Alright, quick poll: how many of you used to own one of those WWJD bracelets? I totally did. They were little cloth buckle bracelets that had the letters WWJD on it signifying “What Would Jesus Do?” The point was for you to look at it & think about how Jesus would react in each situation before deciding to act. I got mine in 4th grade. It was around the same time that I was listening to Hanson & wearing my oversized plaid button-down shirts open in the front instead of tucking them in. (REBEL!) My dad bought me a rainbow one at a gas station in our small town one day on his way home from work. I have a cool dad. :)
This bracelet came to mind a few days ago when I was listening to Casting Crowns while I was cleaning our apartment. Their Lifesong album is so incredible! The first track on it is my favorite, & it’s even the title track: Lifesong! Part of chorus lyrics say: “I want to sign Your name to the end of this day // Knowing that my heart was true // Let my lifesong sing to You.” That WWJD bracelet idea came to mind because the song is encouraging us to continually ask ourselves “What would Jesus do?” as we make everyday choices.
This is not a new concept to me, but something about calling it my lifesong really appealed to the poet & the artist in me. Who am I living for? Who is my muse as I create new art? Who am I dedicating my day to? Who am I singing my lifesong to!? JESUS! GOD! Duh, Elaine!
When I heard those lyrics, I stopped dusting & sat down to look up related scripture references so I could do some praying on the matter (#priorities). A quick Google search pointed to Psalm 19:14. “May the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock & Redeemer,” (NIV).
Every word from our mouths, every choice we make is a part of our lifesong! Who are we singing to? At the end of the day, when we clock out to go to sleep, we should be able to not only sign our own name to it, but sign HIS name to it! We should be able to know that the choices we made & the words we spoke were to glorify Him. I want my lifesong to be sweet & joyful & full of gratitude! I want to sing my lifesong to Him!
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