Monday, April 29, 2013

Finals Week Faith (Day 1)

Today is the first day of finals week, and I am so excited! Why? Because the daily tedium of going to class has ended, and I'm this close to breaking free of this place and going home!

However, finals week is still finals week. I have a couple measly tests in my way that need to be taken before I can leave. This means that I have to get my mind right! So from today until Thursday I thought I'd share a gospel song that helps get me prepared for upcoming challenges. I'll just keep it to the 4  that have been in my head and speaking to my spirit lately. Though I read the Bible everyday, I don't make daily Bible posts. But this week I'll make an exception and share a verse from my daily reading as well. What a coincidence that I'm reading through the book of Psalms right now!

First up: Psalm 33:3 and "Shine"

Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise (KJV) /
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy (NIV)

God has given you a new day, so you need to give him a new song. Whatever you have to say about God and your life today should be more than what you were saying yesterday. Whatever you do to praise him and show his glory today must go further than what you were doing yesterday. It is not possible to run out of reasons to praise him, so be mindful and strive to continuously enhancing your praise.

Another way you can enhance your praise is by showing the world who you are just as He made you to be, also known as letting your light shine. This brings me to today's song, which is"Shine" by Sheri Jones-Moffett. This song is just so empowering. It's a rendition of "This Little Light of Mine", but it speaks more to the daily struggle. It's easy to be fazed by circumstances or the way people treat you. It's easy to feel like you have nothing to offer. It's easy to feel like you must  hide what makes you special in order to fit in or not draw attention to yourself. But don't do that! My favorite line in this song is, What you have inside of you is already great. It's true! So go ahead and do what God has called you to do, using the gift He's already given you to do it.

I actually didn't have any exams today, my first one is tomorrow. But I already know that that exam will be no match for me. I'm going to praise Him in advance for success and keep it moving!

This is all more for my sake than yours, but I hope that you will be blessed through this series as well.

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