Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Needed That

Every time I get another glimpse of Your heart
I realize it's true
That You are so marvelous, God
And I am so in love with You

Big Daddy Weave
"Every Time I Breathe"
Every Time I Breathe (2006)

I have not had a good day. I'm trying to captain the S.S. Pocketbook here leading into tax season, and it's proving to be challenging. Our new cat keeps pooping on the floor, with today making it a third straight day. My work time tonight has been less than enjoyable and highly frustrating. Today has just seemed to be stress after stress after stress, and it was weighing me down.

Big Daddy Weave came to the rescue. I started listening, and they got to that line above, and something just clicked in me. I stopped what I was doing, threw my head back, breathed in deeply, and enjoyed the Father's love.

As I've been growing in my faith, I find more and more that I can take my joy from Him, no matter what the circumstance. He's always there, and realizing that fact and allowing Him to be a part of whatever is going on is going to make it better. The trick to that, though, is in getting our puny, human pea-brains to remember that He's there. I'm getting better at doing that on a day-to-day basis, but sometimes, like tonight, I need a kickstart from somewhere.


Beth said...

Captain of the S.S. Pocketbook...haha...I like that one.

Big Daddy Weave rules. Have you heard their song "Audience of One"? It's older, but a superb song.

I'm glad God got in the way of your bad day.

Larry Swank said...

Big Daddy Weave does, in fact, rule.

I know Audience of One by heart, but I couldn't tell you off hand if I've got it or not. I'll have to go look at the PSP later and see if it's on there. I've got two albums of theirs.

We saw them in concert with Mark Schultz. That was a REALLY good show. They're both excellent live.