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Welcome to the very first edition of "Then Sings My Soul Saturdays."
I think you are going to love this! The instructions are easy. Just write a post on your blog about a song. It can be a song that has spoken to your heart during a difficult time... a song that brings back a special memory... a song that makes you want to sing along to the top of your lungs... a song that makes you glad... a song that makes you want to dance... a song that has inspired you... a song that makes you feel like the words were written just for you... a song that makes your soul sing.
You can include the lyrics or maybe include the You Tube video. After you write the post, come back here and link your post to Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page. Then you can come back and read about all the other songs and stories that are posted.
I'm sure many of you love to worship through music and feel like God speaks to you through the words of songs just like I do. I can't wait to hear all of your stories about it :)
I would like to tell you today about a song I love - "I Will Praise You in This Storm" by Casting Crowns. Storms are a theme I use often to tell people about some of the events that have transpired in my life.
When I was a little girl, I was afraid of storms. I would always get really nervous and upset and worried whenever one was looming on the horizon. When I began to hear the thunder and see lightning through the window, I would sometimes cry or hide somewhere. I remember my grandmother always comforted me. She would scoop me up into her lap and rock me. She would say, "Be still. Be quiet. It's OK, it's just God doing His work."
When the storm was over, I loved to go outside and smell the fresh air. The rain would have washed everything clean. My cousins and I would begin to look for a rainbow... and when we found one, we set off on our quest to find the pot of gold at the end of it. My grandmother would always say to us..."The storm had to happen for the rainbow to come."
I didn't totally understand that statement as a child... but do I ever as an adult.
God sometimes brings storms to wash us clean... or to bring us to something more valuable than gold on the other side of the storm. He is just "doing His work." He is always faithful. He knows what He is doing. He has the perfect plan for our lives and even when we feel like we are facing a Level 5 Hurricane, He is still in control. And we should praise Him. Praise Him even in the midst of our storm. He is still a great, powerful, wonderful, loving God, no matter what our circumstances.
Instead of being afraid of storms now, I am a "storm chaser"... you know like one of those crazy people in the movie "Twister" who waits for a storm to learn all they can from it. I want to learn everything God has to teach me through whatever storms in life I have to face, and I want to remember to praise Him in the middle of it.