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Here’s a wonderful song, originally performed by Point of Grace, but the ladies in this video do an excellent job with this song as well…….

No matter what you’re facing in life, this song is a reminder that God is right there every step of the way.

So, turn your speakers up and relax for a minute or two while you get a blessing from this song:

You Never Walk Alone

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Someone is praying for you,
Someone is praying for you,
So when it feels you’re all alone,and your heart would break in two,
Remember someone is praying for you.

When it seems that you prayed ’til your strength is all gone,
and your tears fall like raindrops all the day long
Jesus cares and He knows just how much you can bear
He’ll speak your name to someone in prayer

Someone is praying for you
someone is praying for you
And when it seems you’re all alone, and your heart would break in two
remember someone is praying for you

Have the clouds ’round you Gathered in the midst of a storm
Is your ship tossed and battered Are you weary and worn
Don’t lose hope someone’s praying For you this very day
And peace be still is already on the way

Someone is praying for you
someone is praying for you
And when it seems you’re all alone, and your heart would break in two
remember someone is praying for you.

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If you’ve been reading for any amount of time, you know that I LOVE music and singing.¬† (My current project is learning to play the Violin ūüôā )

I love Susan Boyle’s voice and bought her CD.¬† I listen to it a lot in my car and can’t wait for her to release a Christmas CD.¬† (Have I told you that I LOVE Christmas music?)

I LOVE Josh Groban’s voice.¬† I have almost all of his CD’s and I especially like his rendition of “The Prayer”¬† and I LOVE his Christmas CD.¬† ūüôā

My new favorite is Sissel.¬† She’s a vocalist from Norway and has the purest voice I think¬† I’ve ever heard….I’m on the lookout for a CD of hers, and I’m hoping I’ll get lucky and find a Christmas CD of Sissel ūüėČ ..so, anyway, I was thinking what could be better than Josh Groban and Sissel singing The Prayer as a duet?

I PROMISE, you’re in for a real treat!

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Here’s a great song from Mercy Me. Very short, but very powerful…..we all have trials, problems, and burdens, but this song sums it up for the Christian……we can keep smiling and going on with life because of what we have in Christ.

“All Because Of This”

Why do we do the things we do?
How can we sing when there seems no reason to?
How do we smile when there’s not much to smile about?
When the world is down who are we to stand and shout?
They wonder why we do the things we do.

It’s all because of this-
It’s all because of this-
We’ve tasted love, tasted hope, tasted holiness.

And they wonder why, we do the things we do.

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Empty and broken, I came back to Him
A vessel unworthy, so scarred by sin.
But He did not despair… He started over again
And I bless the say He didn’t throw the clay away.

Over and over, He molds me and makes me,
Into His likeness, He fashions the clay.
A vessel of honor, I am today,
All because Jesus didn’t throw the clay away.

He is the Potter… I am the clay
And molded in His image, He wants me to stay.
Oh, but when I stumble…
When I fall… when my vessel breaks,
He just picks up those pieces,
He doesn’t throw the clay away…

Over and over, He molds me and makes me,
Into His likeness, He fashions the clay.
A vessel of honor, I am today,
All because Jesus didn’t throw the clay away.

A vessel of honor, I am today,
All because Jesus didn’t throw the clay away.

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There is so much that can be said on this subject, and I’m not going to try to say it all in one post, but hopefully the thoughts I share on this subject will be helpful to you.

This is an area that I, like a lot of people struggle with.¬† I used to walk around in life and feel like it was all a big question mark.¬† There are some basic things that I know to be God’s will.

  • Salvation
  • Church Attendance
  • Praying
  • Reading the Bible
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Tithing
  • Giving to Missions
  • Using my talents for the Lord
  • Telling other people about Christ

These are things that you don’t have to pray about, they are clearly outlined for us that they are God’s will.

Really, I think that when¬†we say that they are trying to find God’s will, we are referring to figuring out God’s plan for our lives.¬† So, how do we figure it out?

I believe that by doing the basic things that we already know to be God’s will (that I outlined above) that we will find God’s will because He will show it to us.¬† I had a Professor in college who said that God doesn’t HIDE His will from us.¬† Just like if a child was running toward a busy street, their¬†mom or dad wouldn’t say “well, maybe you shouldn’t go into the street right now.”¬† they would say “Stop!”¬†

Just like as a parent, they would clearly tell their child what their will for their child is, God (our Heavenly Father) clearly shows His will to us.

