet (or Shower Singing Loud!) worship time to rest and rejuvenate in your LORD Jesus!


This Is the Air I Breathe



This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

And I, I'm desperate for you
And I, I'm I'm lost without you



This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

And I, I'm desperate for you
And I, I'm I'm lost without you

And I, I'm desperate for you,
And I, I'm lost without you,

I'm lost without you,

I'm so lost without you.

I'm so lost without you.

I'm so lost without you,

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

And I, I'm desperate for you
And I, I'm lost without you.

Always Blessed,

Gretchen :)

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