Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What Glory!

In the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) I've discussed what I spend time doing, from time to time.

With recovering from surgery once again, and having the reconstruction inside me go wrong, I haven't been able to do much.  Just as I've said, many times.

One thing I've been doing a lot of, is reading my Bible.  Like I've discussed, before.

In addition, I've been praying, more and more.  Not just for myself, but for others, too.

Television (TV) is something I've been watching a lot of.  Unfortunately, I didn't find much to watch last Saturday evening. 

So instead, I watched a movie online.  I hadn't planned to watch this film.  In fact, until I came across it by accident, I didn't even realize this movie was available through the internet.

The movie I watched online is entitled,   Carpenters, Karen Carpenter Story.  If you'd like to read about the movie, here is a link so you can check it out:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Karen_Carpenter_Story.  

If you'd like to watch the movie, please click on this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIHyovdCMHE

In the film, there was many songs played.  Songs that I adore.  And, adore singing.

In the past, I've been told many times about how I sound very much like Karen Carpenter, when I sing The Carpenter's songs. 

Not just after I sang one of their songs at the legion, last fall.  But also, many years ago.

In the past, I wrote how my next door friend and neighbour called me and asked me to visit with her and her husband.  It was then that I found out that whenever I was in the shower singing, her husband would sit in their bathroom, listening to me... if he was upstairs. 

This fellow had extreme connections in Toronto.  He wanted me to allow him to give me a music career.  He loved my singing.

Unfortunately, it didn't happen.  I just couldn't do it. 

As I've discussed in the past, I had such stage fright, that even if I had known that he had been listening to me sing, I wouldn't have been able to do it.  I would have stopped singing.

At the time, I was a believer.  One of God's children.

However, at that time, God was not first (1st) and foremost in my life.  My focus was more secular in nature.  Unlike, today.

At the time, I didn't realize that this fear was an attack from Satan.  In retrospect, I realize that it was.

Had God been first (1st) and foremost in my life at that time, I would have been reading my Bible regularly.  And, realized that my life could have been different, had I honoured God, before anything else.

Just as we read in James 4:7, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

That was then.

Today, things are different.  God is first (1st) and foremost in my life.  And now, I do everything I can to resist the devil.

God healed me from the fear that prevented me from fulfilling a dream that would have satisfied a desire in my life, back then.

Now, I am grateful any time I am able to sing, and honour my Lord.  Whether by singing hymns, or by singing secular songs that I sometimes change lyrics of, to honour Him.

After all, He deserves all the honour and glory!


Until next time...

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