Don't let the song go out of your life.
I read that simple statement one morning and the sweetness of this reminder struck a cord with me.
It's been a season of waiting, transitioning, seeing God move in unbelievable ways and provide like only He can. But with every drop in the roller coaster of life, we're faced with a challenge and a choice - one I feel like I've come to know well in these last few months - to inward focus on outward circumstances or to praise. Simple as that. Will you dwell or will you praise?
I've never been good particularly at quieting my mind, maybe it's how this girls brain works in that it runs around thinking about five thousand things and never quite finding its space to be still, to simply listen and reflect. Stillness has always been a struggle for me, and yet I constantly find myself looking upon verse after verse saying to be still, to wait and see, to live with expectant hope- and its those kinds of moments I'm really leaning into learning through cause clearly God is pointing to something there. There is something in the stillness that I need to learn, that I need to grow in.
And because of that, I'm finding myself questioning what if those thousands of thoughts instead of running through expectations, what ifs, dreams, plans, todo lists, and the countless other tangents swirling around my mind - what if it goes to praise? What if the song of my life isn't a song about me at all?
That's what I want & desire in this season and in my life more than anything. To let my song ring of His praise in every morning, evening, season, and storm. To wait with hope to see the great thing the Lord will do before me (1 Samuel 12:26) and to let my heart take courage to keep moving, keep making steps on faith that as I move I'm stepping into where He already is.
So whatever the song of your life is right now, my prayer is that it becomes a song of praise to a good, good Father who gives the most generous and extravagant love.
And remember, where ever you are in life and whatever season you may be in - don't let the song go out of your life.