I picked up the guitar this morning and started singing a song I haven't sang for may years. It was a song written in around 1966-1967, by my sister Linda. (I don't want to embarrass her,) but it's so vivid in my mind how God blessed her at such a young age, with a gift of song and music, when we first came into the wonderful Pentecostal experience of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. (I know this may sound strange to the present generation.) The Lord would even wake her up in the wee hours of the morning and give her a song, with the music, and she would write it down on whatever paper was available. Mary and I sang these songs at many a meeting over the next several years. The songs had such deep meaning, coming from a young girl of about 20 or 21 years of age, there's no doubt they were songs born in heaven. I was singing one this morning, "A Wavering Heart". The chorus goes like this, "a wavering heart makes a wondering soul, and a wondering soul, makes a body grow cold," (repeat), verse one went like this, "This life's full, this life's full of trouble, Satan's here wants to steal you away. Don't give in to his temptations, if you do he'll lead you astray." "For a wavering heart, makes a wondering soul, and a wondering soul, makes the body grow cold. A wavering heart, makes a wondering soul, and a wondering soul, makes a body grow cold." We sang the song, "Have you trimmed your lamps for the Lord?", that she wrote, many times, because it seemed so pertinent to our day. And it's even more pertinent today than 48 years ago. I was singing another this morning that Linda wrote, "I want the spirit flowing through my veins." This song is so inspiring to me even today. There were many more, and I'm hoping I can dig them out from some where, because these messages in song, are still special, and powerful. "The gifts and callings of God are without excuse." One song she was given, was entitled, "What would you do if God had His Way?" And the title speaks for itself. Part of the lyrics go like this, "...we would but answer, soft without anger, we would speak words from the heart not the head, we would do things, only pleasing to His eyes, we would be blind of fools, for they're dead, We would speak words of wisdom and knowledge, we would not do the things that condemn, we would but walk, the road of the Bible, we would Turn Back from the world and It's sin. We would but fill our hearts with His blessings, we would but cleanse our soul all the day, and this one plea, to live like Jesus, that's what we'd do if God had His way!" Can any of you feel what I'm feeling right now? I feel like David, while running from Saul, In (I Chronicles 11:17), when he said, "Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem.." I say, Oh for a fresh anointing of that precious Holy Ghost! Thanks Linda, and thank You Lord!!
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