Sunday, March 30, 2008

I Will Be Still

As I was thinking on what to post for this week's song, I was reminded of several comments that I have received lately about this particular song. The name of it is Still. Last year when I went into the studio with By Design to lay this track down I didn't know what a profound impact it would have on so many people's lives. We serve such an amazing God. He has allowed this song to touch people in the midst of whatever storms they are going through in their lives - lost loved ones, business frustrations, family struggles. The list goes on and on. I pray that He will continue to comfort through this song. I know that it has given me hope and strength on my darkest days. I pray that it can for you also. Here are the lyrics of the song:

Hide me now under Your wings

Cover me with Your mighty hands

When the oceans rise and thunders roar

I will soar with You above the storm

Father, You are king over the flood

I will be still and know You are God

Find rest me soul in Christ alone

Know His power in quietness and trust

When the oceans rise and thunders roar

I will soar with you above the storm

Father, You are king over the flood

I will be still and know You are God

If you would like to hear the whole song, you can go to several different sites. or iTunes are two of them. Once on the site, look for the CD By Design Where Hope Remains.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Then Sings My Soul!!!!

My friend, Amy, over at Signs Miracles and Wonders is sponsoring a wonderful new meme!!! Why didn't I think of it?! Anyway, she has opened up the door for bloggers to submit their posts about a song or more than one that has meant something special to them. It is called "Then Sings My Soul Saturdays". Go here to find out more about it. It sounds like it is going to be absolutely GREAT!!!

So, with that great introduction............. here is my song of the week. It is sooooo spiritual!!! LOL! But, I promise that I can bring it back around to be a God thing. It is Hannah Montana's "Make Some Noise". Yes, I do crank HM up in the car when the kids are at school. Anyway, I was driving in the car the other day listening to that song just rocking out. God interrupted and said, "Excuse me..... I have been trying to tell you that very thing myself. Make noise for Me, DeAnna!!! Speak your mind and tell the world I AM has sent you on a mission." It was one of the AH HAH moments. So, if you are feeling like nothing you do matters to anyone, go crank up Hannah Montana's song, "Make Some Noise and go make some noise for Jesus. Oh yeah... I went there. Hee! Hee!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Believing God

Okay, girls, now I have known for years that Beth Moore is one of the very best Bible teachers for women out there today, but I have put off diving head first into one of her studies for many different reasons (excuses). I don't like to start something if I know that I probably won't be able to finish it; so, I have put it off and put it off and put if off. Well, due to several circumstances in my life as of late, I decided that it was TIME no matter what constraints were in my life right now.

I went to the local Christian bookstore and bought two studies. The lady behind the counter looked at both of them, looked back at me and promptly asked, "are you going to be doing both of these at once?" The puzzled look said it all for me. I quickly replied that I was having a hard time trying to decide which one to start first. I mean, I'm not superwoman.

God placed it on my heart to start working on "Believing God". Oh my heavens!!!!!! I am only in the second week, but God is already transforming my thinking about things in my everyday life. I find myself referring back to the daily work time and time again. God is GOOD, girls! God is GOOD!! Basically, what He is teaching me right now is this..... I don't have what I could have (speaking not necessarily about material things) right now because my faith has not consistently been that active faith. You know the kind the Bible described the disciples as having. The kind that can move the mountains. But, He is also telling me to consistently tell him that I believe Him again and again and again. Confess when I have doubts about that belief, and ask for strength to get through to the other side. Can I just tell you that I have been in my shower these past few weeks (that's when my best praying comes) crying before the Lord affirming that I do BELIEVE HIM even though I don't know how He is going to work out the circumstances. I do BELIEVE HIM just because He is God. I do BELIEVE HIM because He is able to do what He says He can do. And, those have been some of the sweetest times. It never ceases to amaze me of the magnitude and depth of His love and compassion. His patience is long suffering. His mercy is beyond my human comprehension.

Beth gave us a Statement of Faith that the Lord gave her in preparation for this study. This is what it says:

  • God is who He says that He is
  • God is able to do what He says He can do
  • I am who God says that I am
  • I can do all things through Christ
  • God's word is alive and active in my life

There certainly is power in the spoken word. When the enemy comes against you on a daily basis, and you know that he does, hold up your outstretched hand, say "you have no authority here" and quote this Statement of Faith. It is our Shield. Then he has no answer but to flee.