Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mommy Warrior Song

Tucking my precious warriors into bed, a sweet spirit of worship danced into the room. Sometimes, I lose myself in the stillness of their breathing as slumber kisses their night.

I sing. I worship. I war.

This night, a new song sprang from my heart, a tune of joy.

I will sing for your joy has come.
I will sing for your joy has come.
You have captured my heart.
You have ransomed my life and I must sing.

As always, the days blur together as life blinks by. Sometime later, the tune forgotten, the Lord gave me a gift, wrapped in the song of my son.

He began to hum a tune and add words, a song planted in his heart. It sounded familiar. I searched for where I had heard it before.

He was singing...

I will sing for your joy has come.
I will sing for your joy has come.
You have captured my heart.
You have ransomed my life and I must sing.

... a song planted in his heart by a mommy warrior.
We sing it together now. We must sing!

Powerfully sweet worship wrapped in the song of a child. A gentle warring song of a mommy singing over her children. Sing of His love today. This generation desperately thirsts to hear His tune.

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Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Your two boys are so sweet and you can see they adore each other! What a beautiful song also. My two love to sing and especaially the older kids hymns.
Collette xxxx

TanyaLea said...

I love that you are singing praises together with your children! I know the Lord takes delight in your praise!!

"Train up your children in the way they should go, so that when they are old, they will not depart from it."
...you are doing a wonderful job of 'training' Sarah Dawn!! <><

Blessing & Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah Dawn,

How right and sweet your words are. I am so thankful for your beautiful post.


Pilar said...

aaawww, what a blessing!

Are you guys still having a little longer in the field or are you now back to the States? Let us know how the journey go so we can pray

rcubes said...

Your kids are adorable! "Your joy has come"...God's will for those who loves Him. That whatever circumstances we are facing, we can remain "joyful" because it's from Him. Glory be to God! And that must have been a powerful "lullaby" for your beautiful sons. God bless.

Denise said...

God's sweetest blessings to you, and your dear sons.

Leah Adams said...

LOVE the mommy warrior concept. How neat that the little guy picked up on the song you were singing. That's a God thing!


Unknown said...

Your song is breaking free the generations to rejoice in how great is their GOD!

Oh how beautiful it is to hear our children singing the songs of joy God has placed in our hearts - woven together for eternity!

Love you precious friend - counting the weeks until we meet!

Mich said...

too sweet.

My hubby is the music man of our family and always had a sweet tune he made up for our kids.

Precious memories...

Your kiddos are so adorable.

Heather Sunseri said...

Your boys are beautiful! What wonderful blessings.

Andrea said...

Sarah Dawn: What a beautiful splash of HIS glory on me this morning. I love it when you share those precious mommie moments.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

PS: you have an award on arise 2 write

Deborah Ann said...

Sarah Dawn, you are a beautiful daughter of the Lord. There's something about your words that always hit me right in the heart...it's a sweetness, but it's also loyalty, wisdom and faith. I can just picture God smiling over you!

Larie Carlice Proverbs 27:19 said...

I like this! You really do such a great job!


Heart2Heart said...

Sarah Dawn,

Isn't it truly wonderful when we begin to hum and sing a song and our kids pick up on it, like it just instantly came to them???

I love this modeling positive behavior in our children and one that hopefully will follow them all their days of their lives.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

christy rose said...

Your boys are adorable.
What a beautiful song to sing with them!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Thanks so much for stoppin' by my place and leaving a comment.

What a precious blog you have here!!! YWAM is near and dear to my (our families) heart!! My daughter Ashley participated in YWAM in Maui for 2 years........LLLLOOOOOVEEEDD it!!! :-)

I'll be praying for you and your precious family and you serve him!!

I'll be joining you on your side bar too!

Beth Herring said...

What a precious thing it is to sing songs of love for God with your sweet boys.

Sarah said...

Sarah Dawn,
Thank you for your sweet, kind and gentle comment on my blog. Your family is beautiful and I look forward to getting to know you a bit more as I read through.

PS. noticed YWAM mentioned...my niece is headed to the base in Maui in 2 weeks!

Rachel Beran said...

A great reminder of how important us "Mommy Warriors" are in our children's spritual growth. Our children are watching...and listening. Better be doing the right things. :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful. I rejoice over hearing my children worship their Lord and savior.
Makes my heart so happy.
Even more I love to worship together with them in children's church...

HisPrincess said...

Sarah Dawn,

Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and offering encouragement.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and visiting your beautiful blog again.

Mommy Warriors...I like that! There is so much against them during the teenage years, it certainly feels like a war!


Karen said...

How precious. How it must've made your heart leap for joy when you heard your child sing that song!

Sorry I haven't been around recently. It's been really busy and then my blog was temporarily down for about a week. Thank goodness my blog is back up! Yay! Anyway, I hope you have a great week!

Take care,

Sarah said...

Beautiful...God loves to hear the praises of His little warriors. And He loves to give us the praises to sing!!


Karen said...

Beautiful and touching...I love it when the Lord speaks through the little ones....

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Alene said...

What a beautiful post girl! Thanks for sharing. Your blog is so refreshing. Love & Blessings!

Lisa notes... said...

I was blessed to read your post, as I head to bed myself. May God continue to use you in such a powerful way as you give him glory.

Andrea Hill said...

What a beautiful song! God truly has blessed you with amazing writing. I am always excited for your new posts.

Debbie Petras said...

Oh Sarah Dawn, your children are so precious. What a fabulous photo of the two boys! I always love to read your words.


Deborah Ann said...

Hey splash girl! Just came back to invite you to join my blog (heavenly humor). In a few weeks I'm hosting a contest for all my followers, good prize and good times! Come 'splash' with me!

Jennifer said...

Such a cute photo of your sweeties! Keep on singing!!

Dawn Jenkins said...

so sweet, so inspiring!!!

Dawn Jenkins said...

so sweet, so inspiring!!!

Searching for God in the everyday said...

Amen! You have created such a warm picture with your words. Love that your son sung your song back to you. You're right...we must sing!

Cory =)

Debra Kaye said...

This post just splashed love all over me! Thank you! Your children are adorable and what a beautiful inheritance...to be singing praises to their King!

Blessings to you!

Jen said...

How beautiful that your sweet, God-loving spirit is being passed down to your little warriors-in-training! I just love splashing with you!



i said...

Your sons are adorable! And what an uplifting song!

Anonymous said...

I love it! You are a great example to your sons and they are blessed to have you as their Mommy Warrior.

Kimmie said...

You should record your song, as life passes, it too may fade. Capture it for your sons to hear, when their ear has matured - I am sure it will speak to them in a new light.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Mocha Momma said...

How cool was that? He sang your song and helped you remember it. Isn't God just awesome and isn't your little one just special?

Thanks mommy warrior! Have a great week,