I know that this is a song as well as scripture…but how true is it to our everyday life? There are times when my heart and soul become so heavy with just trivia daily living that I have to stop and ask myself..”why so downcast, oh my soul”? There are many reasons for this to happen, mostly just life coming at us fast. Everything in our life demands us to react quickly. It really is stressful even if we choose to think we are stressfree.
When people choose not to choose Jesus, it makes my heart sad, and it is very hard to celebrate the fact that they will not be in Heaven with me. God knows if their hearts will ever turn around, and HE knows the plans HE has for all of us. I am sure that sadness I experience will not carry on to Heaven. I have often wondered if that will be the reason in Revelation that HE says HE will wipe every tear away. MMMMMMM I really do think too hard sometimes. 🙂
Another thing that makes me heart heavy is the homeless people. I don’t believe they just woke up one day and decided this is the day I will become homeless. I have watched people cross the street as not to have to look at them. Yes even good Christian people, not making eye contact and not offering any help. Then I remembered that Jesus said ” I was hungry and you didn’t feed me, I was cold and you didn’t clothe me”…then remembering that in Gensis we were created male and female and in HIS image. AHHHHHH! These less desirable people are created in GOD’s image too!!! They are loved by HIM, and are precious in HIS sight. If you woke up this morning…and are reading this…you are blessed! You are created in HIS image, You are loved, and invited to the wedding being prepared in the heavenlies…Awake my soul and celebrate!! Why so down cast O my soul?? This is not our home and we are so blessed by the Creator of the Universe. A celebration b/c our King is not dead! HE lives, and it doesn’t matter what the world thinks of HIM, it does not affect HIM at all! HE is never changing!
What do you do when you celebrate???Let’s celebrate together the goodness of the LORD!
16 responses to “Awake my soul, and celebrate!”
I feel that heaviness a lot too. I just pray we all who claim to be Christians will be an example of Christ to others. Otherwise what is the point?
Much love my friend,
PS-We are so very blessed.
Those are some heavy thoughts, my friend. I have a situation right now that makes my heart heavy. There is a lady attending the Sunday school class I teach and she has a drinking problem. She seems to be off alcohol right now, by her own admission and doesn’t have the desire to drink. She moved out of her rental yesterday in haste and now is looking for a place to live in our area that doesn’t require a long term lease. I don’t know her very well at all and I’m not sure that asking her to come to my house would even be appropriate. We all gave her some suggestions regarding places to look for lodging. It is a tough situation but my warning systems all keep me from extending an invite into my home. Please pray with me that she will find a place to live. I sooooo don’t want to fail to minister to someone who needs it but at the same time I am very leery of bringing strangers into my home to stay.
from experience I can tell you that you do not need to take her into your home, there are places for her to go, and you can still be involved in her life. Only if God tells you to take her home should you do that.
Agreed, my friend. There are lots of ways to minister. She is staying tonight at a local hotel and I think I will call and pay for her room there. Some of the other members of our class want to help and they may get her some gift cards for local restaurants ( we are a dry county so she cannot get alcohol at any of the restaurants :).) Thanks for your advice and support. You are a blessing.
well, Morgan is Breaking out the tambourine right now so I guess we will have to have a little dance party or something. It usually helps to put on some good praise music and maybe read the psalms aloud! thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! love ya!
Very deep thoughts. Thoughts that are not pondered enough, at least by me! We have a large homeless population here. And it has always baffled us because we have more than the usual number of mens and womens shelters and a VA Hospital/Dom. There have been actual “studies” done here in the valley that shows there are more than enough places for these homeless…however, there are guidelines for them to stay there – so that might be the problem. It is quite the conundrum!
Well sorry if I make you sad with my lack of faith. Unfortunately, if you’re right, I’m for toasting in the fiery pits of Gehenna with most of my friends. Oh well, I suppose it could be worse. 😉
For what it’s worth I don’t think that I do have a choice to believe or not. I would find it impossible to suspend my disbelief or to sustain my belief in something without evidence to support it.
I like to give homeless people a cup of tea and few minutes conversation when I can. They are just like everyone else only in more need than I am.
@Tam, there was a similar study in England that showed that there were more than enough empty properties to house all the homeless people in the country. It is a sad state of affairs that people would actually prefer to leave their properties empty than allow someone in need to live in them. Having said that I know of many people who would rather be homeless than accept charity or rely on the state.
Hover-;) always agreeing to disagree, but love ya! Agree that many do not want help, but wonder what really happened that caused them to think the way they do…still help should be offered, like everything else they have the choice to turn it down. Have a good monday and start the week off with an aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr!
We are blessed. I often wonder what would happen if we got outside the walls of our churches and homes and actually became the hands and feet of Jesus.
Thank you for challenging me to ponder and think about my actions!!
Hov, you don’t believe in God though…correct?
Darla dear….you ministered to me once again….thank you so much for this! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!!!! Thank you as well for your email…you are so dear to me!
Hey girl! Ya doing ok? Love you!
Tomorrow’s FRIDAY!! Like I needed to remind you of it.:) I hope you have been having a really blessed week riding shotgun with the Lord. I look forward to getting your package and studying for my Princess Masters Degree:) Have a most wonderful day tomorrow as you go into the weekend ahead. I am praying for Him to bless you Big Time.
Love you, Laurie in Ca.
love you all too! I will try to blog tomorrow…just tired and ready for the weekend!
**All eyes on Jesus the author and perfector of our faith! Take some time to dance with HIM he leads really well! 🙂
Correct Tam. I’m not sure what you’re getting at though? Atheists can be charitable too you know. 😉
Hi sweets, thanks for the email…..we need our princess!!!!!!
Hope all is well, listened to hubby’s CD today while cleaning up…..a real joy!