Monday, January 21, 2013

Think on These Things: In the Midst of It All

Last night when I was giving Baby Girl her bath a song came on my Pandora Radio Station that made my soul leap. The song was "In the Midst of It All" by Yolanda Adams.


My soul was leaping when I remembered where I was when this song came out. I was physically living in Washington, DC and I was spiritually living in the muck and the mire of sin and worldliness. I was sharp on the outside--dressed to the nines at all the hottest events in the city with my girls--and dull on the inside. But somehow, someway, God used this song to both prick my heart and encourage me to move from where I was to where He desired for me to be. Last night, in particular, these words touched me:

Not because I've been so faithful
Not Because I've always obeyed
It's not because I trust him
To be with me all of the way
But it's because He loves me so dearly
He was there to answer my call
There always to protect me
For He's kept me in the midst of it all

My friends, God's love and faithfulness are unfailing. And, whether we recognize it or not, it is God who keeps us at every turn. When I first heard this song I was in a place where I didn't want to be kept. I wanted to be left to my own devices. But last night, hallelujah, I was touched because regardless or what is going on in my inner or outer circumstances, I can look to the hills, because my Help and my Keeper is ever present.

1 comment:

  1. Amen. He's a keeper, ESPECIALLY when we don't want to be kept. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. God decides to protect us from ourselves. Continue to enjoy your growth. Be blessed.