Saturday, November 20, 2010

There's A Song

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"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau.

When He touched me in that hospital room...
When He broke the hold of those things that held onto me and wouldn't let go..
When He broke the chains....and freed me...changed my life....and did what nothing else could...
When He reached so far down to pull me out of all that darkness....Something changed. I changed. 

My focus....my desires...I started to dream....something I had never done. 
Before it was just about survival...Now - He gave me a song...and with that song....dreams...

No matter what happens....good or bad...my heart dreams...to give back...to shine His love....to make a difference...just like He did for me. 

I don't dream of taking trips to exotic places...or buying pretty things to fill up our home.....or living in a bigger or better place. I dream of making a difference....leaving a legacy that shows He's real.....

There's a song in my heart..His song....whispering softly...strong and reassuring that He's always there...in my corner...running with me...His voice giving me hope...giving me dreams..... 

There's a song that's inside of my soul...

45 comments:

Cinner said...

Sarah that is a beautiful song, I had not heard it before. you are already making a difference. I pray for alll of your success. hugs.

Carol said...

Sarah,
What a beautiful post. Our God is so amazing. Words are so inadequate to describe Him.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sarah,
Wow, what a powerful post. Thank you for your post and for the beautiful song to start my day! I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Big (((hugs))),
Cindy

Finding Pam said...

Sarah, I love this post. It is so positive. I think you are making a big difference in many people's lives.

Mandy Moore's voice is magical. Beautiful song.
No greater joy than helping others.

Love to you,
Pam

Whidbey Woman said...

You are living that dream, Sarah. You ARE making a difference-- through this blog, through your book, through your constant witness. Thanks be to God! I hope you have a nice Spiritual Sunday and enter Thanksgiving week with joy in your heart.

Ruth said...

Dearest Sarah, oh this is beautiful! and i love the song too.... thank you so much for posting... and for the kind words you left me.

Hugs,
Ruth

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki..."It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents." (Eric Hoffer) Where there's a will, God will find a way...:)

Joan said...

I love your humble heart, Sarah. Have a blessed and joyful weekend.

Wanda's Wings said...

What A beautiful song. I have never heard it before, but it sure brings peace.

Ginny said...

Nor do I have dreams of travel or riches. The best thing we can hope for is to really make a difference and affect the lives of others as we pass through.

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful song...and you had me remember that part from your book...I remember feeling awed by His healing touch on you. Like a blink of an eye!

No doubt, He is faithful! It is us who should do our part to be His like what this song said.

You're a great encourager sister. May the Lord bless you and protect you always.

Carrie Burtt said...

Sarah you do make such a wonderful difference through your blog....i just love that song...Mandy sang it in a movie she was in years ago called "A walk To Remember"...a beautiful song and a beautiful movie. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart Sarah! :-)

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

You get me to breathe better! You give me wings. :)

Virginia said...

Sarah,
What a beautiful post!!!
Much Blessings,
Virginia

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sarah,
Judging by all the comments above, the Lord is making a difference in lives through you. You are a blessing to so many, including me. Thank you for sharing from your heart and encouraging others to look to Him, the Saviour of our souls! I too enjoyed the movie from which Mandy Moore's song came from; wonderful movie!

Blessings,
Sandi

Saleslady371 said...

I rejoice with you that you can dream now! I never heard of Mandy Moore, but I love her song! I'm thankful for you, Sarah.

Lisa said...

Isn't it amazing how the light can just come on and everything changes? The Light came on in that hospital room...and YOU were changed! Bless you Sarah and your sweet heart! You are making a difference in many lives.:)

Lisa notes... said...

You are already are making such a difference, leaving a legacy. You are such a brave soul.

I love this song. I've never heard it before; so beautiful.
"To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now, you're my only hope."

Stephani said...

"I don't dream of taking trips to exotic places...or buying pretty things to fill up our home.....or living in a bigger or better place. I dream of making a difference....leaving a legacy that shows He's real....." ~ I love this and feel the same way. It's amazing how our desires change when Christ has a hold of us.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful post! You are already making a difference through your writing, your testimony and your God given strength!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, Annette

Cathy said...

That is a beautiful song. Blessings ~

Nana Jul said...

Ps. 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains!
Your heart shines through with singing...on every post sweet one! What a legacy he's working through you!
Shine on!
Love ya,
Julie

Susan said...

LOVED this post Sarah. Yes, when we invite Him into our lives and are saved by the precious blood of Jesus He does change us. Wonderfully, miracleously, amazingly. What an awesom God we serve.

leavesnbloom said...

