"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

SLOW DOWN


Back in the late 80's early 90's when my life was very busy, if you can believe that, with what I will call now, "co-dependent" friends, whom I used just to get my needs met and to feel good about myself, but who are long gone now due to the sick relationships I created and God intervening. (Talk about abandonment)

Anyway, even then I knew I was too busy (but loved every minute of it, as I felt worthy) and my nature remains to this day to do things quickly despite. So, when I heard this Chuck Girard song (written in 1974) being played one very late evening on a local Christian radio station back in the 80's, I was hooked. Bought the cassette tape (No CD's yet) the following day. In fact, got two cassette tapes, as I wore it out playing the song over and over again, until the tape broke.

To this day, even though my life has drastically changed, I am often reminded of that song (especially when driving too fast, rushing somewhere I do not have to rush to, trying to say something quickly, etc.) and how I tried to implement it into my life back then. Back then I thought if I would slow down things would be good. If anything the song only made me think I felt good, could not restore the so called friendships I was forcing and faking.

Therefore, I have always loved this song. The song has taken on a new meaning for me these days. I would like to share the words with you. I cannot locate a video or soundtrack on the internet, except the words. You can purchase the CD.

I can tell you the song is played very slow.....


SLOW DOWN

In the midst of my confusion, in the time of desperate need.
When I am thinking not too clearly,a gentle voice does intercede.

chorus
Slow down, slow down. Be still. Be still and wait, on the Spirit of the Lord.
Slow down and hear His voice, and know that He is God.

In the time of tribulation, when I am feeling so unsure.
When things are pressing in about me, comes a gentle voice, so still, so pure.

chorus
Slow down, slow down. Be still. Be still and wait, on the Spirit of the Lord.
Slow down and hear His voice, and know that He is God.

©1974 Dunamis Music

10 comments:

  1. goog idea,thanks for sharing it.

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  2. I found something on you tube that I posted on my site.I think that you will enjoy this one!

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  3. Almost like: "Be still...and know that I am God, not you."

    Song with a message, like a song should be.

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  4. After the reading the words, I see how it spoke to you. I has spoken to me. I pray you had a great day.
    Blessings, andrea

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  5. Beautiful words. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for your support and your visits to my blog.

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  6. That's a beautiful song. I heard it. "Slow down". In times of fear and despair, we trust in God and His Word will redeem us.

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  7. Such a wonderful song, thanks for sharing sweetie. I also love the song playing on your blog, testify to love by Wynonna Judd.

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  8. Oh gosh, I've had to ditch countless of my co-dependant "friends" over the years in order to move forward with my individual growth.



    (my guitar is a Bestler? or something like that. My husband got it for me for our wedding bc I have always wanted to learn guitar...well it's not been 6 years and it's still collecting dust....)

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  9. AnonymousJuly 05, 2009

    I'm an old timer and remember hearing this song. The words do have a powerful meaning to wait on the Lord. Would be nice to hear again.

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