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Holy Spirit Promptings

Something you may not know about me… I often wake up in the morning with a song going through my mind. I know, many people probably have this happen, but I’m talking really off the wall songs that I haven’t heard in years! The other morning, I sent my daughter this …

She knows that I’m weird like that, so I had to share the song as we were getting ready for work. I am one of those mom’s that sang songs to her kids that they hated to wake up to…like, Rise and Shine or School Days Rule Days. OK…back on track to where I’m going with telling you this… When I wake up with a Christian song in my mind, I love it because I feel like there is something in the song God wants me to hear. So, I ponder it and take what the Holy Spirit is giving me through song. Well, this week, I woke up with the Doris Day song, Que Sera Sera …Whatever Will Be Will Be, running through my mind. When I was just a little girl I asked my mother, what will I be? Will I be pretty? Will I be rich? Here's what she said to me…Que sera, sera…Whatever will be, will be…The future's not ours to see…Que sera, sera …. Although this is not a Christian song, I did take some time to ponder it, because it made me feel light and calm inside….and then bam, out of nowhere came… Hakuna Matata! It means no worries…For the rest of your days, It's our problem-free philosophy… I knew through watching Lion King when my children were young, that Hakuna Matata, was not such a great philosophy. It takes away the responsibility we have for ourselves and to others. I think both songs leave out the responsibility we play in our future. We have all been hearing and saying the phrase this past year… FAITH OVER FEAR. That’s what I began thinking when my mind was focused on Que Sera Sera and Hakuna Matata. As with most everything, it is important that we don’t go to extremes, and quite honestly, I think that is what is happening a lot in our world today. We are going to extremes and the balance is somewhere in the middle. It doesn’t mean to just sit back, let things happen and it's not my problem. What I believe it does mean, is we are responsible to carry out God’s call and have faith that He will take care of the rest. God’s call for each of us to live the values of service, giving, self-sacrifice, obedience and truth. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a great example for each of us…Luke 10 starting at verse 25…What do I need to do to inherit eternal life? Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself… Love your neighbor, have mercy on them, and trust and have faith that God is walking beside you and guiding you through it all. Also, don’t just brush away silly things that enter your mind, the Holy Spirit may be prompting some meaning in them as well. With love and joy,

Laura Pedersen

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