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Five Minute Friday: Sing

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Today’s prompt is Sing. Go…
As a budding teenager, one of my favorite shows was Touched By an Angel, I was drawn to it for a lot of reasons. I’ve always loved the idea of angels being here on earth, and coming into our life for a brief season to enlighten, help, or even save us from danger or death. Often times, in real life, I actually think these ‘angels’ are just like you and me, they don’t have a power any different from what you and I possess, but their being obedient to what the Lord has prompted them to do and they step in at just the right time to bless and guide us exponentially. –But I’m going down a rabbit trail.

One of my favorite things about that show was when Monica would sing. It was terrible. And it troubled her terribly. In heaven, her voice was angelic, but on earth when she tried to sing praises to the Lord it was off key, out of rhythm and a lot like my voice. Ultimately, the older wiser Tess told her that any offering to the Lord, sounded beautiful to Him and was a glorious sound in heaven. With our human ears, our human mindset, it’s sometimes hard to comprehend that.

So many times in my life I’ve found myself comparing my gifts or talents to the people around me. Comparing my measly numbers to theirs. I compare what I can see, what I can measure. I forget the immeasurable. That in heaven my obedience in using my talents and offering them to the Lord means something. If I’m using my gifts and talents to praise and glorify Him, if I’m using them in the way I feel He has called me to, worldly numbers don’t matter. It’s what it sounds like to Him. And ultimately, He is the reason, He is my why, If only one being ever appreciates the words I’ve written, the offering I’ve composed, and it is the One who created me, then I have achieved success.

 

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This has been another addition of Five Minute Friday. Make sure to head over to the community on Kate Motaung’s blog. What does the word Sing mean to you? I’d love to read your five minute ponderings bleow or on the link up!

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Lesley
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I love your point about how things we do on earth may not seem like they matter, but in heaven they do matter if we’re doing them for God. It’s encouraging to remember. Visiting from FMF #13.

Tara
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Tara

You and I were thinking much along the same lines this week. I loved that show too. I forgot that she wasn’t a good singer on earth but sounded angelic in heaven. I’m in the 49 spot this week.

Andrea
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What a great reminder that when we glorify God with our gifts and talents He’s the only judge. And … never to compare our talents against someone else’s. I enjoyed your piece. Your FMF neighbor #82

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