Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth Colossians 3:2
The verse in her Bible Study took her back to just the day before where she had been sitting at her little bistro set, working away and suddenly the words of a song that was playing grabbed her attention…and her heart.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Have you ever been caught up with whatever you were doing, and a song comes on that literally grabs not just your attention, but your heart, too?
She gently pushed her laptop away from her, captivated by the reminder of years past when she had sung this song with all of her being. Life had been different then. She had no idea she’d be where she was now, sixty and single, still questioning the why of it all.
The words of the song were familiar, and as they settled in her soul she lifted her hands, as if in surrender, and for the first time in a very long time, she lifted her arms and sang the words with all of her being to her audience of one, her First Husband, Her Maker, Her Heavenly Father, Her God, the Only One who had never and would never leave her or forsake her.
I could just sit
I could just sit and wait for all Your goodness
And I could just stay
I could just stay right where I am and hope to feel You
Hope to feel something again [the tears began to fall]
And I could hold on
I could hold on to who I am and never let You
Change me from the inside [let alone use this tragedy for the good of others]
And I could be safe, oh
I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home
Never let these walls down [because of this life-changing betrayal]
But You have called me higher; You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You will lead me Lord
You have called me higher; You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You lead me Lord; Where You lead me; Where You lead me Lord
When Alexa had stopped playing the song, she pulled her laptop back towards her, looked it up and played it again, allowing each and every word to seep into her soul, fill her heart, allowing it to take her to higher ground while encouraging her that her heart was beginning to heal. God was making good on His promise to put the pieces of her shattered heart back in place, stronger, more resilient, wiser, empty of hatred, unforgiveness, surrendered to Him who would make good on all of His promises to her.
Friend, I pray that as you listen to this song [link below] that you will allow it to take you to higher ground
Called Me Higher - All Sons and Daughters Lyric Video - Bing video