Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When Lyrics Speak - Pray on the Little Days - Mark Bishop

Why is it that when things happen we can’t talk to God enough? We cry out to Him in desperation longing for a clear answer, an intervening miracle. But on the days when things are going well, why don’t we talk to Him that much? What if we praised Him and thanked Him as much as we cry out to Him?

This week has been a bit of a rollercoaster. My grandfather is back in the hospital, and it’s been a week of steps forward and steps back. We all want more time and want to see him get better to return to some sense of normalcy. We long and cry out to God for that. But those times when I could just sit by him at a gospel concert or at his house watching TV, why didn’t I praise God more for those times?

Or when those little issues come up, the decisions we don’t think really matter, why don’t we trust God with those? We want Him to be big and powerful and make the big moves, but so many times it’s about trusting Him daily with all the little things.

This song has definitely been on my mind. Listen to it.. every word. Let these lyrics soak in. Why is it more difficult to just let God be God on the little days? But life would be much better if we turn to Him through all of life not just the valleys.

I love these lines -

Why do we wait until things go wrong,
When we could have him by our side all along?
Let God be God in the best of times, and He’ll be God
Through the worst of times.

Praying that the lyrics speak to you today. I know they certainly have to me more recently.

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