Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Name Your Song





Our pastor’s sermon last Sunday was taken from Psalm 133 which talks about unity.  Verse 1 says:  “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”  He made several good points about differences in the Body of Christ and how these differences become hurdles that we overcome in order to stand together in love for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I liked the creative way he showed those of us sitting in the 9:00 a.m. service just how different we all are.  He asked us to think of a song that describes our life.  People began shouting out titles to songs and some were hilarious, like Ann who sat behind me.  She yelled:  “I Will Survive!”  Remember that one by Gloria Gaynor?

Now that spring is here, I’m enjoying my prayer garden in the early hours of the morning.  It’s a wonderful setting to meet my Lord and praise Him along with the chirping birds, the blooming flowers and the rising son.  I feel His presence so close as I pray so the song that best describes my life is “Draw Me Close to You.”  It was written by Michael W. Smith and I often listen to Kathy Troccoli sing it on her Album, Draw Me Close To You.

Draw me close to you
Never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear you say that I'm your friend
You are my desire
No one else will do
Cause nothing else can take your place
To feel the warmth of your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to you

You're all I want
You're all I've ever needed
You're all I want
Help me know you are near
Written by Michael W. Smith

What about you?  What song best describes your life?

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13 comments:

Mevely317 said...

I'm going to have to try and find that song on YouTube!

Your pastor sounds like such a charasmatic fella ... his question reminds me of those "What If?" books I adore.

"My" song? While I SHOULD stop to ponder, the first thing that popped in my head was "Both Sides Now" (wasn't that Carole King)?

Big hugs,
Myra

RCUBEs said...

I love the song you mentioned sister Mary. I also love the version sang by "The Katinas".

Unity is indeed important and how fun for your pastor to make everyone in your church understand how important that is if we truly belong to Christ.

Oh, it's hard to choose among my fav songs what describes my life. But lately,I'm hooked on "In My Own Little World" by Matthew West. I love it, too when he sang it with his guitar.

I still remember that video you posted where you recorded yourself doing your devotion in your comfy garden. I still remember your sweet voice praying for us who visited you. You're truly beautiful inside and out as His love truly shines within you. I guess...you're indeed always drawing closer and closer to the Lord! God bless and protect you sister! Thanks for your prayers and I also remember you in mine.

A Joyful Noise said...

I enjoy those new chorus too, and have been especially remembering the older hymns as I would try to sing them from memory to my mother just before she passed on to glory.
I would sing, What a friend we have in Jesus and she would smile. Thank you for sharing today, at Tell me a story. You are always welcome here.

Denise said...

I love so many songs sweet sis, but the one I feel truly describes my life would be, Amazing Grace.

Peggy said...

I love the song you chose. I think mine would have to be "On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand".

Sonja said...

Hi Mary:

I'm catching up a little bit today and your blog reminded me of that song. I used to sing it all the time and have kind of forgotten about it. I love both the words and the tune.

I am a music lover, and it ministers so much to me. I don't have one theme song, but so many that are a blessing. Another old one I love was the Gaither's... 'something beautiful'. Remember that one?

Happy Sunday, I'm glad to be home and see what my friends are up to.

xo

D. Nichole Akao said...

Wow...what would be my song...?

I love Jim Brickman, The Gift,
but these days I really relate to Ian Britt, The Shape of Us. :)

Sharon said...

What a unique way to point out how we're all unique!

My song? That's a tough one. Probably my favorite one from *our* generation was "Bridge Over Troubled Water" or "You've Got A Friend." I always used to think of Jesus when I sang the lyrics to those songs.

As far as contemporary music, I really love "Revelation Song" - I belt out that chorus like a warrior:

With all creation I sing,
Praise to the King of kings,
You are my everything,
And I will adore You.

Yes, that sums it up.

GOD BLESS!

Sassy Granny ... said...

There are so many oldies I could drop in here. I love the pop sound, and still enjoy a rousing cleaning session with the Beach Boys, or Neil Sedaka.

But today, I'd say Building 429's newest says it all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOtsB4O1p3o

Jackie said...

Hey Mary! Love your prayer garden! There is nothing quite like greeting the day with Him!

I honestly have so many praise and worships songs that I play in my home and car that there are too many to list!

Hope you have a beautiful week!

HE IS FAITHFUL!
Hugs!
Jackie

lioneagle said...

Hi Mary -

I enjoyed this piece, lady.

I'm not sure of the name of the song but the words in it are, "On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand."

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

I love the idea of a prayer garden. I pray in the garden often but the thought of making a conscious decision to do this is very appealing to me. Thanks for the idea. I'm here from the Tell me a story hop.

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

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