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I was thinking casually about my time over the years with the Lord. How I use to be so fearful each time I had to sing for Him…to the point of shaking and trembling. It was a simple matter of obedience and my desire to please and honor Him that pushed me upon the stage each time. How I was so emotional with tears I begged Him to make them stop so I could deliver a song well. It makes me smile to think of how I am glad He never answered that particular prayer.  I have learned that when the tears come I know the Holy Spirit is at work in someone and I would never trade that for a well polished and delivered song. There is nothing like brokenness before Jesus. He never wastes it.. And honestly I have recognized that the more “restlessness” I have before I minister anywhere assures me He is near and present. I remembered that as a child I use to fear death simply because of the unknown. Now, it has lost is hold over me merely because Christ conquered the grave and I am His. Should I close my eyes forever today, I would be in His presence..the one who stole my heart..face to face. So, what is there to fear?

 

I remember the times I would have begged the Lord to stop the storms…yet it’s there that I have seen Him so closely, heard Him so clearly, loved Him more deeply. 2 steps into my closet I began singing this new song…still a wonder to me how He births a song in a moment. He began by giving me the verses first..most of the time His way with me is to give me the chorus first. However, this time was different. So I asked Him to give me the chorus straight from His Word so that I may know for sure as I sing it over someone, it would give LIFE with every breath! As I opened my Bible He showed me Psalm 16…and the rest is history..

 

Anymore..

 

I don’t mind the tears, anymore.

For they show me your heart.

And I don’t mind the fear, anymore.

Cause with your word it departs.

 

And I don’t mind the pain, anymore

Of loved ones lost

And I don’t mind the sting of death,  anymore

Cause its power is gone…

 

And I don’t mind the rain, anymore

Your sweet fragrance covers me

And I don’t mind the shame, anymore

For I am free, free indeed.

 

And I don’t mind the storms, no anymore

You calm the wind and the seas.

And I don’t mind when I fall, anymore

I learn the most on my knees…

 

Lord you are my portion

You show me the path of life

You bless my heart. You bless my heart.

Your lines for me have fallen

In beautiful places

So I rejoice. So I rejoice.

Every good thing I have comes from you.comes from you.

Every good thing I have comes from you.comes from you.

 

So I don’t mind the tears

Anymore, anymore..

And I don’t mind the fear

Anymore, anymore..

And I don’t mind the pain

Anymore, anymore..

And I don’t mind the sting of death

Anymore….anymore…no not anymore..

 

 

Psalm 16

5Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;

you have made my lot secure.

6The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

surely I have a delightful inheritance.

7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;

even at night my heart instructs me.

8I have set the Lord always before me.

Because he is at my right hand,

I will not be shaken.

9Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;

my body also will rest secure,

10because you will not abandon me to the grave,

nor will you let your Holy One see decay.

11You have made known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Love Much,

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Comment by Gail Cogburn on December 26, 2011 at 8:16am

Shelly , i enjoyed reading your "heart" and the song He gave you!

Have a wonderul Blessed day! Writing a song is a great way to express our inner self...He knows just how to bring it out of us and put it into words to bless others!

God Bless you,

Gail

Comment by Jan Harbuck, Network Manager on December 26, 2011 at 1:17am

So powerful!...thanks for sharing...

Comment by Paul Northcutt on December 25, 2011 at 12:47pm

Wow I read your post and it touched my heart, then i read your song, So Many Times i have done the same thing getting nervous, and I have noticed when the song has feeling i can see it thru the congregation and then i calm down and let the emotion come, for it is of the Lord, Like a song God Laid on my heart: Call out to Jesus and Touch his Mighty Hand.............., so many times I call out to him. God Bless you always, I am new here to ICCAN and was going thru and getting to know some of the People on here God Bless.....Paul

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