"Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats"
I did not appreciate the deep meaning behind Voltaire's quote until I went through a major life crisis. In the beginning of my crisis I did not sing in the lifeboat. I wailed. I sought escape, I spent each moment in dread, mourning and fear. I gave my life to God as a child and then again as a teenager in a small church up the street from my home. I lost sight of God in the early days of my current crisis but I still called out to him. I prayed and studied the Psalms. Each day I got a little stronger. Am I ashamed of my reaction in the early days of this trial in my life? No. I am human and God knows that. He has helped me grow through it and to even thrive.
So how do I sing in the lifeboat. I literally sing when I am listening to Christian music. My soul sings when I spend time with my family. My heart sings when I take time to look at the beauty of God's creation that surrounds us even in our pain.
"What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also;
I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also."
1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV
Happy Monday Everyone
Enjoy Your World