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Looking For Lovely

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As a musician and singer, this excerpt from “Looking For Lovely” by Annie F. Downs rings so near to how my heart beats not only for corporate worship but my private interaction with the Lord as worship throughout my day.

While I rarely get to sing and lead worship these days, savoring alone times with the Lord Jesus fuels my spirit. It is there my soul finds encouragement, rest and refreshing.

As author Annie F. Downs, Looking For Lovely writes,

“Based on what’s going on with my day, or in my heart, I take their melody and some of their words and add my own. Because sometimes I like to worship God through a song that’s my own and sometimes getting through a hard day or a hard moment is only possible when I bring my own lovely truth into it.”

Learning to purpose to find the lovely in every single moment of every good, hard or indifferent day has been transforming. A simple practice that implements a small shift- fixing my eyes and fixing thoughts on Jesus in the midst of Him writing my story- for His glory!

~allowing the melody of that day to become my song

Yes!

Just wondering how your day might be going? Can you step back and easily acknowledge your truth and melody?

My soul has learned to sing with breathing melodies. It is not always pretty but it is authentic and honoring to God.

Sweet communion with Him always cares for me so perfectly!

What’s YOUR story of finding the lovely today?

I’d really love to hear! ❤️ Mel

“Fix your thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8

 

Looking For Lovely

Jesus Meets Me In The Morning

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Thunderstorms all around, yet a most quiet silence hovers in the darkness as I met with the Lord this morning. Love time alone in the stillness “before the day”. The Holy Spirit in worship held my heart. Reflective. Encouraged. Passions renewed! Gratitude so very deep that my words fail to adequately express my thanks to a most gracious God. A challenging and yet good year with such joy-filled moments.
  

The thunder reverberates and as the house rumbles I feel it in the depths of my heart. You. ARE. God. #thereisnoneaboveyou #bestill #thelordisnear I pray that you are encouraged to walk in power today.

So many hearts in need that are on my heart this morning! Praying that you will be cared for in ways that your best words cannot express! Ended my time alone with this beautiful reminder to settle in close to the Lord. Pssssttt….. It is not too late for you right where you are to breathe a whispered prayer. You are wonderfully made to be the authentic YOU today. Never forget that beloved of God. Come quietly. He is there. Right there. You are His beloved and exceeding great joy! Walk in it!! Before The Day by Newsong http://youtu.be/rYFcEwDCjik

Psalms by Sandra McCracken Album Releases Today

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If you love the Psalms, you will want to purchase this new CD released today by Sandra McCracken! 

Continue reading and learn a little more about Sandra! 

You will LOVE her!

Dear Friends,

Today my new album, ‘Psalms,’ is available on iTunes.

One day we are going to sit around a table together and remember this life. One day we will see every hope and heartbreak with a wider view, and we will sing of God’s complete redemption in full chorus. Over these past couple of years, the practice of singing the Psalms has been teaching me how to pray, leaning into a more honest conversation with God through loss and healing. My new album, ‘Psalms’ was born out of that practice. These are sacred, borrowed words, with new melodies to help draw the longing and joy up out of our hearts and onto our lips, as we watch and wait to see His story come in it’s fullness. The fullness of God. The hope of glory.

Available on I-Tunes

If you love the Psalms, you will want to purchase this new CD released today by Sandra McCracken! 

Continue reading and learn a little more about Sandra! 

You will LOVE her!!

Dear Friends,

Today my new album, ‘Psalms,’ is available on iTunes.

If you love the Psalms, you will want to purchase this new CD released today by Sandra McCracken! 

Continue reading and learn a little more about Sandra! 

You will LOVE her!!

Dear Friends,

Today my new album, ‘Psalms,’ is available on iTunes.

http://sandramccracken.com