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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Tiffany's Tracks

I know saying this is totally taboo, but I am not a morning person. I am truly a night owl. I am not lazy in the mornings, just uncreative and totally robotic. To help me out, I am in the process of creating a play list for my Ipod that includes a morning mix of songs that will help me awake with purpose and hope each day. Some of the songs I am including so far are Fill My Heart (Twila Paris) and May the Words of My Mouth (Christy Nockels and Janna Potter) from a lullabies CD called Sing Over Me. Some of my very favorite music from a Keith and Kristin Getty CD called O Church Arise. Andrew and Elijah love it as well; especially the parts about battle and swords. The words are below.

O Church Arise
O church, arise and put your armor on;
Hear the call of Christ our captain;
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth
We'll stand against the devil's lies;
An army bold whose battle cry is "Love!"
Reaching out to those in darkness.
~
Our call to war, to love the captive soul,
But to rage against the captor;
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole
We will fight with faith and valor.
When faced with trials on ev'ry side,
We know the outcome is secure,
And Christ will have the prize for which He died—
An inheritance of nations.
~
Come, see the cross where love and mercy meet,
As the Son of God is stricken;
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet,
For the Conqueror has risen!
And as the stone is rolled away,
And Christ emerges from the grave,
This vict'ry march continues till the day
Ev'ry eye and heart shall see Him.
~
So Spirit, come, put strength in ev'ry stride,
Give grace for ev'ry hurdle,
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old still line the way,
Retelling triumphs of His grace,
We hear their calls and hunger for the day
When, with Christ, we stand in glory.

Next I am going to come up with a middle-of-the-day play list that includes from the same CD, Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer when I need perseverance and an end-of-the-day list that reminds me that in Christ there is much grace in The Power of the Cross. For those of you who are interested, you can go to http://www.gettymusic.com/ to read the lyrics and even hear samples of these songs as well. This music feeds the soul.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Good idea! I like your choices:)