Here you are down on your knees again...

I am listening to the new Flyleaf song, "Again" which is an amazing tune full of passion and intentionality. Here are the lyrics:

I love the way that your heart breaks
with every injustice and deadly fate
Praying it all be new
and living like it all depends on you

Here you are down on your knees again
trying to find air to breathe again
Only surrender will help you now
I love you please see and believe again

I love that you’re never satisfied
with face value wisdom and happy lies
you take what they say and go back and cry
you’re so close to me that you nearly died

Here you are down on your knees again
trying to find air to breathe again
Only surrender will help you now
I love you please see and believe again

they don’t have to understand you
be still
wait and know I understand you
be still
be still

Here you are down on your knees again
trying to find air to breathe again
Only surrender will help you now
The floodgates are breaking
and pouring out

Here you are down on your knees
trying to find air to breathe
right where I want you to be again
i love you please see and believe again

Here you are down on your knees again
trying to find air to breathe again
Right where I want you to be again
See and believe!

This is probably the 10th to 15th time I have listened to the song since last night. I love the reminder it gives me of how much we need God. When we feel like we are floundering beneath the intricacies, uncertainties, and pressures of life, all we can do is go to God for help, and cry out to Him, surrendering all to Him. I praise God for this reminder, because I so often forget that He is right there, waiting to listen to me and help me.

I am going to my last bellydance class tonight. It has been a wonderful 8 weeks, and I cannot wait to take the next session!

I helped out at an drop-in center this afternoon, and I could not believe all the girls in Gr. 6, who are only 11 years old, talking about their "boyfriends". I know it can be so innocent, but it breaks my heart to think about how little innocence they are exposed to in their every day lives. All I can do is pray that I can be a godly influence in the mere hour I spend with them each week.




Missy said...

Such a great song Ash!
Also, I know you are going to be a wonderful example to those young girls!
Love you!

Singinglady said...

Hi Ash,
I have finally caught up with you and what a beautiful note to end on .

This song although unknown to me is very profound in it is words and I will look forward to hearing it some time.

Where would we be if we did no have this hope to hang on to and the reminder that He is always there is what we must cling to from day to day.

I am sure that as you spent time at the drop in centre and worked with those young girls that you must be so thankful for the upbringing that you had from your parents and the values that they have instilled into you and your brothers and sisters..

Hopefully you can be an influence to them and radiate God’s love to them as you work with them each week.

It was so great to see you again at the boy’s birthday party and we had such a good time together with all the family.
We missed Jake this time though.
Give him a hug from me!

Have fun at the Belly dancing recital
We will look forward to a demonstration sometime.

Lots of luv NAN

A few END-OF-THE-DAY questions for YOU!

Did I make someone giggle, smile or laugh today?

Did I take the time to really listen to someone today, with rapt attention, as if nothing else mattered in that precious moment but the words they spoke and the look in their eyes?

Did I allow myself to focus on all the blessings in my life today instead of contemplating the things I don't have?

Did I take a moment to imagine what I would like to experience in my life, if for no other reason than in the imagining, is the living, and in the living, comes the joy and delight?

Did I let go today, let go of resentments and unforgivingness that I have been holding onto, all the while realizing that another person may be wounded too and struggling with their own pain?

Did I keep my word today, no matter how simple a promise I may have made, knowing it meant a whole lot to someone else?

Did I make a conscious choice just to be happy today, no matter what is happening in my own life, just for the next moment, and the next moment and the next?

Did I stop caring about what other people think of me, and give myself permission to be who I am regardless of their good opinion of me or not?

Did I set myself free today just by doing that?
Was I successful in noticing and appreciating the bounty before me wherever I went or was I just too busy or lost in my own thoughts to notice?

Did I contribute something beautiful to the world today?
A new creation of some kind, a poem, a dinner, a dance?

Was I kind today to anyone or anything that crossed my path,
no matter how trivial or how monumental?

Did I give away my heart?
Is one person richer because of me today, because of my presence on the planet, my essence, my decision to keep on going no matter what?

Did I learn something new today, something about life, something about myself, something about another that I didn't know before?

Did I let go of my attachment to being right today, and open my mind to the possibility of another way, without judgement?

Will someone sleep better tonight because of me?
Will they awaken in the morning believing in themselves again, and walk with their head held high?

Was I the answer to someone's prayers today?

If today was to be my last day on the planet, would I feel happy about how I lived it?

~~Veronica Hay

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