Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Song of My LIfe


A song bubbled from my spirit as I was washing dishes. The suds still on my hands, I sat with my journal to pour out my heart before the Lord. This spilled forth. I have asked for Him to go deeper in my life. He is beautifully answering.

"The notes have been too pretty. A song arising from my spirit.
A tune of anguish, sorrow, chords of contentment lingering.

I want my life to be a song of your praise. But my music sounds like the world.
I've been seduced by contentment. My melody wrapped in mediocrity.

A refrain of staleness playing over and over and over and over and over

Rip the sheet music away. Write only your song on my heart.
No more pretty music. No more chords that please the ear.
I want to be the notes that pierce hearts.

Give me your tune. A song of triumph, exhortation and warfare.
A life that makes the enemy shudder when he hears my melody.
Notes mingled with your Spirit, strong, loud, setting captives free.

The song of my life set to the tune of my King."

The Lord desires to co-create with us, writing our songs. What notes does He long to write on the chorus of your heart?

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56 comments:

Denise said...

He wants to be our life song, and I choose to let Him be. I want my life to sing to Him, and for Him.

Pilar said...

What a beatiful thing you shared with us. with me, I think He is working on contentment.
Have a wonderful day!

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Wow...beautiful. What a beautiful, passionate and courageous prayer to our King! I love it...and dare to echo it.

I am just getting ready to start reading Nancy Leigh DeMoss "Brokenness, Surrender and Holiness". I am thinking He's got some major things to teach me through this Bible study trilogy!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Beautiful words from the spirit to your heart.

DOn't you just love it when God speaks so powerfully in our lives?

Blessings to you today!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Oh Precious Gift!

Yes, singing this song with you to our JESUS!

Our Precious JESUS!

He is worthy of all of our Praise!

He is worthy of all the GLORY!

He is so good and His love for us remains forever and ever - AMEN!

Laying down more of me today and allowing all of Him to enter!

Love you!
Can't wait to see you face to face!
Jill

day by day said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

TanyaLea said...

Oh Sarah Dawn~ The depth of your character always takes me away!! What a beautiful song He has written on your heart...and what a beautiful person you are, that you CHOOSE to SEEK and HEAR! Yes!...the notes that pierce hearts...that's exactly the song I wish to sing!

Bless you, my friend!! <><
~Tanya

Warren Baldwin said...

Good comments on prayer on girlinaglasshouse.

What song does God want to write on my heart? Contentment. Focus. Gratitude.

Good post.

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

I love it!

Searching for God in the everyday said...

Beautiful. Courageous. Frightening. What a lovely heart...

RCUBEs said...

"Sing to the Lord a new song!" I want to be His melodies that will make people stop and ask about the Composer. "Full attention" is what He is etching on the tablet of my heart. Blessings to you.

Heart2Heart said...

What a beautiful musical inspiration to the calling on our spirit from the Lord. It is just so amazing how He inspires us and teaches us His ways.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mich said...

Thank you. I had a rather rough day today. My "joy" wasn't flowing over, so to speak. but i loved reading this post, for i do know the Lord has a song for me today. i just needed a reminder.

Thank you for sharing your heart and splashing a little joy my way.

Amy Jo said...

Beautiful, Sarah Dawn. The words "I want to be the notes that pierce hearts" resonate within my soul. Isn't He amazing?!?

Praying sweet blessings over you and your beautiful family!
Amy

Hope said...

Dear Sarah Dawn,
This is beautiful. You are truly talented!
I too want to listen for God’s music.
♥Hope

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers, andrea

Shayla said...

Okay so, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!

The song you shared was AMAZING- God is SO GOOD, thank you for posting it!!!!

Thank You for supporting our military :)

and what are you doing in Costa Rica???? I need to know this!!!!

Thank You for those "Besitos" I love kissies :)

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

THAT is beautiful! :)
blessings,
Tami
PRAYING JEREMIAH HOME QUICKLY
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

Deb said...

I told you that I would come back and read your blog.

I did.

I splashed around while I was here.

Splashed in His love. His glory. His grace.

I heard your song. His song.

And I thought about my fragile faith.

And how He wants more than that from me. Deserves so much more than what I've been giving Him.

I want to follow Him. Wherever. Whenever. However.

He chooses.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Sweet dreams, Sarah Dawn.

Jennifer said...

