Music Monday – I Have this Hope

The first time I heard this song was this past fall while working the Compassion table at a Tenth Avenue North concert. The minute I heard it I loved it so much and I couldn’t get the words out of my head.

Though I didn’t really realize it at the time, a major surgery, the death of my brother, and another surgery happening in the near future had me really out of sorts physically and emotionally.

For the next several months the song became like my theme song.

There were times when the physical and emotional pain became quite overwhelming. But every time I began to feel like I couldn’t take anymore this song would come on the radio and suddenly I would be singing it to God.

I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go (lyrics by Tenth Avenue North)

As I would sing the words, I could feel his presence and the reassurance that he was right beside me through it all.

I have heard people say during hard times to cling to God, and I have done so. But how comforting it is to know that he is also holding on to me.

I have this Hope in the depth of my soul…..

Great are You Lord – Music Monday

As I cross through the valley of the shadows you never leave me to cross alone.

You are by my side with each step,

holding me steady,

helping me make my way through the shadow days.

You are a lamp burning bright,

my guiding light that I must always keep in sight.

You are my strength,

my comfort,

the breath in my lungs.

The only way I can ever make it through is when I walk with you.

You are my refuge,

Great are You Lord.


The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.   Psalm 23

Live It Well

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Today’s music Monday song is “Live it Well” by Switchfoot.

I love this song because it speaks so much about attitude and how our attitude can actually determine how well we live our lives.

There are days when it may seem as if there are only small glimmers of light peeking out of the dark, but on those days when we really make a conscious effort to focus on those glimmers then we are always sure to find the good.

We can also be one of those glimmers to someone else.

When we are living life well and sharing God’s love with others then we will see him even more.

Have a great week!

Terri Siebert

Music Monday ~ The Air I Breathe

 

Lying face down in the valley you found me, barely breathing.  So weak I couldn’t stand on my own anymore, you took my hand, lifted me up and breathed life back into my soul.

When hope seemed lost you showed me that hope could never leave...Hope was still alive and well.

When life hurt, you held me, took away the pain and replaced it…with your love.

On the days I wanted to stop going you gave me a reason to keep going…You gave me a reason to live.

When dreams seemed as if they would never come true, they did…because of you.

You are the beauty on the ugliest of days, a light shining out of the darkness, You are the air I breathe.

Thank you Jesus.

 

Music Monday ~ What We All Need Most

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Jesus.

There is power in His name…

That song played for me last week just as I was about to have unscheduled exit from and MRI machine about 25 minutes too early.

I have walked huge flights of stairs to avoid elevators, sat on the isle on airplanes and sometimes I even leave rooms of people because I feel panicky like tight places. So when the technician put me in the MRI machine and my face was about 8 inches from the top along with the fact that the tube was so small my arms had to be squished above my head, I panicked and told her to let me out.

But….

Just as she was starting to pull me out of the machine that song came over the headphones they had placed on my ears before putting me in.

There is power 
In the name of Jesus
There is power
Power in His name

Determination suddenly filled me and the words “never mind I am good” came out of my mouth.

She said, “are you sure?”

“Yes I am!” I replied as I closed my eyes and began singing along…

There is power 
In the name of Jesus
There is power
Power in His name

No fear, no lie
Can stand against us now
He is here
The Word has come
To silence every doubt
He is here

One name, one name can save
One name breaks every chain
One name, always
One name, Jesus
One name, one name remains
One name, we will proclaim
One name, always
One name

There is power
In the name of Jesus
There is power
Power in His name (words by Lincoln Brewster)

Every song that played after that one was perfectly orchestrated by God. Even a message the radio announcer gave about worry was sent by Him too.

Seek the kingdom of God and he will give you everything you need’.

What I did need right then was peace and Jesus came along with me in the MRI and He gave me just what I needed to get through it… peace.

Have a wonderful day and a great week and don’t forget to add your link to your Music Monday post in the link-up below!

Terri Siebert

 

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