Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Answered Prayer & Time Passages...

Recently, I posted about some music, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It was regarding the song, Islands In The Stream.  Here is a link for you to read, if you'd like to be reminded about what I wrote:  http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/2014/05/islands.html.

In that LwL entry, I discussed how I didn't understand why God has had that song on my mind, for so very long.  I prayed and prayed, and prayed about this.

It wasn't until God placed another song on my heart and mind, that I realized what He was telling me.

The newer song resonating inside me, is by Al Stewart entitled, Time Passages.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6TsYypBpY&feature=kp

Time Passages
 
It was late in December, the sky turned to snow
All round the day was goin' down slow
Night like a river beginning to flow
I felt the beat of my mind go
Drifting into time passages
Years go falling in the fading light
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Well I'm not the kind to live in the past
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on, are the things that don't last
Well it's just now and then, my line gets cast into these
Time passages
There's something back here that you left behind
Oh, time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Hear the echoes and feel yourself starting to turn
Don't know why you should feel
That there's something to learn
It's just a game that you play

Well the picture is changing, now you're part of a crowd
They're laughing at something, and the music's loud
A girl comes towards you, you once used to know
You reach out your hand, but you're all alone in those
Time passages
I know you're in there, you're just out of sight
Oh, time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

There were some lyrics of Islands In The Stream that came forward in my mind.  Here they are:

I can't live without you
If the love was gone

Everything is nothing
If you got no one
And you did walk in the night
Slowly losing sight of the real thing

 
But that won't happen to us
And we got no doubt

Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby, I will hurt you never

 
We start and end as one
In love forever


 
It was after praying and receiving the Time Passages song on my heart and mind, that I realized that God was speaking to me about how I'm living my life.  At least, for a while now.  Mainly, since my husband Gordon, died just over four and a half (4 1/2) years ago.

I awoke not only with that new song, but also with the realization that God was pointing out to me that I have been looking back for so long, now.  And, I've been losing sight of the real thing.

I realize He loves me and will never leave me, nor hurt me.  While I love Him, He also loves me.

And, this may be the year... for the real thing.  For me, to be able to move forward with my life.

Time Passages, confirmed this to me, also.

That song placed on my heart and mind, the reality that even though I didn't want to, I was looking to the past, to help me through my life.  At least, in some ways.  But, not all.

As His child who reads His Word, the Bible completely... every year, I realize that we must not look to the past.

Just as we read, in Isaiah 43:18-19, "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."

Grief isn't easy.  Nor, is life.

However, God has been helping me through.  And, I've been trusting Him.

I thank Him for answering my prayer, and revealing to me that my life not only needs to move forward, but this may be the year for the real thing.


Until next time...

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