IT’S ALL GOD!
I started writing 6/11/2006, approximately 5 months after the death of my mother; I was 63 years old. Why I began to write, I do not really know. I felt something inside of me telling me that I had to do something with my life and not to just sit and let it waste away. I often thought and believed that life had a purpose, and that it was our responsibility to leave things better than the way we found them. So much of life is lived only for the moment; and, as we reflect upon what we have accomplished, we are left bewildered and discouraged.
We live life wanting to do more good deeds than we do deeds that are bad; hoping to tip the scale in our favor. Planning for our righteous, good intentions to out-weigh our selfish, self-centered actions; justifying our actions by the evil dealings of another. Hoping that, in the end, all will be forgiven if not forgotten. We have been deluded. The Enemy has taken away our sanity, and we seek the promise of life in the things that are self-centered and evil. Our lives are built around the immediate and the instant. There is nothing of the future; no plans to make what we will gain profitable and desirable. We have left everything to speculation when we should be giving it to God.
As I think about the past and compare it to the present and the future, I am made to ponder. Are the things we have now better then what we had then, or have we fallen for the lies and deception of our adversary? If we have gained true wisdom from our experiences and encounters then things should improve and not falter. If overcoming our problems has caused us to grow, then we should be better off, not confused and defeated. Each day as I live, I find myself spending more time in deep, aggressive thought. It has not always been this way; but, as things digress, I find myself being more concerned about what is happening. We are giving up so many of the things that made us great; and, if we are not careful, our liberty and freedom will be taken away. We need to ask God’s forgiveness and strive to make Him that leader and defender we need Him to be.
Many of the songs that I have written were brought about by my wanting to reveal or express my thoughts and perceptions. They are not merely my opinion but are what I feel I was being told to say. The truths they convey are not revealed or perfected in what I choose to express or believe. Without God’s support they have no importance or relevance. The intent of my music is not to make me feel important or to give me some kind of influence or notability. I am who I am, simple and needing; only God can give me what is worthy and indispensable. If you find wisdom or consolation in what I have said, it must be received from God; I have no power or ability to transform or to bless. Without the Spirit of God we will all remain fruitless and jaded. The true glory of life is when we allow His Spirit to fill us so that He can then use us to proclaim His truth and love. Then, and only then, will we see the true God, the Creator of all things, high and lifted up in all His majesty and glory. GLH
ALL PRAISE AND HONOR GOES TO THE GOD OF HEAVEN,
THE ONE AND ONLY GOD …
LET US SING PRAISE UNTO HIS NAME FOR HE IS FOREVER HOLY.
IF YOU KNOW ANYONE THAT COULD USE MY MUSIC; LET ME KNOW, AND I WILL GLADLY SHARE IT WITH THEM …AFTER ALL, SHARING IS WHAT THE GOOD LIFE IS ALL ABOUT!