A father shares – one month after losing his daughter in a traffic accident.

Until all of this happened, I thought I had more control over the things in my life than I actually do.

When you lose someone you realize how little control you actually have.

In a moment, EVERYTHING can change – dreams, plans, thoughts and imaginations.

I can’t control much.

However, there is ONE THING I can control…how I worship.

I get to choose that.

The enemy can’t take that from me or you.

He can try to use our grief (or discouragement, frustration, shame, loneliness… or whatever you may be dealing with) to pull us down.

But we can choose to partner with God’s grace and with God’s plan and with God’s direction.

I choose to worship and to rise and to move FULL SPEED AHEAD!

That doesn’t mean that I won’t have another day where I spend time at home crying and hurting.

It just means that tomorrow I’m going to wake up and I’m going to choose HIM! I’m going to rise.

Ps 62
5 私のたましいは黙って、ただ神を待ち望む。私の望みは神から来るからだ。
6 神こそ、わが岩。わが救い。わがやぐら。私はゆるがされることはない。
7 私の救いと、私の栄光は、神にかかっている。私の力の岩と避け所は、神のうちにある。
8 民よ。どんなときにも、神に信頼せよ。あなたがたの心を神の御前に注ぎ出せ。神は、われらの避け所である。
11 神は、一度告げられた。二度、私はそれを聞いた。力は、神のものであることを。
12 主よ。恵みも、あなたのものです。あなたは、そのしわざに応じて、人に報いられます。

Psalm 62
1 My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I shall never be shaken.
5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honour depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
11 One thing God has spoken,
two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong,
12 and that you, O Lord, are loving.

King of My Heart

心の王 我が避けどころ
命の泉 oh わが歌
心の王 かくまう翼
贖い主 oh わが歌

あなたは 良い 良い神
あなたは 良い 良い神

心の王 追い風与え
波から守る oh わが歌
心の王 心を燃やし
覆い尽くす oh わが歌

主はとこしえに 忠実な方

Kokoro no O, waga sakedokoro
Inochi no izumi OH waga uta
Kokoro no O kakumau tsubasa
Aganai nushi OH waga uta

Anata wa yoi yoi Kami
Anata wa yoi yoi Kami

Kokoro no O, oi kaze atae
Nami kara mamoru OH waga uta
Kokoro no O, kokoro wo moyashi
Oi tsukusu OH waga uta

Shu wa tokoshie ni Chujitsu na kata

King of my heart

Let the king of my heart
Be the mountain where I run
The fountain I drink from
He is my song

Let the king of my heart
Be the shadow where I hide
The ransom for my life
He is my song

You are good, good, oh, oh

Let the king of my heart
Be the wind inside my sails
The anchor in the waves
He is my song

Let the king of my heart
Be the fire inside my veins
The echo of my days
He is my song

You are good, good, oh, oh

You’re never gonna let
Never gonna let me down