Blog – 8-19-15
God Has It
Monday…As I write this, once again I am on an airplane heading to Nashville. There seems to be a pattern here! I am heading down to sing the vocals on the Christmas project. My sister Barb is with me so she can add those unbeatable sibling harmonies.
Barb and Jill in Nashville!
One phrase keeps popping into my head…God Has It! I have been a little (okay, maybe a LOT) under the weather the past week or so from a bad bout with allergies. I actually lost my voice at two different concerts last week, something which has never ever happened to me. I mean NEVER! I’ve been doing all I can to get better, trying to rest, drink hot tea with honey, sucking on throat lozenges, Vitamin C and different prescriptions, and yet I know I’m not anywhere near my full strength, which I definitely need to be in the studio.
I thought about canceling this trip and going down later, but my schedule really didn’t allow it. Plus, we really need to keep things moving along for a November release.
In spite of all of this, I have an unusual sense of calm about everything. Call it crazy faith, but I know it’s going to work out. This is not a typical Jill feeling. Reality tells me when I sang Sunday night in Odebolt my voice was cracking and definitely not up to par. Reality tells me when I recorded my radio blog on Saturday I could hear a very distinct hoarseness in my voice. Reality tells me I’m just plain and simply TIRED. Yet deep inside me I hear God gently telling me over and over that He has it.
Could it really be that I am finally learning this thing called trust! It’s a word I’ve written about in this blog before, and it’s a word that God has continually put on my mind and heart this year. Here is a chance for me to really, truly live that word out, so off we go! I’ll write more tomorrow.
Recording in the studio
Tuesday…Here I am sitting in my hotel room in Nashville after my first day in the studio. All I can say is WOW! God definitely has this! For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength, Philippians 4:13. This verse seemed to come alive for me today as I sang vocals that I really didn’t think I could sing. My voice felt strong and sure and powerful. In the midst of feeling a definite physical need, I believed that God would come through, and He did. It was obvious that He had to because on my own it simply wasn’t going to happen. We have three more days to sing, but I will continue to believe that God will be there.
Is there a situation that you’re facing that seems insurmountable that God might be asking you to trust Him with? Is there a problem in your life that needs crazy faith to get through? Is there something in your life that you need to quit wishing God will bless you with and start believing that He WILL?
I encourage you to trust and believe that God has it! When we put our trust and faith in Christ, when we start believing instead of simply hoping, things have a way of working out. It may not seem possible and He may take longer than you would like to give you the answer you’re looking for, but ultimately God will answer. Even our pain He can turn into something beautiful when we start truly believing from our head to our toes that GOD HAS IT!
I want to send out a special word of thanks to all of my prayer warriors who I know have been praying for me. I can feel your prayers, and they are definitely working! Keep them coming!
Hugs and love,