Wednesday, September 25, 2013

O Lord!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that on Sunday, I attended a fund-raising dinner for C Sr., the dad of the fellow C Jr., who is the music person at legion on Mondays.

On Monday, I went to the library, stopped by my daughter P's for a moment, and then made my way to the legion to join my friends for the dinner and dance.

Arriving late, I was shocked that my friend L, and her boyfriend D, had not yet arrived.  Even so, another couple who wanted to sit with them, saved the table that we usually are seated at.

The first thing I did, was go over and give C Jr. a card for his dad, one for him, and a couple of booklets.  They spoke about God's love for us, Jesus, salvation... and of course, the gospel message.

Whether or not C Jr. or his dad was open to reading them, was not under my control; but, I prayed.  My job had been done.  Meaning that, I did this to plant seeds for Christ and to provide hope and encouragement to both men.

In came D.  Within a few minutes, L arrived.

After changing into their dancing shoes, they quickly made it onto the dance floor.  Just so you know, it's large enough to provide dancing room for about 53 couples!

As per normal, the music was wonderful.  As was dinner, too!

Literally moments after we finished eating dinner, C Jr. walked over to our table.  It was rather shocking, because he had never before done this.

He asked me if I would sing.

Being rather shocked, I laughed and commented about how I would have preferred to do this, before I ate, not immediately after!  Anyone who sings, knows that it is much more difficult to do this, especially after immediately eating a meal.

Even so, I agreed to do this. 

Within a few minutes, I sang Crazy, by Patsy Cline.  Another song, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, which I sang immediately after.

During the first song, I noticed that as I was singing, C Jr. joined me in a few parts, singing in harmony.  Wow!  Again, this was a first for me!

Please realize that until I sang the first time at the legion, I had never before sang before a secular crowd, except at karaoke.  But, never before, as entertainment for a crowd of people.  And, now this was the first time I was asked to sing.  Anywhere.

It amazed me.  And, made me happy that God had healed me of stage fright.  Stage fright that prevented me from having a singing career, years ago.

Thinking about this, reminded me of Jeremiah 17:14, "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise."

Yes, God healed me from the fear of having anyone hear me sing solo.  Thank You, Lord! 

Of course, it goes without saying that I am truly thankful that I have been saved.  Saved, from spending eternity in Hell.  I am grateful that I'm saved, and will spend eternity in Heaven.

I praise God for this.  Especially knowing that I am able to honour Him, whenever I can.

Please know that it is too late in my life, to ever have a music career.  However, I feel blessed having opportunities to be able to speak and sing for people, whether they are Christians, or not.

After all, it also allows me to plant those important seeds for Christ, whenever I can do so!

Until next time...

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