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593rd -- They're Playing Your Song


We should never allow our past mistakes to keep us from starting afresh and
accomplishing every goal that God has placed within our hearts. We must 
see ourselves as redeemed and forgiven children of the Lord who were once
lost, but now are found. Just because we fell short in the past does not
mean we cannot succeed now and in the future to come. We must remember 
what the Bible declares in Psalm 40:3 “And He hath put a new song in my 
mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall 
trust in the Lord.” God is able to put a new song in our mouth leading us
on the right path that leads to life and happiness in Him. Trust Him with
your life because God is able to do extraordinary things with the most 
ordinary of people. (Psalm 51:8-13) (1 Peter 2:9-10) (Ephesians 3:20-21)

I hope this message speaks to your heart to never give up on yourself
because a new beginning is available each day that you awake.


When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out
into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate
until they hear the song of the child. They recognize that every soul has
its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. When the 
women attune to the song, they sing it out loud. Then they return to the 
tribe and teach it to everyone else.

When the child is born, the community gathers and sings the child's song 
to him or her. Later, when the child enters education, the village gathers
and chants the child's song. When the child passes through the initiation
to adulthood, the people again come together and sing. At the time of 
marriage, the person hears his or her song.

Finally, when the soul is about to pass from this world, the family and 
friends gather at the person's bed, just as they did at their birth, and 
they sing the person to the next life.

When I have shared this story in my lectures, a fair amount of people in 
the audience come to tears. There is something inside each of us that 
knows we have a song, and we wish those we love would recognize it and
support us to sing it. In some of my seminars I ask people to verbalize to
a partner the one phrase they wish their parents had said to them as a 
child. Then the partner lovingly whispers it in their ear. This exercise
goes very deep, and many significant insights start to click. How we all
long to be loved, acknowledged, and accepted for who we are!

In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which the villagers
sing to the child. If at any time during his or her life, the person 
commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the 
center of the village and the people in the community form a circle around
them. Then they sing their song to them. The tribe recognizes that the 
correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the 
remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no 
desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.

A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have
forgotten it. Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made
or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you
feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you 
feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.

If you do not give your song a voice, you will feel lost, alone, and 
confused. If you express it, you will come to life. We attract people on a
similar wavelength so we can support each other to sing aloud. Sometimes 
we attract people who challenge us by telling us that we cannot or should
not sing our song in public. Yet these people help us too, for they 
stimulate us to find greater courage to sing it.

You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings your song to you
at crucial life transitions, but life is always reminding you when you are
in tune with yourself and when you are not. When you feel good what you 
are doing matches your song, and when you feel awful, it doesn't.

In the end, we should all recognize our song and sing it well. You may 
feel a little warbly at the moment, but so have all the great singers. 
Just keep singing and you'll find your way home.

By Alan Cohen

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the 
things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers
in the desert.”

Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest.”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath 
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem182.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: THE DAY THE ANGELS REJOICED
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony133.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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