On Saturday, I decided to take William to see the movie, Cars 2. He’s not that much of a Cars fan, but I thought going to the movies would be a fun and exciting adventure for him since he had never been before. So, off to the movies we went! I had a really great time, and I think William had fun too. I must say that it was quite a challenge for him to sit still in one seat for two full hours, but I was comforted by the fact that the theater was filled was at least 50 other two and three year olds that also could not sit still. A few times during the movie he looked up at me and said, “Go home?” To that, I would just respond in my nice, soft mommy voice, “No. Look, we’re watching Cars 2! Want some cheese balls?” It's hilarious to me that I kept trying to bribe him with cheese balls to be still – but hey, it worked!
After the movie was over, we walked around outside the theater and came across this yellow wall on the side of another building. I loved the bright color, and I think William loved it too because he ran right over to it to check it out. This was a bright and cheery ending to a really wonderful day.
On Sunday, William went over to my grandparents house to swim and play and I went to visit a church that my best friend currently attends. On Sunday mornings while driving to church, I usually listen to “Enter His Gates” on KSBJ radio station, which is when they play all praise and worship music. I love it because it prepares my heart to…well, enter His gates! While listening to KSBJ, I heard a worship song that I had never heard before. I was immediately hooked by the declarative chorus of the song, “Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me.” Just hearing this song really pumped me up and got me excited about going to church. I didn’t catch the name of the song at the time, but I knew I had to find out the name and the artist of this song because I definitely wanted to hear it again.
What I love most about church is the worship time, and the worship during this service was excellent. It got even better when the worship team started to sing the same song that I had just heard in the car on my way to church – “Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me.” Wow, what are the chances that the very same song I heard in the car was now being sung at this church that I was just visiting! I know that was not just a mere coincidence, but I believe that was God’s way of letting me know that He hears me and He is with me.
I later found out that the song is called "One Thing Remains" and it is by Jesus Culture. I love that this song talks about how God's perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18), which means that I never have to be afraid. This is exactly what I've been dealing with lately – fear of singing and sharing my songs with people. Sometimes that fear is quite overwhelming, but this song reminds me that God's love is bigger and stronger than any fear. I'm going to keep singing this song until this message – "perfect love casts out all fear" – is so deep in my heart that I begin to truly live knowing that I have absolutely nothing to be afraid of when it comes to singing. HERE is the video to this song. I hope it encourages you as it encourages me.