1. Shania Twain's "Man! I feel like a Woman" and
2. It is now time for "Silly Songs with Larry"by the silly but oh so grand Veggie Tales
I realize just how mental my mind truly is.
This summer has been a sweet whirlwind of adventure. So many incredible lessons learned (still learning and working through), incredibly fun moments with dear friends and prayerfully growth in Christ as He continues to mold me into the woman He desires (if only I could do that gracefully). It makes me content where God has me right now in this season, in this state, in this town.
But when bad news strikes to a best friend who is not near me...discontentment and the desire to be there is so overwhelming. How do you serve and pour out love on your beloved sister in Christ when numerous miles separate the two? The love and service of Jonathan and David in 1 Samuel comes to mind during this time. Pulled apart for a season but still united in Christ and his eternal promises. I am only too aware of how I am completely unable to 'fix' anything, that my best service right now is in prayer. Begging my Beloved to hug my friend and just hold her so close to His heart...and selfishly enough for an opportunity soon to give her a hug as well.
Such an incredible Sovereign and Holy King we serve.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him." Ephesians 1:3-4
So the reason for the random song choices at the beginning, well I suppose that ties in to the fact that even the mist of heartache, there is joy and so many other various emotions that come in a single moment of life. Things like enjoying sweet fellowship with friends, girls weekends, running a 5k for the first time and laughter over the small silly moments of life in all of its randomness. Thankfulness in the good and the bad.
Oh and this song....crazy great.