[CF Devotionals] 2016-06-01 - I am Singing My Song©

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The title of this writing is also the title of a choral piece I was part of singing in High School, in what was called All County Chorus Camp. I went, on two occasions, to be part of a week of day-long practices, with lunch in the middle of the day. We stayed on a college campus and slept in dorm rooms, and it was quite a fun time. This particular piece was written by Jill Gallina in 1980, copyright Shawnee Press. I often get a chance to hear a Song Sparrow in the early mornings, or even in the afternoon, when I am out and about in the yard for various reasons. He sits either on the very top of the A-frame roof, or on one of the top branches of a nearby tree. Song Sparrows are so very tiny and delicate; however, the voluminous sound that exits those petite feathery frames is quite incredible. They enter with no piano introduction, and burst into song. I thought of the choral piece, because of how the evolution of the lyrics lead to the exclamation of this song only truly belonging to that audible voice, once it comes from the heart. Then, and only then, is it really your song. And the Song Sparrow is definitely the star, every single time. There’s no way I can be nearby, and not just stop and say “wow, you go boy! You’re sounding fantastic today!!”

I want to be like that Song Sparrow. I want to feel assured of my purpose, and not be arrogant, but have boldness in the way I am meant to be bold, as I represent the one who gave me breath of life. I pray for the strength and courage and ability to hear that small, still voice, as the spirit guides me in my journey’s purpose for Him.

“In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.” (Ephesians 3:12)

“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.” (Philippians 1:20)

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalm 139:14)

"For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:3-5 NIV)


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All scripture references from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted

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