November 12, 2010

If I Could Sum it Up

Being one who loves a little change every now and then, I recently changed the song list here on NEM.  I wanted to include this song because it speaks the words I would say if you were feeling discouraged or just needed a "word hug."   

Be strong in the Lord
And never give up hope

You're gonna do great things
I already know
God's got His hand on You
So don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget
But don't forget why you're here

Take your time and pray
And thank God for each day
His love will find a way
These are the words I would say

What a beautiful legacy to pass on to our children as well.
Be encouraged today and enjoy your weekend!

 The Words I Would Say by Sidewalk Prophets.

5 comments:

Bugs and Sunshine said...

gretchen,

kisses from katie's blog is unbelievable. what a saint. thank you for sharing her link yesterday.

the LORD is really using her life to get the wheels turning in my head.

i pray my life is honoring him to the fullest in the middle of making pbj's and teaching boys how to tie shoes and use manners.

and this is on a completely different note but you look like a little model in your new picture.

thanks for your blog.

it's a huge encouragement to so many.

Kellie said...

Needed those words today! Thanks for sharing, my friend! :)

Mom said...

What a great thing to pray for your children! And I pray some of these things for your children nearly every day, but this adds a new dimension to my prayers!
And not just for them, but for myself & for all those for whom I pray. It is such an encouragement!
Love those sweet faces!!!!

Anonymous said...

love it! that is one of my favorite songs! look forward to seeing you guys tomorrow!
:) e

Anonymous said...

hey there, sweet friend,

i read this the day that you posted it, but haven't had the strength 'til now to leave you a note to tell you how much it meant to me. it felt like a warm, personal letter of encouragement from your heart directly to mine. so i'm just gonna pretend it was. ;)

i read the words again tonight when i came back to comment, & they again encouraged my soul. b/c i AM seeking to be strong in the Lord. and i'm committed to never giving up hope. but i'm gonna do great things? really? b/c man, i sure don't feel like i'm doing anything great right now. but He wants me to walk by faith. and He wants me to be at rest simply in who He is. (but my heart can't help but long for Him to do great things through me for His glory.) and thank God for each day? that's been a tough one b/c of what my days have looked like, but that IS my heart's desire. to find the joy.
God's got His hand on me.
i need to repeat that one.
God's got His hand on me.
God's got His hand on me.

THANK YOU for the word hug, gretchen. (you might have guessed i'm a word-lover, too.) i will come back to this post to read these words again & breathe in the truths.

God's got His hand on me. :)
- TZ