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Verse of the Day – Psalm 84:10

Psalm 84:10

Psalm 84:10

This date, 19th March will always mean so much to me, five years ago my life changed and I began to see God, I found a home in His courts and I am forever thankful for that.

BETTER IS ONE DAY by SOMETHING LIKE SILAS
How lovely is
Your dwelling place
Oh Lord Almighty,
For my soul longs
And even faints
For You
Oh, here my heart
Is satisfied (is satisfied)
Within Your presence
I see beneath
The shadow of
Your wings

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
(Than thousands elsewhere)

One thing I ask,
And I would seek,
To see Your beauty
To find You in
The place Your glory dwells
(One thing I ask)
One thing I ask
And I would seek,
To see Your beauty
To find You in
The place Your glory dwells

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
(Better is one day)
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

(My heart and flesh cry out)
My heart and flesh cry out
For You, the Living God
Your Spirit’s water to my soul
I’ve tasted, and I’ve seen
Come once again to me
I will draw near to You
I will draw near to You
To You

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere
Yeah, than thousands elsewhere (Yeah)
Oh, than thousands elsewhere

Just A Normal Saturday Morning At Work?

It was certainly an interesting morning, after a night watching the football (or more precisely Wolverhampton Wanderers verses Crawley) with Paul and Ally, it was once again almost midnight before I went to sleep, actually I remember laying down with the TV on and I don’t remember turning it off!

But I woke early from the middle of a dream, this time it was a good dream, I only hope and pray it was more than a dream, but alas it may just remain a dream!

Incidentally when I woke the TV had gone on to standby mode, when I passed out after drinking with the TV on previously I always thought Victoria came in and turned the TV off!  Maybe I have a TV fairy!

But before the wedding I had to work until midday, which is fine, Saturday mornings pass quite quickly, usually anyway.  We always have the radio on in the shop at work, but Saturday morning radio can be full of talking a very little music, so as I have done on a number of occasions I plugged my iPod into the radio and put one some of my music.

Although my colleagues understand that I am now a Christian and know fully about my struggles over the last few years, I don’t discuss my faith with them, it’s a builders merchants, the conversations around me don’t very often revolve around faith, not usually in a positive anyway.

Although I’ve listened to Christian music for many years, way before I even entered my dark years, my music since last April has predominantly been Christian music, previous to that it was a mixture of Rock music, Christian Rock and some heavy rock music, but not too heavy.  My favourites playlist has a range of different artists and song types, extremely diverse, so I put that on rather than my current playlist of Christian music, although all my current playlist are also on that old playlist.

What was of particular interest was what happened when a Christian song came on, in the past I’ve looked across nervously to check if anyone has noticed and whether their reaction is to turn it off, I’ve even rushed across to the iPod and skipped tracks before as soon as I realised what was playing, but today I just left it.  A number of songs came on and it was interesting to see a customer humming along to “Oh Beautiful” by Skyler Smith and Kim Walker-Smith, not a response I was expecting.

Then as I was talking with my work colleague Andy, it was plainly evident that he was tapping along to Better Is One Day by Kutless, if only he really knew what he was enjoying and tapping along to!

There was one point in the morning when the shop was quite busy, but I could hear a song playing that I hadn’t heard in some time, in fact I couldn’t even remember hearing the song before, it was off that old playlist and not my new one, I think I added it just before I changed what I listened to, however, I couldn’t recall the song, but it caught my attention, maybe because of this or maybe because of the words of the song, I moved over to the iPod to find out what it was.

Then I looked up the lyrics of the song, it was by an artist I had not attributed as Christian, a band that I had dismissed over the last 18 months, but now the song was stuck in my head.

There have been many songs that I have received at the right time, obviously Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North is a definite point at which I can say I was sent a song that I had to listen to, a song that spoke the right words at the right time for me.  This time was no different, after the last week, the lyrics were just what I needed to hear, so whilst I’ve been at home between the wedding and the reception later I’ve just had it on repeat and why not, it’s a great song with a great message.

Take a listen, read the lyrics, I hope it encourages you like it has me today.

LOST IN THE WORLD by GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE
Summer rain falling all around you
Washing all the doubts to the bone
In the madness this world, it has created
Don’t forget you are beautiful

IF YOU GET LOST IN THE WORLD, LOST IN THE WORLD
I’LL BE THERE TO FIND YOU
GIVE YOUR HEART AND YOUR SOUL, HEART AND SOUL
FIGHTING TO REMIND YOU
IF YOU GET LOST IN THE WORLD, LOST IN THE WORLD
I’LL BE THERE TO FIND YOU
JUST KNOW I BLEED LIKE YOU, I BLEED LIKE YOU

Someday, somewhere there’ll be a silver lining
Break through wars you’re fighting here
We both know there’s no easy way around
Do you hear my words ringing out?

There’s no higher mountain I would climb
To rid you of the fears that rule your mind
There’s no higher mountain I would climb
For you to see that I am on your side

Average Days

I sometimes think my posts are rather long winded, so today I will keep it short.

Since I started this journey I always end each day by writing in my journal, most days I identify as good, average, bad, great, fantastic, etc, etc.  But one day whilst writing up my day I realised I had got it all wrong, on this day nothing really happened, there was nothing bad to identify or change, nothing standing out as great, it was just a day, not memorable in any way, but then it hit me, if nothing bad happened then surely it was a good day not an average day, if nothing went wrong then that’s good isn’t it?

But now I realise that everyday that passes, everyday where I don’t reach for a drink, everyday where I resist any temptation to drink is not a bad day, it’s not an average day, it’s not even a good day, not even close to a great day, it is quite simply a fantastic day, how can it not be, each day I am free is a day to cherish, a day to celebrate!

One thing I ask
And I would seek
To see Your beauty
To find You in
The place Your glory dwells
(Better Is One Day by Something Like Silas)

We all need to remember, that we are loved, each day that we embrace that and use it to beat our weaknesses, each day that we journey with Christ is quite simply A FANTASTIC DAY!!!!!!!!