Two songs come to mind as hurricane Harvey makes his way into my Texas.
The first comes from a question in my head about the importance of what we are doing with and in our lives. If this hurricane is the end of me, what have I been doing with my life?
Alabama‘s song “I’m in a Hurry”
It starts with:
“I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.”
Most of my days are spent in a hurry. We plan something fun and end up not enjoying it due to the fact that we try to squeeze in all this extra stuff that seems important, but is it? Is it more important than my peace of mind?
According to Ricky Bobby, “If you ain’t first you’re last!” This seems to be a constant theme in most peoples heads, with the assumption that last is a bad thing. Sometimes we got to stop and smell the roses. Better yet, just stop and breathe. We worry ourselves to death trying to rush through this life.
I believe the root cause to the hurry up kind of life is that we are worried we are going to miss out on something.
Throughout the entire bible, God is constantly reminding us to not worry. A remedy for worry is in Matthew 6:25-34, where Jesus basically sums it all up. Jesus ends it with, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
I need to remind myself of this more often.
The second song in my head is Jimmy Needham‘s song “Hurricane“.
It’s basically a break down of how we think of our lives as if we did it all on our own, which can be a dangerous thing. This is a song about asking God to come in like a hurricane and take away all the junk we hold onto that we don’t really need or keeps us from Him and leave us with God alone. It’s a beautiful song that always helps me get back to what’s important in my life.
So what songs come to mind when you think of a hurricane? Or any possible life altering storm phenomenas that hit your life? Let us know in the comments below.
Have a blessed one!
Praying you thrive through these storms.
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