What Am I Worth?

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“The value of a person isn’t measured on an applause meter; it’s measured in the heart and mind of God.”  ~John Fischer

As a singer/songwriter, it’s all too easy to get caught up in rating your applause meter.  Before I knew that God loved me unconditionally, irregardless of my performance, that’s how I worked, lived, was motivated.  And I tell you, it’s no way to live.  One mistake and you’re feeling pitiful about yourself, berating yourself at every lukewarm reception.  But Jesus sees me differently.  He loved me way before I took notice of Him.  I can mess up every note, every song, and He will not change in His feelings toward me, the child that He has made.  And that makes me priceless, untouchable by applause or lack thereof.  Child of God, person made and loved by the King of the entire world.  Way too much for my mind to fully understand, but what parts I can take in, I cherish.  Blessings on your day today, Lisa

“This is what the Lord says: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.’ ” ~Jeremiah 31:3

“To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.” ~Jude 1-2

I Will Sing

Some mornings, or afternoons, or evenings, I just don’t want to sing.  For a person who loves to sing, this is always weird and disconcerting.  But when I feel like that, that is the very time that I need to sing the most.  It lifts me out of the pity-party mode and into the God-party.  🙂

“I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.” ~Psalm 13:6

God is so good.  Blessings on your day, Lisa

 

Not One Forgotten

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I used to want to be famous.   Someone who would sing up on a big stage, record albums every other year and then go out on tour.  I thought this was the epitome of happiness and fulfillment in life.  I went after this goal for many years, but one day, I realized that I was already happy.  I had a husband who loved me, a child who was a delight, a home.  I had a God who never forgets me or overlooks what I say.  To God, I am infinitely important.  Every so often the “man, I wish I had been a big famous singer”thought will bite again, but it passes, because I am so blessed.  Singing at my piano in my family room, with the immense and awesome audience of God, is the best. 

“Not one is missing, not one forgotten.  God the Father has his eye on each of you…”  – 1 Peter 1:1 Message

Be encouraged….to God you are a superstar.  🙂  Lisa

Lisa’s Top 5 St Patrick’s Day Countdown…Number 2

I’m counting down my favorite Irish singers/bands as St. Patrick’s Day approaches.  Cara Dillon, hailing from Northern Ireland, has the number 2 spot on my Irish playlist.  Her voice is unique and pure, and needs nothing extra to make it special.  But it doesn’t hurt that she’s married to an extraordinary pianist/guitarist, Sam Lakeman.  This is “Garden Valley” from the Transatlantic Sessions 2007.    Blessings, Lisa