"What's going on?" These ARE interesting times. I didn't think I'd live to see the day when we could not gather in church. I don't know about you but it is REALLY starting to wear on me, I NEED to be with my PEOPLE! And I am not talking about my close circle of friends, I am talking about other Christians. Know that church is NOT for the "unsaved", although all are welcome to come to Sunday morning service. Church is designed for us Christians to gather together, worship the Lord, sing praises, give offerings, and to serve and encourage each other. God says in Hebrews 10:24-25 ... "And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, 25 not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching." All Christians need church.
Thankfully, I have been attending a woman's gathering on Sunday mornings. It is so refreshing, we sit outside ... there's a beautiful garden, birds sing, Scripture is read, prayer is prayed and women share. The Lord is praised and lifted up.
Last Sunday a woman shared about “wrapping her head around” coming to the Lord in a childlike humility and at the same time being a warrior for Christ. Her message was passionate and humble. I thought "only in Christ Jesus can a childlike heart beat as one with that of a warrior's. I couldn't get the song, Cotton Candy Wind, out of my mind, I had to sing it to the lady's ... it fit perfectly, go figure!
When I wrote Cotton Candy Wind I had not been a Christian for very long. The part in the song about being His young daughter "waiting for more fruit to fall" shows that I did not yet know the power of His Word. Why wait? Why not go get it? A warrior does not wait, he acts. What I realize today, after being my more diligent in reading the Bible, is that His power comes from desiring, delighting in and discerning the Word of God. The result is a humble maturity, both a child of God AND a warrior's status. I was once a "wordless warrior" and am working hard to change.
I hope this song "hits" you like it does me :) love, L