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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:

We Will Rise

I will get up and honor the King

As I rise up and sing for Thee

I will get up and honor the King of glory

We will get up and honor the King

As we rise up and sing for Thee

We will get up and honor the King, O

We will rise, rise up and honor the King

We will rise, rise in His victory

So, we will rise

Rise up and sing

Praise to our King

He is our victory

So, we will rise

And stand up and sing

Praise to our King

He is our victory

Oh, I hear the bells ringing

As we’re singing

Victory song

Sung, all the day long

This is a song of hope. This is a song of victory. This is a song inspired from Thee.

“The joyful songs I now sing will be sung again in the hearts and homes of all your lovers. My loud shouts of victory will echo throughout the land. For Yahweh’s right hand conquers valiantly!”

Psalms 118:15 TPT

Wow, what a verse! My loud shouts of victory will echo throughout the land. Do you have a shout of victory on your tongue? If someone was to ask about you, would they say you were a person who shouts with joy or with sorrow?

I hope it’s not the latter, but never the matter. Jesus is the one who we are all after. So, let’s make this Christmas season matter. And, a good reminder is that He is the One we are after. Like the storybook fairytales say, “And they lived happily ever after.” This is the story with Jesus when you surrender your heart to the Mender and you allow Him to start the healing work within you to start becoming the mature being He’s always seen. Amen.

Until next time, stay cheery and stay merry and bright. For, the Son and His Father are ruling and reigning on high. It could make one cry.

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 NKJV

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