Tuesday, September 19, 2006

No More Chains

First of all, I MUST tell you all that last night I received the cutest gift. Gold ballet flats by Dollhouse. They are wicked cute! I'm having trouble finding something that they WON'T go with! (Gran I can hear your eyes rolling right now!)

Next, something really cool happened to me today. I tend to journal after getting inspired by something. It just makes me feel good. I feel like I don't want to forget the feeling. Anyway, I was typing out my thoughts and wrote something that I hadn't even realized to be a truth. I just sat there and read over "my" words again and again. God spoke to me threw ME! I just started giggling right here at my desk. I was filled with this feeling I haven't had in a while. That wonderfuly addictive feeling that God is close to me. It's something I always know in my mind but when you encounter him in everyday life it's SO cool. He showed me a place in my life that I've been dressing fear up in a costume for myself. Making it seem to be something else but it was still just plain old fear. WOW! So then (as He often does with me at least) God gave me a song to "go" with my realization. I wanted to share the lyrics with you because they are incredibly inspiring in themselves. If you have a chance to actually hear the song, I would recommend it. Even if you don't like music.

No More Chains by Nicole Nordeman
How did I get locked up inside?
What's this that renders me paralyzed?
I lost myself in small pieces
It happened over time
I traded love for a heavy chain

Another link every other day
I pulled it up and down a mountain
It made me want to say?
No more chains No more chains

Big and small, watch them fall away
No more chains
Big and small, watch them fall away
I wonder now if the choice was mine

The door was open, I walked inside
Nobody had my arm twisted
Nobody made me stay
The face of freedom can show up small

A tiny crack in a prison wall
A song that rises up from silence
A voice that wants to say?
No more chains

I should let you give me wings

I should let you set me free

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