Hi Sarah

I'm so glad that He broke the chains that were holding unto me too and now I'm free and I continually praise Him for all His tender mercies and that precious blood that covered all my sins.

Sarah I didn't join in with Spiritual Sunday this week as I am struggling to keep up with all the comments but I have a prayer request on this blog post. Thankyou for your visit yesterday to my other blogs and the follow :)

http://leavesnbloomphotography.blogspot.com/2010/11/no-one-has-promise-of-tomorrow.html

May the Lord bless you in the coming week and may you have a blessed time of Thanksgiving.

Rosie

Jeanne said...

Hello Sarah, A beautiful post from a beautiful soul...yours.
Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Jeanne

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful post. You are definitely focused on the important things in this life. Loved the video too.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Marydon said...

G'day Sarah ~ He is always there for us, no matter what ... so patient. Beautiful write ...

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Mildred said...

Thank you Sarah for sharing and I want to wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

What a beautiful purpose in life the Lord has given you. He has placed it within your heart that you may always sing of the Hope you have found in Him. By singing of that Hope, you give others Hope and Faith in the one who rescued you.

Blessings to you this Thanksgiving,
Janis

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a beautiful song, and you have such a beautiful heart and your a true blessing to us on Spiritual Sunday,thank-you.
God Bless,
Ginger

Donnie said...

That was such a lovely song and message. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Holly said...

Beautiful words AND song!! Thanks for coming by and brightening my day!! Happy Thanksgiving!! ;D

Sue said...

Sara,
God truly has placed a song in your heart, and you now sing a beautiful song for everyone to hear, and you are touching so many hearts through this song.
It is was so refreshing to me when you talked of leaving a legacy that showed that God was real, by how you lived your life.
I leave here challenged to make sure that the legacy I leave will also show who God is too.
Thank you for sharing this.
Blessings, Sue

Dena E's Blog said...

Thanks sooooo much for my note Sweetie,,they always do warm my heart~~~~~~Thank you Sweet LORD Jesus for blessing my life with my Beautiful Sister Sarah these past months that You have blessed me in knowing her.. I pray for Your will and covering on her and her family during this Wonderous Season of You LORD and in the Seasons to come as they all do come from You Abba Father.. I'm constantly and forever THANKFUL to You LORD for Everything..
And Father God,,May my Sweet Sister here, continue to grow and share in her daily minute by minute walk with You Jesus... I pray that in her walk with You she'll grow closer and closer to You and that the enemy will flee in Your Mighty name Jesus...Amen and Amen

May you enjoy a Blessed Thanksgiving Sweetie and a Blessed Christmas Season in Him...THANKFULLY His blessings come in all shapes sizes and styles :0)
Jesus is the Reason for each and every Season...

Hugssssssssssss across the miles~~~ LOVE You Sis~~~Dena

myletterstoemily said...

there is nothing like a song to give us His hope!

dunlizzie said...

Beautiful song. I had never heard it before. You are such a witness of the hope we have n Christ. Keep going strong girl! God bless :)

Zuzana said...

That is a beautiful song, I have always liked Mandy.
Thank you so much for your recent visit and a lovely comment, I appreciated it greatly. I apologize for such a late return, at times real life takes over.;)
xoxo

Amrita said...

Prais e be to God

Pain to Purpose said...

Great post. Thanks for the beautiful comment you left on my blog. I really appreciate it.
Carrie

Renee said...

Such a beautiful and heart felt post, Sarah...Thank you for always giving others hope and encouragement. God bless...and Happy Thanksgiving!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Beautiful song, post. Happy Thanksgiving!
kim

Lynda Young said...

Beautiful positive thoughts. Beautiful song too.
Happy Thanksgiving

Lady_Amanda said...

Hi Sarah,

I been away for a while, now I am back to the blog world. I missed you. It's so nice to have Christian blog friends. The blog world is like a world unto itself. I can totally relate to your blog. When I was hospitalized at ninteen Jesus taught me new dreams that could actually happen. Dreams worth dreaming. I would like to ask you to pray for me as I moving out on my own and am being placed with a roommate. Pray that she is Christian and will become my friend. You as my Christian friend will take this seriously and pray I know it. And if you want to know more about this check out my last two postings.

Blessings with hugs,
Amanda

Dee said...

Happy Thanksgiving! To be touched by the Lord in such a powerful way is amazing..from that one touch you began to be the person the Lord created you to be. You are a blessing!

Annesphamily said...

You make such a difference for so many. You are a real blessing and your attitude shows the kind of Christian we will need to strive to be Anne