Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bountifully...

In the past, I've discussed here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about going from time to time, to the Legion's... Senior's Dinner and Dance.

On Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11th, I once again joined my friend L and her boyfriend, D.  I had a great time, listening to the music.  Especially, when a couple of men from our group, sang.

Much to my surprise, the music man C, came over to my table.  It was just as I was finishing dinner.  He asked if I would sing.  I agreed to do so!

Literally, just after we enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner, I found myself standing along side of C.

I sang Rainy Days and Mondays, by The Carpenters, which was rather fitting, considering it was Monday.  And, it had been raining most of the day.  Yes, we also had a little bit of snow, but it quickly disappeared.  Praise God!

The other song I sang was Nobody Does It Better, by Carly Simon.

Like other times in the past, several people encouraged me, by letting me know they loved the music and my singing.  I must admit, I felt blessed.

And, thankful that God healed me from the horrible stage fright that prevented me from having a music career, when I was young.

Yesterday, being Monday, I once again joined the group of adults at the Legion.  However, this time, I didn't go alone.

En route, I picked up a fellow M, who is new to our Christian Singles' group.  He's not all that familiar with getting around Windsor, due to the fact that he hasn't lived here long enough to fully find his way around town.

We continued to the downtown area, where we picked up L.  She needed someone to lift her walker into my van, so I was grateful that M was with us, because I don't think I could have and/or should have lifted it!

On we went to pick up my ex-real estate co-worker C, who recently returned home, after living with his daughter in Bolton, for several months.

Eventually, we arrived at the legion.  And, I managed to secure the table my friends L and D, prefer.  Knowing that L knows C, since she also is a realtor that we've worked with for many years, we enjoyed sharing our space.

This time, I didn't wait for our music man C, to approach me.  This time, I approached him and asked him if I could sing.  He agreed.

Please know that I didn't ask to sing, to elate myself.  The fellow who had spoken with me about recording music was there, so I thought it would be a good time for him to be able to hear my voice.

After dinner, I was called up to the microphone.  I sang Yesterday Once More, by The Carpenters.  And, I was to sing another one of their songs, There's A Kind Of Hush.

However, this didn't happen.  Apparently, the Carpenters version wasn't available.  So instead, I sang the version by Herman's Hermits.

When I finished singing, I thanked C for allowing me to sing.

You see, whenever I sing, even if it is secular music, I sing unto my Lord.  I do whatever I can to do my best, in my effort to honour Him.

To my surprise, something happened that I never expected to happen.  And truthfully, I believe that music man C, was shocked, also.

People who had been dancing not only applauded, but also began yelling that they wanted me to sing more.  Having this happen, nearly blew my mind.

I looked at C and he asked me what I wanted to sing.  I replied that I didn't know.  He suggested Crazy, by Patsy Cline.  Even though I had sung it there once before, I agreed and sang it.

It seemed to me that while I do my best to honour God, He does His best to provide for me.

Just as we read in Psalm 13:6, "I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me."

When I say it has been shocking to me to see that this is the second (2nd) time over the past few weeks, where I've been hooted and hollered at, by those who have enjoyed my singing, I truly mean it.


Having this happen more than once, has revealed to me how I must have let down my Lord, in my younger years.  After all, having music in my heart and soul, I could have honoured Him at a younger age.  At a time, when I could have had a career that could have glorified Him, immensely.


Oh well.  It's really too late now to even think about a music career.


However, I know that God loves me, no matter what.  Whether I make good decisions, or whether I make poor decisions.

Nothing can ever separate me from His love.  And, for this... I'll be eternally grateful!



Until next time...


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