I believe that as Children of God, we can KNOW what God’s will is for us in every area of our lives and that until we know for sure that something is God’s will for us, we should just wait until God shows us for sure that the answer is “Yes” or “No”

Some of the ways that we can know God’s will for us are through:

  • Praying-Asking God what His will is, asking Him to show us, to clearly reveal His will for our life in specific areas.
  • Reading the Bible-God’s will for us will never contradict His Word.
  • Through Godly counsel-Your Pastor or Pastor’s wife, Godly Christian friends.
  • Having peace or not having peace about a situation can show us that something is or isn’t His will for our lives.

The hard part can be accepting God’s will (I plan to talk about that in another post.)¬† We have to get to the place in our life where we can say “if it’s not God’s will, I don’t want it.” No matter what it is……..a house, a car, a career, a relationship……we have to want what God wants for us more than what we want for ourselves.

It’s difficult because we’re human, we only see right now, what’s in front of us, and sometimes, everything looks perfect to us.¬† We don’t see or don’t understand how it couldn’t be God’s will for us.¬† In those situations, I always have to remind myself that God knows what’s ahead.¬† He sees the future and knows what is best for me not only today, but He also knows what is best for me 20 years down the road.¬†

We also have to realize that God’s will is God’s will for us.¬† It’s not just His will for us today or tomorrow.¬† Because it’s either His will, or it isn’t.¬† What I mean by that is sometimes people say, I know this job (or this car, or this house, or this relationship, etc ) is God’s will for me, so they take the job and then when things get tough a few months down the road, they say “this isn’t God’s will for me anymore.” …….wait a minute, so was accepting the job really God’s will, or was it your will?

During the last few months, I have been faced with asking God what His will is for Grace and I.  I already know that His will is for me to be self-employed as a Piano and Music Teacher.  He has made that VERY clear to me and gives me peace about it, even in the economic state our Nation is in. 

I started dating a guy that I go to church with, (we’ll just call him “Tom”)¬†and even though there are many wonderful things about¬†Tom and even though he and Grace get along very well, even though on the surface, it looked like “how couldn’t this be God’s will?”¬† The more I prayed about it, the less peace I had in my heart about continuing the relationship.¬† I finally had to come to the point where I said “if it’s not your will God, I don’t want it.”¬†¬† It’s not an easy thing to say, especially when things look so right to our human eyes.¬†

I had some VERY rough days while I wrestled with God about it.¬† Then I had a tough rest of the week mentally letting go of him and continuing to trust God for this area of our lives.¬† I truly believe that this is a “not right now, you need to wait on me.” answer from God.¬† He’s not saying “Beth, you’ll never get married”¬† He’s just saying “not right now.”¬†

Through this, I realized that God knows what is best for Grace and I, and he knows what is best for Tom.  He knows what our lives will be like 20 and 30 years into the future.  He knows what storms and trials we will be going through and He knows if the person we are in a relationship with is the right person to go through those storms and trials with us. 

I also realized that God knows me better than I know myself, and he knows Tom better than Tom knows himself……..so guess what?¬† I realized that God is the ultimate matchmaker!¬† If God says no, it doesn’t matter what our friends, family, or even eharmony have to say about it, it’s not a good match.

I’ll post more about knowing and accepting God’s will, but I want to leave you with this video of the song “Seekers of Your Heart”¬† please watch it, these girls have so much talent, and this song has a great message.

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This is an old song that I heard awhile ago and I recently found the music for it.¬†¬† I’ve had people ask me over the last couple of years….”How can you keep a smile on your face?”¬† or “How can you be so happy after everything you’ve been through.”¬† This song kinda sums it all up.

How Can I Keep From Singing?

 My life flows on in endless song
above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the real, though far off hymn
that hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing;
It sounds and echoes in my soul;
how can I keep from singing?

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, 
how can I keep from singing?

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing,
All things are mine since I am His;
how can I keep from singing?

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, 
how can I keep from singing?

So you tell me……how can I keep from¬†singing?

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