Friday, July 15, 2011
My girl, Mandi, has taken to music like a fish takes to the water. When I watch her play, I get the feeling that every mother loves to get. I get the feeling that she is doing what she was created to do. She works hard, like 9 hours in a day hard, but she wouldn't do it if she didn't love it.
In one of my many searches for songs for her to sing, I found a worship singer named, Mandi Mapes. A line in her bio got me thinking. Mandi Mapes wrote, " Now, the joy that I have in Him surpasses any short lived happiness I’ve ever experienced in this life and it is my greatest privilege to take my lips and my guitar and make His glory known in coffee shops, music venues and living rooms all over the world. "
I thought, "You know, when I hear Mandi Mapes sing, I get the feeling that she is doing what she was created to do and now she is connected to her Creator. What could be more beautiful! All the distractions, lies, and destructive behavior that the enemy would have for her are being pushed out of the way. She is living in the way that her Creator intended for her to live and it is a beautiful thing. As she grows in the Lord, it will only become more beautiful!"
This is my prayer for my Mandi, that as she does her thing, making music, people will get the feeling that she is doing what she was created to do, that she knows her creator, that she has great joy in knowing her creator, and that they want to know Him, too.
Not only that, but that they will be inspired to find something that they were created to do, work hard at becoming great in it and bring glory to God in doing it.
I want to be like That Girl!