Monday, January 21, 2008

Great CD by Sara Groves

"All of my life I have been grooming my faith, but have missed something about the purpose of that grooming. If I understand scripture at all, I have to know that to enter into the suffering of the poor and the oppressed is to know Christ and his suffering.”Sara Groves I am a HUGE Sara Groves fan. She is a great communicator via her lyrics. I started listening to her first CD, "Past the Wishing Well" after the birth of my first baby. As you know, the first baby is a huge adjustment, especially for a naturally selfish and lazy person like myself. I had to overturn some big stuff in those first few weeks because I was determined to be a good mother, and wanted to do it God's way. You know all that "laying down your life stuff." Anyway that first CD really helped me get through that time. It was like she knew what I needed to hear and wrote the CD just for me. Every one of her CDs since then, has touched me in the same way. I went to her myspace page to see if she had any new music to download to my own myspace page, and read her comments on why she wrote the latest album "Tell Me What You Know." SHE DID IT AGAIN!!! She captured a thought (the top quote) that I've been wrestling with lately too. I really encourage you to read the article yourself. I like to think of my daily battles as exercising my spiritual muscles. The more I can turn the other cheek, die to self, love unconditionally, lay down another offense, the stronger I become for the Kingdom of God. I'm not saying these things are small or insignificant. These are the hardest things to do. It would be easier to stand in front of millions of people preaching, then let that awful comment from a relative go by without getting offended. BUT WHAT IS ALL THIS GROOMING OF OUR FAITH FOR??? I think it is this: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come." Luke 4:18-19 NLT I heard Dutch Sheets say that this verse was Jesus' mission statement. Is it mine? In theory, yes; in practice, not yet. But I am moving in that direction, hopefully.


The Wells Family-Jason, Gwen, Paige, and Lane said...

Hi! Okay, this post really connected with your one from November that included a Sara Groves videoclip. Do you still feel led to serving in some type of missions in the future? That would be awesome!
I don't think I will ever be one to travel in order to serve (but, hey, only the Lord knows that!), however, we have a youth pastor in our church now who has a real passion for the youth in our community. "I would hope so," you say, "since he IS a youth pastor!" But seriously, he has opened my eyes a little wider to the kids in our town. Maybe I can help with serving the youth.
Also, I'm going to have to check out Sara Groves. The local radio station does not play her, and I've never heard her music on sirius radio, either.

One more question: have you had your shopping date yet?

Have a great day!

sahmqueen said...

No, I haven't shopped yet. I have a friend and her husband coming in from PA for a visit first weekend in Feb. I think that is when I will do some shopping damage. I'm not ready or even wanting to travel to serve right now. I feel like it might be something in my future. I'd love to take my kids, when they are much older, of course, on a mission trip just to get more of a world vision. We tend to think everyone lives like us here in America until we see it for our own eyes.

Definitely get a Sara Groves CD. I would start with "Add to the Beauty." Also read the lyrics along with the song to get the full impact.

weavermom said...

Great post! I've not heard of Sara Groves (I'm not really much of a music girl), but I will have to check this out!

Can you send me your email again? I wanted to answer the questions you asked me on my resolution post, but I can't find your email and I wished for more privacy than a comment section. :)

Julie said...

Hi Glory! It was great meeting you today, too. I LOVE your name - it's beautiful. Great blog - I, too, just discovered "Find your Style" and love it! :)
See you next week!