Hi all! I am starting a weekly series appearing under the BELIEVE tab on Earl Grey and Yellow called Scripture and a Song. This will provide a Christian song video link as well as a related scriptural reference, short encouraging devotional thought and prayer. This can serve to help you supplement your devotional time with the Lord or can help if you don’t know how to get started. I will be publishing this series weekly to arrive in your inbox on Monday mornings.
SONG: This week’s song is “Beautiful Things” by Gungor. This is especially meaningful to me because it is the way in which this blog even came about. The pain and frustration of an unexpected injury that sidelined me from running has paved the way to the birth of this blog. I pray you would be blessed as you read and listen. God can make beautiful things from the dust. I know this because He has done it for me.
SCRIPTURE: The scripture connected to this song comes from Isaiah 61:3. In this passage, the Lord promises to:
“bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.” (NIV)
What a promise! He can reverse the painful and make it beautiful. Beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. Sometimes He changes our circumstances and other times He changes our perspective. Both are a blessing. I encourage you to ruminate on the words of this scripture and watch the lyric video. He is good and if you seek Him and draw close to Him, He can “make beautiful things out of the dust”.
PRAYER: Lord God, I pray you would fashion beauty from my disappointment and pain. I trust You to carry me and give me peace while I wait for You to do Your work. Thank You for loving me and for knowing what I need and for being willing to give it to me. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
NOTE: As for where you can find free, quality Christian music…we are avid listeners of K-LOVE radio. It is a listener-supported station that doesn’t run commercials and plays positive, encouraging music that is family-friendly. If you go to the website, you can find the station for your local area. K-LOVE broadcasts across the United States and around the world. There’s no way to overemphasize the positive impact that this music has had on me individually and on our family. To hear my children singing praises to the Lord is a gift greater than I can explain. You can also customize stations on Pandora, based on the kind of music you like. My favorites are Gungor Radio, 10,000 Reasons Radio and Oceans Radio. Enjoy!
Hi! I’m Tracy…Christ-follower, wife, mama, writer, blogger, speaker, teacher, dreamer. I love Earl Grey Tea and quiet mornings. Here at Earl Grey and Yellow, the focus is striving to be faithful and appreciate the small things. So glad you stopped by. Please have a look around and subscribe to our newsletter and social media to stay connected.