I was digging through old stuff I had from when I moved to Bradds and I found some old cd’s. I found one I haven’t listened to in forever. “Take me to your leader” by the Newsboys. I loved this cd when I first purchased it in 1996 and I knew I would enjoy it just as much today so I looked it up on Apple Music and began listening to the old familiar songs. I was surprised to discover even after more than 23 years I still have the songs memorized.
A friend gave me CD back in 2003 and one of the songs on it called Ordinary Day had the phrase “Live While You Can”. This really stood out to me. For the next few days I listened to the song over and over and got me to thinking about my life. Even though I have been alive for 48 years, I have never really “lived” before age 36 when I heard these lyrics.
Have you ever had one of those days when you see memories? Old pictures of your life you used to have, you see those photos of the life you imagined you once planned and you just tear up. You don’t miss the old life, its more a sadness for the life you imagined you were going to have, and you feel like a bit of a failure for letting your kids down, and even yourself too because things didn’t go like you thought they would. You feel like so many of your dreams wasted.
There is a movie called “Bring it on” and it’s about cheerleaders who have a mission and in order for their mission to succeed they challenge each other to “Bring it!” Some of you may be wondering what that means, well simply put it means you hold nothing back, you give 100%; give all you have to the task at hand.
I’ve been reading in Numbers about Moses and the children of Israel. Moses was indeed an intercessor. At every turn, in spite of their discontentment and complaints, Moses was right there pleading with God to give them another chance.
Job really had it rough, he lost his family, he lost all of his wealth, he lost his health, and when he was at the very depths of his sorry and pain he was crying out about the wish that he had a direct line to God. He wanted someone as a go between because he felt like God was unreachable.
Was it Dorothy or Cinderella who said shoes are the most important part of your outfit? Regardless of who said it, those ladies taught us all the right pair of shoes can make all the difference in the world. I’ve always loved shoes and it doesn’t matter the color, shape, or texture.