Monday, October 29, 2012

Preparing For The Task....with MUSIC!

My devotional reminded me this morning of this picture I took this past weekend of my boy.  Jesus Calling for today reads, “…A great athlete takes time to prepare himself mentally for the feat ahead of him, before he moves a muscle.” 

Do you prepare yourself mentally for the day?  Anyone like my boy would be a little ‘shaky’ (this is the word he used to describe how he felt before his first playoff championship game).  Just like me and you; he desires to do well; remember what he has been coached and finish the game with both accolades of 'well done' and a 'W' is always the goal!  

O Lord, help us to finish this game of life well...

With a desire to teach my boy who to rely on—who to lean on to persevere through this familiar ‘shaky feeling;’ I am thankful the Lord brought to my memory; Psalm 16:8 to share with him.  “I have set the LORD always before me.  Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” 

Then dad cranked out the playlist for our boy to listen to and it helped him focus and prepare for the task at hand. has such a purpose in our lives.  

Does music help prepare you for certain tasks?

O Lord, please make my boys, make us those who seek You...those who seek to linger in Your presence; taking the time to prepare mentally for whatever the task is at hand. 
O Lord…please make it so….
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”
I heard this during worship at my church this weekend; you can listen here.

Do song lyrics and scriptures come to your mind often?  O, may it be so….

I would love to hear what has been brought to your mind recently.

*Just a few more days to be entered in to win a copy of the devotional.  Drawing to be held November 1st!

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