I Sing Because I'm Free

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I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free…

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.  Matthew 10:29-31

What is your passion?

Mine has always been music…to create music through singing and playing piano.

Do you know what fuels your passion?

It took me years to realize that my passion was NOT for music- but for Jesus– and that He uses music to express Himself to me.  When I sing or play piano is when I feel closest to Him.

All my life I sang because it made me happy.

But now I sing because I’m free…I have freedom in Christ!

My mom always gets me the most thoughtful gifts!  Last Christmas, she asked me what my favorite Bible verse was.  I told her there were just too many to chose one.  So, she surprised me with the beautiful necklace in the above picture- with the line from one of my favorite hymns- “His Eye Is On the Sparrow”… which just happens to be the title of this blog.

This necklace has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving.

I wear it a lot because it reminds me why I sing- and who I am singing for.  And it just so happens to open the door for some of interesting conversations, too. Like a while back I was getting coffee at Starbucks. The barista asked me about the necklace. She wanted to know if I sang.  And right there in Starbucks, I shared with her why the necklace was special to me and then sang the song for her.

He really does work through ALL thingseven a little necklace– to draw others to Him.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God while I have being. Psalm 104:33

 

I sing because I’m happy

I sing because I’m free

His eye is on the sparrow,

and I know He watches me!

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13 responses to “I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free…

  1. Kev says:

    Keep singing! 🙂

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  2. Mr. CATSOE says:

    “Live simply.. Love generously.. Speak truthfully.. Pray daily.. Leave everything else to God”
    Thank you so very much for visiting my blog; and liking my little poem.
    Am enjoying your work very much.
    God Bless…

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  3. Author:Brenda Lee Ayala Parrilla says:

    I’m singing! We should all sing oxox! Beautiful!

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  4. chemocurls says:

    Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I sing because I’m happy, too! I’m free in Christ! Blessings, Connie

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  5. Roberta McMichael says:

    I pray that I find my way back here again. It’s God inspired and It definitely makes me happy. I’m going to share it at our ladies prayer breakfast on Saturday.

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Bless you for your encouraging words 🙂 For many years I searched for happiness- but I have found that He is indeed the source of all my happiness and joy! Feel free to share, and I will be praying for you and for your ladies’ prayer breakfast. God bless you!

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  6. T says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I really loved this and your singing is so beautiful!

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  7. Me too! Thanks for stopping by my blog! http://karenzo.wordpress.com/

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  8. lorischulz says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve heard that song. Thanks for sharing it! -Lori

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you found encouragement there for your journey. I tried finding joy and fulfillment for many years as you did in music. You are so right that only He brings true joy.
    I look forward to reading your blog.
    Blessings
    Cliff

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