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help me to sing hallelujah

tomorrow, at church, i'm singing this song:



i love the message, and i love how it's the perfect song for me to be singing right now, in this season of my life.  out of the six potential songs that i shared with our worship pastor, this is the one that he chose for me to sing tomorrow. couldn't be more perfect. it's not a coincidence either, that's for sure...

anyway, my favorite part about the song? in the chorus, it reads like this:

Hallelujah, hallelujah
whatever's in front of me
help me to sing hallelujah


Hallelujah, hallellujah
whatever's in front of me
i'll choose to sing hallelujah

this is so true for me. how about you? there are times when "disaster" strikes and i need Him to remind me- "sing Hallelujah, this is for your good and for my glory. it is best and it is not a surprise to me. this is part of the plan. choose to see what I have for you." there are other times when i choose to sing hallelujah. not out of emotion, not out of desperation, [and certainly not because i'm so wonderful] but simply because, by His grace alone, i have remembered that all things have been ordained before the foundations of the earth. my God cannot be moved, He cannot be shaken. He is. and He is not surprised. He will bring all things together for the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His purpose [Romans 8:28]. and even more, He will be glorified in my suffering, of that i can be sure. He won't allow anything to happen that's for no good reason. He has proven that He is worthy of my trust, worthy of my full dependence on His authority and His sovereignty. He's worthy of my resting in Him. because i know these things [i haven't always known these things, He's been patient and persistent in teaching them to me], i can sing hallelujah, whatever's in front me. and when i forget [because i know i will], my sincerest hope is that He would help me to remember.


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  1. Love this post.. what an awesome reminder!!

    Good luck tomorrow, you'll do awesome!

    And whoever follows your blog can click over and follow mine, k? hehe! :O)

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  2. okay i love this AND love your etsy shop! oh my goodness those felt flowers!!!!! when im off this strict budget i need to buy some!!!!! i should feature you on the blog if you are ever interested!!! too cute!!

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  3. thanks kim! it went well today :)

    casey- i don't know if you noticed, but they're actually d-i-y tutorials that i sell, so you can make them yourself! (not that you should go outside your budget and buy the tutorials, i *totally* understand strict budgets). anyway i'd love to be featured on your blog, if you think people would be interested in the tutorials, not the finished products? let me know! [alysonrallen@gmail.com]

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