Tuesday, November 11, 2014

If you don't like it, change the channel

Dear Diary,

I have been meaning to tell you about this new song I heard. Well it isn't very new anymore but every time I hear it, I just get over whelmed with emotions and can't help but love this lady even more than I already do. The song is called Something in the Water and it is by Carrie Underwood. The first time I heard it, I didn't quite understand the lyrics but something kept standing out to me. So I found it on Spotify and re-listened to it and looked up the lyrics and OMG....what an eye opening moment for me. I have been a Christian my whole life. I have never had that experience of not knowing the Love of Jesus Christ or understanding how God can work in mysterious ways. I have always been a true believer. But I have had dark times in my life. I have felt that doubt towards them. I have been in a place where there was no understanding, no trust. Like when a stupid man goes and shoots up an Elementary School killing children, my faith tends to dwindle a little bit because I can't understand why. But I have to remind myself that God's love is bigger than anything else in this world. And in the end, my one goal is to get to heaven. And luckily for me, God is a forgiving God and an understanding God and always welcomes me back into his arms, no matter how hard I fall or what I say. And even when things don't go my way, or the way I believe it should have gone, doesn't mean he's not there and it doesn't mean there isn't a bigger picture I just can't fully see yet. And in time, I almost always see it. He always shows me why it didn't go my way. He shows me in daily reminders of his power and love. Like the love from my husband, how blessed I am to have my nieces and nephews, my parents showing me what a strong and loving relationship looks like, when I just don't know how I will ever get through the day he shows up in a text from a friend. My Lewis family is going through something right now with Angie and the baby and all we can do is pray and leave it all in God's hands. As hard as that is some days, I have to trust in him and believe in him and know that everyday, God does miracles.

If you have not heard of this song, or read the lyrics or have seen her new video, please enjoy. And I hope that this reminds you of how loved you are and how one moment can change your life forever.
"Something In The Water"
He said, "I've been where you've been before.
Down every hallway's a slamming door.
No way out, no one to come and save me.
Wasting a life that the Good Lord gave me.

Then somebody said what I'm saying to you,
Opened my eyes and told me the truth."
They said, "Just a little faith, it'll all get better."
So I followed that preacher man down to the river and now I'm changed
And now I'm stronger

There must've been something in the water
Oh, there must've been something in the water

Well, I heard what he said and I went on my way
Didn't think about it for a couple of days
Then it hit me like a lightning late one night
I was all out of hope and all out of fight

Couldn't fight back the tears so I fell on my knees
Saying, "God, if you're there come and rescue me."
Felt love pouring down from above
Got washed in the water, washed in the blood and now I'm changed
And now I'm stronger

There must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water

And now I'm singing along to amazing grace
Can't nobody wipe this smile off my face
Got joy in my heart, angels on my side
Thank God almighty, I saw the light
Gonna look ahead, no turning back
Live every day, give it all that I have
Trust in someone bigger than me
Ever since the day that I believed I am changed
And now I'm stronger

There must be something in the water (amazing grace)
Oh, there must be something in the water (how sweet the sound)
Oh, there must be something in the water (that saved a wretch)
Oh, there must be something in the water (like me)
Oh, yeah

I am changed (I once was lost)
Stronger (but now I'm found)
(was blind but now I see) 

Thank you Carrie for reminding me why I keep my faith and the reason for my smile is from his Love. And to those who criticized you for standing by your faith is just the Devil trying to give us all doubt. And what was her response to the atheist that bashed her:  
"Country music is different. You have that Bible Belt-ness about it. I’m not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith [or] any of that, and I won’t be the last. And it won’t be the last for me, either. If you don’t like it, change the channel."
Amen Carrie, Amen!

Love, Me
P.S. Thank you to those who have served for this country and continue to serve for my freedom. God Bless all the Veterans and military on this day and everyday!