Sarah Dawn,
As usual, your writing gave me goose bumps. It reminded me of the passage in Revelation that talks about the song of Moses. Maybe someday in Heaven you and Moses can write music together!

XOXO,
Jennifer Henderson

They held harps given them by God and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb:
"Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the ages.
Who will not fear you, O Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed."

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

I want Jesus to be the soundtrack of my life -- that everywhere I walk I would drop reminders of His Heartsong inside of me, so that others will want to sing along.

David and Sarah said...

Oh Sarah Dawn, how He loves to have us dream with Him about His Kingdom! And oh, how He loves to bring these dreams to fulfillment! Piercing hearts, setting captives free--these things are happening and will continue to happen through your beautiful, bold love for our King!

Blessings,
Sarah

KelliGirl said...

Sarah Dawn,
Thanks for coming by my blog. It was so nice to stop here for a visit.

I love your post and wholeheartedly agree. "The song of my life set to the tune of my King." Amen to that! How I want to strip off the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. Exchange the good for the godly. And the popular for the princely.

Blessings,
Kelli

Ike said...

In Revelation 14:2 the apostle John tries to describe the sound of heaven, as he heard it in his vision:

"And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps."

Three times John uses a simile ("like") to describe the sound of heaven. It was like, first, the roar of rushing waters. Niagara Falls. Sustained intensity. It was like, secondly, a loud peal of thunder. Kaboom! Dramatic percussion. It was like, thirdly, harpists playing their harps. Tender loveliness. And the sound of heaven was/is all three sounds mingled together as one.

We have never heard such a sound. C. S. Lewis was right. This is "the silent planet." We do know what a waterfall sounds like, what a thunderclap sounds like, even what an orchestra of harpists might sound like. So the similes work. But we have never heard it all mixed together into one coherent whole. Someday we will hear it. Someday we will be a part of it, as we sing a new song before the throne (Revelation 14:3).

I wonder what it will be like to become capable of sustained intensity, dramatic percussion and tender loveliness, all at once, forever, as the celebration of God's glory pours out of us.

Jody Hedlund said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you did! You have a beautiful blog and what a Spirit-filled song! Many blessings!

Margie said...

The last few days when I awake the song "I have a neverending love for you"...don't really like country...has been singing over me. He sure has a sense of humor!

Love the post. This month 3 different times at completely different kinds of gatherings, the word of the Lord has been that it is time to dig new wells.

As I've prayed for how that applies to my life, this post has given even greater insight. Amazing how he uses the details in our life...

Splashing glory with you,

Kim said...

What beautiful music from your tender heart that radiates His love. The song on my heart for weeks as been "Seek Ye First"!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

christy rose said...

This was beautiful Sarah Dawn! I love it when you said that the Lord longs to co-create with us! He did so with you in this song today!

Amanda said...

I love how you love the Lord!!! What a wonderful post to read today... God is so good!!

Blessings-
Amanda

Bridget said...

Thanks Sarah Dawn for stopping by Every Day Faith. You were my first international reader..I think!! It was a sweet suprise and a huge God confirmation for me. Your blog is so encouraging also...I splashed around for awhile. God is doing some amazing things in His kingdom. Thank you for sharing your journey; it encouraged me on a new adventure that I feel God is leading me to. Have a blessed day.

Kimmie said...

May your hearts cry come to fruition...and may the world hear it's voice.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Angie said...

Oh Sarah Dawn...that is my hearts cry. To BE what He desires...not what pleases the world...but to please HIM only!

Wonderful message in those words...penetrating the heart of all who will HEAR and listen with more than just their ears!

I am so glad I stopped by here today!

Mocha Momma said...

I like what you wrote. A song that pierces hearts not pleases our senses. That is so crucial.

I think God is working on my settling for the world running my life. Oh dear, what an awful thought, but so needed to be thought and now worked on.

Thanks for sharing your true heart.
Nannette


Oh yes, i remember you mentioning in a comment to me that the freshly opened jar of peanut butter smells and tastes so good. I agree!

MoziEsmé said...

What a beautiful analogy and post. "Piercing hearts" - I love it...

Tammy said...

Such beautiful words, words that I needed to read.

Thanks for the visit and encouraging words.

In His Grace,
Tammy

mommy24treasures said...

loved stopping by to be splashed and refreshed this morning.:)
Have a wonderful day.

Tea With Tiffany said...

GOD USED YOUR POST TO SPEAK FURTHER DIRECTION TO ME THIS MORNING....

