His Eye is on the Sparrow

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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
on the sparrow
And I know
he watches me

Helpless

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Most mornings I sit at the piano and sing whatever He puts on my heart…sometimes I sing my prayers.  One morning I wrote this song as I prayed to God.   So often I feel helpless- not knowing what to do, or what direction to go in.   It’s those moments like these  that I find comfort in knowing He is in control and He is with me.

 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  

Romans 8:26-27

Many times  I don’t even know how to pray or what to say… but this verse brings comfort to me-knowing that Jesus Himself is interceding and knows the deepest worries and desires of my heart.   As overwhelmed as life can get at times, I want to passionately pursue Christ and be obedient to all He asks of me.  He is everything my heart desires.

 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17

And I give thanks for these moments of complete helplessness, for He gently reminds me that I can do nothing without Him and that He is all that I need.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Helpless

Here I am in this moment waiting for You

To hear my cry, to hear my heart beating for You

and I have fallen so far

I don’t have the strength so I bow to all You are

I’m helpless without You

and I need You, come and fill my heart

I’m helpless away from You

You are everything that I desire

So I give to You my sacrifice of praise

I sing to You with everything I am

Lord, hear my voice, in this moment calling to You

I need You more than ever before.