when things catch you by surprise…

I found myself crying watching elf this evening…

it was near the end of the movie when Santa had to explain to the Micheal that people needed to believe in the miracle of Christmas in order for the sleigh to fly. (enter chasing scene) 
Micheal joins his family in the town square.
he begins telling people on the news to believe in Santa in order to help him out. 
the news people thought he was joking so they turn the cameras off.
meanwhile Jovie, remembers Buddy telling her that the fastest way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing, singing in a public place. 

she stands on a carriage and starts singing Santa Claus is coming to town.
slowly one by one everyone starts to sing, the news cameras turned back on and the people watching the TV start singing.
suddenly Santa  sleigh begins to fly, he is out of danger and Christmas is not ruined. 
in the wake of the tragedy Connecticut I couldn’t help but me reminded of how much praising God with song lifts my spirit and reminds me of his awesomeness.
i started to question myself in the midst of so much disbelief, anger and frustration.
would I be willing to embrace embarrassment.
would I stand up in a room and start worshiping my Savior.
what I be ashamed or scared to offend anyone?
the answer is I don’t know, i don’t know if I’m strong enough
I do know I would not be ashamed or worry about offending anyone
but I do know embarrassment is an issue for me.
embarrassment, judgment, and criticism scare the crap out of me.
surprise people
i have very low self-esteem regardless of the amount of self-portraits I take for my outfit posts.

I need to be reminded daily that worship is a command and not a suggestion

 Ephesians 5:19 
Speak to each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord.

this verse tells us we should use worship/singing to be a form of communication to tell a story, to tell his story to others.

Psalm 30:4
Sing praises to the Lord, you who belong to him; praise his holy name.

reminds me that I belong to him no matter what is happening here on earth
i belong to him and one day he will bring me home, to my internal home, where he has been creating a special room just for me.


Colossians 3:16
Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and instruct each other by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

this verse gives a clear picture on why I need to get rid of my fear of singing
if i love others enough to share Christ with them and I should obey his method of teaching others.
this lesson is hard for me but it’s so clear that the Lord has laid it on my heart and I need to obey him.

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