Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Strong Hearts

A message for the brokenhearted today. You're story is not over. God still turns broken into beautiful.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. -Psalm 147:3



Broken To Beautiful

Broken, shattered,
Pieces scattered.
Is this my life?
Dreams have crumbled,
Idols tumbled.
Nothing left.

Nail-scarred hands,
Heart that understands,
You hold my life.
Healer of the broken,
Truth you’ve spoken,
You are all I need.

My pieces repairing,
While broken, preparing,
A new life for me.
The best plan you weave,
Help me receive,
Your will for me.

Transformed through the pain,
No longer the same,
You are my life.
Your grace shining through,
You change broken to
Beautiful.

(by Joanna K. Harris)

He has made everything beautiful in its time. -Ecclesiastes 3:11a

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Keep Singing (Sigue Cantando)

Music has always been significant in my life. No matter what I'm going through, there's almost always a song I'm singing...a song of praise, of gratitude, of need, of crying out for more grace, of standing firm in faith, etc.

The Bible says a lot about the importance of singing. One verse says this: 
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” -Colossians‬ ‭3:16‬

I don't know about you, but for me, I must keep singing. And in His goodness, God has a way of sending me just the song I need in the moment I need it. As I sing, it feels like something changes...sometimes in my circumstances, or most often inside me. 

The songs God provides become a soundtrack of how God is working in my life. It's beautiful. Because our God is beautiful. 

So here are some of the songs that have blessed me so far this year, part of my soundtrack for 2017. I hope some of them bless you too. 

No matter what you face, may you always keep singing. 

Blessings,
-Joanna


Sigue Cantando

La música siempre ha sido significativa en mi vida. Sin importar por qué esté pasando, casi siempre estoy cantando una canción… de alabanza, de gratitud, de necesidad, de clamor por más gracia, de pararme firme en la fe, etc.

La Biblia dice mucho acerca de la importancia de cantar. Un versículo dice:
“Que habite en ustedes la palabra de Cristo con toda su riqueza: instrúyanse y aconséjense unos a otros con toda sabiduría; canten salmos, himnos y canciones espirituales a Dios, con gratitud de corazón.” -Col. 3:16

No sé de ti, pero para mí, tengo que seguir cantando. Y en Su bondad, Dios tiene una manera de enviarme justo la canción que necesito en el momento que la necesito. Mientras canto, siento que algo cambia… a veces en mis circunstancias o, más frecuentemente, dentro de mí.

Las canciones que Dios provee se convierten en una pista de cómo Dios está obrando en mi vida. Es hermoso. Porque nuestro Dios es hermoso.

Así que aquí están algunas de las canciones que me han bendecido hasta ahora este año. Espero que algunas de ellas también te bendigan.

Sin importar a qué te enfrentes, que siempre sigas cantando.

Bendiciones,


My Redeemer Is Faithful And True
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=frw2eKj7fTc


Let It Be Jesus 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9dpsIyLZZo4


The Lord Is My Salvation
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NjOGX5zT8KU

What A Beautiful Name
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzGX6-PuZxk


What Faith Can Do 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u1JBSQMkQEo




Do It Again 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zbiXg_1lXQk