Monday, December 24, 2012

Prayer Without Asking, by DianaDee Osborne

This song seems appropriate for Christmas Eve... Amid shopping and cooking and seeking personal "happiness" from Creator God Who sent His Savior so we can BE with God... not just think about Him when we want something.


ALBUM:      Amazing  Faith 'n' Freedom   
Song location
Song Story:  THE  MUSIC:   
         The idea for the intro's pounding piano came to me,  to create a separate track that used piano like percussion until actual percussion came in following the initial scriptures. 
          Only two chords comprise the dark foundation piano (E minor over G plus 
C over G).   The triplets-feel words give a quick sense of urgency within the otherwise steady mood of the song.
Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:   
          This was another of the many “song in moments” gift from God that “just came to me” as I was reading Luke 7.  Verse 3 was added during the final stage of song production as I prayed for a way to make the song 'relevant' to anyone in this 21st century when people don't generally show love by washing feet anymore.  It seems that many churches are drifting into focusing on prayer to get blessings... like other song gifts from our Creator, this song fills me with joy to emphasize praying just for the joy of giving JESUS joy.....
Dedicated to Jesus, with Love, 5 May 2012  and renewed 20 December 2012

She never said a single word 
as she fell to Jesus's feet.
She never asked for a single thing. 
She just loved and worshiped Him.

Starting at Luke 7, verse 36               (New King James Version for all)
“And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that [Jesus] sat at the table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.“

She never asked for a blessing 
as she knelt to wash God's feet.
This humble woman gave herself, 
and never prayed for a thing.

READING  2   (continuing at verse 37)
Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.”
       And Jesus answered and said to him,  “Simon, I have something to say to you.”   So he said, “Teacher, say it.” 
        There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.   [New Living Translation:  one owed 500 pieces of silver,  the other owed 50 to him.]
       And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”   Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.”

    And He said to him,   “You have rightly judged.”  Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me  NO  water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head.
    You gave Me  NO  kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in.   You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.            Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”   Then He said to her,   “Your sins are forgiven.”            And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”     Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”      Luke 7, starting at verse 36.

I never can thank God enough 
for sending Jesus   to save me.
LORD, help me pray my LOVE to you ---
with   thanks   and   not   just asking.

God DOES say many times to ASK for blessings, like “Give us this day our daily bread,”
or James 1:5, for wisdom
Ephesians 6, for protection from Satan. 
Second Corinthians 9, for the money and blessings that you need.  
But there is so much JOY  in giving our loving God JOY by talking to Him without asking for favors.

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