My uncle david is a true source of musical inspiration. Not that my parents are not; they have encouraged me through all my musical endeavors. But my uncle has a true taste for music. It has passed through his children and over to me. One day, when my mandolin skills surpass novice, the family will all play together. His bangitar is really cool.
He sent a text the other day with a new band – The RendCollective. Well, new to me.
While I work- I listen to their albums over and over. They are so anointed and powerfully brought together.
Yesterday one line from the song Desert Soul just struck me.
“holy spirit, I am lost without your creative spark in me”
When I think of all the things I’ve done in the past out of my own strength, it’s no wonder how I’ve failed.
Then i saw this tweet saying: success always takes help. Failure is done alone.
And those two things lines up in my mind and I had to stop and just thank God. I am so thankful for the great helper we have in the Holy Spirit. And that he wants to help with the smallest thing (in our mind) and also in the greatest things we will ever do. How many times have I relied on my flesh to get me through; or attempted something on my own strength- then failing – asked why?
The Lord sent us the ultimate helper and nurturer, he is available for us. I am overwhelmed by this goodness.
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be my witnesses. Acts 1:8
In o t h e r news:
I met Lisa Bevere. A life goal which was birthed over the summer came to fruition at the end of January in Nashville. My friend Karri got to pray and speak with her for some time. I was more blessed by listening to their conversation then I could even think about getting face time with Lisa. But the next morning I made an effort and spoke with her at the merch table. That lady is so full of wisdom and anointing – I would have sat with her for hours just soaking up her knowledge. Thank the Lord she writes! My valentine gave me her newest – Girls with Swords- and I cannot wait to read it!
Also, I read two books in January: Undaunted by Christine Cain and The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. I would recommend reading both, specifically the Circle Maker and I would tell you to read it right now. If you want to revolutionize your prayer life and understand what constant, dependent, strong prayer looks like- this is the tool.
A few things I cant get enough of right now-
1.Gel nails (I started and now I don’t want to stop)
2. Waking up at 6 am
3. Breakfast food dates
4. Kari Jobe