Shouts of Victory


Good morning my menders, and happy Monday! We have made it to December 7th, 2020. If you didn’t know, the number 7 biblically means perfection. So, for those of you who are numbers people, that little nugget is for you. 😉

On another note, I have been learning more about the Sabbath recently, and so I have a story to tell. I have learned that the Sabbath is about the celebration of restoration. Most Sundays are a longer day for me since we are still having regular service here in Rock Church Franklin. Pouring yourself out as a living sacrifice of praise every Sunday takes energy as a worship leader. So, Sunday afternoons are usually a nap time for me.

A couple of Sundays ago, after my afternoon nap, I woke up to a melody. I recorded it as a voice memo on my phone. Then, I went to the piano to find the key and some lyrics came forth. It’s funny to me that it took me resting for the melody to come. I don’t know about you, but I feel there is a message here. No striving, just follow the rhyme that works for you. I wasn’t doing anything to receive this gift of lyric, but yet, it was given. And, I believe because I am willing to do something with them, they keep coming. I don’t let the lyrics sit. I start framing them into a completed work. The spark always comes from Thee, but to finish it takes you personally putting energy into it, staying open, and being present. It’s very important to capture these little nuggets dropping daily. There is something about a grateful heart that affects the whole part. I have said recently that keeping a tender heart allows you to stay connected to the Mender indefinitely.

“O God in Zion, to you even silence is praise! You are the God who answers prayer; all of humanity comes before you with their requests.”

Psalms 65:1-2 TPT

A footnote in Isaiah mentioned this perfected praise rises to the Lord in this place of perfect rest. Here are the lyrics for the melody that came to me after my perfect rest: