Sunday night Johnny was sleepy so we went to bed. He quickly fell asleep & I turned on the bedside lamp for a few hours. I started reading a bit & then decided to play Audrey Assad while journaling. We bought her cd a few weeks ago but I hadn’t really listened to it yet.
My heart was immediately captured by this song, Wherever You Go, the lyrics are so beautiful. Click here to listen to her singing it. I must have listened to this song for over two hours on repeat. I love these specific lyrics above because lately I just keep telling the Lord that regardless of life I will always follow after Him because I know he has always been in relentless pursuit of my heart even during moments when I ran from him. & for that I am so grateful. I love that even as I believe that I have given every single part of me (& my life) over to God, he keeps showing me areas that I need to work on (even the things I’ve thought I buried). Sometimes it is not always easy to realize that there are areas of my life that still need to be worked on. The truth is I will forever be growing, becoming the person God has called me to be. My prayer is that I never stop growing. If I’m not growing then I am not living.
Often, if songs are on my heart it is because they coincide with my prayers. So for the last 4 years instead of just listening to them I journal their lyrics into my prayer journal. If you have never done this, you should give it a try! It will bless you. You might feel silly at first, but it will pass & you will enjoy it. Sometimes when I go back over my journal a few weeks later, the lyrics I’ve journaled seem to jump off the pages & back into my heart at the perfect moment.
Happy Birthday To My Momma.
Yesterday was her birthday & after church on sunday her & my dad passed through town on their way to LA & made a quick stop by our house.
It was really nice to have them with us, even if it was only for 2 hours. We got to sing happy birthday, have some cake, and she opened her present from us. Noah also enjoyed some snuggle time with the Grammy & Campy.