ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

The chorus of the song “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” has been on repeat in my head (and my house) for the last week or so.  Mostly because Little Buddy came back from Sweden with two favorite songs: 10,000 Reasons and What Makes You Beautiful.  Both are adorable when sung by a four year old, but to be honest, 10,000 Reasons has a certain moment of tenderness when sung by a 4 year old boy at the beginning of his faith journey.
So for that reason, when the opening chords of this song were played this Sunday at church, a smile crept onto my face as I remembered the various sweet moments shared at home singing this song with Little Buddy.  But then the words of the first verse drew me in in a whole new way.
the sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
it’s time to sing your song again
whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
let me be singing when the evening comes

You see, I’m in a new season of life.  A season that requires me to get up a whole lot earlier than I would ever have imagined.  This new lifestyle is a choice that I made and will effect me this whole year.  I have to be up and out of the house by 6:30 almost every day (if not earlier).  And let’s just be honest, I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination.  Although, I am realizing slowly that these morning times have been the most tender, real parts of my days the last couple of weeks.  They have been the moments when I have felt most connected to God and have allowed me to start my day in a more collected put together way.  And for that I am very much thankful.
Life is lived in seasons.  This new season of mine is exciting for all the things that I get to do with my day.  I am truly living the dream over here and I finally feel like everything in my life is starting to feel aligned.  Today was my first day of having to leave super early and I thought for sure that I would be dragging by the time I got to work this afternoon, but on the contrary… I felt more blessed and thankful for my life than I have in a really long time.
So today I get to say that I truly lived out this verse in my life.  I was singing songs of praise to my King even after a long long day.

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