Heart Choices: God You Reign

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God You Reign


It's all a matter of perspective.  I had to laugh.  In my previous life as a cardiovascular nurse, I was often paged at the hospital for life threatening emergencies.  Most of them looked something like this.

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Now when I am paged, it's a bit different.

At the end of the school day at Rancho, I head to a holding room so I can escort a group of little children to the gate where their parents pick them up.  The other day, I suddenly heard a frantic message from my walkie talkie.

"Miss Debbie, do you have your walkie with you?"

"Yes" I responded.

"Briana is having a meltdown at Gate G.  Do you know where her gray elephant is?"
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I chuckled to myself but quickly responded to the call.

"Tell Briana I packed her gray elephant in her backpack."

The result: a calm and much happier three year old girl

My, how my life has changed!  But how thankful I am that God is in control.  I'm learning to walk by faith and take one moment at a time. I'm also beginning to enjoy the moments as I no longer feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders.  Whether the urgent call is for a life threatening problem or simply a lost toy ...I respond quickly and thankful that I can be of some help.

I'm linking up with Amy for Then Sings My Soul Saturday.  I chose the song "God You Reign" by Lincoln Brewster since I heard it several times this week and loved it.  The images in this video are awesome.  But my favorite part is the end with children singing too.  :)



Have a great Saturday!

Blessings and love,

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  1. Thanks for putting a smile on my face this Saturday morning, Debbie! Though our "problems" (such as a lost toy) may seem small to some, to the person suffering they are huge. I'm so glad you were there to help.

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  2. And our God does reign, whether it is over cardiovascular surgery, or stuffed gray elephants; and everything in between!

    Thanks for the smile. Marsha

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  3. The children singing at the end is my favorite part, too! God bless you!

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  4. AMEN! Our GOD does REIGN!

    Love you Debbie!
    xoxo

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  5. Hi Debbie,
    I hope your having a nice weekend!

    I really like what you wrote;
    "My, how my life has changed! But how thankful I am that God is in control."

    When I was a teenager I once read a quote that was in a magazine used as part of the advertisement, it was; " Change Is Life's Only Guarantee"

    I don't know why that stuck with me for so many years, but your post brought it to mind. The only thing is that over the years it has taken on a new meaning to me, and that is;
    "That as I follow my Savior, it's a guarantee that my life will change. Amen!!!! "

    God bless you

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  6. I needed that smile today. Thanks

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  7. Thank goodness, HE reigns!!! Makes everyday worth getting up and going forth! Thanks for such inspiration!

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  8. What a sweet post!! And when our lives change, it's always reassuring that God is still in control!

    ~Beth

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  9. Even with all the change our family has gone through this last year, our God remains the same. And He reigns and is fully in control of all things!

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  10. That was a wonderful song, and you are so right, the video is awesome.
    right before I checked into your blog, I was working on one of my Bible studies, and wouldn't you know it, one of the scripture readings was Isaia 52:7. Amongst other things it says...."our God reigns!" Isn't He amazing?

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  11. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful song. You are very blessed to be surrounded by sweet children and they are blessed to have such a caring, thoughtful caregiver.
    I would appreciate your prayers for my husband who is scheduled for a biopsy tomorrow a.m. (see my Thurs. post)

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  12. Debbie
    I love your sense of perspective.
    From O.R. nurse to elephant savior, Life is full of surprises but always God is in control.

    Miss you. Please call me.
    blessings,
    Anna May

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  13. This is great!! Oh how God's ways are so mysterious...and so much better than we could have ever planned. I love what God is doing in your heart and I enjoyed this song.

    Saturday night I took three of mine to a Christian concert and watched the amazement of my five year old...as he later said to his Dad, "It was Jesus, Jesus and Jesus"

    Thanks for sharing.

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