Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Moments

There are a few moments from this Monday that really stick was not a Manic Monday (for that which I am thankful), it was just a day I was blessed by God to experience.
Work was nothing too crazy; but it definitely wasn't boring. I got a nice visit from a friend delivering goodies from a Bake Sale I made a donation to....those goodies were yummy! Friday I was just NOT in the mood to work. I wanted to be there, but it was PINK Out Friday & we "Got Our PINK On". It was just too fun of a day to work. So that meant I had A LOT to do today. But I didn't mind cause it makes the day go by faster. I got a TON of packages at work today full of frames, lenses, & optician accessories (oh, & one of those boxes contained the 1st gifts I had gotten the girls for Christmas).
Well, anytime one of our frame reps sends us a box, they put candy in it. Well today we got one from this & it was Halloween Candy:
EXCITING...I thought they were too cute cause they were Eyeballs!
When I got home, I decided it had been FAR too long since I had worked-out on purpose AND since we played the XBox with Kinnect. So the girls & I got about 40 minutes of dancing in....okay, I got about 40 minutes of dance while they danced a little & mostly tried to figure out who was going to pick the next song. 
Here was my view during the first song (the one that started this year's Halloween costume decision for Kayla): "I was Made for Lovin You" by Kiss.
After some XBox time & a thrown-together dinner, the girls wanted to play they got to. I decided to take advantage of them being occupied & took a bubble bath. I usually waiting until they are in bed, but it hit me right that minute that I wanted a bubble bath, & I wanted it right then.
I don't really see bubble bathes as a romantic thing. To me, it's more about the relaxation. I do like to light a candle cause I love to just sit there & watch the flame flicker...another relaxing thing to me.
While I was relaxing, I wanted to listen to some music, so I pulled up my iHeartRadio app
and listened to my K-Love station. While listening to it, I heard SEVERAL songs that spoke to me; but one that really spoke to me. See, I LOVE music. And if you REALLY want me to understand something, find a song & the message will really sink in....yet another reason why I listen to K-Love so much: to REALLY hear God's messages to me. Tonight, I heard a song I have NEVER heard before, AND I LOVED IT!
It's by an artist named Plumb...and here's a snippet of her bio:
Tiffany Lee aka Plumb has been making inspirational music for over a decade. Plumb first emerged in the late 90’s and immediately won critical acclaim for her influential lyrics and haunting vocals. Every Plumb record is tied to real, raw emotions which them extremely relatable.
The song I heard tonight was Plumb’s latest single "Need You Now (How Many Times)" off her yet to be titled upcoming album (January 22, 2013), is an emotional song about how desperately we need the Lord. “God he has turned my once weeping, into dance...something I could not imagine this past winter, when I lived in the valley of the shadow,” she says. “He always loves me. Always provides. Always protects. And is always faithful. It was when I got out of His way that I saw Him work and bring what was dead to life. What are you going through that maybe you need to just get out His way for? He does a better job. Trust me. May God get all the glory for the hope and confidence in Him he has given me to share through it.”
This song is an AMAZING message for anyone who has any fears....any anxieties....any sin they have given to God, but every once in a while satan tries to sneek in there & slap you in the face with that sin you had laid down at God's feet. Plumb wrote this song out of a time in her life when she had to say this verse to herself over & over again...
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ~Isaiah 41:10
Here are the lyrics:
Well everybody's got a story to tell
And everybody's got a wound to be healed
I want to believe there's beauty here
So, I guess you're tired of holding on
I can't let go, I can't move on
I want to believe there's meaning here

How many times have you heard me cry out
"God please take this"?
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.

Standing on a road I didn't plan
Wondering how I got to where I am
I'm trying to hear that still small voice
I'm trying to hear above the noise


Though I walk, though I walk through the shadows
And I, I am so afraid
Please stay, please stay right beside me
With every single step I take

How many times have you heard me cry out?
And how many times have you given me strength?


I need you now
I need you now
And here is a link....REALLY listen to this song....soak it in! And ANY time those fears, anxieties, satan creeping in with doubts get into your head, go back to this song:
(if you have trouble with the link, please let me know...I'm new at posting links)
After the girls had their quiet time....Kayla got caught doing something she knew she wasn't supposed to do. She got her punishment, but this moment right here
was precious to me. This is part of her nightly routine....Greg does a devotional with her. I am ALWAYS amazed (not surprised, just in awe of) how God provides things/lessons/songs just when we need them. Tonight's devotional was: Always do what pleases God. We were able to related it very well to her moment of disobedience.
So how was your Monday? What were some of your "moments"? What verses or songs really speak to you?

1 comment:

  1. IF you can't get the link to work (I personally had problems) just search Plumb Need You Now (How Many Times) official video with lyrics on YouTube...


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