A Song for Sunday: How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art–Paul Baloche

Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

After six months of posting a song every Sunday, I decided to take a break and wait for the urge to post one again. Here we are! I love this rocked-up version of the traditional version. THIS is how I feel How Great Thou Art when I sing it! It hits the spot for me this morning, just like it did when I tagged it with Shazam a few days ago. Singing along in harmony with it reminds me of how much fun it was to perform with the band I used to belong to. They were awesome at multi-part harmony–there are no words for what it felt like to be part of that sound!

Yesterday was an awesome day. I was alone in the house for much of the day, AND I had energy and motivation at the same time–these don’t always coincide. I got so much accomplished. In the morning, I made a to-do list on a lined pad of paper, and spent the day happily crossing things off. Some of them were mundane–clean kitchen, fold laundry, sweep floors–but others were more momentous. I checked in with the two new musicians I’ve hired to help finish the recording of the CD. Things are looking pretty good, and there is now a plan in place for the next few weeks. I’m not holding my breath for a bump-free ride, because that never seems to happen, but hopefully it will go as smoothly as it can. I made arrangements with a friend to buy some stage gear that he needs to unload, so now I won’t need to borrow or rent that kind of equipment in the future. I contacted members of the new band I am putting together and lined up our very first practice later in the month. It’s been close to three years since I was in a band, so this could be very exciting!! I’m still in need of more musicians, but things seem to be heading in the right direction. I’m hoping they will bring along their vocal skills, too–I’m dreaming of some big harmonies!

After such a great day yesterday, it’s hard to explain why I have a big knot of anxiety in my chest this morning about these very same things. Unfortunately, this is a fairly regular struggle for me–who am I to think I can take on these things? Instead of focusing on the worries, I’m trying to cast off them off, focus on the knowns and tell the unknowns to wait till another day. God is in charge, and I know that one way or another, things will get sorted out. I’m looking forward to some great music along the way!

Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

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9 thoughts on “A Song for Sunday: How Great Thou Art

  1. Just beautiful, Tina. Bless you for sharing this with us!!

    Honey, I recognize myself in you. The more years that I live, the more the anxieties seem to roar, and it takes great strength to overcome them. If I didn’t have the Inner Garden within, (my God place), plus training myself not to have my eyes focused on this world, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I believe all of us who walk by the Spirit, wrestle a lot asking questions as you did, because deep down, we really don’t feel at home in this world. But we are choosing to leave our mark on it. Yes?

    You keep doing what you are being directed to do. Keep listening to your Heart’s Guidance, for It shall never lead you wrong. Never.

    • Thank you for your insight and encouragement. I keep trying to drown out the voice that tells me I can’t, I shouldn’t, it’s not worth the risk of failure. These days, it seems to be pretty loud, but I’m not giving up. You’re right, I just have to work at paying attention to God’s quiet promptings, and keep taking steps in the right direction.

      • Tina, if it is any comfort to you, the voice of doubt and anxiety has been very loud in my life. It’s been as if a battle is taking place, one in which, the enemy is doing its very best to discourage those of us who are bringing Light and Love into this world. I feel a letup on that voice this weekend, but in all honesty, I almost gave up. Why the “dark” is pushing so hard I don’t know. But it seems it is. Keep your eye on Him, and Love, and step into your Power by telling this voice to leave you alone.

        Go look at my Rainbow Picture. That ought to help you get in the right frame of mind. πŸ™‚ Love, Amy

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