It is Well

Lately I’m spending more time in my spirit managing a lot of land mines. Lots going on with family, friends and work.

  • I’ve got a 17-year old daughter that’s working out her faith and identity. That’s a spicy meatball which is taking a lot of time, energy and prayer.
  • We have a few friends who’s families are struggling to stay together.
  • Work has a lot of opportunity these days but also some adversity that’s normal and situational. Not a biggie. Just a brief season.
  • Our basement flooded last night. I was sucking up about 10 gallons of water, then climbing on the roof of my house to chop the ice off so it wouldn’t leak into my basement.

There’s a lot swirling around my head and my spirit these days. Seems like one of these items on my list would be enough to keep me occupied.  But altogether, they seem a tad overwhelming. The hard drive of my heart feels near max capacity. My chest has been tight for a few weeks now. Ever been there? There now?

Softening Heart

One of the benefits of being middle-aged is that I have a bit more perspective than I did when I was in my 20s.  I’m continuing to learn how to keep my heart soft.  Time with the Father is the secret sauce – but it’s not really that secret, is it?. Key for me is space to get quiet and worship. I’m not sure if it’s my immaturity, but music is still the entry point to allowing the Holy Spirit to breathe into me.  Music is my gateway to the Father’s heartbeat. For me, worship leads to prayer which leads to the Word which leads back to prayer.  That’s my rhythm.

Truth that Melts The Icy Heart

This song has been out for a bit and breaks up the hard places in my spirit. Let this truth breathe into you today:  The Father has you. He is invincible and through Him you can overcome anything. The wind and waves know His name. Just simply submit.  Go get some space right now. Really. He’ll wait. Get quiet. Alone. Are you there yet? Now, Shhhh.  Be quiet. Listen. Be still. Let Him love you up. I can already feel the embrace as I submit, get quiet and remember He’s near, He loves, and He’s not going anywhere. All is well.

Watch, Listen & Worship

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see

And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

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