Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thankful Thursday-Music


Today is Thankful Thursday, and Iris has chosen music as the theme, or you can write about whatever you choose. I love all types of praise music, the old, and the new. As long as it lifts my Father God up, I love it. I love to sing, praise dance, lift my hands in praise of my Father. Music has, and remains my place of solitude, refuge, calmness, and sweet peace. Father God is my maestro, He leads me as I sing to Him. I have always loved the song Amazing Grace, listening to it, and singing it. My dear Momma and I would sing it together when I was a little girl. Recently, I find myself singing over and over, verse 1, with particular emphasis on these words: Twas blind, but now I see. Those precious words ring out so clearly in my life, and in my heart. As most of you know, due to my diabetes, I have failing eyesight. But, yet, it seems, the dimmer, and more blurred my vision becomes, I am seeing better than ever in my heart. I feel as if I have better than 20/20 vision in my heart and soul. Things that used to be unclear, and cloudy to see, or understand, God has made crystal clear to me now. I realize that my eyes are only part of the bigger picture, His existence in my life, as my soul Provider, my Saviour, my Father, my Healer, and my true Physician, that is what matters. That is what I am to cling to, and to claim as my own daily. As another wonderful song says: I am leaning on the everlasting arms. Standing on the Promises of God. I thank You Father God for giving me Your eyes, so I can truly see. I also thank You for the beautiful gift of music, and for opening my ears, as well as my heart, to hear Your daily love song. I love You Father.

32 comments:

Donetta said...

loving you my friend. Your heart is music for the song of your life resonates in my heart as well as others.

More Than Conquerors said...

Thank God for enabling you to sing praises unto Him always. You have such a sweet hear for our Lord. I love you and are praying for you.

LisaShaw said...

You have a beautiful heart for the LORD Denise. I'm thankful unto the LORD right along with you.

I love you and I pray blessings over you in Jesus Name!

Whidbey Woman said...

Music is such a gift. I can't imagine life without it! Keep singing praises to our Saviour. Happy Thankful Thursday :)

Paula said...

Praise God for the 20/20 vision He has given you. Thank you for blessing my life. (((hugs)))

Cranberry Morning said...

Our goal, to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, is so enhanced by music - which God Himself gave us. I love your post, Denise. I too always think about the words of Amazing Grace. The world has tried to hijack that song, but God uses even sinful people to accomplish His purposes.

Sandy said...

Great post! Thank you for all your encouragement and inspiration! I like your new blog look!

RCUBEs said...

I love the new look sis! It's beautiful! And what a wonderful way to see things...through your heart...You inspire and encourage us to work harder to become a beautiful note in the Lord's orchestra! God bless you and love to you sis!

Melanie said...

OH, how true your words are, Denise! He helps us to see clearly and I'm so thankful He continues to bless you each and everyday.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Bogie said...

a great thankful Thursday post. Thanks for sending some warm birthday greetings for my mom. God bless you!

becky aka theRAV said...

Another great post Denise. Nothing gets you down. You are awesome.

Karen said...

"Father God is my maestro"...amen, Denise...your life is such beautiful song of praise....

Karen said...

Your testimony blessed me today!

Joshlin said...

Music is a great gift! Have a blessed day!

Marsha said...

I always love your beautiful heart and voice when you sing praise songs on your vlogs. Are you going to do another one soon? I hope so! Love you bunches and bunches!

Loren said...

I love praise music tooo! I love to hear you sing unto HIM ~ as much as I love it ~ HE adores to hear you!!

Bless you today! I love you

Debbie said...

Amazing Grace is a favorite of mine too. I can just see you singing and worshiping the Lord.

Love you,
Debbie

Alicia said...

We love worship music!! There is no secular song that can compare!

Redeemed1 said...

Such a beautiful post. I'm so glad for the vision God has given you, and for the thankful and redeemed heart that goes along with it.

luvmy4sons said...

You are such a great leaner! what a shining example of how to trust in Jesus and rest.

partialemptynester said...

This post lifted my soul today and put a spring in my step!

Bev said...

...what powerful words, you have such depth in your soul...praying for you....

Heart2Heart said...

Denise,

I love that our Godly vision is becoming clearer and clearer the closer we draw to Him.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Crystal Roberts said...

Indeed, how sad life would be without music! There have been so many times I turn some music on and my heart is lifted and encouraged almost instantly! Very good post, thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

I love both of those songs. Our God truly is amazing!

Serendipity said...

Hi Denise, your post is such an encouragement to me! I know how it feels like to be struggling with vision problem but at the same time I am totally with you when you said it helps us to see God through clearer vision!

I love Amazing Grace now! I didn't always quite appreciate it when I was young. Probably because I used to associate it with sadness and loss as it was always played during funerals. But at one time I began to realise the true meaning of it. What a comforting song!

Love and hug from me and loving wags and licks from Happy!

Rita T. said...

I'm so glad that God loves music. Great thankful post. My husband has diabetes but he has not had it for long. Love the way you praise God in the midst of the storms as well as in the good times. Have a great week!

Cathy said...

That is just precious, my sweet friend. I love music and need to listen to it more. I was just playing on the piano, and my yellow wildcat was curled up in my chair beside me listening to it. He love my music. Praying for you two ~ Love and Hugs ~

Irene said...

Thankful for you and your beautiful eyes, in body and soul.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

I love listening to Godly music. It soothes my soul..

Joan said...

Oh Denise, I love you thankful heart - you never complain.

I too love music and Amazing Grace is one of my favorites of the old hymns.

Blessings,
Joan

Godsgalnj said...

I agree with you completely about your thoughts on music. It definitely is a gift.

You are a gift in the blogging world. You're so strong and godly... I admire you!

I have two blog awards waiting for you at my blog. Though you have already received one of the two awards before, I'd like to give it to you again.

Be blessed!