She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her, "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me." ~ Genesis 16:13
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall intothe heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. The LORD Almight is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see the works of the LORD, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire. "Be still, and know that I am God' I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. ~ Psalm 46
You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for dakness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. ~ Psalm 139:5-16
When you pass through the waters, I wll be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will now sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. ~ Isaiah 43:2
I have been on one of three music team at my church for about 16 or so years. In that time I have learned and led lots of music. I have had several discussions with people on my music team and in our Sunday School class about having songs go through my head when I read Scripture. Today is no different. I have many songs going through my head.
When I was in the 2nd grade, my great-grandmother passed away. I sang at her funeral at her request because I "had music in me." I thank God for the gift of music that He has given me. It is through my musical experiences that I have come to have a closer relationship with Him.
The songs playing in my mind, along with the words of God, remind me that God will always be by my side. I have no reason to fear because He will protect me. There is no place that I can go that God will not be with me.
The words also remind me that I am one of God's precious creations. I was wonderfully created by God, my heavenly Father.
When I have doubts, which I do often, I need to just be quiet and let God be God. This is a difficult thing for me to do. I like to feel in control of my life and circumstances, but I know that God's will will be done.
I trust that God has put me where I am supposed to be for my career. I am a music teacher getting ready for a new school year. I have just begun a second part-time career introducing others to safe, natural products. I am seeking God's direction in this new adventure. I pray that God will guide my words and actions with this new career.
May you experience God's will in your life as well. God bless you!