I have decided to take a new take with waking up my teenager – singing. Yes there’s something about a song in the morning. Its not as incredible as Amy singing “Good Morning, Good Morning,its time to start the day”. Which is usually akin to a song bird. No, for my eldest it was more of a rendition that would quickly get 3 X’s on America’s Got Talent. There’s nothing like a verse of “This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, the the Lord had made” coming from your father at 6:30 to get your stumbling out of bed.
Anyway, that turned into a musical morning today, (and a reduction in the grouchy voices!) From Andrew playing some new chords on his guitar to Alex hopping from the piano to his keyboard as he maneuvered through the house there was song all across the home today.
Music is a mood changer, so how about all of using a little praise today to keep your mind focus and attune to the way your should hit the day.
1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.