One moment in time: Lessons in life and lyrics

I felt a connection with Whitney Houston based on her music. As beautiful as her voice was it was the lyrics that captured me, I am after all a word nerd. I know that she didn’t write the songs but her gift, her anointing, her voice breathed life into the lyrics.
And she was there for me at the high points and the low points of my life.
She was there when I met and fell in love with my first husband. (yes I know I don’t have a second one…yet) She said “I found out what I’ve been missing always on the run I was looking for someone… And she was there when I realized that it wasn’t gonna work with “ Didn’t we almost have it all.|
She was there when my mother and my daddy played I will always love you. So many points between then and now she was there. That voice saying the things that my heart couldn’t say.
I think it was the fact that we were born the same year even though I’m a few months older than her. We were from the same era we lived the same reality in time if not in fact and like her I want to dance with somebody who loves me.
The thing that I was reminded of as I watched her funeral was that no matter what was going on in her life she didn’t forget that she was a child of God. As a matter of fact that last song that she sang publically was ‘Yes Jesus loves me’.
Everyone of us at some point in our lives have found ourselves in a place that we didn’t know how we got into and we didn’t know how to get out of. And if you never have, just keep on living.
But just suppose, that the purpose of Whitney Houston’s life was for people to watch her funeral on tv and be reminded that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord? As I watched the sermon on you tube I saw some comments where a few people said that they gave their lives to the Lord and others rededicated. What if her life, what if all our lives are created for just one moment in time. And everything else is gravy.
So maybe my issue is not drugs, but I have my issues. I struggle everyday with depression. I know that it’s caused by a disregulation of serotonin in my brain. I have to push past depression to get out of bed in the morning to go to school to go to work to do what I am supposed to do every day of my life. I don’t always win.
Maybe somebody else’s issue is addiction, whether it is drugs and alcohol, sexual addiction food. These are things that cause stress and impairment in your everyday life. Every one of us, and you can say what you want to say you got something. It’s a part of what makes us turn to God. But when we understand that there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus it makes a difference. Some people don’t know that and they feel hopeless. They believe that suicide is a solution. They believe that losing themselves in their addiction is all that there is. People, who have no hope, succumb to fear.
Do not be afraid. Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
No matter what the situation or what our struggle He is with us and He will strengthen us if we cry out to Him. Nothing can separate us from His love, even when we feel like we are far away from Him, He is with us.
My wish is to encourage you if you feel at this moment that you are alone and that nobody cares. Nothing can separate you. Nothing.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)


~ by Diva2de on February 24, 2012.

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