MY Daddy/God “TREASURES” ME… NOT because I’m “GOOD”… NOT because I’m “WORTHY”… And, NOT because of ANYTHING I’VE DONE…But, JUST beCAUSE I’M “HIS”! (*GOD is LOVE!)
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Abba/Father is a single from my upcoming album”LIFE…BETWEEN SUNDAYS”.
By comparison, it’s a lot easier to be a Christian and to live a victorious Christian Life while you’re AT church than it is when you’re LIVING OUT your EVERYDAY EXISTENCE! LIVING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE is RELATIVELY EASY while you’re SITTIN’ ON THE PEW at CHURCH, listening to a GREAT SERMON! (*OR standing in the PULPIT, PREACHING one!) Or, when you’re CAUGHT UP IN THE RAPTURE of a CORPORATE WORSHIP experience! Or, when you’re ENJOYING WATCHING (*OR PARTICIPATING in) the SPECTACLE that is LITURGICAL DANCE! EVEN when you’re standing ELBOW-TO-ELBOW with your FELLOW CHOIR Members, gettin’ your HOLY “GROOVE on”, as you’re ROCKIN’, and CLAPPIN’, (and DAPPIN’), and TESTIFYING TOGETHER IN SONG to OTHERS about the GOODNESS OF THE LORD! OR, as you’re enjoying the AFTER-service exchange of WARMTH AND FELLOWSHIP with the FAMILIAR FACES of FELLOW CHURCH Members and the ENERGY EMANATING from NEW SEEKERS AND VISITORS! LIVIN’ “SAVED” within the FAMILIARITY and COMFORT of the FOUR WALLS OF THE CHURCH is NOT the REAL test! NO…THAT’S not the TRUE test of Christian commitment! The “REAL” testing of your faith occurs AFTER you’ve WORSHIPPED, AFTER you’ve HEARD (or MAYBE EVEN after YOU, YOURSELF, have PREACHED) a GOOD WORD…Or, MAYBE after you’ve RECEIVED (*OR have SPOKEN) a WORD OF PROPHECY, WISDOM or KNOWLEDGE…AFTER you’ve PRAYED and AFTER you’ve HEARD THE ANNOUNCEMENTS, AFTER you’ve SAID, “AMEN!” and HAD the BENEDICTION pronounced over you…After you’ve HUGGED YOUR FRIENDS, GREETED THE PASTOR, LOVED on the VISITORS, HUNG OUT AT THE CAFE and/or BOOKSTORE…And, NOW…You’re IN YOUR CAR, you’re PUTTING YOUR BELONGINGS away, you GET READY to START your car, and THEN SUDDENLY…it HITS you that what you JUST HEARD PREACHED…What you JUST SANG about…That WORD OF PROPHECY you JUST received and REJOICED over (OR, which YOU YOURSELF just spoke over the congregation), YOU NOW have to “WALK OUT”!!!
WALKING IT OUT…LIVING the LIFE that you SING about or PREACH about…PLUGGING BACK INTO the world and TRYING TO RECONCILE with the KNOWLEDGE that while you ARE IN the world, YOU’RE NOT OF the world! GETTIN’ ARMED, and STRAPPED UP, and SUITED & BOOTED for the SPIRITUAL WARFARE that YOU KNOW (*or SHOULD know) is COMING…And, THEN “LIVIN’ LIFE…Livin’ “THE Life”…”The CHRISTIAN Life”…From SUNDAY-TO-SUNDAY…THROUGH the DEADLINES and the MEETINGS, through the NEVER-ENDING WORKLOAD…Through STUDYING and through GROUP PROJECTS and EXAMS…Through BOTTLE CLEANINGS and SOILED DIAPERS….SKILLET SUPPERS and SOCCER PRACTICES… Through SADNESS and HURTS, through DISAPPOINTMENTS and EVEN STRONG DISILLUSIONMENT…Through PHYSICAL and EMOTIONAL ABANDONMENT and BETRAYAL…Through BROKEN PROMISES COMING from a BROKEN PERSON which produced a BROKEN RELATIONSHIP! YOU LIVE THE LIFE through MOMENTS…EVEN SEASONS…of LONELINESS and DEEP LONGING…Through THOUGHTFUL CONCERN and EVEN through GRIPPING FEAR, as you’re WAITING for a REBELLIOUS TEEN to MAKE CURFEW…OR, for an OVERSEAS MILITARY FAMILY Member to COMPLETE A TOUR OF DUTY and to WALK BACK THROUGH THE DOOR, SAFE, SOUND and WHOLE! You LIVE “THE LIFE” through DRUDGERY, MONOTONY, ORDINARINESS, THANKLESSNESS and EXHAUSTION, as you SHEPHERD a FLOCK, or CARE for an ELDERLY PARENT or TEND TO a SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD! YOU LIVE “THE LIFE” while you’re GOING through GRIEF, and GREAT LOSS, as you SAY GOOD-BYE to a LOVED One who has DEPARTED, LEAVING YOU with UNANSWERED QUESTIONS, UNRESOLVED ISSUES and UNPROCESSED EMOTIONS! YOU LIVE “THE LIFE” as you CONSIDER your AVAILABLE BUDGET vs. your FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS, and YOU WONDER HOW you will make it ALL make SENSE…It’s THIS VERY CHALLENGE…LEARNING HOW to NAVIGATE THIS CHRISTIAN WALK…And, HOW to just LIVE OUT your PLAIN OLD, ORDINARY, EVERYDAY “LIFE”…ALL while trying to find JOY, PEACE, SPLENDOR AND VICTORY in the MIDST OF DIFFICULT TIMES…which has INSPIRED ME to write the SONGS for my DEBUT SOLO CD PROJECT, “LIFE… BETWEEN SUNDAYS”. SONGS about REAL LIFE…SUNG from a CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE. I PRAY that SOMETHING you hear will bring PEACE and HEALING FOR YOUR SOUL, HELP YOU to ARTICULATE the DEEP LONGINGS of YOUR HEART, and SERVE to UNCLOAK the MYSTERY of the CHRISTIAN HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
JOIN ME on this JOURNEY WE CALL “LIFE” – “LIFE…BETWEEN SUNDAYS”!
Verdena Charla’yne Taylor
(a.k.a., “Polly Taylor”),
Founder/CEO of PollyTunes Productions