Every morning, I wake up at 4am like clockwork. Doesn't matter how early or how late I get to sleep. It's still dark. Everyone is sleeping. I don't
want to stir and wake anyone so I take the time to pray. I'll lay in bed, next to my wife, and talk about many things. I always start by acknowledging
my God, by his name Jehovah, and give him praise for my life, and for all that there is. I confess my weakness, where I need help, talk about my
anxieties, my worries, my pains. I think about other people, pray for my wife, my kids, for friends. I think of my brothers and sisters around the
world, and all of the things going on and ask for them as well. I can talk a long time to God. Sometimes, not because I'm trying to, but it can be 6AM
by the time my prayer is over, and the light is coming up. Everyone is waking. The neighbor's rooster is cock-a-doodle-doodling.
Next I open my IPad. I like to read a little of the Bible each morning and ponder over it. So I'll read. I'll think. And a lot of times Just what I'm
talking in prayer I'll get a response to in my personal Bible reading.
The family gets up and there is a peace upon the house. A happiness that wasn't there when I wasn't praying and reading God's word. When I was
drinking, and ignoring God.
My wife told me yesterday, she said, I feel such a peace this morning on the house.
I like to take the time to sing some uplifting songs, or listen to them at least. And thought I'd share a few here with spiritually minded people who
may appreciate them. Just want to share them because they are so uplifting. They bring light to a dark day. They can help when you're feeling down and
out, or sad.
So here are a few. I'm sorry I can't imbed the links. But I hope you take the time to open them and check the songs out.
We're Your Family
I was wondering where the woman in this video was from. But caught the title on the front of her Bible at the beginning of the video and looked it up.
Be Couragous and Strong
This is a slower paced song. But beautiful. It will make you tear up both for what the woman has to go through to get through the day to take care of
her family in a 2nd-world country, and also because the words apply to the trials in life that you may be going through.
Just Around the Corner
I love this music video. It starts with an older couple looking at a locket of their dead daughter. Then we go into the future in the "new world"
under Jesus' rule and they are young again living in paradise. The ending just makes you cry as they are together with their friends to see their
daughter resurrected back to life.
Each Day Has its Own Anxieties
A really beautiful video. About a family who each go through their own problems. The husband with his boss at work, the wife with the car while doing
errands, the son with bullying from school. The grandma who has lost her husband. It shows how they are a united family. They find strength in their
faith in God, studying his word, talking to each other, loving each other, strength from the congregation, and from spending time together in
recreation. A really beautiful uplifting message and really teaches you how a family should be.
A wonderful video. Jesus said that you would know his disciples because they would have love among each other. This deals with natural disasters that
God's people may go through, but how they are taken care of by God. And how he shows them love by the brotherhood providing for their spiritual and
physical needs when they are in time of loss.
There is so much negativity in the news these days, and music videos that come out that don't up-build or teach good principles. I thought I would
share a few here that do just the opposite! Perhaps it may have a positive affect on some passerby. And give a smile to someone, or uplift your
I thought of giving more songs I enjoy but this is good for now. I will end with this last one:
God's Wonderous Works
I enjoy singing a lot of these songs with my kids. My oldest plays the guitar really well. He'll pull out the guitar when we're on the
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