I didn’t want to sing the silly song, but it turned out to be just the right thing (click this link if you aren’t familiar with the preschool song but be warned it is very catchy and will remain in your head possibly all day long! )
I was driving along and thinking through the day and things started piling on one right after another. Before long, I felt weighted down by the day rather than hopeful as I had just moments before.
That’s when the crazy thought came to mind - "Why don’t you practice what you preach?!”
My response was something whiny like “Thank you very much for that holy 2x4, but do I really have to learn this lesson now?” To which the instruction came clearly “Just sing.”
Resigned to half-hearted obedience, I began to mumble through the song. The next thing I knew, I was laughing and singing it louder and louder. At one point, I looked at the people in the cars around me, almost inviting them to join me in claiming victory over their troubles by singing the crazy song.
I would love to see a heavenly chart of the emotions I went through in those few minutes, but something tells me heaven was both laughing, singing, and celebrating with me as the big bad troubles started to take on new perspective. I still had to face all same troubles through the day, but I did it with confidence in God, a song in my heart and a smile on my face.
As the summer heat continues to bear down, I pray the troubles are not building up! If they are, consider singing a silly song about how great your God is!
As you prayerfully prepare and expect to encounter God in worship this weekend, read 1 Timothy 1:12-19 and consider what you have learned through life that might help someone else along the journey. I look forward to our time of worship together!
Blessings in Christ,