September 22, 2012

Music- Getting Acquainted Part 13

This is part of a series to answer reader questions and help friends become better acquainted with Art's Chili Pepper.  To read previous posts click the links below.

Part 1- Getting Acquainted 

Part 2- My Testimony

Part 3- Advice to Aspiring Homemakers

Part 4- On Homeschool

Part 5- What's in a Name

Part 6- You Guessed It!  We love to eat

Part 7- Coffee

Part 8- Past times and Hobbies

Part 9- Movie Characters I Love

Part 10- Verses To Sustain

Part 11 - Eating Out

Part 12- Date Night and Romance

Michaela:  Name three of your favorite songs and what they mean to you.

Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time must know music is a very important part of our life. We all love music and there is always someone singing or playing or listening to some form of music. And to nail down my favorites, oh my!!! It changes from week to week or year to year, depending on my mood or what's going on in my life.

One of my favorite hymns is Lily of the Valley... but if you asked I could probably name 50 other favorites, too.

II had to choose a secular song that would be easy... 2,000 years by Billy Joel. Because that was a song on the River of Dreams tour... from that date I mentioned earlier. And it became our song. We went through a lot of trials for the Lord to bring us to the marriage altar and we both knew that it would not be easy as we continued on. We had many obstacles to overcome but we believed our relationship would stand strong until our last breath. This song told our love story. "2000 years" symbolizing our forever commitment to each other is engraved in our wedding bands. 
So all that is left is my favorite Christian piece... and that is HARD!!! Let me see... Okay I couldn't narrow it down so I decided to grab my running play list and make myself choose from there. I think today it's East to West by Casting Crowns. This song really speaks to my heart. My life was such a mess prior to Salvation. I didn't intentionally do so, but my actions scorned my Lord. Even now, every single day I do something that breaks His commandments or brings shame to the honour of being called His daughter. The world never forgets and is quick to throw past sins up in your face. Not so with my God, though. Once we have been forgiven our sin is as far from us as it ever could be. I don't deserve that kind of mercy, grace and love but He gave it to me anyway... and He had already decided to do so long before I ever asked for His forgiveness. That is just unimaginable to me. When I am beating myself up or it feels the world is tearing me down, this song reminds me it is only His opinion which matters and He doesn't see my sin at all. 

Dear Reader, could you name your three favorite songs and tell us why?

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