Thank you.

Jesus, bless your precious daughter, Sarah Dawn. Give her a beautiful melody.

L.H. said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing iyr song and your love for God with us!

Heather Sunseri said...

What beautiful words you have written! I feel so blessed that you stopped by my blog today. Did you say you were in Costa Rica? Wow, God works in amazing ways. Do you mind if I email you? I was in Costa Rica on a mission trip a year ago and fell in love with that country.

I'm going to spend some time looking around your beautiful blog. Thanks again for stopping by mine.

Heather

T. Anne said...

This post is AMAZING! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and exposing me to your awesomeness!!!!! I echo your lament and pray the Lord go deeper into me and show me His glory!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

sarah - i'm so impressed with your blog and website! what a great testimony you and your family have! thanks so much for stopping by my blog....i sure have a lot of fun with it. :)

Katie Ganshert said...

What a beautiful, beautiful song! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog today. This blog is awesome! Keep shining for God - what an encouragement you are!!

Faith Imagined said...

Wow, wow, wow!

Debbie said...

Sarah Dawn,
Such beautiful words the Lord has given you. I love how you wrote that He wants to co-create with us a song on our heart. I think mine would be about trusting enough to open up my heart fully to Him. I'm going through the 7 days of laying it all down with Lisa Shaw and this keeps coming up in me.

BTW, I think Lexi should go to college in AZ too. And then you and I could keep an eye on her for Jill.

Love you,
Debbie

whenpigsfly said...

thank you so much for sharing those anointed words Sarah Dawn!! Beautiful and challenging .
"piercing hearts..." OH YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Linda

Dianne said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

Sarah Dawn, what an absolutely amazing name--thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my post today--and I am so glad to meet you also.

Some of my best friends were in Costa Rico last week and said it was wonderful--they loved the people!

Serendipity said...

Hello, thank you for stopping by. This is really so beautiful and meaningful! Thank you for sharing it here. Many blessings to you!

cindy said...

Dawn,
Thanks so much for stopping by.
You have a beautiful family and I love your smile.
I did want to tell you that friends of ours just got back from Etheopia (sp) with the cutest little girl. biggest brown eyes I have ever seen and she never stops smiling.

Let me know if you would like to talk with them. Maybe I can hook you guys up.

Kristy said...

Hi Sarah Dawn, what a beautiful blog you have. I must say, I do feel "splashed" by God.
Blessing to you and yours!

Deborah Ann Erdmann said...

Sarah Dawn,

I just had to click on your name from your comment on my blogsite, especially since we visited Costa Rica last year.

Your words move me to tears! I need to go deeper with God, and this is the place to do it. Sometimes I feel so foolish for my silly blogsite, but yet that is what God called me to do.

You are a beautiful woman! May God richly bless your ministry.

I tried to sign up as a follower here, but it wouldn't go through for some reason. But know that I am a follower of Jesus with you.

Blessings,
Deborah Ann

Julie@comehaveapeace said...

What a beautiful prayer you wrote and shared. And knowing it was written "with suds" made it even more beautiful! :) Was glad to see you stop by my blog and that you enjoyed the Prayer Journal resource. Yes, with a teacher's heart, you do understand. And you're still "teaching" there in CR. Blessings to you today!

Julie Gillies said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL post! With all my heart I long to live a life that makes the enemy shudder.

Well said. Praying your family prospers and is in good health even as your souls prosper...in Costa Rica. Blesings.

The Byrd's Nest said...

What beautiful words you have written. We are missionaries in Costa Rica, just hear to learn language for one year and then we head to Puebla, Mexico where we will remain unless God moves us again!

We have only been here for 4 weeks but I would love to meet you! We have some of the same blog friends....Connie (mommy24treasures) and Michelle (daybyday)....aren't they wonderful wonderful women! I actually had the pleasure of meeting Connie in person on our way back from orientation. She is a beautiful soul.

I can't wait to read more of your blog after my little ones go to bed tonight;)

Adeye said...

Absolutely beautifully written, friend. From the Spirit of God--to the hearts of those who follow your journey in the Lord. Stunning.

Have a very blessed day :)

Nancy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. You have so many comments and I can see why. Your song is lovely. It touched my heart. T loved where you said, "the Lord desires to co-create with us." That is my heart right now to co-create with Him.

I also love children's books and Narnia. I even underlined - in a novel - imagine.

mimi said...

That was beautiful!